Sennheiser’s 13-speaker soundbar will launch in May for $2,499

Sennheiser’s first consumer speaker, the Ambeo Soundbar, will go on sale in May for $2,499. That makes it one of the most expensive soundbars out there. But coming from Sennheiser, it ought to be one of the best-sounding ones, too.

The Ambeo Soundbar is meant to deliver virtual surround sound in a 5.1.4 configuration. That’s the five speakers and a subwoofer from a normal 5.1 surround sound system, plus four additional speakers in each corner of the room. Sennheiser says the soundbar will transform stereo and 5.1 content so that it can take advantage of its additional virtual speakers.

The soundbar is made up of 13 drivers: six four-inch woofers, five one-inch tweeters, and two…

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