Fully active soundbars from Magnat - A cinema sound without the headache

Screens are continually increasing in size and pictures are becoming more and more brilliant, however, one thing that the LCD and OLED screens of this world still lack is a good-quality sound. No wonder, because good speakers simply cannot be accommodated in a housing that´s just a few millimeters thick. And if these speakers are also directed towards the rear, disappointment is inevitable. Our soundbars offer a quick and easy solution to this, as they contain state of the art technology and, of course, decades of our experience in speaker construction. All of the qualities that you expect from a Magnat speaker are also embodied by the elegant, slim soundbars. Of course, we have also given a lot of thought as to how you can enjoy a cinema experience within your own four walls in the easiest way possible. All it takes is just a few simple steps to fill your home with an impressive surround sound instead of the dismal audio produced by your TV.

Simple connection - wireless perfection


Home cinema? Didn´t this used to involve lots of speakers and even more cables? This isn´t the case with our fully active soundbars, because all you need to do is plug in the power cable and connect the HDMI lead to your TV set. When doing this, use the connection marked "ARC" (which stands for "Audio Return Channel"). This is where the sound from all of the sources that are connected to your television is output.

It means you are able to enjoy films and series with a perfect sound, as well as games, DVDs, Blu-rays or anything else you watch via Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV or a set-top box. Better still: If your TV supports HDMI-CEC, and all current models do, then you can conveniently control the system volume with your TV´s remote control. If this isn´t possible, you can simply use the supplied remote control.

Speaking of wireless: Of course, our soundbars also master the most popular of all the sources for simply playing music: Bluetooth. Version 5.0, which features the aptX lossless transmission protocol, means everything you have on your smartphone or tablet can be reproduced by the soundbar in a completely uncompressed format with the finest sound.

Bass? Naturally, and wireless of course


Our soundbars always include an active subwoofer for the very low frequencies. As these frequencies cannot be located by the human ear, this active woofer can be positioned virtually anywhere in your room. In order to take full advantage of this feature, the subwoofers of the SBW series are wirelessly connected to the soundbars; apart from a power connection, the woofer doesn´t require any additional cabling. This enables discreet placement anywhere in the room

2.1 and 3.1 – what do these designations actually mean?


Our soundbars differ in terms of size and number of built-in speaker systems. The SBW 280, for example, is a 2.1 system. This means that the soundbar itself is equipped with two channels for left and right audio. The active subwoofer for the bass component is then represented by the ".1". The SBW 300 features three separate speakers for the right, left and center channels. This is what the "3" in the "3.1" designation stands for. Both solutions offer the best cinema sound. In the case of the larger units, the three separate channels allow a significantly better assignment of the film audio to what´s happening in the picture.

Diverse surround and sound programs


In order to do justice to what the director had in mind for the sound during production, our soundbars naturally master the Dolby Digital format and are thus able to reproduce all the subtleties of a film´s atmosphere. What´s more: Our realistic, DSP-controlled 3D surround sound program elicits an impressive surround sound from all sources. Three presets for the integrated equalizer enable optimized sound reproduction for films, music and enhanced speech intelligibility. The night mode uses a reduced dynamic range, which allows you to easily understand what´s being said late at night without you having to worry about any sudden sound effects waking up the entire house.

Magnat´s soundbars in a timeless design


First and foremost, soundbars need to sound good. However, we couldn´t help making them look very elegant as well with a high-quality finish; after all, they are always located in a prominent position in the living room. The slim 7.5 cm high housings cut a fine figure wherever they are positioned. They can be placed on a sideboard both underneath and in front of the screen, depending on what set up you prefer.

The housings are made of a low-resonance MDF, which is a material also used in the construction of high-end speakers. At the rear you will find a fixture for mounting the soundbar onto a wall, which is ideal if this is where your flat screen is already mounted. All of the essential operating elements are easily accessible at the top of the device. Of course, the active subwoofers are also equipped with sturdy MDF housings. The powerful long-throw woofers, which measure 200 and 250 mm in diameter, are directed to the side, while the aerodynamically shaped bass reflex tube ends at the front.

Cinema sound really can be this easy


Unpack, connect and enjoy. Thanks to Magnat´s soundbars, you will be enjoying a perfect and, above all, uncomplicated cinema experience within your own four walls in no time at all. Instead of the embarrassing sound produced by your TV, you can now enjoy impressive cinema audio with friends and family - all in a thoroughly stylish setup.

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Sounddeck 160 - Optimum sound for the TV


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The sound that accompanies a film accounts for 50 percent or more of the overall experience, which is a well known fact. Most televisions, however, sound rather modest. A soundbar is often recommended as an audio alternative. Depending on the placement options available, however, a sound deck can sometimes make a lot more sense. Especially when it´s a fully-fledged model like our Magnat Sounddeck 160.

Soundbar or sound deck?
In contrast to a soundbar, there is no doubt about where a sound deck should be positioned. It should be located under the TV. And it is precisely for this location that we designed the Sounddeck 160 – both structurally and acoustically. There is, of course, a lot of technology accommodated in the elegant, 70 cm wide housing. The second advantage of a sound deck like the Magnat 160 is that the subwoofer is already integrated, so setting it up is child´s play.

In terms of acoustics, the Sounddeck 160 naturally offers significantly more volume than a typical soundbar due to the depth of its housing. In addition, we have also provided the sound deck with an ultra-sturdy MDF housing, which means it is in no way inferior to classic speakers. This makes the sound fuller and more authentic and optimizes the all-important vocal reproduction.

