Sennheiser has expanded its Ambeo Soundbar line-up with the new Ambeo Soundbar Plus and Ambeo Sub.
The Ambeo Soundbar Plus is dubbed the “world’s first” 7.1.4. standalone soundbar, is offered in a more compact housing than its larger sister, the Ambeo Soundbar Max, previously known as the Ambeo Soundbar. It is driven by the same 3D sound, developed in collaboration with the Fraunhofer-Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS.
Ambeo Self-Calibration reads a room’s acoustic properties and positions seven virtual speakers around the listener, plus four more overhead. This lets the Ambeo Soundbar Plus project sound from any corner of the room.
The Ambeo Soundbar Plus automatically adapts its sound to the content that’s being played. Customizable presets are also available, along with an equalizer and more in the Smart Control app. Immersive 3D sound is provided with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, 360 Reality Audio, and MPEG-H Audio. You can also upmix stereo and 5.1 content to create 3D sound experiences.
The Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus uses the Ambeo|OS platform. This enables multiple music streaming services, such as Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, TIDAL Connect, and works with a Google Assistant-enabled device with Chromecast built-in. Further, it provides seamless integration with Alexa built-in and Apple Siri.
The new Sub delivers an immersive sound with deep bass powered by Ambeo virtualization technology that provides natural and immersive sound, says Sennheiser. It is equipped with a n 8” high-end proprietary woofer paired with a 350W Class-D amplifier.
The closed enclosure ensures audiophile-grade bass down to 27Hz. The multi-sub array technology allows you to connect up to four subwoofers to scale bass performance and calibrate them individually for optimal sound. A wireless connection, meanwhile, allows for a neat room without the need for cables.
The Ambeo Sub’s advanced self-calibration and its built-in far-field microphone allow it to precisely learn the acoustics of your room and adjust to every environment.
“The Ambeo Soundbar Plus and Ambeo Sub build on the success of the award-winning Ambeo Soundbar Max, ranked by reviewers as the best soundbar in the world,” says Maximillian Voigt, Sennheiser Product Manager Ambeo Soundbars. “Thanks to the deep, immersive sound and more compact housing, our new Ambeo Soundbar Plus offers even more choices for those who want a home theatre experience with audiophile-quality sound.”
The Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Plus and Ambeo Sub is currently available for ore-order and will be available from September 22, 2022. The Ambeo Soundbar Plus has an MSRP in Canada of $1,999.95 and Ambeo Sub is $999.95.