With regards to primo soundbars, the Sennheiser Ambeo guidelines the roost – even when it does command a worth that’ll make your financial institution supervisor wince. Fortunately you received’t have to remortgage the home to afford its new child brother, the Ambeo Soundbar Plus, which squeezes 7.1.4 sound right into a extra compact physique, or the Ambeo Sub that lands alongside it.
Sennheiser is promising the identical eerily efficient 3D sound from a singe supply because the OG Ambeo, which has been rebranded to the Ambeo Soundbar Max. It’ll try this by way of three front-facing drivers, two upward-firing ones and a side-firing one at both sides, plus a pair of woofers. That seems like loads, however the agency has managed to significantly shrink the system down so it’s significantly smaller than the pricier unique.
As earlier than, the Ambeo Plus depends on self-calibration tech to learn your room’s acoustic traits and compensate on the fly, for convincing Dolby Atmos spacial audio. It additionally helps DTS:X and 360 Actuality Audio. It’s packing all of the connectivity you’d anticipate, like Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Join, Tidal Join and Chromecast, together with Google Assistant, Alexa and Apple Siri integration. No phrase on bodily connections simply but, however we’re certain you possibly can anticipate at the least one HDMI 2.1 passthrough.
The Ambeo Sub, in the meantime, pairs an 8in woofer with a 350W class-D amplifier for foundation-rattling bass all the best way all the way down to 27Hz. You possibly can even join 4 of the issues to a single system, by which level you possibly can in all probability measure them on the Richter scale.
It performs properly with each the Ambeo Plus and Ambeo Max, with every system recalibrating itself to accommodate the additional low-end rumble. It makes use of a wi-fi connection, so there’s no have to snake unpleasant cables round your sitting room.
Each the Ambeo Soundbar Plus and Ambeo Sub are set to go on sale from the twenty second of September, with pre-orders open proper now. Count on to pay £1299 for the previous and £599 for the latter.