CARLSBAD, Calif. – March 15, 2022 — Polk Audio announced its latest sound bar system, the ultra-compact MagniFi Mini AX that provides music and movie enthusiasts with immersive audio playback thanks to Dolby Atmos and DTS:X built-in, optimized through Polk’s patented SDA technology. Users will also have access to millions of songs, podcasts, and more with high-quality Wi-Fi streaming via Apple AirPlay 2, Chromecast, Spotify Connect, as well as the convenience of Bluetooth connectivity. The MagniFi Mini AX connects effortlessly to any TV and comes equipped with a powerful wireless subwoofer, delivering the rich, deep bass and dramatic impact that today’s latest streaming blockbusters demand.
The MagniFi Mini AX sound bar leverages 50 years of Polk loudspeaker engineering to deliver superb audio quality from a sleek 14.5” wide design. Equipped with an advanced 5-speaker array and down-firing subwoofer, suited to upgrade the sound of any TV, this compact, powerful sound bar system provides deep bass, detailed highs, and an expansive 3D soundstage rivaling much larger sound bars.
"With MagniFi Mini AX we set out to create the world’s best sounding, ultra-compact Dolby Atmos sound bar” said Frank Sterns, President of Polk Audio. “By integrating the immersive surround capabilities of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X and then optimizing it with Polk’s patented SDA technology, we’ve created a product that’s not only as enveloping as a sound bar three times its size, but with a level of sound stage accuracy that’s unmatched in its class.” Sterns added.
Dolby Atmos, Done Better
The MagniFi Mini AX utilizes certified Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround sound to create a lifelike, cinematic listening experience for any room. Polk engineers further enhanced the surround experience by integrating their patented fourth generation SDA technology to make an even wider, more accurate sound stage than provided by Dolby Atmos or DTS:X alone. In addition, for immersifying standard soundtracks and stereo music, they’ve included 3D Audio Mode which upmixes the audio to 360-degree virtual surround sound including virtual height channels.
Complete Wireless Home Audio Entertainment with High-Quality Music Streaming
In addition to being a great solution for movies, TV, and gaming, with MagniFi Mini AX customers will enjoy higher-quality music streaming from their phone, tablet, or computer over Wi-Fi with Apple AirPlay 2, Google Chromecast, and Spotify Connect. MagniFI Mini AX easily connects to mobile devices via Bluetooth, too.
All The Key Features
Dialogue clarity is so important to the enjoyment of movies, news, sports, games, and more. With MagniFi Mini AX, Polk’s patented VoiceAdjust™ speech-clarifying technology works synergistically with the sound bar’s dedicated center channel driver so users can increase the level of voices without affecting the rest of the soundtrack, never again missing a single word.
The powerful, next-generation, wireless down-firing subwoofer that comes as part of the MagniFi system connects to the sound bar automatically and can be placed anywhere up to 30-feet away. The subwoofer provides the deep, effortless bass that Polk is known for and can be tailored for your preferences using the BassAdjust feature which optimizes the blending of low frequencies between the sound bar and subwoofer.
Movie and Music Modes tailors the sound bar’s performance to your content, and Night Mode simultaneously increases the dialogue and decreases bass for late-night watching, without disturbing sleeping family or neighbors. For an even more immersive surround sound experience, users can add Polk SR2 wireless speakers (available separately for $199) to enjoy an additional multidimensional Dolby Atmos or DTS:X 5.1 playback.
Easy Setup with Any TV
The MagniFi Mini AX sound bar system is extremely easy to setup. Users will appreciate the one-cable set-up that is compatible with any TV via HDMI eARC/ARC (HDMI cable included), optical, or AUX-in. A convenient OLED display makes settings easy to understand and disappears when not in use. MagniFi Mini AX comes with a remote included, works with most TV remotes out of the box. The soundbar is also Roku TV Ready™ certified to work seamlessly with any Roku TV™, so you can enjoy smooth setup, easy access to sound settings, and compatibility with any Roku TV remote. and is Roku TV Ready for even easier setup and control.
Pricing and Availability
The Polk Audio MagniFi Mini AX sound bar system will be available for $499 beginning March 15, 2022, at PolkAudio.com and through authorized Polk retailers, in the U.S. and other regions.
About Polk Audio
Polk (www.polkaudio.com), a Sound United brand, is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of high-performance loudspeakers. Founded in 1972 on the premise that everybody deserves great sound, Polk is the market share leader in premium home theater speakers in North America, and is a leading manufacturer of sound bars, headphones, wireless speakers, mobile and marine speakers and amplifiers, and other high-performance audio products.
About Sound United
Sound United was founded in 2012 with a simple mission – to bring joy to the world through sound. Today, we are one of the world’s largest portfolio audio companies and home to several legendary audio brands—Denon®, Marantz®, Bowers and Wilkins, Polk Audio, Classé, Definitive Technology, HEOS, and Boston Acoustics®. Each brand boasts its own philosophy and unique approach to bringing home entertainment to life.
With centuries of collective experience, Sound United oversees the design and manufacture of a diverse array of premium audio products, including loudspeakers, sound bars, AV receivers, wireless speakers, amplifiers, turntables, and headphones. We create distinct and memorable listening experiences for a wide range of consumers in more than 130 countries. For more information on Sound United and our mission, please visit www.soundunited.com.
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