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Google debuts Home Max with Smart SoundGoogle shows off its new Home Max speaker. The device automatically tunes the speaker based on the room you're in.
Say hello to Max, our biggest and best sounding Google Home ever. The first thing you'll notice is how we obsessed over the bass. Its two 4.5 inch woofers have 22 millimeters of excursion. An extremely high range for their size. That means these woofers can move a lot of air, allowing Max to really hit those low frequencies. And Max can play loud, really loud. It's more than 20 times more powerful than Google Home, so they'll fill any room in your house with amazing audio. Now, great hardware alone isn't sufficient for great sound. The challenge of speakers today is that they're tuned for ideal acoustic conditions, but they fall short in the real world. That's why it always sounds different in the store than in your home. To sound great the speaker needs to adjust to you and your home. So today we're announcing Smart Sound, a new audio experience powered by Google's AI. It allows Max to adapt to you. Your environment, your context, your preferences So for example, if you set up a speaker in your wall, on a shelf, in a corner, fairly common places. It can dramatically change a sound balance in the speaker and make the music sound muddy and the vocals lose clarity. Well with smart sound, we automatically tune the speaker to correct for this effect. Using a machine learning model trained with thousands of different room configurations What's really cool, this is all done dynamically. So if you decide to move Max a few feet, it'll compensate within seconds. Max also supports Cast, Bluetooth, and stereo aux input. So you can play anything from your phone, or plug in that record player to breathe new life into that vinyl collection. And of course Max has a Google Assistant built right in. We made your assistant can hear you even when the music is blasting using our unique microphone placement and Google's neural beam forming technology. Google Home Max will be available starting December at $399. And it will come in two colors, chalk and charcoal. Now, initially launched in the US, with more countries coming early next year.