Polk Audio MagniFi Max AX SR, Bluetooth 5.1.2 soundbar, Wi-Fi, Chromecast, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X

As announced, after our news on the Polk Audio MagniFi Max AX soundbar, it's now time for the Polk Audio MagniFi Max AX SR with an additional pair of surround speakers.

A 5.1.2 soundbar, the Polk Audio MagniFi Max AX SR offers all of the MagniFi Max AX, modulo two additional surrounds for a more complete Home Cinema configuration.

Polk Audio MagniFi Max AX SR Main Specs

For the rest, the MagniFi Max AX SR always displays, for the sound bar, a length of 114.3 cm for 11.8 cm in height and 7.2 cm in depth, and everything necessary is in place to advantageously transcribe the soundtracks of the television or an audio-video device connected to one of the many inputs (see below).

Polk Audio MagniFi Max AX SR, Network Soundbar

In the menu of network features, we note Wi-Fi ac, AirPlay 2, Bluetooth 5.0, Spotify Connect and Chromecast compatibility, to enjoy wireless content stored on suitable equipment or shared on the local network: tablet, smartphone , game console, computer…

Precisely, the AirPlay 2 and Chromecast functions also allow you to integrate the Polk Audio MagniFi Max AX SR into a multiroom configuration. Still in the network chapter, know that there is also an Ethernet port to access the same content, without using the airwaves. We can also note the Works with Alexa certification.

Polk Audio MagniFi Max AX SR, acoustic package

Technically, the soundbar of the Polk Audio MagniFi Max AX integrates eleven speakers, four 2.5 x 7.6 cm oval midrange-boomers + two 1.9 cm tweeters for the left and right channels, two 2.5 x 6.4 cm oval midrange boomers + a 1.9 cm tweeter for the center channel, and two 6.4 cm full-range speakers for the Height channels.

The subwoofer has a woofer in a 25.4 centimeter downfiring configuration. Finally, the surrounds each have a single 7.3 centimeter broadband speaker.

Polk Audio MagniFi Max AX SR, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X compatibility

We also note the presence of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoders and a DSP associated with four sound modes: Movies, Music, TV and Night to make the most of your content. Similarly, the Polk Voice-Adjust technology guarantees voices of absolute clarity so as not to miss a single word of the dialogues and the SDA (Stereo Dimensional Array) process offers a beautiful immersion with a stereo signal. Finally, the Polk Audio MagniFi Max AX has the good taste of being entirely "controllable" by the TV remote control, greatly simplifying the ergonomics of the audio-video system in the living room.

Polk Audio MagniFi Max AX SR, connectivity and design

The connection has three HDMI inputs/one output compatible with 2.0 and HDCP 2.3 certification. Of course, the output has ARC function. There is still an optical and an auxiliary 3.5 mm mini-Jack to connect an external sound source, in addition to the Ethernet port already mentioned. The USB port is only used for product diagnostics in the event of a fault. Of course, automatic switching between the different sources is required here.

The floor to Frank Sterns, president of Polk Audio

“The MagniFi Max AX and MagniFi Max AX SR leverage 50 years of Polk speaker design expertise to bring you Polk's best soundbar yet,” said Frank Sterns, President of Polk Audio. And thanks to Polk's patented Stereo Dimensional Array (SDA) and Voice Adjust technologies, the MagniFi Max AX and MagniFi Max AX SR will fill any room with great sound without crowding the room with speakers. Add to that built-in wireless music streaming and you have the ultimate all-in-one entertainment platform.”

Immediate availability. Indicative price: 899 euros.

Reminder of the key features of the Polk MagniFi Max AX SR:

• Type: soundbar

• System: 5.1.2

• Total power: NC

• Loud- Speaker(s): 4 x 2.5 x 7.6 cm oval midrange boomers + 2 x 1.9 cm tweeters for left and right channels, 2 x 2.5 x 6.4 cm oval midrange boomers + 1 tweeter 1.9 cm for the center channel, and 2 full-range speakers 6.4 cm for the Height channels and 2 full-range speakers 7.3 cm for the surrounds

• Subwoofer: yes, external wireless ( 25.4 cm woofer)

• Subwoofer: yes, external wireless (25.4 cm woofer)

• Technology: Polk Voice-Adjust

• AirPlay 2 compatibility

• Bluetooth 5.0 compatibility

• Wi-Fi ac compatibility

• Input(s): 3 HDMI 2.0 inputs, 1 optical input, 1 3.5 mm mini-jack input

• Output( s): 1 HDMI output (ARC)

• Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD decoders

• Works with Alexa certification

• HDCP 2.3 certification

• Dimensions (W x H x D, mm): 1,143 x 72 x 118 mm, 407 x 302 x 399 mm for the subwoofer

• Weight: 5.83 kg for the soundbar + 11.9 kg for the subwoofer