The S-Series combines multiple speakers to deliver breathtaking sound
from every direction, making it a real game-changer in home cinema
technology. Every detail, every whisper, every note; you’ll never miss a
thing with the S-Series from Damson.
-Video passthrough supports Dolby Vision & HDR10 and 4k UHD
-Watch surround sound truly wireless with S-Cubes built in Lithium batteries
-2 x HDMI inputs; 1 x Aux-in; Bluetooth
-1 x HDMI Output with Audio Return Channel (ARC)
-Universal plug works in USA/UK/EU/Australia
-Supports ARC HDMI remote control operstion
-Wireless remote control - no line of sight required
The Damson S-Cubes
-Use as standalone speakers or surround sound speakers
-35 Watts output
-Built in Lithium-Ion battery
-Up to 8 hours wireless playback at 70% volume
-Bluetooth and Aux-in< with JetStreamNet multi-speaker connectivity/span>
-Supports universal speaker stands and wall connectors
-Includes universal plug that works in USA/UK/EU/Australia
-connect up to 8 S-Cubes together for multi-speaker multi-room set up
-No separate app control required - total audio freedom
home cinema for all
The S-Series combines multiple speakers to deliver breathtaking sound from every direction, making it a real game-changer in home cinema technology. Every detail, every whisper, every note; you’ll never miss a thing with the S-Series from Damson.
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I bought this system to fully complement an LG TV with 4K/Dolby Vision/Dolby Atmos capability and three 4K video sources (LG 4K Bluray player, Apple TV 4K, Amazon FireTV 4K).
Overall I was impressed by how small the system is, yet how much punch it has. The setup of the Atmos extension on the main soundbar with magnets is elegant, and the fact that there is not another connector cable between the soundbar and the subwoofer is also great for setup options and eliminating wires. The fully wireless and battery powered rear speakers (with included mounting brackets) is genius and especially pleasing to the wife who HATES wires. I've watch 3 full length feature movies so far and still have not yet needed to charge the rears. Overall the sound is expansive and although the bass is a little lacking, given the size of the system and compared to all other Dolby Atmos soundbar systems which cost up to 2x as much, this performs admirably.
Some design and feature improvements to consider for the future:
1. Longer or modular power cords - the ones included are way too short.
2. More substantial remote control - feels a little flimsy compared to the rest of system.
3. Ability to expand this system to a full discrete wireless 7.1.4 Atmos solution:
a. Additional 4 S-Cubes could be added for side channels and discrete Front Left and Front Right channels, turning the soundbar into a discrete center channel
b. Maybe develop two rear height channel add-on speakers that snap on to the top of the S-Cubes like the front Atmos bar snaps onto the top of the soundbar?
4. Ability to tell which S-Cube is set to which channel without having to pry open the charging cover to see if it's set to right rear (circle) or left rear (triangle) - maybe a light up indicator at top? Since I take my speakers down to charge, putting them back up makes it hard to tell which channel each is. Especially will be important if my suggestion #3 is followed and you now have potentially 6 S-Cubes to re-position after charging
5. Ability to process DTS:X material via firmware update
6. Addition of another HDMI input on the subwoofer for a total of 3 HDMI inputs
Well I received the S-Series today and I was a little underwhelmed when I opened the box! The rear cubes were sturdy and had a nice weight to them but I was expecting the S Bar to be bigger with a bit more substance. The system was a piece of cake to assemble and once I had my TV and Raspberry PI (running Kodi) attached, I powered up the S-Bar followed by the Subwoofer. This is where it got interesting; I fired up a couple of Dolby ATMOS trailers I had downloaded and the system sounded amazing, loud and precise with effects flying around all over the place. I then played some music recommended for testing speakers. I was suitably impressed with the clarity and control with the rears showing no sign of lag. One of my favourite tracks for testing bass is Massive Attach - Teardrop. This system handled it well but I think the subwoofer could have kicked up a notch or two to do it complete justice. Yet to watch a movie with the system but so far, I don't think the bass of this will quite stand up to a system with a decent sized subwoofer but for the ease of set up and zero cables except power and device interconnects, the compromise is well worth it. The one real negative I must mention is the remote control, it is junk - flimsy and rattles when you shake it. The volume up/down ratio steps are also way off, it either goes to quiet or too high! Had to trim the volume with Kodi to get decent control. Room for significant improvement here.
Will put the system through its paces over the next few days/weeks and provide a further update, but for now I am happy with the purchase.