While we here at HomeTheaterReview cling to our component surround sound systems and oodles of source devices (for good reason, mind you), the simple fact of the matter is that most people these days are perfectly happy sourcing entertainment from their smart TVs, and don't really feel the need to add oodles of black boxes to the equation just to get an upgraded sound experience. That is, in part, a good explanation for the rise of the soundbar.
While soundbars are certainly convenient, though, most don't deliver a true surround sound experience, and those that do sacrifice some level of setup simplicity. Enter Enclave Audio with a better solution. The company's new CineHome II and CineHome PRO wireless surround sound speaker systems and the new CineHub wireless audio transmitter boast WiSA certification, and the PRO boasts THX certification. The new systems will retail for $1,499.99 and $999.99, with the CineHub selling for $149.99, or $99.99 when purchased alongside either speaker system.
Read on for full details directly from Enclave Audio:
Enclave Audio, manufacturer of immersive wireless audio systems for home entertainment environments, today expands the popular CineHome product portfolio with the introduction of two new WiSA Certified wireless multi-channel surround speaker systems: the CineHome II and CineHome PRO and the new CineHub wireless audio transmitter.
With cutting-edge wireless audio technology and connectivity, a complete 5.1 CineHome system sets up as quickly and easily as a soundbar but provides the unmatched audio performance of a multi-channel surround sound system. Designed to envelope the listener in a sphere of surround sound, each CineHome speaker system consists of three wireless front speakers (left, right, and center), two wireless rear speakers (left and right), and a wireless subwoofer. Unencumbered by the constraints of speaker wire, both the CineHome II and CineHome PRO surround sound speaker solutions feature quick set up. The systems pair and sync automatically to deliver a high-definition audio experience across a 360-degree field of true wireless surround sound by leveraging WiSA technology, a worldwide standard for high definition, multi-channel wireless audio.
With WiSA compatibility, the CineHome II and CineHome PRO speaker systems can be seamlessly bundled with the Enclave CineHub or configured to work with any WiSA Certified transmitter or any WiSA Ready devices within the ecosystem including the 2019 LG OLED and LG NanoCell TV's. Not dependent on any external Wi-Fi, the new WiSA Certified CineHome surround sound systems operate on a discrete wireless network exclusive to the audio system which safeguards the speaker systems from latency, lag, or interference common with other wireless devices operating in the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz frequency bands while supporting uncompressed 24-bit, 96kHz audio with extremely low latency and less than one microsecond of synchronization between speakers.
The CineHub wireless audio transmitter features Dolby Audio, DTS Digital Surround, Uncompressed PCM and supports eARC, ARC, Optical, Bluetooth and Analog inputs. When bundled with the CineHome PRO wireless speaker solution, the Enclave CineHub delivers the first THX Certified and WiSA Certified home theater system to customers craving the ultimate wireless home theater experience.
"Enclave is the first speaker company to bring the powerful combination of THX Certification and WiSA compatibility to a 5.1 wireless home theater system. Each year, we see video technology improve - from HD to 4K to 8K and beyond - but audio technology has been lagging. With the explosion of consumer access to multi-channel audio content, we are planting the stake to say our entertainment deserves immersive audio," said Rob Jones, CTO for Enclave Audio. "We're restoring the integrity of the home theater experience by delivering customers their favorite movies, shows, games, and music, the way it was intended it to be heard, without the complicated installation processes of the past."
The CineHome II surround sound speaker set is available starting at $999.99 US MSRP. The CineHome PRO surround sound speaker set is available starting at $1,499.99 US MSRP. The Enclave CineHub is available starting at $149.99 US MSRP but when bundled with a CineHome II or CineHome PRO speaker set, is available for $99.99.
For more information on Enclave and where Enclave Audio products are sold, please visit www.enclaveaudio.com.
Additional information about THX Certification is available here.