Ubiquitous satellite broadcaster Sky and French high-end/high-concept brand Devialet have announced the fruits of their brand-new partnership: the Sky Soundbox.
The Soundbox is a well-specified soundbar: Bluetooth connectivity, a digital optical input, and HDMI in and out are all included. Sound is delivered by three 2in full-range drivers, reinforced by six 3in woofers.
But though Sky has announced Dolby Atmos will be arriving on Sky Q "later this summer" - and in time for the start of the Premier League season, we understand - we're told the Soundbox "won't support Atmos", despite Dolby Audio on board.
Nevertheless, Sky CEO (UK and Ireland) Stephen van Rooyen says "we believe Sky Soundbox is the Ultra HD of home audio".
As far as Devialet is concerned, the partnership will bring the company to much wider mainstream attention. Until now Devialet has been known for far more esoteric (and expensive) electronics - and some very worthy adventures in the land of rare recordings.