OLED TVs deliver brilliant picture quality but audio capabilities are often lacking. Newly founded company Canvas aims to "complete the picture" with its powerful HiFi audiostand for LG OLED TVs that delivers real 3D audio. Prices start at $999. Read our first impressions.
Audiostand for LG OLED TVsNewly founded company Canvas has today unveiled a one-box audio solution that integrates seamlessly with an LG OLED TV (2016+ B series or 2017+ C series). The company is promising an elegant solution with a HiFi-grade audio experience. - "While sound quality is the driving force behind Canvas, we knew that to gain the edge on soundbars, including their subwoofers and HiFi systems, we had to eliminate the visual clutter via beautiful minimalistic design," Canvas said.
First impressions: The missing ingredientThe missing ingredient was 3D audio, specifically BACCH 3D Sound developed by a Princeton professor. The company explains that a recent breakthrough enables realistic 3D sound through just two speakers, achieved by using crosstalk cancellation. - "It achieves this using crosstalk cancellation – essentially repositioning the sound so that the left and right speakers can only be heard by the respective ear. The result is real three-dimensional stereo imaging similar to free-standing High End speakers, without any form of coloration to the sound," the team explained. FlatpanelsHD has experienced the Canvas speaker (a pre-production sample). While some may scoff at the notion of 3D audio from a set-up like this, we came away very impressed. It delivers powerful yet balanced TV sound and is an excellent music solution, too. In the sweet spot, the BACCH 3D system delivers clear separation between the left and right channels, and at the same time it manages to expand the spatial sound stage, with sound encompassing the viewer to some degree. The effect is not comparable to a full-fledged Atmos system but the 2-hour listening session convinced us that Canvas' claims of "real 3D audio" have merit, and at the same time it delivers a far better audio experience than high-end soundbars from well-known brands. We strongly encourage you to experience it later this year. - "The technology to achieve this extraordinary width, depth and height is cutting edge and provided by BACCH 3D technology invented by Princeton professor - and literal rocket scientist - Edgar Choueiri," Kim Neeper explained.
Also a full-fledged music systemAn LG OLED TV must be physically mounted on top of the Canvas box and connected via HDMI ARC, Toslink or analog. However, the box also comes with a number of built-in capabilities to allow viewers to enjoy music even when the TV is off. Canvas features built-in Apple AirPlay 2, Google Chromecast, Spotify Connect, Bluetooth, and DLNA. It can also be used in a Sonos system through Sonos Connect. There is a top chamber large enough for an Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, or Amazon FireTV box as well as built-in cable management. The front cover that attached magnetically is available in five colors. canvas.audio. In October 2019, the company will launch a Crowdfunding campaign and announce further details regarding launch timing.
Canvas - specifications
TV COMPATIBILITY LG OLED 55” and 65”, B and C Series, 2016 (B Series only), 2017, 2018, 2019 ENCLOSURE Rock solid 30 liters bass reflex, MDF with BridgeBrace technology BASS/MIDRANGE 2 x High End SB Acoustics long excursion 6” diecast aluminium chassis TWEETER 2 x High End SB Acoustics ring radiator with non-resonant rear chambers AMPLIFIERS 4 channel HiFi, combined 200 Watt RMS FREQ RESPONSE 30 Hz - 20.000 Hz DSP Powerful AD 300 MIPS quad-core with BACCHTM 3D filter ROOM CORRECTION Through iOS app, uses iPhones built in microphone CONNECTIVITY HDMI ARC, Toslink, Analogue, Apple AirPlay 2, Google Chromecast, Tidal, Spotify Connect, Bluetooth, DLNA, Sonos through Sonos Connect FRONT STORAGE ROOM Houses Apple TV 4K, Google Chromecast 4K, Amazon Fire TV 4K etc CABLE MANAGEMENT Cloth pouch on the back for hiding power strip, power & HDMI cables COVERS Interchangeable magnetic covers in multiple colors UPDATES Automatic OTA VOLTAGE AC 100-240V, 50-60 Hz DIMENSIONS (HXWXD) 378 x 1229 x 208 mm / 14.88 x 48.4 x 8.2 in WEIGHT 18 Kg / 40 lbs without packaging
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