Polk Audio has announced the latest addition to its celebrated MagniFi series soundbars, the MagniFi 2 – designed to reduce the entry barrier to a multi-channel home cinema listening experience.
The performance-tuned driver array and Polk Audio’s patented Stereo Dimensional Array (SDA) technology- initially developed by founder Matthew Polk- presents a large soundstage. For a convincing immersive listening experience, the MagniFi 2 also features a new 3D Audio Mode, which leverages Polk Audio’s SDA technology to create virtual height channels.
The MagniFi 2 is simple to set up and use. It ships with HDMI and optical cables for quick and easy setup to any 4K or HD TVs. Plus, the sound bar has three HDMI 2.0 inputs to ensure 4K HDR content looks great. The MagniFi 2 automatically works with Samsung, LG, Vizio, TCL and Sony TV remotes to control volume as well as most CEC-enabled TVs. In addition, the MagniFi 2 features Polk Audio’s patented Voice Adjust Technology, which allows users to customise voice levels for crystal-clear dialogue and intelligibility.
Since the MagniFi 2 is a Chromecast audio-enabled device, users can easily stream content from Amazon Music HD, Apple Music, Roon, Qobuz, Spotify, Tidal and many more by asking any Google Assistant-enabled speaker. Users can also change volume and find information about what they’re listening to with their voice. Bluetooth streaming is another easy way to play music on the MagniFi 2 from a smartphone, tablet or other compatible device.
“Many soundbars improve TV sound dramatically, but few offer a compelling immersive surround sound experience,” says Michael McCole, senior product marketing manager for sound bars at Polk Audio. “Using tools like Polk Audio’s patented SDA technology, 3D Audio Mode for virtual height and Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, the MagniFi 2 soundbar is a significant step closer to a multi-channel listening experience at a much more attainable price.”
Featuring four 1-in by 3-in full-range drivers, two 0.75-in tweeters and an included 8-in ported subwoofer, the MagniFi 2’s included subwoofer produces several times the amount of bass than the average television set.
The MagniFi 2 is also outfitted with several preset EQ settings for movies, music and sports, which optimise the soundbar and subwoofer levels to ensure users get the clearest dialogue, surround sound and deep bass. With Night mode, just a touch of a button lowers the bass and increases dialogue on the soundbar without touching the master volume.