With the nights drawing in and temperatures dropping, we’re all spending a lot more time indoors. But that’s also given us a great excuse to catch up on all those bingeworthy box sets and movies we’ve missed over the summer. And if you want to make the most of all that cracking content out there, it’s worth upgrading your home entertainment setup so your sound is just as immersive as that sumptuous 4K picture. Which is why it’s worth checking out Polk’s affordable new range of Dolby Atmos’s soundbars.
Think there’s nothing wrong with your box’s in-built sound? Unfortunately, even if you drop all your savings on a top-of-the-range 90-inch screen, it’s unlikely the drivers squeezed into that wafer-thin panel will do your fave albums and movies justice. And just as you wouldn’t let an electrician start tinkering with your plumbing, why would you turn to a TV brand to offer you the best sound when you could have Polk’s 50 years of audio expertise in your corner?
Having spent decades testing materials for their acoustic properties and refining designs, Polk produces soundbars that add real oomph and detail to songs and soundtracks. And now they also come with Dolby Atmos, offering truly cinematic 3D sound that will bring films, shows and concerts to life. Rather than passively listening to movies and albums, you can feel like you’re actually there, with truly immersive sound that surrounds you from every angle.
Not only that but enjoying cinema-level experiences at home won’t cost you the earth. Polk’s latest range brings 3D sound to your living room at affordable prices, meaning you can be sure you’ll find a great Dolby Atmos soundbar that matches your budget.
Keen to hear more about Polk’s latest bars? Check them out below.
MagniFi Mini AX
Some of us live in cosier spaces and don’t necessarily have room to set up a speaker Stone Henge in our living room. Fortunately, if you're looking for a compact setup that still offers epic sound, the Mini AX (opens in new tab) packs five drivers into a super-efficient 36cm bar, while a separate sub brings the bass to ensure your soundtracks aren’t lacking in punch. Finally, sophisticated processing adds a virtual height dimension, meaning you won’t miss out on the immersive action.
The Polk MagniFi Mini AX is also available to purchase at Amazon (opens in new tab).
Nope. Your ears aren’t deceiving you: even though you scarcely ever find true Dolby Atmos at this price, that’s exactly what the Signa S4 (opens in new tab) offers, thanks to its 2.6-inch elevated drivers. And you still get 3.1.2 sound, a separate wireless sub and Polk’s VoiceAdjust technology, which guarantees you’ll always be able to hear every word of dialogue, even when all hell is breaking loose on screen.
The Signa S4 is also available to purchase at Amazon (opens in new tab).
MagniFi Max AX
The Max AX (opens in new tab) squeezes 11 drivers into a single bar, including height drivers for unlocking 5.1.2 true Dolby Atmos sound, and comes with a 10-inch wireless sub for bass you can really feel. There’s no need to ration out your HDMI ports between your consoles and Blu-ray player, thanks to 3-in/1-out 4K HDMI switching with eARC. And its talents don’t only stretch to movies: you can also stream music direct via Chromecast, AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and Bluetooth.
The Polk MagniFi Max AX is also available to purchase at Amazon (opens in new tab).
Magnifi Max AX SR
5.1.2 not immersive enough for you? Then take a look at the Max AX SR (opens in new tab) – not only does it offer all of the audio expertise of the Max AX but it rocks two additional wireless speakers for true 7.1.2 surround sound. And despite all of this, it still comes at a fraction of the cost of most other surround systems, costing just £769.
So if you’re keen to learn more about these affordable, feature-packed Dolby Atmos soundbars, head on over to Polk’s site (opens in new tab) to discover more.