If you thought JBL's new 15-channel soundbar was a bit much, get a load of this – Nakamichi has launched a soundbar with a whopping 21 audio channels! And it's the first to offer DTS:X Pro, which supports up to 32 speakers (as opposed to standard DTS:X's 11).
DTS:X Pro has previously only been seen in high-end AV receivers.
The Nakamichi Dragon is a 11.4.6-channel soundbar system that measures a gargantuan 58 inches across, which is roughly the same width as a typical 65-inch TV and bigger even than the Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Max.
It's pricier than Sennheiser's effort too, costing $3499 (about £2900, AU$5000).
Inside are 31 drivers, six of which are up-firing (four of these are in the main soundbar and two in the 3D Omni-Motion Reference Surround speakers), and four subwoofers. Those soundbar-housed up-firing drivers are angled at both 10 and 20 degrees (one on each side) to render vertical and overhead sound objects at precise heights. And those in the surround speakers can be rotated up to 180 degrees to better suit your room layout.
Each surround speaker is also home to two three-inch drivers for the rear and surround channels, and an Air Motion Transfer tweeter.
The Dragon has already picked up a CES Innovation award, and will be unleashed in the spring.
Will it make our list of best soundbars?
Or would you be better off with a full surround sound system?