The JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam soundbar is a compact multifunctional device for music and movies. Among the main differences of the soundbar, the developers noted the Virtual Dolby Atmos technology and the proprietary MultiBeam sound distribution system. Despite its modest dimensions, the manufacturer has promised not only impressive surround sound, but also decent lows, which are powered by four passive radiators.
Harman’s own MultiBeam system is designed to provide the feeling of a multi-channel setup without the need for additional speakers. Virtual Dolby Atmos technology enabled the soundbar to reproduce high-altitude channel signals. According to the company, the radiators built into the Bar 5.0, coupled with the indicated technologies, will delight the user with a rich surround sound.
This concept of virtual theater sound is called “JBL 3D Surround Sound”. It should be noted that Bar 5.0 can work in the same system with devices based on Amazon Alexa and can receive a signal via Apple Airplay 2 and Chromecast. There is also standard Bluetooth.