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Definitive Technology has announced the Studio 3D Mini Sound Bar System, which comes packaged in an ultra-compact package and boasts Dolby Atmos and DTS:X signal processing.
Standing at only two inches high and 26 inches wide, the Studio 3D Mini is made with a brushed aluminum finish and employs a 4.1-channel, six-driver array with aluminum tweeters. The system ships with a compact 8-inch wireless subwoofer for tight, detailed bass response.
With the ability to process Dolby Atmos or DTS:X encoded movies via a single HDMI (eARC) connection, the Studio 3D Mini can produce a lifelike theatre experience, says Definitive Technology. It also features a variety of other in/out connections to help with backwards compatibility and commercial installer builds, including a 4K HDMI in, 4K HDMI with eARC out, optical in, AUX in, and a USB port for high-resolution music playback.
Notably, the Studio 3D Mini is the first Definitive Technology product to feature HEOS Built-in, which allows for streaming millions of songs from favourite music sources, including thousands of high-resolution audio tracks as well as a personal library of digital music, all from a single application. The soundbar can also easily connect to any other product with HEOS Built-in, which includes more than 70 AV products from Denon and Marantz. Sync music playback throughout the home or play different content in different zones.
“The Studio 3D Mini delivers the same massive cinematic listening experience as its predecessors while giving users more flexibility in terms of placement due to its small size,” says Michael McCole, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Sound United. “We added object-oriented audio processing from Dolby and DTS and designed a clever driver layout so the Studio 3D Mini could deliver surprisingly convincing surround sound from a sound bar that disappears beneath the television.”
Leveraging AirPlay 2, Apple iOS users can easily stream content from their devices to the soundbar. The sound bar is also compatible with select features of Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Google Assist so you can set the volume, skip a track, and start or stop music using verbal commands, with the use of a separate smart home control device.
The Studio 3D Mini supports 4K, Dolby Vision, and HDR10 video formats.
The Definitive Technology 3D Mini sound bar system will be available January 2021; U.S. pricing is US$899.