If you want to bring the sound of the cinema home, but don’t have the space for a bulky 5.1 speaker system, the brand new Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar from Currys could be just the ticket.
The successor to the high-end Bose Soundbar 900, it promises immersive Dolby Atmos 3D sound, clever tech and plenty of power thanks to two upward-firing height drivers, six full-range transducers, and a centre tweeter.
Worried that a soundbar – even one as beefy as this – won’t match the performance of a ‘proper’ surround sound speaker system? Don’t be. Dolby Atmos, which separates instruments, dialogue and effects, placing them in different parts of a room, is designed to deliver a truly immersive spatial audio experience.
Not all content is created in Dolby Atmos – but Bose has a solution for that. Its proprietary TrueSpace technology upmixes non-Atmos signals (stereo, 5.1) to make your content feel like it’s coming from all around you. Impressive stuff, eh? Even classic movies and much-loved TV shows feel new again.
Crystal-clear dialogue is often something of an afterthought when it comes to home cinema kit, but the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar has you covered with a nifty AI Dialogue Mode that promises to enhance the clarity of conversations without drowning out what’s important. Nice.
Bose has gone to great lengths to ensure that the Smart Ultra Soundbar is a doddle to set-up, too. Plug in an HDMI ARC or optical cable and you’ll be knuckles-deep in popcorn within minutes. The handy Bose Music app will guide you through the easy set-up.
Want to watch TV and not disturb others? This model features Bose’s latest SimpleSync tech which lets you pair your soundbar with select Bose headphones for a personal TV listening experience.
With many of us swapping old-school remote controls for voice commands, Bose has wisely integrated voice controls for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Bose Voice4Video technology adds to Alexa's capabilities by enabling users to turn on and control their TV or satellite box using their voice. (Fun fact: you can even switch inputs between all your connected devices using just your voice!).
When it comes to streaming, the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar has all bases covered with support for wi-fi, Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and Google Chromecast, so you can wirelessly stream everything from YouTube videos to your favorite tunes. You can also group your soundbar with other Bose smart speakers over wi-fi, to create a multi-room audio system.
In short, if you’re looking for a premium soundbar that promises immersive sound, game-changing tech and clever controls, look no further than the Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar. It’s available now from Currys priced at £899.
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