As a bit of a background, we moved into the house with our Denon receiver and an amazing set of Orb Audio Mod4X Custom 7.1 speakers which, in our other house, sounded incredible. We found that voice reproduction was very hard to understand in this ‘atrium’ and figured bigger was better so we went all out with the BIC America Acoustech PL980 750W 3-way speakers and a Acoustech PL28II 225W 3-way center channel seen in page one. Big room big sound was the belief and they sound great in a home cinema, but for the Dolby 3.1 limitations. We had very serious doubts that any satellite speakers could pull off that kind of sound but accepted the WiSA Technologies original challenge last year.
For almost a year now we have relied solely on the Platin Monaco 5.1 Wireless Home theatre system which grew into a 7.1 system and then into its present 7.2.2 configuration as pictured on the first page. During that entire time, we have never had any problems whatsoever with loss of sound, cracks, lip sync or any other concerns whatsoever, other than the occasional need to change it back from TV speaker to ARC output as my mother tried to fix her remote problem with multiple random remote button presses.
As for the sound, we originally felt there was a lack of ‘umph’ with a single subwoofer but too is just a bit much (but adjustable) as I like it. We added the second set of rear surrounds simply for fill, understanding that each speaker is independently powered so connecting two of the same really means twice the coverage. Cinema sound reproduction from this system is very realistic with crisp and clear dialogue. Dolby Atmos might be a bit more effective should we have had a lower level ceiling but we find that the up-firing Dolby Atmos drivers have one heck of a punch and are significantly louder than the front and left drivers in that same speaker. Music clarity we find to be much better in this newer setup than the first, although we still like to rely on the Denon system for such.
We entertain guests quite often and our Platin Monaco system has become quite the topic of conversation on several occasions. Paired with our LG C1 77″ OLED TV and Apple TV, nature television is outstanding background programming while entertaining…well at least until everyone becomes taken by the beauty Platin Monaco sound paired with the LG OLED TV.
Check Amazon as the newest Platin Monaco 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos Wireless Home Theatre is available at an MSRP of $1499, or go to Platin Audio directly to pre-order a system. Watch for the former Platin Monaco 5.1 system as well as it is on sale right now for $816 or less at retailers. Without a second thought whatsoever, the Platin Monaco 5.1.2 is deserving of our Editor’s Choice designation!