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Designed to bring 5.1 surround sound to any home theater environment, Polk Audio's new MagniFi MAX SR boasts Polk's patented Stereo Dimensional Array (SDA®) digital surround technology for a massive sound stage, incredible sonic detail and immersive surround sound audio no matter where you’re seated in your home theater. (PRNewsfoto/Polk Audio)

Polk Audio Packs Surround Sound Technology Into MagniFi MAX SR Sound Bar

VISTA, Calif., May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Polk Audio, a high-performance audio brand with a 40 plus-year legacy of sound engineering and design, announced its most expansive sound bar to date, the MagniFi MAX SR. Designed to bring 5.1 surround sound to any home theater environment, the MagniFi MAX SR boasts Polk Audio’s patented Stereo Dimensional Array (SDA®) digital surround technology for a massive sound stage, incredible sonic detail and immersive surround sound audio no matter where you’re seated in your home theater. In addition, the MagniFi MAX SR is bundled with wireless surround speakers, which automatically connect with the sound bar and help deliver true 5.1 surround sound when paired. The combination of the MagniFi MAX and SR1 wireless surround speakers allow consumers to easily customize volume and left/right balance in conjunction with the MagniFi MAX, delivering ultimate control and flexibility and maximizing their audio experience. Consumers can also purchase the sound bar and Polk SR1 wireless surrounds a la carte to customize their home theater environment when it is most convenient.

Polk’s latest MagniFi MAX SR sound bar features an array of cutting-edge technologies optimized to make movies, TV, sports, and music truly come alive, including SDA digital surround technology and DTS and Dolby Digital decoding, providing a bigger and more dynamic sound than traditional sound bars. In addition, the MagniFi MAX SR also features Voice Adjust™ Technology, which allows users to customize voice levels for crystal clear dialogue and intelligibility. With integrated Google Home technology, the MagniFi MAX SR easily connects with any Chromecast audio-enabled device as part of a multi-room or whole home audio solution, enabling users to control the sound bar with their voice and stream music from their favorite app. The sound bar is also equipped with Bluetooth for connection to almost any other mobile streaming device.  Finally, with Polk’s Smart Remote compatibility, the MagniFi MAX SR is controllable via popular IR TV remotes from Samsung, LG, Sony, and Vizio for ultimate reliability and ease-of-use.

“As sound bars continue to flood the market, consumers with an ear toward traditional surround sound are met with a huge array of products and technologies that supposedly bring 5.1 audio to the forefront,” said Michael Greco, global brand director, Polk Audio. “While many sound bars certainly improve upon what TVs can offer, the majority lack the sound stage, imaging, and discrete immersive surround sound experience of the MagniFi MAX SR. With the MagniFi MAX SR, we’re aiming to change that by providing proven technological tools like Polk’s patented SDA and Voice Adjust technology, Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, HDMI connectivity and wireless surrounds so consumers have the option to create a true 5.1 system that mimics what component audio can deliver with the ease of setting up a sound bar.”

Featuring four 1-inch by 3-inch full-range drivers, two 0.75-inch tweeters, one 1-inch center channel driver and an included 8-inch ported woofer, the MagniFi MAX SR boasts plenty of brawn to easily outperform TV speakers and traditional sound bars alike. The included subwoofer produces upwards of ten times the amount of bass than the average television set, delivering core-pounding deep bass impact that brings movies, TV and music to life. The sound bar is also outfitted with several preset EQ settings for Movies, Music and Sports, which optimize the sound bar and subwoofer levels to ensure users get the clearest dialogue, big surround sound and deep bass for the best audio and home theater sound. With the Night Effect EQ mode, just a touch of a button lowers the bass and increases dialogue on the sound bar without touching the master volume. Truly customizable, users are also able to manually adjust voice control and bass settings to create the perfect mix for their listening situation.

In addition to advanced audio capabilities, the MagniFi MAX and SR1 wireless surround speakers also feature an array of other technologies designed to make the sound bar easy-to-use and accessible to any range of consumer, including:

  • Polk Smart Remote Compatibility: Whether connecting via Optical HDMI cable, MagniFi MAX SR features built-in support for popular IR TV remotes from Samsung, LG, Sony, and Vizio. It is also compatible with most CEC-enabled TV remotes.
  • Universal Compatibility: The sound bar works with any TV and includes HDMI and optical cables for easy set up.
  • Low-Profile Design: At only 2″, the MagniFi MAX’s slim profile ensures the sound bar will not block a TV’s remote sensor or impede on viewing.
  • Array of Audio Inputs: For ultimate flexibility, the sound bar includes three built-In Ultra HD 4K HDMI (HDCP 2.2) inputs, one HDMI (ARC) output, optical input for TV audio, AUX 3.5mm, Google Home featuring Chromecast for audio, Bluetooth, and Ethernet.
  • Easy Wireless Set Up: The subwoofer and SR1 wireless surround speakers are simple to set up and use. Simply position the speaker and subwoofer, then plug into an AC outlet.
  • Simple Mounting: Both the MagniFi MAX sound bar and SR1 wireless speakers are incredibly easy to wall-mount (SR1 features both built-in keyhole slots and threaded inserts).
  • All-Stereo Mode: Play stereo content through the SR1 wireless speakers at the push of a button in addition to the sound bar.

The MagniFi MAX SR $599, MagniFi Max $499 and SR1 $149 wireless speakers will be available in August, 2017 at Best Buy, Amazon and Crutchfield nationwide. Customers can also purchase the sound bar at PolkAudio.com. The MagniFi MAX will be sold with the wireless rears in the MagniFi MAX SR package. Consumers may also buy the MagniFi MAX or SR1 wireless speakers separately. For more information on Polk’s collection of sound bars and products, please visit polkaudio.com.

About Polk
Polk (www.polkaudio.com) is an award-winning designer of high-performance audio products and the largest audio brand of Sound United. Founded in 1972, Polk is the market share leader in premium home theater speakers in North America, and is a leading manufacturer of sound bars, headphones, wireless speakers, mobile and marine speakers and amplifiers, and other high-performance audio products. For more information on Sound United and its brands, visit www.soundunited.com. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

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