Nakamichi USA Hosts "Best High-End Soundbar in the World" Blind Comparison Shoot-Out Event at CES 2018

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Aiming to bring home theater enthusiasts together to audition high-performance soundbars above $1,000 and vote for the best. All attendees will qualify for a drawing to win a free Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 DTS:X Soundbar ($1,100 value).

Best High-End Soundbar in the World

Nakamichi announced its CES 2018 program today, highlighted by the "Best High-End Soundbar in the World" blind comparison shoot-out event. This is the first event of its kind, and is being held at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, USA. Attendees will be able to experience and compare the best of the best soundbars above $1,000, including Nakamichi's newly-launched Shockwafe Ultra 9.2ch DTS:X Soundbar. Entry is free with limited spaces available.

All attendees will be qualified for a drawing to win a free Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 DTS:X Soundbar.

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Consumers are upgrading their TVs, but how about their audio?
The growing ascendancy of the home cinema has paved the way for consumers to upgrade to HDTVs that are thinner, more elegant, and deliver content in higher resolution. Audio technology has also improved, but the premium, advanced home theater sound systems are bulky and complex, made of piles of equipment, unwanted messy wires, time-consuming cable management, and even in some cases, costly home renovations. While soundbars are traditionally known to provide the much-desired simplicity and sound improvements to home theater, is there one that can raise the bar and perform similarly to an audio/video receiver (AVR) system?

Who will win the "Best High-End Soundbar in the World" title?
While there is already winner for the best HDTV: LG 4K OLED TV, the same cannot be said for high-end soundbars. This event aims to uncover the undisputed champion for soundbars above $1,000. Summary of event:

  • During registration, attendees will vote for two other soundbars that they want to compare against Shockwafe Ultra 9.2ch DTS:X Soundbar during the shoot-out.
  • With limited spaces available, there will be a total of 8-10 shoot-out sessions at CES 2018 that will last for 30 minutes each.
  • During each shoot-out session, there will be 4 rounds. Different types of content will be played in each round, including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and others.
  • Attendees will be given score cards to vote on the best-sounding soundbar for each round.
  • After tabulating results, the Best High-end Soundbar will be announced after CES 2018.

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Collaboration with San Francisco Audiophile Society (SFAS)
On January 13, 2018, Nakamichi is also hosting separate shoot-out sessions for members of the San Francisco Audiophile Society (SFAS), in San Francisco, CA.

Introducing Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2ch DTS:X Soundbar
The first 9.2 Channel soundbar with two 10" wireless subwoofers, the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra delivers accurate, evenly distributed chest-thumping bass across the entire room. The four two-way 3S surround effects speakers reproduce 360° moving audio that flows all around you. Technical details:

  • 18-driver soundbar with 9.2 channels, 1000W power output, and up to 110dB SPL
  • Dual 10" down-firing wireless subwoofers
  • Four 2-way 3S (Synchronized Surround Sound) rear speakers
  • Integrated with DTS:X 3D surround and DTS Neural:X upmixing technologies
  • Quad-core surround sound processor
  • Bluetooth aptX
  • Advanced connectivity (4K HDR pass-through, HDCP 2.2, HDMI 2.0)

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About Nakamichi
Nakamichi was founded in 1948 by Mr. Etsuro Nakamichi, and has since established itself as a trusted creator of high-quality audio products that deliver sound, style and substance. The Nakamichi product line is driven by an intense scientific curiosity, the love of music, and commitment to uncompromising quality and performance.

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