Yamaha launches new portable & wireless sound bar speaker series True X
Yamaha’s new line of sound bars and surround speakers are both wire-free and movable, offering a flexible way to transform any space into an immersive, cinema-grade audio experience
Musical instruments and audio equipment manufacturer Yamaha has unveiled a new family of Dolby Atmos sound bars and wireless surround speakers, the True X Series. The company is promoting this novel portable line up as a flexible way to create a home theatre environment anywhere within the home and a quality audio experience beyond.
The sound bars and surround speakers of the True X Series are wireless and portable, equipped with built-in rechargeable batteries. The company claims this allows for far greater flexibility and placement options over stationary models and does not require any installation or the use of multiple outlets.
“We understand the challenges movie, TV, and music enthusiasts face when it comes to recreating a truly immersive audio experience with Dolby Atmos,” said Alex Sadeghian, Director of Consumer Audio at Yamaha Corporation of America. “That’s why we are thrilled to introduce the True X Series, making it easier than ever to transform your living room into a captivating home theatre, even if you prefer to avoid wires, find DIY installations daunting, or have limited electrical outlets.”
Beyond True X’s portability within the home, users can also take the series’ wireless speakers anywhere. Featuring a one-touch button that instantly switches them from Surround mode to Solo mode, True X speakers can be used as portable Bluetooth speakers. “Our True X Speakers are not limited to your home theatre setup – they can be taken anywhere, from the kitchen to the beach, with the push of a button,” Sadeghian added.
The True X Bars – True X Bar 50A and True X Bar 40A – provide “outstanding” sound performance with “remarkable” detail, realism and spatial imaging, Yamaha says. While the 40A is a single-body, all-in-one sound bar with built-in subwoofers, the 50A has built-in subs and also comes with a wireless subwoofer for further improved bass sound. Both models use up-firing speaker drivers for Dolby Atmos immersion and feature Clear Voice for dialogue clarity.
Yamaha’s new sound bars also offer flexible connectivity through HDMI eARC/ARC, HDMI input, and optical input, and boast intuitive top panel controls, remote control and a downloadable Sound Bar Controller app for iOS and Android. Allowing for five sound modes – Standard, Stereo, Game, Movie and All – the bars can be used both as tabletop or wall-mounted devices thanks to the built-in keyholes that allow for easy wall-mounting.
True X sound bar users have the ability to listen to music through Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Spotify Connect, AirPlay and TIDAL Connect. They also have the option to enable Alexa for control and access to streaming services via voice.
Wireless surround sound
To improve the immersive effect of the new sound bars, the True X Speaker 1A adds wireless surround sound to either the 50A or 40A. In Surround mode, the Speaker pairs to the sound bar using a direct wireless connection for low-latency and best signal stability; in Solo mode it uses Bluetooth 5 for connection to smartphones and tablets.
Moreover, the speaker’s IP67 waterproof and dust-resistant rating makes it apt for outdoor use and, like the sound bars, the new Yamaha speaker offers Clear Voice enhancement. Additionally, the 1A speaker has a battery life of up to 12 hours on a full charge and can be charged via a USB-C connection, and an optional charging cradle (CC-T1A) is available for effortless grab-and-go flexibility.
The True X Series will be available for purchase starting in August/September and the Bar 50A, True X Bar 40A and True X Speaker 1A will be sold separately. The True X Sub 100A will also be available to pair with the True X Bar 40A for enhanced bass performance.
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