The AMBEO soundbar from Sennheiser has won multiple awards and is now commercially available
With a view to creating an immersive sound experience in the living room, we have worked with Sennheiser to develop virtualization technology based on Sennheiser AMBEO and Fraunhofer upHear technology for use in a soundbar.
The upHear Immersive Audio Virtualizer is a form of postprocessing technology from Fraunhofer IIS and provides a convincing, immersive 3D audio experience with soundbars or televisions – regardless of the format and without the need for elaborate loudspeaker installations. Moreover, upHear paves the way for 3D audio soundbars that require neither satellite speakers nor a subwoofer.
Thanks to the combination of AMBEO technology withthe upHear algorithm and integrated room calibration, the characteristics of the room can be utilized to allow the Sennheiser AMBEO soundbar to generate immersive 5.1+4 sound. Speaking of immersive sound, the soundbar features MPEG-H Audio compatibility and integrated upmix technology that can transform 5.1 movie surround sound or even stereo music into a highly immersive audio experience.