The JBL brand presents a new home speaker system Bar 5.0 with Multibeam technology and support for the Virtual Dolby Atmos format. The novelty creates a spacious sound space without additional components, using side and top speakers, as well as the effect of sound reflection from surrounding objects, walls and ceilings.
Despite its compact size, it delivers impressive spatial sound with powerful bass, wide soundstage and high detail. A distinctive feature of the new soundbar is the patented MultiBeam technology – a digital processing algorithm that allows you to create a volume effect without additional speakers.
The built-in digital audio processor combines with the side emitters to create a clear sound pattern that uses room elements to reflect and concentrate sound in the listening area. The speakers located on the top of the unit also use ceiling bounce to create a Virtual Dolby Atmos effect. A convenient automatic calibration system adapts the device to the size and characteristics of any room without the use of an expansion microphone.
The soundbar is connected to the TV via an HDMI eARC port with support for 4K video and an audio return channel for easy broadcasting of audio from all connected devices, such as game consoles or TV boxes. In addition to the wired connection, the novelty supports all modern wireless protocols: ChromeCast, AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth, which easily allows you to stream content from mobile devices and embed the soundbar into your home multi-room system. You can control the soundbar in three ways at once: with a separate complete or TV remote control, as well as using Google or Siri voice assistants, depending on the connected device. The compact size and strict laconic design of the novelty will make it easy to fit it into any modern interior, placing it on a TV stand or attaching it to the wall using the supplied brackets.
The JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam has a suggested retail price of $350.