EISA COMPACT SOUNDBAR
JBL’s Bar 5.0 Multibeam hides a wealth of technological talent within its compact chassis. As a living room-friendly single-box system, there’s no accompanying subwoofer here – instead, the soundbar’s five active drivers are joined by four passive radiators that provide tangible, well-integrated bass. Then, for a cinematic sound experience, Virtual Dolby Atmos DSP combines with JBL’s automatic Multibeam calibration for a soundstage that offers width, height and excellent effects placement. Believable dialogue comes courtesy of a dedicated centre channel, while music playback (via Chromecast built-in, Bluetooth, or the Bar 5.0 Multibeam’s HDMI and optical audio inputs) benefits from its balanced delivery.