We’re big fans of soundbars, but if you have a TV that isn’t overly large, the soundplate may be better, providing a speaker for your TV to sit on. If you feel like this is your sort of thing, Bose has something new for you.
Introduced this week, Bose is revitalising its soundplate in the Solo 15 Series II, a speaker that sits at 7.6 centimetres high and throws in five drivers alongside a dedicated centre speaker.
Built for TV audio — and TVs up to 50 inches — Bose has built in a mode made for dialogue which relies on digital signal processing to bring the frequencies of words into the front, allowing you to hear what’s being said when the audio might sound a little muddled, otherwise.
We understand this might be proprietary, as is Bose’s “TrueSpace” audio technology that will send the sound around your room and simulate spatial sound, attempting to make the sound a little more realistic and immersive.
New to the speaker is Bluetooth technology, with this speaker able to act as a wireless speaker for your phone or tablet, or even your computer.
One thing missing from the equation, however, is support for Bose’s multi-room audio technology — SoundTouch — which hasn’t been included in this speaker at all.
That said, given a recommended retail price of $649, it’s not exactly surprising, and makes it fairly competitive to other sound plates out there.
Bose’s Solo 15 soundplate is available now from Bose stores and authorise dealers.