A sound deck with plenty of power


Question: What does a sound deck need to be able to do first and foremost? Answer: Reproduce fabulous film audio. This is something that the Magnat Sounddeck 160 does this well. With two tweeters, four mid-range speakers and an integrated subwoofer, it not only conjures up room-filling sound in the living room, or any other room for that matter, but it also delivers an impressive performance with a deep bass range that delves down to 26 Hz. The built-in power amplifiers, which boast a total output of up to 220 watts, provide a sufficient level of power.

Home cinema without a complicated setup


The built-in Dolby Digital decoder enables the best 3D surround sound for the home cinema. The Sounddeck 160 is therefore able to replace a complete surround system. The fact that the active subwoofer is already integrated in the housing means that the set-up process is simply limited to connecting the TV and sound deck. Then insert the power plug – and that´s it.
The integrated equalizer features three presets for sound optimization, i.e. for film, music and vocal reproduction. And if you fancy a bit of cinema enjoyment late at night, the night mode ensures your children or any neighbors close by won´t be disturbed or awoken during loud scenes.

Sound deck with HDMI and Bluetooth connectivity


There are plenty of inputs available to connect your TV set. The easiest input to use is the HDMI port. The TV´s ARC audio return channel will then be used, meaning any sources connected, from TV receivers to game consoles, can be reproduced via the sound deck in the best possible sound quality. You can then also enjoy being able to control the volume of the deck using your TV´s remote control. If this is not possible, the digital coaxial and optical inputs can be used. There is also a jack input and a USB port on board.

Can a sound deck also be used as a Bluetooth speaker? Yes of course. Smartphones, tablets and notebooks can be connected via Bluetooth, meaning maximum sound quality can be reproduced for these devices as well. The Sounddeck 160 is therefore capable of replacing a complete system in your living room or bedroom.

Sound deck with customized housing


Let´s talk about design, because the Sounddeck 160 will cut a fine figure in any room. Measuring 70 cm wide and 34 cm deep, it has the ideal dimensions for most TV sets. Thanks to its overall height of just 80 mm, the sound deck can also be positioned in an open lowboard or sideboard underneath the television. Sturdy feet not only provide a secure footing, but also prevent resonance from occurring. This is to the benefit of the remarkable performance generated by the integrated active subwoofer.

The elegant display at the front of the unit always provides information about which input is selected. This makes prolonged guesswork a thing of the past. This also applies, of course, to operation via the system´s remote control: It allows you to use all of the functions in an intuitive and clear manner.

FULLY ACTIVE HOME CINEMA SOUNDBAR WITH WIRELESS SUBWOOFER, BLUETOOTH AND HDMI®

technologies

Features and special features of this series

SBW 300

Fully active 3.1 home cinema soundbar

  • Fully active soundbar with wirelessly connected subwoofer and 130/260 watts of total power
  • HDMI, optical digital input, analog jack input, USB and Bluetooth 5.0 aptX for a perfect music streaming experience
  • Dolby Digital for optimum film audio
  • Equalizer with three presets for films, music and enhanced speech intelligibility
  • Realistic, DSP-controlled 3D surround sound program for films and music
  • Night mode with a reduced dynamic range

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SBW 280

Fully active 2.1 home cinema soundbar

  • Fully active soundbar with wirelessly connected subwoofer and 130/260 watts of total power
  • HDMI, optical digital input, analog jack input, USB and Bluetooth 5.0 aptX for a perfect music streaming experience
  • Digital for optimum film audio
  • Equalizer with three presets for films, music and enhanced speech intelligibility
  • Realistic, DSP-controlled 3D surround sound program for films and music
  • Night mode with a reduced dynamic range

further information

Sounddeck 160

Powered home cinema sound deck with integrated subwoofer, Bluetooth® and HDMI® functionality

  • 110 watts continuous power / 220 watts peak power
  • Optical and coaxial digital inputs
  • Fully-fledged and dynamic home cinema sound from a single loudspeaker system
  • Very easy to install thanks to numerous inputs; HDMI® allows direct connection to the TV

further information

SBW 300

Fully active 3.1 home cinema soundbar

  • Fully active soundbar with wirelessly connected subwoofer and 130/260 watts of total power
  • HDMI, optical digital input, analog jack input, USB and Bluetooth 5.0 aptX for a perfect music streaming experience
  • Dolby Digital for optimum film audio
  • Equalizer with three presets for films, music and enhanced speech intelligibility
  • Realistic, DSP-controlled 3D surround sound program for films and music
  • Night mode with a reduced dynamic range

further information

SBW 280

Fully active 2.1 home cinema soundbar

  • Fully active soundbar with wirelessly connected subwoofer and 130/260 watts of total power
  • HDMI, optical digital input, analog jack input, USB and Bluetooth 5.0 aptX for a perfect music streaming experience
  • Digital for optimum film audio
  • Equalizer with three presets for films, music and enhanced speech intelligibility
  • Realistic, DSP-controlled 3D surround sound program for films and music
  • Night mode with a reduced dynamic range

further information

Sounddeck 160

Powered home cinema sound deck with integrated subwoofer, Bluetooth® and HDMI® functionality

  • 110 watts continuous power / 220 watts peak power
  • Optical and coaxial digital inputs
  • Fully-fledged and dynamic home cinema sound from a single loudspeaker system
  • Very easy to install thanks to numerous inputs; HDMI® allows direct connection to the TV

further information