Nakamichi, an Japanese audio specialist, has expanded its Dolby Atmos soundbar lineup with two new feature-packed models. Both support HDMI eARC, Dolby Atmos, and Qualcomm aptX HD.
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Thanks to the aptX HD support, both the soundbars will be capable of streaming music through Bluetooth 5.0 at up to 24-bit quality.
The new models supersede the models that Nakamichi initially launched in 2019. These two soundbars come with various upgrades and high-end technology that Nakamichi first developed for the flagship speaker, the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC.
However, the price point for both is not even close to that premium offering. Both have a lower price tag than the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC.
Along with the features mentioned above, the soundbars come with Spatial Surround Elevation Max tech from the company. You will also find upgraded amplifier hardware and speaker drives inside them.
And as both integrate HDMI eARC instead of the regular ARC, they will offer excellent performance in handling lossless DTS:X and Dolby Atmos. In fact, there is also support for Dolby Vision passthrough.
Additionally, the Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC comes with a separate wireless subwoofer. It boasts a 10-inch driver, whereas the previous model had an 8-inch driver. Also, the new subwoofer features a claimed 300 watts of peak power output.
The low-end extension is also claimed to be down to 30 Hz. However, it is not just the bass bin that has had an overhaul.
According to Nakamichi, every speaker in the system has seen an upgrade with silk dome tweeters and twin-core drivers.
The Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC even integrates high output amplifiers, which according to Nakamichi, can offer up to 850 watts of total system power.
With support for DTS:X, Dolby Atmos True HD, and eARC, there are three different HDMI inputs. These are capable of handling video sources with Dolby Vision HDR. And if you are looking to get more bass out of the bar, there is a piece of good news.
The Shockwafe 7.2 eARC has a dual 8-inch subwoofer system that can deliver up to 450 watts of power. And the bass extension is down to 25 Hz. Also, the claimed power output of this system is 1000 watts.
Like the sibling, the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC has upgraded drivers, eARC, Qualcomm aptX HD, and three HDMI inputs. And this one has a considerably lower price tag than the premium offering Nakamichi.
On that note, Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC is available right now. However, the release date for the Shockwafe 7.2 eARC is late September.
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