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Vizio launches Sonos Arc competitor

Sonos Arc competitor?
Sonos Arc competitor?

The American manufacturer Vizio has expanded its M-Series Elevate line of soundbars by adding two models with Dolby Atmos support. One of them is a 5.1.2 soundbar with signature swivel speakers, a technology found on Vizio’s flagship models.

Vizio M-Series Elevate (M512E-K6, we are talking about it) is an audio system with thirteen speakers. It consists of the actual soundbar, wired surround speakers, and a separate wireless subwoofer (45Hz). The height speakers along the front of the soundbar automatically rotate 90 degrees when playing Dolby Atmos and DTS:X content to direct sound upwards. In other cases, they radiate sound forward, towards the listener. The technology was first introduced in 2020.

Vizio M512E-K6

Vizio M512E-K6

Unlike the current leader in this category, the Sonos Arc soundbar, the new product supports both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, as well as HDMI eARC and Bluetooth (5.0) connectivity. There are additional HDMI 2.0 ports with 4K Dolby Vision signal pass-through and a separate input for connecting a smart speaker with Google Home or Amazon Alexa voice assistants. When the soundbar is used with a Vizio TV, you can control the sound settings using the TV remote control.

The second newcomer, the M-Series All-In-One, is a single 2.1-channel soundbar with dedicated bass drivers supporting Dolby Atmos and DTS:X virtual sound. Connectivity is the same as the older model.

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