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Nakamichi Adds Shockwafe 7.1 and 7.2 eARC Soundbars to Lineup

Both models come with Spatial Surround Elevation (SSE) MAX technology, upgraded speaker drivers and amplifier hardware, and Qualcomm aptX HD.

Nakamichi partnered with existing Shockwafe SSE owners to develop its 2022 Shockwafe lineup, leading with the flagship launch of the Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 eARC back in March. Now, the release of the Pro 7.1 eARC and Elite 7.2 eARC completes the lineup.

Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC

The Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC ($899.99) delivers bass from a fully boosted, 10-inch, high-output subwoofer, with a peak power output of up to 300 watts, delivering bass notes as low as 30 Hz. Every speaker in the system is upgraded. The custom designed extended range twin-cone drivers and silk dome tweeters deliver lifelike, true 360-degree cinema surround with full-bodied dialog. The Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC also incorporates high output amplifiers capable of delivering up to 850 watts of total system power, enveloping its listeners with a cinema experience as loud as 108 dB SPL.

Nakamichi Shockwafe Soundbar

Shockwafe 7.2 eARC

Taking inspiration from the multiple subwoofers configuration popularized by cinemas, the Shockwafe 7.2 eARC ($1299.99) comes with dual 8-inch high-output subwoofers. These elevated subwoofers evenly pressurize the room with intense low frequency energy. The 450-watt subwoofer power output will turn the entire room into a sweet spot, delivering immense shockwaves of palpable subterranean bass as low as 25 Hz.

Like its smaller cousin, the Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC comes with upgraded custom designed extended range twin-cone drivers and silk dome tweeters, projecting a large sound capsule that transports its listeners to the center of the action.

With up to 1000 watts of accessible power generated by its high-output amplifiers, the Shockwafe 7.2 eARC is capable of up to 110 dB of cinema sound.

Nakamichi Shockwafe Soundbar Surround Sound Diagram

Features of Both Soundbars

  • SSE MAX is a state-of-the-art architecture that fuses precision-tuned, high-performance hardware with Nakamichi’s exclusive SSE surround processing software, first featured in previous Shockwafe series.
  • HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) enables all Shockwafe eARC soundbars to receive full quality, lossless audio, with 4K HDR and Dolby Vision pass-through to the TV. With three HDMI inputs, multiple devices can also be conveniently connected to the soundbar.
  • With Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support, the Shockwafe eARC series extracts every detail of surround information from today’s content, with the soundbar, surround speakers, and subwoofer(s) collaborating harmoniously to transform every living room into a large sound capsule, with compelling 360-degree surround directionality.
  • With all Shockwafe eARC models utilizing Qualcomm aptX HD, the Shockwafe eARC soundbar series allows listeners to stream their favorite tunes in up to 24-bit music quality from smartphones, tablets, or laptops via Bluetooth 5.0.

The Shockwafe Pro 7.1 eARC retails on major online retail platforms from today, at $899.99. The Shockwafe Elite 7.2 eARC is projected to release by the end of September and will retail for $1299.99

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