Alongside a replacement lineup of TVs, Vizio is additionally announcing its upcoming technology gadgets soundbar systems at CES 2020. At the highest of the heap is what the corporate calls the Elevate soundbar, a 10-channel, 5.1.4 audio system technology that features 18 drivers and a wireless subwoofer. But its latest feature is that the left and right speakers on the soundbar rotate upward whenever you play Dolby Atmos content. For everything else (like music or standard surround sound), they point forward.
The Elevate measures 48 inches across and has an anodized aluminum design. And during a nice touch of integration, the Elevate are often seamlessly docked with the company’s just-announced OLED TV.
There are dedicated, upward-firing drivers within the satellite speakers also. The P-Series Elevate can decode Dolby Atmos and DTS: X and supports Bluetooth 5.0 and Chromecast audio upcoming technology gadgets.
For the remainder of the soundbar lineup, Vizio focused on a refined look that ought to make all less of a dust and fingerprint magnet.
The M-Series 5.1 and 5.1.2 soundbars bring Atmos and DTS:X to “mid-range” price points (Vizio isn’t revealing actual prices yet), and therefore the latter has upward-firing drivers built right into the bar.
Stepping down from those, you get the M-Series all-in-one soundbar (pictured below) that uses DTS Virtual-X for an immersive audio experience — albeit it’s not proper surround.
Vizio has also made a variety of smaller improvements to the remote, I/O, and has built HDMI 2.1 inputs and e-ARC into this year’s higher-end soundbars. Here’s the complete rundown on those conveniences:
With this new generation of soundbars, VIZIO has also enhanced menu navigation, redesigned remotes to feature backlit controls in premium models, and introduced multicolor input indicators to form the systems even easier to use.
In addition to providing instant feedback that improves the user experience, Vizio’s 2020 V-Series and therefore the M-Series All-in-One soundbars enjoy the convenience of HDMI connections with ARC (audio return channel) for routing audio signals through a TV, and CEC control, therefore, the customer can change the sound bar’s inputs or volume with their TV remote. The very best quality, uncompressed, lossless Dolby and DTS audio signals from e-ARC supported sources.
Vizio has made its smart home voice integrations more convenient also with automatic detection upcoming technology gadgets and switching through the analog or Bluetooth inputs. this enables users to attach and ask their voice assistant of choice (sold separately) and have the assistant respond through the soundbar no matter the input in use. Pricing and release date information is going to be shared within the coming weeks.