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Definitive Technology W Studio Micro Ultra-Slim 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar & Music Streaming System - VGBC-A

Abt Model: MICROWSTUDIO | UPC Code: 093207100253
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3.1 Spatial Array Plus Wireless Subwoofer/ Dolby Digital 5.1/ 2.4GHz, 5GHz Wireless Connectivity/ DTS Play-Fi Technology/ Black Finish
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Definitive Technology W Studio Micro Ultra-Slim 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar & Music Streaming System, Model VGBC-A

Features:

  • Superior Room-Filling Sound From a Compact 3.1 Music Streaming Sound Bar System
    Definitive Technology is never satisfied resting on its sonic laurels. So, we drilled deeper into our history of producing amazing sound from the most compact form factor to redefine the sound bar with an ultra-slim, low profile without sacrificing studio-quality sound or best-in-class performance. The results are arguably some of our best yet. This new Wireless Collection sound bar blends seamlessly into any home environment with its compact design. It won't block the bottom edge of your TV. Plus, the W Studio Micro includes integrated DTS Play-Fi technology so you can stream all of your favorite online music services, Internet radio, or your personal music library through your phone, table or computer using the Definitive Technology app. And it takes the home theater sound you love to a whole new level with its unique 3.1 spatial array.
  • 3.1 spatial array plus wireless subwoofer
    Measuring a sleek 1.75" in height with a beautiful brushed dark aluminum top panel along with the included 8" wireless subwoofer, the W Studio Micro is a true game-changer in the high-performance sound bar landscape. Housed within the sound bar are independent amplifiers that power seven different drivers—four 3" drivers and three 1" aluminum dome tweeters—for elevated sound quality and impact. What's more, you get optimized listening modes for music and TV/movies, plus center channel and subwoofer volume control—accessible via the sound bar or the included remote control. Both pleasing to the eye as it is to the ear, ultra-slim never sounded this amazing.
    • What Obsession Sounds Like
      For more than 25 years, Definitive Technology has taken a hard line approach to crafting precision audio and iconic design in all of our products. What drives us to push beyond greatness is knowing that there's a fine line between loving music and being obsessed with it. The Wireless Collection was created for audio aficionados with unrelenting expectations, a discerning ear and an unwavering passion for sound, so you can obsess over every beautiful detail, everywhere in your home.
    • Audiophile-Grade Music, Anywhere in Your Home--Wirelessly
      Enjoy crystal clear, high-fidelity wireless music streaming using the most advanced audio technologies and driver configurations available. The Definitive Technology full-range acoustic signature brings out the fine textures and detail in the music you can't live without. It's never been easier to get the room-filling sound you demand from our exclusive line of tri-polar, all-in-one speakers and multi-channel sound bars. Stream all of your favorite online music services like Spotify, Pandora, and Internet radio, or from your personal music library with our DTS Play-Fi technology—all in its purest form, anywhere in your home and from the convenience of your phone, tablet or computer.
    • Simple Set-Up and Use
      Connect and set up your Wireless Collection products in minutes using the free Definitive Technology iOS, Android and Kindle apps. Download and open the Definitive Technology app, connect your wireless product in a few easy steps, and start streaming wireless music to any room of your home—control is right at your fingertips.

Specifications:

Wireless

  • Wireless Connectivity: 2.4GHz, 5GHz

Connectivity

  • Inputs/Outputs:
    • Two optical inputs
    • One AUX input
    • One wired speaker output
    • One IR input
    • One IR output
    • One USB for firmware updates and Ethernet connection (when used with USB-to-Ethernet adapter, not provided)

Power

  • Internal Amplifier:
    • Channels: 3.1

Driver Complement

  • Tweeter:
    • Quantity: 3
    • Diameter: 1" (2.54cm)
    • Type: Aluminum Dome
  • Mid / Woofer:
    • Quantity: 4
    • Diameter: 1" (2.54cm)
  • Subwoofer:
    • Diameter: 8" (20.32cm)

Control

  • Digital Signal Processing:
    • Dolby Technologies: Dolby Digital 5.1 and also including DTS-HD, SRS TruSurround

