This week the kings of multi-room audio announced a new voice-controlled soundbar called the Sonos Beam. Marantz unveiled its limited edition SA-KI Ruby CD player and PM-KI Ruby amplifier and Apple announced that its 4K TV streamer will have support for Dolby Atmos in the near future.
It's also time for a new issue of What Hi-Fi?. The July magazine is now on sale now and it's a tribute to vinyl, the format that refuses to throw in the towel. There's plenty of reviews of turntables, cartridges and features on how to get the best sound from your set-up.
Sonos promises that the Beam, its latest soundbar, will combine voice control, compact build and access to all a variety of streaming services in one box.
It's 60 per cent smaller and 20 per cent shorter than the Playbar, and you will be able to add extra Sonos speakers to complete a surround sound set-up.
It goes on sale on 17th July for £399 and is available to pre-order now.
Ken Ishiwata has been part of the Marantz brand for forty years. The Japanese manufacturer is celebrating the landmark relationship with a CD player and integrated amp.
Both the SA-KI Ruby SACD/CD player and PM-KI Ruby amp will have a limited, one-off run of 500 units this year. The first 200 buyers of both are promised matching serial numbers.
They'll be on sale in September for £3500 each.
The object-based surround system is expected to be added in September, as part of the forthcoming tvOS 12 update.
Once it's out, the Apple TV 4K will be the first and only streaming device compatible with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision HDR.
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