Some people want a sound bar that blends into their décor. Others want something that catches the eye, prompting "oohs" and "ahs." The SoloCinema Studio from Definitive Technology can generate fawning praise for its cool design without looking ostentatious. The slim, cloth-wrapped bar delivers five-channel sound and looks good doing it — either mounted on the wall or resting on a stand. The wireless subwoofer offers discreet placement options while filling in the low frequencies that really bring movies to life. Together, they'll upgrade your TV's sound by leaps and bounds, without requiring a total redesign of your living room.
Big, bold multichannel sound
While some sound bars amp up your TV's sound in stereo, the SoloCinema Studio offers a true 5.1-channel listening experience. Five discrete channels allow more details to shine through with movies and TV shows. With HDMI connections and built-in Dolby® and DTS® surround processing, this system is ready to show off your Blu-ray discs and DVDs in all their multichannel glory. The bar's nine drivers and Definitive's Spatial Array™ processing create a huge soundstage with realistic surround effects, backed by enough power to fill large rooms. Plus, those HDMI connections make it easy to switch between sources like disc players and streaming media boxes without having to switch your TV's input.
Bluetooth-ready, for wireless music streaming
If you plan on wall-mounting the SoloCinema Studio, you're probably interested in a very clean look with as few wires as possible. In that case, you'll appreciate the sound bar's Bluetooth capability for streaming music wirelessly from your compatible smartphone, tablet or computer. So when you're entertaining, it's easy to load up a playlist and fill your living room with music. Plus, anyone with a smartphone can get in on the action, streaming tunes stored on their device or from music services like Spotify® and Pandora® Internet radio.
Tweak the sound from your couch
The SoloCinema Studio's remote isn't just for simple volume up and down. You can raise and lower the subwoofer's volume, to help fine-tune the bass response — great for late-night viewing so low-frequency rumble doesn't wake sleeping kids. Also, there's a separate volume control for the center-channel drivers. This is where most of the dialogue for movies and TV shows is output, so it's easy to bump up the volume to better understand on-screen conversations.