Uses Bluetooth technology
Up to two channels of compressed audio (stereo)
Ideal for headphones, earbuds, and portable speakers
Uses a standard Wi-Fi network
Up to two channels of high-definition audio (stereo)
Ideal for smart speakers, multiroom speakers, and speakers that expand soundbar-based systems
Creates a dedicated wireless network, specifically for the sound system
Up to eight channels of ultra high-definition uncompressed audio; supports Dolby Atmos®
Highest globally-recognized standard for wireless speaker systems
Ideal for true cinema surround-sound systems
Congratulations! You've either invested in one of Platin Audio's innovative immersive sound systems, or you're thinking about taking the leap. Whether you're the proud owner of a Milan 5.1, Monaco 5.1, or Monaco 5.1.2 or contemplating which of these powerful systems to choose, there are ways to amplify your auditory experience even further. Before we delve into the exciting possibilities of upgrading your system, let's take a moment to understand the advancements in sound technology and why these Platin systems rise above the rest.
We'll skip past the first 80-90 years of TV development and skip to the last several. With the advent of flat-screen televisions, audio quality started to pay the price. Slimmer TVs meant even slimmer speakers, leading to poorer sound quality. Flatter speakers result in sound that lacks depth, making it hard to hear dialogue clearly or enjoy the subtleties of a rich musical score. The increasingly compact design of modern TVs also means that audio often feels like it's coming from a single point, as opposed to surrounding you as it should in a real-world setting.
To solve this issue, soundbars were introduced. These devices aimed to augment the TV's internal speakers, offering improved audio quality. However, even with advanced technology, soundbars have their limitations. Due to their engineering, size, and positioning, they can't accurately replicate a theater sound system's immersive, multi-directional experience.
Here's where WiSA comes into play. WiSA, or Wireless Speaker and Audio Association, is an industry group dedicated to high-resolution, multi-channel audio. WiSA-certified products, like the Platin Milan and Monaco systems, deliver an audio experience that is both high-quality and free from the constraints of wires. If you want to know more about the extreme differences between Bluetooth, WIFI, and WiSA, please see our blog here. Not all “wireless” systems are created equal!
The Platin systems offer a superior solution to soundbars and TV speakers due to their use of discrete speakers and wireless technology. Unlike soundbars, Platin's immersive sound systems distribute speakers throughout your space, creating a true surround sound effect. The non-existent lag means you hear crystal-clear dialogue that perfectly matches the video.
For an even more enhanced experience, Dolby Atmos is a game-changer. While traditional surround sound systems replicate a 360-degree audio experience, Dolby Atmos takes it a step further by adding verticality to the mix. It enables sound to move around you in three-dimensional space, creating the sensation of being inside the action. You can hear the rain falling from above or a plane soaring overhead with remarkable clarity and realism. To learn more about Dolby Atmos and how to select and setup your system, we provide helpful blogs for that as well. The Platin Monaco 5.1.2 has two front upfiring drivers that give you true Dolby Atmos.
Now that we've covered the basics, let's talk about taking your Platin system to the next level. You can add to your existing Monaco 5.1 system by integrating additional upfiring front Dolby Atmos separate speakers. These speakers reflect sound off the ceiling, creating a sense of height and depth that envelops you in your entertainment.
Another excellent way to boost your system is by adding a second subwoofer. This move would transform your system into a 5.2.2 setup, with two subs providing powerful, punchy bass to balance your immersive sound. Adding a second sub increases the overall output and helps smooth out low-frequency response in your room.
From June 3 to June 24, 2023 we're making upgrading even more exciting. With the purchase of a Monaco 5.1.2, you can get a second subwoofer absolutely FREE at select retailers only! Don't miss this chance to further enrich your home cinema experience with Platin Audio.
Whether you've already taken the plunge or are considering investing in a Platin immersive sound system, there are plenty of ways to take your audio experience to the next level.
Featuring front speakers with upfiring drivers to play Dolby Atmos and Dolby Atmos Music height channels, Monaco 5.1.2 with WiSA SoundSend takes home entertainment to new heights.