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      Sky partners with Devialet to launch new Sky Soundbox

      Transforming the TV sound experience for customers, Sky partners with Devialet to launch new Sky Soundbox

      https://corporate.sky.com/media-cent...w-sky-soundbox

      Incredible value for Sky customers

      Sky and Devialet, one of the world’s most innovative names in audio, have joined forces to create Sky Soundbox, a new all-in-one sound system designed to take the TV viewing experience to the next level. From one single compact speaker unit, Sky Soundbox delivers powerful and immersive sound that puts the viewer at the heart of the action, with audio quality that surpasses many of the best home cinema systems available today.

      Sky Soundbox combines the intelligence of Sky TV with Devialet’s ground breaking audio technologies, developed for the critically acclaimed Expert Pro amplifier and Phantom wireless speaker. This is the first time Devialet has partnered with another brand, making its unique sound available to millions of Sky customers across the UK and Ireland at great value. Together the two companies are reimagining what consumers can expect from their home TV sound experience.

      Combining six woofers and three full-range speakers into a single compact device, Sky Soundbox uses the walls in the home to reflect ambient sound around the room. Devialet’s superior engineering also enables Sky Soundbox to deliver outstanding power and bass depth. The result is spatial surround sound, offering the immersive, 360 degrees experience normally expected from a full home cinema system, without the need for a subwoofer or extra speakers.

      Stephen van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer, Sky UK and Ireland, commented: “Sound is a vital part of visual storytelling – whether you’re watching the season finale of your favourite drama, or an epic Premier League clash. That’s why we’ve partnered with audio industry leaders Devialet to launch Sky Soundbox and take the TV experience to the next level for our customers. Great TV deserves great audio – we believe Sky Soundbox is the Ultra HD of home audio.”

      Quentin Sannié, Chief Executive, Devialet, said: “Sound is the future of television. We are very proud to be partnering with Sky, to help them to unleash the full emotional impact of their content, through powerful, immersive, fully integrated sound. This first partnership illustrates our ability to pursue Devialet’s vision to enable revolutionary experiences through audio, and bring them to the widest number of people through partnerships with like-minded companies who are looking to challenge the status quo.”

      Sky Soundbox is compatible with Sky Q, Sky+ and standalone TVs. When paired with Sky Q, customers can enjoy Sky Q Sound – exclusive sound modes designed by Devialet, to automatically refine the audio for a range of Sky’s entertainment and sports. Each mode adjusts and tailors Sky Soundbox’s audio settings so entertainment can be enjoyed at its best.

      In addition, Sky Soundbox offers dynamic volume management, analysing incoming audio in real time, and adjusting volume levels to ensure clarity - from quiet dialogue to explosive action. Sky Soundbox users will also be able to select a number of manual modes that best suit their needs, including:


      • Dialogue Enhance mode: ensuring speech is clear and defined
      • Late Night mode: decreasing bass and further enhancing quiet whispers
      • Kids mode: giving parents control over the maximum volume levels to protect vulnerable ears.


      Sky Soundbox will go on sale this autumn priced at £799. Current and new Sky customers will enjoy great value at £299, with new and existing Sky Q Multiscreen customers priced at £249. Customers can pre-register for the latest updates about the new product at Sky.com/SkySoundbox.

      Introducing Dolby Atmos to Sky Q

      As part of Sky’s commitment to customers the best quality home entertainment experience, Sky also announced today that those customers who have already invested in a home cinema or AV system compatible with Dolby Atmos® will soon able to enjoy the full capabilities of their speakers with Sky Q.

      Dolby Atmos enhances the live sport experience with breath-taking, moving audio that flows all around the viewer, even overhead, immersing them in the action and creating cinema-quality sound at home. Following a free software update rolling out later this summer, Sky Q customers* will be able to enjoy 124 live Premier League games with Dolby Atmos sound and UHD visuals.

      Notes to Editors:


      • Sky Soundbox is compatible with both Sky Q and Sky+, as well as standalone TVs for people without Sky.
      • Sky Soundbox offers seamless compatibility for all videos and music, for a wide range of connectivity options, including HDMI and optical inputs, and Bluetooth for music playback. Apple Airplay is also available when connected to Sky Q.
      • Sky Soundbox technical detail:



      Connectivity and compatibility
      1 HDMI input & output cable included
      1 Optical input cable included
      Bluetooth 4.1
      Compatible with Dolby Digital+
      Software technologies
      Immersive sound processing and rendering
      Real-time speaker management
      Dynamic-Volume adjustment
      Automatic listening modes exclusively available with Sky Q
      Effective bandwidth
      35 Hz – 22 kHz
      Dimensions
      37.5 cm x 21 cm x 9.5 cm
      Loudspeakers


      6 x 3-inch woofers in dual push-push configuration


      3 x 2-inch full range drivers in 120° configuration
      Closed cabinet
      Weight
      Approx. 4kg

      Dolby Atmos support is for Sky Q customers with Ultra HD, and a compatible television and speaker setup. Those wishing to take advantage of Dolby Atmos support on Sky Q will require Dolby Atmos enabled home theatre products, ranging from TVs, AVRs, sound bars, home-theatre-in-a-box (HTIB) solutions and speaker models.

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      Re: Sky partners with Devialet to launch new Sky Soundbox

      A bit more background and pictures of this from Wired;

      Quentin Sannié, Devialet CEO, talking exclusively to WIRED, explained: “We basically analysed the sound spectrum of certain types of contents – such as cinema, boxing, golf, cricket, Formula 1 – and created tailored soundscapes for each of them, to deliver a unique level of sound precision. So, when you're switching from a movie to a cricket game, the sound automatically optimises itself to provide the best experience.”

      David Cameron, Sky director of TV experience, product design & development, added: “If we want to bring an amazing TV sound, it’s no surprise that Sky looked at sport. We supply the metadata to the Soundbox and you get a much more immersive impression.”

      “We are always trying to bring the best possible TV experience, and that is why it’s so exciting partnering with a brand like Devialet, because that is what they bring in an audio sense – this is what has driven us, and you’ll hear that,” said Cameron.

      The Sky Soundbox also has dynamic volume management, analysing incoming audio in real time, and adjusting volume levels from quiet dialogue to explosive action. WIRED got a demo of this with scenes from Skyfall where the bullet shots were clearly dampened while dialogue was simultaneously boosted.

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      Sky Soundbox is a high-end TV audio system at a huge discount | WIRED UK

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      Re: Sky partners with Devialet to launch new Sky Soundbox

      This had looked a bit "Shyte" initially but on reading a bit more on the more audiophile sites it looks like a better product than I had anticipated...
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      Re: Sky partners with Devialet to launch new Sky Soundbox

      I really like the sound of this when I looked at it, but the one thing that really disappoints me is that unless I'm missing something I don't think you're able to connect anything else into the system - eg my PS4.

      Have I missed something?

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      Re: Sky partners with Devialet to launch new Sky Soundbox

      According to the video there are inputs for HDMI and Toslink.(optical)

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      Re: Sky partners with Devialet to launch new Sky Soundbox

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      According to the video there are inputs for HDMI and Toslink.(optical)
      I thought those ports would be required for the Sky Q box?

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      Re: Sky partners with Devialet to launch new Sky Soundbox

      Being cynical, I wonder if it will lipsync better than curently available sound systems do.
      We don't need a delay in the settings menu, we need an advance !
      Maybe if it doesn't the issue will be addressed.
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