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Nubert nuPro XS-8500 RC HiFi TV Active Speakers – With optional Wireless Surround

It is a system that is clearly intended to take on the role of flagship in its product range, the new Nubert nuPro XS-8500 RC HiFi-TV active loudspeaker, which Nubert electronic GmbH is now announcing. However, one will have to be patient for a very long time, because according to current information, this solution will come onto the market in autumn 2022.

Nubert nuPro XS-8500 RC HiFi-TV active loudspeaker, with the announcement of this product the German company Nubert electronic GmbH surprises nowadays, and in several respects. It is clear that this is the new flagship in the field of audio systems for appealing sound when watching TV, but a surprise is the indication of when one can expect this solution.

Nubert electronic GmbH states that the new Nubert nuPro XS-8500 RC HiFi-TV active loudspeaker will probably be launched in autumn 2022.

Nubert nuPro XS-8500 RC – A powerful solution

Nubert electronic GmbH has already offered many impressive solutions in the field of soundbars and soundbases, whereby the products of the company from Schwäbisch Gmünd clearly fall into the second category.

Nubert electronic GmbH follows the philosophy that appealing, rich sound requires volume, and that this can only be achieved with difficulty or hardly to the extent desired by the developers with a soundbar trimmed to particularly slim dimensions.

Therefore, a form factor is chosen that almost corresponds to a conventional loudspeaker system.

And while many a system from Nubert electronic GmbH already had quite mighty dimensions, here they go one better, because the new Nubert nuPro XS-8500 RC HiFi-TV active loudspeaker has a width of a remarkable 120 cm, a depth of 39 cm and a height of 16.8 cm.

The cabinet is made of MDF and finished with black or white lacquer. As you can see, it weighs in at a hefty 32.5 kg.

Plenty of room for many drivers

Such a generously designed cabinet naturally offers plenty of room for many drivers. No less than four mid-bass drivers with a polypropylene cone and 119 mm diameter find room in the new Nubert nuPro XS-8500 RC HiFi-TV active speaker, as do two 25 mm silk fabric domes and additionally two downward-acting woofers with polypropylene cones and a diameter of 204 mm each.

 Foto © Nubert electronic GmbH | Nubert nuPro XS-8500 RC
Foto © Nubert electronic GmbH | Nubert nuPro XS-8500 RC

This is supposed to be able to reproduce a frequency response between 30 Hz and 28 kHz, further proof that this is essentially a solution that is designed entirely like a conventional speaker system. A normal soundbar does not reach that low without an additional subwoofer.

Powerful performance

By the way, the drivers are driven by amplifier modules with two times 110 watts plus four times 90 watts continuous power, and if you look at the music output, the manufacturer even gives two times 150 watts plus four times 130 watts. This results in a peak power of 820 watts.

Numerous interfaces

As befits a solution of this kind, numerous interfaces are available. First and foremost, there is an HDMI connection, which is not only equipped with an ARC, i.e. an audio return channel, but also with an eARC, i.e. an enhanced audio return channel, which can transmit even the latest surround formats from the TV set to the audio system.

In addition, there is a coaxial as well as an optical S/PDIF interface, an analogue input in the form of a pair of cinch sockets, a subwoofer output as well as a USB port for the power supply of optional extensions.

Of course, Bluetooth should not be missing either, whereby Bluetooth 5.0 is once again used and thus supports AAC and aptX, even aptX HD, in addition to SBC.

DSP-based signal processing

Of course, the Nubert nuPro XS-8500 RC HiFi TV active loudspeaker also features DSP-based signal processing, so that on the one hand optimal control of the drivers is guaranteed, but on the other hand, various user interventions in the sound characteristics are possible. This probably includes the well-known features such as the particularly sophisticated sound control from Nubert electronic GmbH, but also functions such as Voice+ for the best speech intelligibility.

Dolby Digital and DTS

The new Nubert nuPro XS-8500 RC HiFi-TV active loudspeaker is said to be just as equipped for Dolby Digital signals as it is for DTS, with optimum performance guaranteed via Nubert X-Room Calibration.

Real Surround Sound for the First Time

Up to now, Nubert electronic GmbH has been discreetly holding back on the subject of surround sound when it comes to audio systems for optimum TV sound. Virtual Surround, as offered by many solutions in this field, was deliberately not offered, as this was not considered to be effective or convincing. Only the so-called listening horizon extension was used to widen the stereo stage if desired.

With the Nubert nuPro XS-8500 RC HiFi-TV active loudspeaker, this is supposed to be different, although here, too, the focus is not on virtual surround, but – if desired – on real surround sound.

Wireless Surround Speaker

Nubert electronic GmbH states that the Nubert nuPro XS-8500 RC HiFi-TV active loudspeaker is the first of its kind to offer the possibility of real surround sound by integrating additional wireless speakers.

We would assume that the Nubert X-Connect wireless network, which Nubert electronic GmbH has been promoting for some time, will be used…

Further details are not yet available, as the product description is still quite general, and even the key data we have listed so far are not set in stone.

Prices and availability

This is another of the surprises mentioned at the beginning, namely that Nubert electronic GmbH decided so early to announce the new Nubert nuPro XS-8500 RC HiFi-TV active loudspeaker at all.

According to information currently being circulated, the new Nubert nuPro XS-8500 RC HiFi-TV active loudspeaker is not due to come onto the market until autumn 2022, so it is still almost a year away…

Nevertheless, and this is another surprise, the new Nubert nuPro XS-8500 RC HiFi-TV active speaker can already be ordered now.

It can already be found on the website of Nubert electronic GmbH at a price of € 1,969.00. And anyone who decides to buy the Nubert nuPro XS-8500 RC HiFi-TV active loudspeaker now or until the start of delivery will receive a free warranty extension to five years worth € 99.90 from the company from Schwäbisch Gmünd.

Getting to the point

The biggest surprise surrounding the new Nubert nuPro XS-8500 RC HiFi-TV active loudspeaker is not, of course, that Nubert electronic GmbH is announcing a new flagship in this field that is even more impressive than the company’s already impressive solutions in this product class, but rather that they are now offering the option of real surround sound with optional wireless surround speakers. And also that they are announcing this solution now, although those interested will have to be patient for quite a long time. At least, if the currently announced delivery date is anything to go by. However, who knows, maybe there will be another surprise in this regard…

PRODUCTNUBERT NUPRO XS-8500 RC
Price€ 1.969,-
BrandNUBERT
ManufacturerNubert electronic GmbH
DistributionNubert electronic GmbH
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Michael Holzinger, founder and editor-in-chief of HiFi BLOG and sempre-audio.com, has been working for years as a journalist in the fields of IT, photography, telecommunications and consumer electronics.

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