Amazon Echo Studio is a high-end speaker to rival the HomePod

It supports Dolby Atmos and auto-adjusts its sound to the room

Amazon debuts new Echo Studio
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Amazon has announced a lineup of new Echo speakers, and it’s finally offering something for audiophiles – the Echo Studio.

With the Studio, Amazon has essentially built an Alexa version of HomePod, and even managed to make it look a bit like one, too. Amazon describes the sound as “3D audio”, supporting both Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 Reality Audio.

Hands on: Amazon Echo Studio review

There are three mid-range drivers with a directional tweeter in the front, and a 5.25-inch woofer at the bottom – and it's obviously timed perfectly for Amazon’s new HD music service, with the Studio able to support high resolution, lossless playback.

Amazon Echo Studio is a high-end speaker to rival the HomePod

Like the HomePod, the Studio also senses the acoustics of the space around it and tunes the audio accordingly.

Amazon says it’s working with Universal, Warner and Sony to expand the library of tracks that support 3D audio. You’ll also be able to pair one or two Echo Studio speakers with “select” Fire TV devices to support Dolby Atmos, Dolby Audio 5.1 and stereo sound.

Echo Studio
Echo Studio

Like the Echo Plus, the Studio comes with Zigbee built in, so you’ll be able to use it as a hub to control your other smart home devices.

The Studio costs $199.99 and will be available for pre-order today.

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