Electrical

  • Wireless Capability: DTS Play-Fi / Definitive App

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Sound Bar:
    • Height: 1-39/50"
    • Width: 43-39/100"
    • Depth: 3-1/4"
  • Subwoofer:
    • Height: 14"
    • Width: 12-27/50"
    • Depth: 12-27/50"
    • Diameter: 8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 36 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts and Labor
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Remote ControlYes
Total System Power (watts)146
Subwoofer Power (watts)50
Wireless SubwooferYes
BluetoothNo
HDMI InputNo
Analog InputYes
Coaxial Digital InputNo
Optical Digital InputYes
Soundbar Height (inches)1.78
Soundbar Width (inches)43.39
Soundbar Depth (inches)3.25
Subwoofer Height (inches)14
Subwoofer Width (inches)12.54
Subwoofer Depth (inches)12.54
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Definitive Technology W Studio Micro Ultra-Slim 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar & Music Streaming System
 
3.9

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fantastic speakers - terrible software

This is a fantastic sound bar and I'm extremely happy with it for TV and music. Sound is great. The 3 HDMI inputs on the speaker make it a great fit for my family...Read complete review

This is a fantastic sound bar and I'm extremely happy with it for TV and music. Sound is great. The 3 HDMI inputs on the speaker make it a great fit for my family room set up. Setting it up for the speakers was a breeze... but I still haven't been able to get the system to learn my primary remote.

While the speaker is great, the play-fi software is not good in my opinion. It needs a LOT of work. Not many streaming options so far (hopefully more will come soon), the individual mobile apps don't work all that well and the UI isn't all that great. I haven't been able to get the PC app to work yet, and there is no OS X app. I would love to replace my sonos multi-room system with other definitive wireless speakers but thats not happening until the software is at least comparable.

That being said... this speaker is great for TV.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Amazing sound, but very finicky

I am on my second soundbar and same issue: I have devices that do not play nice with the HDMI passthrough capabilities of the bar. I can't possibly be the only person trying to...Read complete review

I am on my second soundbar and same issue: I have devices that do not play nice with the HDMI passthrough capabilities of the bar. I can't possibly be the only person trying to plug a PS4, Sony bluray player, and WiiU into this bar. Anyone else having similar problems? For some reason the cable box is fine and I never had this issue before when I used a traditional A/V receiver to handle HDMI switching.

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5.0

Best sound bar I've ever bought

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from New York, NY, United States

Comments about Definitive Technology W Studio Micro Ultra-Slim 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar & Music Streaming System:

Best sound bar I've ever bought. Worth every penny.

 
5.0

Initial problem...but now it's great

By 

from Manila, NCR, Philippines

Comments about Definitive Technology W Studio Micro Ultra-Slim 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar & Music Streaming System:

The W Studio sound bar is ideal for those who want a simple set up or have room layout constraints. That's why I bought it. It was easy to set up, but I encountered an issue with the XBox. The video would drop out and I'd only have sound, but after a couple of days I didn't get any video at all. XBox directly to TV worked fine, but not through W Studio. I switched everything up with the other inputs that were working (e.g., cable TV box), switched cables, etc., but no luck. The problem turned out to be the cheap, generic HDMI cables. After buying a good quality, brand name set of HDMI cables, everything started working perfectly. The surround sound is really good, but of course not the same as a true 5.1 set up. Definitely recommended, though.

 
3.0

Sounds great, integrates poorly

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from Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Comments about Definitive Technology W Studio Micro Ultra-Slim 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar & Music Streaming System:

I purchased this sound bar last year over the sonos and was impressed by the sound quality and rich bass. However after giving definitive over a year to improve the software and features i have been left wishing i went with a different choice. The power toggle is not discrete and thus can't be programmed with home automation. Okay- i can live with manually turning the unit on and off with a seperate on/off button programmed. However other drawbacks are that when you use the music app that comes with the software the volume does not go very low, which is terrible for napping kids and trying to use the music to fall asleep to. The lowest volume is WAY too loud and skips only to mute. I have called tech support for both and there is no solution on the way for either. It should be noted that I have the mythos speakers and outdoor speakers and usually love DT products, just not this one Going with another brand for the rest of the house

 
5.0

Great Sound

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about Definitive Technology W Studio Micro Ultra-Slim 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar & Music Streaming System:

This product sounds great! Had some issues with the play-fi, but after reconfiguring my wireless router, it works great. I can't remember the last time it disconnected.

