Definitive Technology today announced the Studio 3D Mini Sound Bar System for $899. The two piece system combines an ultra compact sound bar with an 8-inch wireless subwoofer. The company says its made of premium-grade components and supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X signal processing for a huge, dynamic sound stage that rivals sound bars twice its size. Standing 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.
“Like all Definitive Technology products, the Studio Series sound bars are well known for their huge, dynamic sound and modern design. The Studio 3D Mini delivers the same massive cinematic listening experience as its predecessors while giving users more flexibility in terms of placement due to its small size. We added object-oriented audio processing from Dolby and DTS and designed a clever driver layout so the Studio 3D Mini could deliver surprisingly convincing surround sound from a sound bar that disappears beneath the television.” Michael McCole, senior product marketing manager at Sound United (parent company)
To achieve the massive 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 tight, detailed bass response. With the ability to process Dolby Atmos or DTS:X encoded movies via a single HDMI (eARC) connection, the Studio 3D Mini is claims to be capable of producing a surprisingly lifelike theater experience with very little effort. The sound bar also features a variety of 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 millions of 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 easily 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. Exact voice-enabled features vary by platform. Requires voice assistant hardware, like an Amazon Alexa or Google Home, to operate.
To further enhance the watching experience, the Studio 3D Mini supports 4K, Dolby Vision and HDR10 video formats to ensure cinematic quality is maintained with nuanced contrast, detailed imaging and brilliant colors.
Price & Availability
The Definitive Technology Studio 3D Mini sound bar system includes 5-year warranty and will be available January 2021 for $899.00 from your local Definitive Technology retailer or the Definitive Technology website.