Denon’s Home Sound Bar 550 boasts Dolby Atmos and Alexa smarts

Denon's Home Sound Bar 550 boasts Dolby Atmos and Alexa smarts


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Denon has announced the smart all-in-one home sound bar 550 ($ 599) CES Which includes support Dolby atmos/DTS: x And 4K HDMI (EARC) is.

Denon states that the soundbar has the ability to deliver “Dolby Atmos and DTS: X3D surround sound from six-driver arrays” and provides multiple streaming protocols, including HOOS, Apple. Airplay 2 Or Bluetooth. The only thing missing for Android users Chromecast built-in. The soundbar is also Roku TV Ready.

While the Sonos is 550 cheaper than the Arc ($ 799), it seems to be lacking in the Arc’s altitude speakers and therefore can only emulate Dolby Atmos. Denon is not alone in this cost reduction measure, Sony HT-G700 and soundbars like JBL 5.0 Use virtual Dolby Atmos in place of real speakers.

The 550 has onboard microphones, which will be capable of Spring 2021 to allow communication through the Amazon Alexa Assistant. If you prefer, you can also choose to leave mics.

The all-in-one can be extended with the DSW-1H wireless subwoofer (599 £ 599, AU $ 1099). Users can also install other HEOS speakers and compatible receivers (eg Dannon AVR-960) To be used as part of a multi-room setup.

The Denon Home Sound Bar 550 will be available in the US from February 2021, with UK and Australian pricing and availability to be announced. It is expected to be the same price as the subwoofer, though at £ 599 and $ 1,099.

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