Amazon Echo Studio gains spatial audio and improved frequency range
Amazon’s flagship smart speaker, the Echo Studio, will soon sound even better than it already does with a new update that will improve its audio capabilities. In addition to features like Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 Reality Audio that the speaker supported out of the box, it will also soon be capable of spatial audio processing and frequency range distribution.
Spatial audio, made popular by Apple, enhances stereo sound and offers greater width, allowing for a much more directional audio experience. Amazon claims it will also improve clarity and “presence.” The feature will turn the Echo Studio into a high-fidelity stereo system with vocal performances weighted towards the center and more defined stereo panned instruments to the sides. This is meant to deliver a “more immersive sound experience.”
Meanwhile, Enhanced Frequency Range technology cares more about the range of sound the Studio produces and helps deliver better performance by improving midrange clarity and deepening bass. Both features will be implemented automatically via a software update.
Amazon Echo Studio was launched in October 2020 and is currently retailing for Rs ₹ 22,999. It comes with three 2-inch (51mm) midrange speakers, a 20mm tweeter, and a 5.25-inch (133mm) woofer with open bass. On top of that, it automatically detects the acoustics of your space and adjusts playback for optimal sound.