-Monitor Audio ASB2 Soundbar
If ever there was a complete home entertainment audio system built for today's media delivery, then the Monitor Audio ASB-2 Soundbar is it. This miraculously compact soundbar combines a high performance active audio system with the very latest wireless streaming technologies in a single, integrated, beautifully engineered design. Promising effortless and unlimited audio potential for the digitally connected family, the Monitor Audio ASB2 Soundbar will render high quality cinema sound from Blu-ray, DVD, games consoles, STBs, and richly dynamic music from tablets, smartphones, computers and NAS - even from CD. At a little over a metre in width and complete with a low-profile silicon rubber stand, the sleekly curved ASB-2 offers an irresistible blend of size-defying performance, easy-to-install lifestyle appeal and comprehensive fuss-free functionality.
Monitor Audio has conceived the ASB-2 as the ultimate audio hub for the home. It can operate as a high quality soundbar beneath a TV monitor from rack or wall positions, but offers so much more than the conventional amalgam of left, centre, right speakers. Apple AirPlay, DLNA and UPnP enabled, the Monitor Audio ASB-2 Soundbar will deliver uncompressed music from files stored on PC or Mac, iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, Android or Windows phone, or streamed from Internet services. In addition to iTunes, DNLA compatible Apps will send network-shared music archived from CD in uncompressed or high bit rate music formats up to 24/96kHz resolution. Friends can connect and play directly to the Monitor Audio ASB2 Soundbar without network access via Airplay Direct.
Connect a plethora of sound sources to the Monitor Audio ASB-2 Soundbar via three HDMI inputs and use the HDMI output for 1080p/3D video pass through and OSD. HDMI 1.4's Audio Return Channel (ARC) allows for the two way transfer of information between the Monitor Audio ASB2 Soundbar and a compatible device, creating an additional input from the HDMI output. Digital coax and optical inputs add further flexibility, together with stereo analogue RCAs for plugging in legacy radios and CD players. A single RCA LFE output allows for system expansion with an external sub-woofer - crossover filtering is automatic. Network setup and upgrades are via USB or Wi-Fi.
Monitor Audio's own three-dimensional audio software provides the immersive surround effect of multi-channel movie soundtracks. The Monitor Audio ASB-2 Soundbar accepts 7.1 discreet channels and processes them for a powerfully convincing and enveloping soundstage from film, TV, games and network/ online sources, consistent in level and frequency response in any room. Turn off the Monitor Audio ASB2 Soundbar's 3D processing via the remote handset supplied or its on-board control panel, and the soundbar becomes a potent three-way stereo music system incorporating six drivers individually powered by discrete amp stages developing a massive 160W combined! Under custom-tuned DSP control, each driver receives the optimum frequency spectrum for accurate and efficient audio reproduction.
Finished in black grille cloth with solid brushed metal end trims, the Monitor Audio ASB-2 Soundbar is perfect for rack or cabinet top placement. Alternatively, it can be wall mounted using an optional wall fixing bracket, or Sanus adjustable TV mounting systems. Families who love music and film, but loathe the clutter and complexity that comes with traditional home entertainment will adore the Monitor Audio ASB2 Soundbar's next-generation simplicity and performance.
Fully active, high performance soundbar system 5 fully digital (Class D) discrete power amplifier stages 160 watts total power delivery Wireless Airplay, DLNA and UPnP music streaming Proprietary 3D spatial effects HDMI processing with HD 1080P and 3D pass through On-screen set up for all advanced audio features access TV remote will control volume via HDMI Optional sturdy wall bracket with cable access Designed to fit Sanus TV mounting systems Silicon rubber stand included for secure placement
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Warranty information for Monitor Audio:
Monitor Audio products are designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards. However, if something does go wrong with the product we are here to help. From your date of purchase your product is warranted against faulty materials or workmanship for a period of between 12 and 60 months.
This guarantee applies to all Monitor Audio Products including Book Shelf Speakers, Centre Channel Speakers, Floor Standing Speakers as well as Rear Effect Speakers and Speaker Stands. Subwoofers are now 5 years. Providing you with peace of mind and the assurance of premium Quality.