If you’ve got ears, listen up: a soundbar is the best upgrade you can buy for your TV room, and we’re currently offering one of the best soundbars on the market at a historically low price. Grab the Polk MagniFi Max AX SR and enjoy clear dialogue, incredible surround sound and enough bass to make the neighbors jealous. (Or angry. You might reconsider that midnight performance nothing new in the West? Nothing quiet about this movie.)
The MagniFi Max AX SR (which I’ll just refer to as “the MagniFi” from now on) was recently featured in my roundup of the best soundbars of 2023; it’s the one I picked as the best surround Soundbar what it absolutely is.
This beast of a system packs 11 speakers into the soundbar alone, but it also comes with wireless satellite speakers and a wireless subwoofer. It connects to your TV’s HDMI ARC port, but is also a Wi-Fi speaker system compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple AirPlay and Google Home. This initial setup is easy thanks to an included quick start guide, but you may need to venture online to find out the different modes and functions of the remote.
Speaking of features, there are two standout features. First, Polk’s VoiceAdjust amplifies dialogue so you can actually hear what’s being said, and there are multiple levels you can use to adjust it to suit your hearing.
Second, MagniFi supports Dolby Atmos. So if you’re watching a movie or TV show that supports this as well, prepare for sound that positively envelops you. That’s thanks to the upward-firing speakers built into the soundbar And the satellites. Of course, even quiet 5.1 surround content sounds amazing on this thing; Atmos just takes it to the next level.
I also appreciate that MagniFi doesn’t require another app to study or an account to sign up for. (Thanks, Polk!) Once you plug it into your existing Amazon, Apple, or Google ecosystem, you’re done.
This system sold for $799 when I first received it to test, but the price went up to $899 shortly thereafter. This deal represents its lowest price ever, making it one of the best soundbar buys of 2023. If you’re serious about upgrading your TV room (we’re talking theater-level audio), snag it fast.
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