Definitive Technology Debuts SoloCinema Studio Sound Bar

Company’s Second Active Sound Bar Features HDMI and Bluetooth Connectivity, True 5.1-channel Surround Processing and Wireless Subwoofer

Baltimore, MD (September 25, 2013) – As consumers rush to buy the newest and thinnest flat screens on the market, they fail to recognize a fundamental fact: the thinner the TV, the worse the sound. That’s why Definitive Technology has introduced the SoloCinema Studio active sound bar.SoloCinema Studio joins the company’s first active sound bar product introduced in 2012—the acclaimed SoloCinema XTR ($1999 MSRP).

"Viewers may have a stunning, high definition picture on a flat panel TV, but the sound emits from tiny speakers that point in a different direction," said Definitive Technology's Executive Vice President, Dave Peet.  "As a result, people miss the excitement of large action scenes in movies, concerts, and games.  Great sound is key to the fullest enjoyment of any media experience, which is why the SoloCinema Studio sound bar brings back immersive listening."

The SoloCinema Studio, is the newest addition to Definitive Technology’s industry-leading line of high performance loudspeakers, complementing ultra-slim TVs and delivering on every attribute desired by today’s home theater enthusiast, including shallow depth to match slim TVs, sleek appearance, premium fit and finish, effortless installation, and lastly, superior sound.

 

Superior Power and Sound

While the market is dominated by two and three-channel sound bars that create a less immersive surround experience, SoloCinema Studio features five discrete channels, high performance speaker elements for each channel and 120 watts of power complemented by a 200-watt wireless subwoofer.

SoloCinema Studio’s audio feature package differentiates by offering convenient, high performance HDMI inputs, Bluetooth wireless audio, as well as true 5.1-channel DTS and Dolby® surround processing. Definitive Technology’s proprietary Spatial Array technology frees sonic images from the enclosure to envelope the listener in a totally immersive spatial sphere of life-like sound – from a single, convenient speaker.

 

Bluetooth Wireless Audio with NFC

Listeners with Bluetooth-enabled smart devices such as smart phones, tablets and laptop PCs can access a vast array of music-wirelessly. Simply pair the device to SoloCinema Studio to wirelessly stream music files stored on the device, any subscription music streaming service, podcasts, cloud-stored audio content, and more. If a smart device can get to it, SoloCinema Studio will play it with fantastic audio fidelity.

All Bluetooth devices are compatible with SoloCinema Studio, but devices equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC) such as those with Android and Blackberry operating systems are especially easy to pair with the speaker. Additionally theSoloCinema Studio gets near-CD sound quality from Bluetooth streams by supporting aptX and AAC codecs.

 

Design Features Even Interior Designers Will Love

The appeal of this product goes far beyond superior power and sound, which is why the SoloCinema Studio is marketed as "High Performance-Simplified." Its clean, contemporary design and compact dimensions also complement fashionable home interiors.

Other than power cords, minimal wires are required: onlyconnectors from the sound bar to the TV and DVD/Blu-ray player. The subwoofer is linked to the surround bar wirelessly with no pairing procedures required. Additionally, Definitive Technology provides hardware (feet and brackets) so the sound bar can be placed in one of three places: on a shelf under the flat screen, raised above a protruding TV table stand, or mounted on a wall.

The wireless subwoofer is compact yet packs a potent sonic punch via its downward firing 8-inch woofer, bass port and robust 200 Watt amplifier.

“You can enjoy the same performance as a component home theater system minus multiple speakers, excess wiring and complicated set up, making it an attractive choice for nearly any room in the house,” said Peet.

SoloCinema Studio’s industrial design is the product of the Sound United Global Design Center, a multi-disciplinary design studio located in the Vista, CA office of Definitive Technology’s corporate parent, DEI Holdings.

 

Easy to Use, Even in the Dark

Not missing a step, Definitive Technology designers created a simple remote that features control buttons that are concave and convex, so users can easily navigate functions in the dark without turning on the lights.

The remote also includes pre-set surround parameters for optimal movie and music. Bass and center level controls allow the listener to adjust bass and dialog volume on the fly to suit the program material.

 

Delivery and Pricing

The SoloCinema Studio will be available in North American stores and online in October 2013 at a suggested retail price of $1,199 (includes sound bar, subwoofer and remote).

 

Preliminary Specifications:

  • Sound bar dimensions: 43" W x 3.5" H x 3.15" D; 109cm W x 8.9cm H x 8cm D
  • Wireless subwoofer dimensions:  12.5" W x 12.5" H x 12.5" D; 32cm W x 32cm H x 32cm D
  • Sound bar power: 120 Watts
  • Wireless subwoofer power: 200 Watts
  • Connections: (3) HDMI inputs, (1) HDMI output, (1) digital optical input, (1) analog input, Bluetooth wireless audio input with NFC pairing
  • Surround processing: Dolby Digital, Dolby PLII, DTS, Definitive Spatial Array, SRS TruSurround.
  • Bluetooth processing: aptX and AAC
  • Driver complement: (6) 3" polymer composite midrange drivers, (3) 1" aluminum dome tweeters, (1) 8" downward-firing subwoofer
  • Mounting options: Shelf mounting feet and wall-mounting bracket included

 

 

About Definitive Technology

Definitive Technology is where precision sound meets iconic design. Definitive Technology has been building beautifully designed, superior sounding home audio and home theater loudspeakers since 1990. Definitive Technology loudspeakers are among the most positively reviewed and honored high performance loudspeakers on the market. Based in Baltimore, Definitive Technology is part of the Sound United family of consumer electronics brands. Audio/video specialty retailers throughout the United States and more than 40 countries around the world proudly sell Definitive Technology loudspeakers. For more information and the location of your nearest Definitive retailer visit www.definitivetech.com, or call us at (800) 228-7148 (USA and Canada). Outside of North America, call +1 (410) 363-7148. For more information about Definitive Technology please visit http://www.definitivetech.com; for Sound United http://www.soundunited.com