Vizio's new M-Collection soundbar lineup for 2022-2023 includes the M-Series Elevate, a cheaper version of the original but with the same Dolby Atmos height speakers.
The $800 M-Series Elevate is a 5.1.2 package, with wired surround speakers and a wi-fi subwoofer that is said to deliver bass down to 45 Hz. Like its predecessor, it has speakers at the bars' outer edges that rotate up for Atmos and DTS:X duty, and then retract back down to enable additional playback of standard surround and stereo sounds.
The M-Collection Elevate has HDMI eARC, as a result of as well as an optical digital audio input. A built-in seem bar manage menu allows you to configure the Elevates settings on the set display screen, as well as a voice assistant enter for connecting a Google or Amazon Alexa speaker.
Dolby Atmos for $200 is the M-Collection All-in-One single.
Vizio also announced the M-Sequence All-in-One, a 2.1-channel soundbar that supports Dolby Atmos for only $200.
When the Atmos and DTS:X appear on the All-In-One person, Vizios finances soundbar characteristics the same connectivity possibilities as the M-Collection Elevate, which includes a Voice Assistant input.
In July, the M-Sequence Elevate and All-In-A single will be released.
Is the Elevate a similar aircraft to the Sonos Arc?
When TechRadar examined the primary Vizio Elevate soundbar, we found it to be a bit lacking in features compared to comparable flagship soundbars such as the $900 Sonos Arc.
The fact that speakers that constantly rotate upward when a Dolby Atmos entry is detected and immediately retract is unquestionably awesome is that the first Elevate appeared to be expensive when first released.
The new M-Series Elevate is a far more affordable option for that similar slickness, and Vizios' decision to reduce it from a 5.1.4 Atmos speaker configuration to a 5.1.2 one will not cause any significant harm to most listeners. Its DTS:X integration as well as Dolby Atmos make it a standout among quite a few other soundbar options.
However, the Sonos Arcs ability to connect above Wi-Fi to other Sonos speakers together with the Sub and stream audio directly via the company's application or AirPlay 2 puts it ahead of the M-Series Elevate, which does not offer any wireless streaming alternatives other than Bluetooth, along with Trueplay home calibration, is another function group the M-Sequence Elevate lacks.
The M-Collection Elevate transforms perception for movie enthusiasts who want outstanding dwelling theater sound but with the added bonus and bragging legal rights of automatic Dolby Atmos peak speakers. For those who match that description, Vizio's latest flagship M-Collection soundbar will be a compelling purchase, although it will cost only $100 less than the Sonos Arc.