Definitive Technology announced the Studio 3D Mini Sound Bar System Tuesday. The Studio 3D Mini sound bar claims premium-grade components and Dolby Atmos and DTS:X signal processing for what DT says is dynamic sound stage that rivals sound bars twice its size. At only two inches high and 26 inches wide and built with Definitive Technology’s minimalist industrial design, the Studio 3D Mini features striking angles and brushed aluminum finishes to look as elegant as it sounds.
To achieve the sound it delivers from such a diminutive profile, the Studio 3D Mini employs a 4.1 channel, six-driver array with aluminum tweeters. The system ships with a compact 8-inch wireless subwoofer for bass response, which enables the bar itself to deliver the mid and higher-range frequencies in detail. With the ability to process Dolby Atmos or DTS:X encoded movies via a single HDMI (eARC) connection, Definitive Technology says the Studio 3D Mini is capable of producing a theater experience with very little effort. The sound bar also features various other in/out connections to help with backwards compatibility and commercial installer builds, including a 4K HDMI in, 4K HDMI with eARC out, optical in, AUX in and a USB port for high-resolution music playback.
Notably, the Studio 3D Mini is the first Definitive Technology product to feature HEOS Built-in, which enables listeners to stream songs from their favorite music sources, including thousands of high-resolution audio tracks as well as their personal library of digital music all from a single application. It also enables the sound bar to be easily connected to any other product with HEOS Built-in, which includes more than 70 AV products from Denon and Marantz. Listeners can sync music playback throughout their home, or play various content in different zones from a speaker, to a sound bar, a full-on home theater or high-fidelity audio system.
Leveraging AirPlay 2, Apple iOS users can stream content from their devices to the sound bar to take advantage of the Studio 3D Mini’s outstanding acoustics and huge sound stage. In addition to this, the sound bar is compatible with select features of Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and Google Assist so users can set the volume, skip a track and start or stop music using verbal commands.
To further enhance the watching experience, the Studio 3D Mini supports 4K, Dolby Vision and HDR10 video formats.
The Definitive Technology 3D Mini sound bar system will be available January 2021 for $899.00.