Bang & Olufsen has just unveiled a new Dolby Atmos soundbar at the IFA event. It goes by the name of Beosound Theatre, and although it has a modern design, it is pretty modular. That means it will be possible for you to easily integrate it with basically any TV.
Beosound Stage Transforms your TV listening experience by moving sound around you in a three dimensional space. With 11 different drivers and woofers, Bang & Olufsen Beosound Stage offers rich, satisfying room filling sound.
The new Bang & Olufsen soundbar is shaped to evoke “the grace of sailboats.” This Dolby Atmos system comes with 12 drivers that provide physical left, center, right, and side-firing channels. Along with that, you will find a pair of height and surround channels that, according to Bang & Olufsen, are virtual.
There is onboard support for Dolby Atmos. It comes in the form of Dolby Digital TrueHD form. Although, the Danish company did not mention any about DTS:X, which means it will not likely be present on the soundbar.
Nonetheless, the Beosound Theatre will amaze you with the connectivity ports. It has three 40 Gb HDMI inputs, which include one eARC port. That can offer 4K/120 and 8K/60 passthrough.
The Beosound Theatre also comes with an analog USB-C audio output. And if you do not want to rely on wired connections, wireless streaming options are also present. Bang & Olufsen has included Bluetooth, support for AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, and it even has a built-in Chromecast.
Bang & Olufsen has integrated two 6.5 inches woofers to properly make the Beosound Theatre handle low-end sounds. The center channel of the soundbar consists of a 5.25 inches midrange driver.
It even has a 1-inch tweeter in a coaxial configuration. What about the rest of the system? Well, the soundbar comprises two 3 inches midrange drivers, four 2.5 inches full-range drivers, and two 1-inch tweeters.
According to Bang & Olufsen, the Beosound Theatre can provide up to 800 watts of amplification power and also can even provide up to 112dB of SPL.
That is not all! The Beosound Theatre also comes with “Beam Width” and “Beam Directivity Control.” These were first developed for the Beolab 90.
And previously, the function of the technology was to lower the effect of sidewall reflections. But now, the brand has employed technology to direct sound away from the listener. That will improve the overall perception of the spaciousness of the 3D soundstage.
In other words, getting a proper immersive home cinema experience from a standalone product will be possible. The Beosound Theatre is also a multitasker. It has the ability to process 7.1.4 channels of Dolby Atmos.
And it has the support for 16 external speakers, which you can pair up through the eight wireless Powerlink outputs and eight physical Powerlink outputs.
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