BALTIMORE, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Definitive Technology has once again achieved an industry break-through with the introduction of the SoloCinema XTR, an award-winning sound bar that combines sleek design with top-quality sound to complement the newest flat screen televisions on the market.
The SoloCinema XTR is now available from select audio and electronic retailers. According to Definitive Technology's Senior VP of Marketing and Product Development Paul DiComo, many consumers purchasing new flat screen TVs for the holidays fail to recognize a fundamental fact: the thinner the TV, the worse the sound.
"You may have a stunning, high definition picture on your home theater system, but you're listening to sound coming from two-inch speakers that point away from you," says DiComo. "As a result, you miss the excitement of movies, concerts, and games. Great sound is key to the fullest enjoyment of any media experience."
The SoloCinema XTR, the newest addition to Definitive's industry-leading line of high performance loudspeakers, is the only surround bar on the market that complements ultra-thin TVs and delivers on every attribute desired by today's home theater enthusiast: shallow depth to match slim TVs, sleek appearance, premium fit and finish, high quality materials, effortless installation and superior sound.
The SoloCinema XTR was honored earlier this month with an RESI Award that hailed it as the top speaker in the surround bar category. Sponsored by Residential Systems Magazine, the RESI Awards highlight residential electronic products that stand out based on innovation and industrial design.
Power and Sound
While the market is dominated by two and three-channel sound bars that fake a surround experience, SoloCinema XTR features five discreet channels, patent-pending drivers for each speaker element and 200 watts of power complemented by a 250-watt wireless subwoofer.
"We're not selling technology, we're selling goose bumps," said DiComo. "For movie fans and gamers, the visceral excitement and experience generated by SoloCinema XTR gets you more deeply involved with your music, movies, TV programs and games in a way that no other sound bar or TV can match."
SoloCinema XTR's audio feature package differentiates by offering both HDMI inputs, DTS®HD and Dolby® TrueHD, designed to squeeze, lossless high definition audio out of Blu-ray discs.
Design Features Even an Interior Designer Will Love
The appeal of this product goes far beyond power and sound, which is why the SoloCinema XTR is marketed as "High Performance...Simplified." Its sleek design – 43" wide and just 2 3/8" deep – makes it a favorite among those who desire a clean appearance to complement fashionable home interiors.
Other than power cords, minimal wires are required: just connectors from the sound bar to the TV and DVD/Blu-ray player. The subwoofer is linked to the surround bar wirelessly with no pairing procedures required.
Definitive Technology provides hardware (feet and brackets) so the surround bar can be placed in one of three places: on a shelf under the flat screen angled upward, raised above a protruding TV table stand, or mounted on a wall.
The wireless subwoofer carries an equally slim design; just six inches deep vs. the standard 14" to 18" cubed box. It's so slim that it's easy to slide under or behind most furniture.
"You can enjoy the same performance as a component home theater system minus multiple speakers, excess wiring and complicated set up -- making it an attractive choice for nearly any room in the house," says DiComo.
Easy to Use, Even in the Dark
Not missing a step, Definitive Technology designers created a simple remote that features control buttons that are concave and convex so users can easily navigate functions in the dark without turning on the lights.
The remote also includes pre-set surround parameters for optimal movie and music, bass and center level controls to adjust bass and dialog volume on the fly to suit the program material.
- $1,999 MSRP (includes sound bar, subwoofer and remote)
- Available in stores and online beginning week of Sept. 24, 2012
- Sound bar dimensions: 43″ L x 5 3/16" H x 5 3/8″ D
- Wireless subwoofer dimensions: 19 3/4″ L x 13 1/2" H x 5 3/4″ D
- Sound bar watts: 200
- Wireless subwoofer watts: 250
- 3 HDMI inputs, 1 digital optical input, 1 analog input
- Processing: Dolby Surround, Dolby True HD, Dolby PLII, DTS, DTS-HD, Dolby Volume, Definitive Spatial Array, SRS TruSurround
- 6 aluminum dome midrange drivers, 3 aluminum dome tweeters, 1 8" subwoofer
- Shelf mount feet and wall-mounting bracket included
About Definitive Technology
Definitive Technology has been committed to building superior sounding home audio and home theater loudspeakers since 1990, when the company was founded by three lifelong audiophiles and experts in speaker design, acoustics and marketing. Definitive Technology loudspeakers are among the most positively reviewed and honored high performance loudspeakers on the market. Based in Baltimore, Definitive Technology is part of the DEI Holdings family of consumer electronics brands. Audio/video specialty retailers throughout the United States and over 40 countries around the world proudly sell Definitive Technology loudspeakers. For more information and the location of your nearest Definitive retailer visit www.definitivetech.com, or call us at (800) 228-7148 (USA and Canada). Outside of North America, call +1 (410) 363-7148. For more information about DEI Holdings please visit http://www.deiholdings.com/.
SOURCE Definitive Technology