Sennheiser demonstrated the AMBEO soundbar during IFA 2018. This soundbar has to offer a 3D audio experience and is expected on the market at the beginning of 2019.
Sennheiser AMBEO soundbar
AMBEO is a new brand from Sennheiser which stands for a 3D audio experience with 5.1. 4-channel (9-channel) audio. Sennheiser will shortly release its own 5.1.4-channel audio products and take part in activities in which ‘3D audio’ is central, all under the name AMBEO. The soundbar is the first product to be announced.
The soundbar is one elongated speaker that can provide a spatial surround experience by means of DSP, 13 specially directed drivers and calibration of the room in which the speaker is located. This with deep bass without having to connect a separate subwoofer. The soundbar is compatible with the latest audio formats, including Dolby Atmos, MPEG-H and DTS: X. The Upmix Technology makes it possible to upgrade 5.1-channel content to spatial surround sound.
Sennheiser has already made several 9.1-channel recordings for demonstration purposes but indicates that the AMBEO technology can also be used to play any audio or other sound. mix music track up to an experience that comes close to a true 9.1 channel experience. The company wants to make the technology available for various products and applications, including films, music and virtual reality.