Polk launches MagniFi 2 soundbar with Google Chromecast

Polk launches MagniFi 2 soundbar with Google Chromecast
(Image credit: Polk)

Polk Audio has just announced its newest MagniFi Series soundbar, the MagniFi 2. The San Diego-based speaker specialist says the MagniFi 2 is designed to offer an immersive surround-sound experience in a minimalist package with the help of its new 3D Audio Mode. It's not a Dolby Atmos soundbar per se, but this feature aims to create virtual height channels, so sound effects seemingly come from above as well as around you. 

MagniFi 2's wireless subwoofer (below) promises seismic bass to further enhance your home cinema sonics.

(Image credit: Polk Audio)

The MagniFi 2 has both wi-fi and Google Chromecast Audio built in, promising easy streaming from Amazon Music HD, Apple Music, Roon, Qobuz, Spotify, Tidal and more. Bluetooth streaming is also onboard.

Three HDMI 2.0 inputs ensure 4K HDR support, and Polk promises that the MagniFi 2 automatically works with Samsung, LG, Vizio, TCL, and Sony TV remotes to control volume. 

In addition, the MagniFi 2 features Polk Audio’s patented Voice Adjust Technology, which lets users to customise voice levels to tailor dialogue and intelligibility to their taste.

The Polk MagniFi 2 is available now, priced £499/$499/€499. When pricing for Australia is known, we'll update this page. 


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Becky has been a full-time staff writer at What Hi-Fi? since March 2019. Prior to gaining her MA in Journalism in 2018, she freelanced as an arts critic alongside a 20-year career as a professional dancer and aerialist – any love of dance is of course tethered to a love of music. Becky has previously contributed to Stuff, FourFourTwo, This is Cabaret and The Stage. When not writing, she dances, spins in the air, drinks coffee, watches football or surfs in Cornwall with her other half – a football writer whose talent knows no bounds.