 
5.0

Great sound and Better Customer Service

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from Williamsburg, VA, United States

Comments about Definitive Technology W Studio Micro Ultra-Slim 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar & Music Streaming System:

Had an issue with a previously purchased DT soundbar and dealt easily with customer service to sort it out. The final verdict was to just replace it and I was amazed at the new W Studio they sent me! Incredible sound, easy set up and found wifi with no issues. I cant say enough about how well these people treated me in a quick and professional manner and to top it off offer a fantastic product. Pretty sure I see a couple of W9's in my near future!

 
5.0

Excellent sounding bar

By 

from IL

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Comments about Definitive Technology W Studio Micro Ultra-Slim 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar & Music Streaming System:

This is my first sound bar and I'm so happy I purchased this one.Im in high end music components my whole life and this was great surprise...
Movies sound great and music listening after adjustment is very good.Considering the small size and the sound is producing is very pleasant.Any other sound bars are either too bulky or the finish is cheesy imho.
Great job Definitive

Service and delivery comments:

Abt sale person was very nice

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Almost perfect

By 

from Massachusetts, United States

Comments about Definitive Technology W Studio Micro Ultra-Slim 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar & Music Streaming System:

Sound 9/10 There is no ARC so your smart tv is useless (Netflix,Amazon Prime, YouTube....) If you want sound for the smart apps, you'll need a optical cable, but then it only comes in in stereo. I don't know why they would leave this feature out, they were so close to perfect. Also no Bluetooth?? They have there wifi play which works when it wants, also it's a pain to setup and use. Maybe there going the smartphone route and sell a new model every year and just add 1 update each time. So maybe 2017 the W studio 2 will come out with ARC, then 2018 the W studio 3 will come out with Bluetooth. So in 3 years the actual complete W studio will come out.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Remarkable Sound, Spoken Voice and Movie Enjoyment

By 

from UW Madison WI

Comments about Definitive Technology W Studio Micro Ultra-Slim 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar & Music Streaming System:

After researching a sound system for a master bedroom with a sitting area, I chose the DefinitiveTechnology W Studio. The quality of sound, spoken voice (especially in Night Mode) and movies are exactly what I needed (and hoped they would be,) I'm critical when things don't work, so I was pleased that I had no difficulties setting up the sound bar and subwoofer, using three HDMI inputs from Cable, Apple TV/Roku and a quality Blue Ray Player. With Blue Ray, there is remarkable Digital Dolby and DTS sound reproduction. Yes the W Studio is costly. Yes it is reliable. Yes the remote and the software needs some tweaking and improvement. Fortunately I was able to find a local showroom that was kind enough to unpack the W Studio so that I could audition the unit. I've had only enjoyment since the purchase. The W Studio is in my master bedroom. It's soundstage is somewhere between a 3.1 and a 5.1 system. It is a sound bar and not a 5 speaker system, but if is remarkably good with an acceptable sound field. My home's major sound room has Rotel amps, and pre-amps/receiver and B&W speakers. Comparing systems: A true surround system is preferable, but I can tell you that the W Studio's sound quality and wi fi subwoofer competes very well - especially in the odd angled room it is in.

 
3.0

Solid sound bar poor quality mobile app + remote

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from Colorado, United States

Comments about Definitive Technology W Studio Micro Ultra-Slim 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar & Music Streaming System:

I'm fairly happy with the speakers, but the mobile app and the remote really don't measure up. The mobile app connectivity is spotty at best (running on Apple 6) even from inches away. The remote looks nice, but is very light and seems poorly made. The poor construction quality was proven when a <10 inch drop onto the floor caused the case to separate and all the keys to fly out. We had to refer to a photo to get them back in the right spots. This has happened 3 times in the 4 months I've owned it.

 
5.0

Very good sound

By 

from Miami, Florida, Estados Unidos

Comments about Definitive Technology W Studio Micro Ultra-Slim 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar & Music Streaming System:

Was the perfect solution for a great TV sound system not wanting to wire all the livingroom. The sound is broad and fills the room although it is big. Operates easily and looks great on our new renovated apartment. I had experience with the SM55 and the Promonitor 800 and knew that this was going to be a good choice. We are very happy.

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