Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Sky's Soundbox is a high-end TV audio system and subscribers will get a huge discount

Sky and Devialet, a big name in high-end audio, have collaborated to create the Sky Soundbox, a new all-in-one sound system for your TV. The speaker, which will retail for £799 to non-Sky subscribers, will cost just £249 for current and new Sky Q multiscreen customers, and £299 for all other Sky TV or Sky Broadband and Talk customers. It goes on sale Mcafee Support Number UK in the autumn.Looking to take on the likes of the Sonos PlayBase, the Soundbox combines six 3-inch woofers and three 2-inch full-range speakers into a single compact unit that can deliver 140W of sound with Devialet’s trademark range including thunderous bass, going from 35Hz up to 22kHz. Devialet is the French company that makes the coveted Phantom multiroom speakers. 
The Soundbox, intended to be placed in a TV cabinet or console rather than mounted, uses the walls in your home to bounce ambient sound around the room. The result, Sky says, is spatial surround sound usually expected from a full home-cinema system, but without the need for a separate subwoofer or extra speakers.In terms of connectivity, the 4kg system – which has been in development for two years – has one HDMI input, one optical input, Bluetooth 4.1 and is compatible with Dolby Digital+. Although co-branded, the Soundbox will not recognize the Devialet app, so you cannot pair it with Phantom speakers, but, via Apple Airplay when connected to a Sky Q box, the system could be made part of a multiroom audio setup. Devialet, which secured €100M funding from the likes of Foxconn, Jay Z’s Roc Nation and Andy Rubin’s Playground Global last November, has created exclusive sound modes for those watching with a Sky Q box. This “Sky Q Sound” uses metadata provided by the box allowing the Soundbox to automatically adapts sound settings on the fly to content being played.
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