Bose has unveiled its firstsoundbar, the Smart Soundbar 9000, which offers a choice of smart assistants in addition to Wi-Fi music streaming.
The Bose features HDMI connectivity as well as Wi-Fi (, ) and two-way Bluetooth streaming. Like the 700 it offers a choice of and for voice control, and will work with other Bose speakers using the Music app.
The 900 features nine drivers: two PhaseGuide-enabled tweeters, four racetrack transducers, a center tweeter, plus two dipole (up-firing) transducers for Dolby Atmos. The company employs its own PhaseGuide for Atmos content, which it claims offers better audio positioning than competing soundbars.
The Soundbar 900 is 2.3 inches high, 4 inches deep and 41 inches long, and the company says it makes a good match for 50-inch-and-over televisions.
The soundbar will also pair with external peripherals such as the Bass Module 500 and 700, and Bose Surround Speakers.
The leader in thecategory is currently the $800 , which offers a robust multiroom application and a bigger selection of compatible speakers, including the range. I look forward to testing the two models head-to-head in the very near future.
The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 replaces the existingand will be available on Sept. 23 for $900.