Compact High Performance Spatial Soundbar
The Orbitsound M9
The Orbitsound is a soundbar and subwoofer that delivers the biggest sound from the smallest package of any system available today. For listening to music or TV sound from a second room or smaller TV set, the Orbitsound M9 powers out startling high definition sound from it’s incredibly small footprint.
At Orbitsound, sound comes first. Orbitsound’s Spatial Sound Technology (SST) uses side firing speakers and proprietary sound encoding to radiate sensational sound throughout the room. The M9 creates a spatial sound environment that fills your space, so ALL listeners enjoy the soundscape wherever they are sitting. The Orbitsound system provides a truly smooth and wide spatial image that can be enjoyed from anywhere around the soundbar – everywhere is the sweet spot.
The M9 comes with a high power, low profile, high speed wireless digital subwoofer. It’s the power of the subwoofer that enables the compact M9 to create such a high definition wide-band sound. The ultra-low latency of the 2.4GHz subwoofer connection means that the sound is in-sync with the soundbar, delivering a seamless sound, yet with the flexibility of wireless operation, and the high fidelity of a lossless digital connection. The subwoofer is slimline, and can be positioned anywhere within 8 metres of the soundbar (completely out of sight if required). The volume of the subwoofer can be independently set by a volume control on the subwoofer itself, and further can be remote controlled through the soundbar. The subwoofer can operate on 1 of 10 channels ensuring compatibility with any other wireless equipment in the home.
High quality Bluetooth streaming to the soundbar from any compatible Bluetooth device means simple wireless enjoyment of streamed or stored media. The M9 manages your Bluetooth connection cleverly. Simply press the Bluetooth button (or press play from the included remote control), and the M9 will ‘grab’ your device’s Bluetooth connection and continue playback. The remote control can also skip or rewind tracks on a connected device.
The M9 soundbar and subwoofer are made of wood. Why? This is because we at Orbitsound find that modern, cheaper materials (plastics) simply do not provide the acoustic properties that traditional wood is so famous for. The soundbar is deep high gloss and finished with a metal front grille that sits on 6 acoustically damped mounts. The Subwoofer is finished in a tough matt finish to prevent unwanted marking. The design is completely sound-led. The acoustic properties of the soundbar and subwoofer are optimised to achieve the best sound possible. As a result, the M9 is understated yet sophisticated, being able to sit in any environment – heard and not seen!
The M9 features digital amplifiers and wireless power control to save energy on standby or when it’s idle. The M9 will wirelessly shut down the subwoofer and resume it when it is needed and minimise it’s own power needs as much as possible.
The M9 features a new generation of digital amplifier, programmed to optimise the output from the system in all areas. The result is a louder, clearer and wider sound that is more engaging for the listener. The Orbitsound Spatial Sound (SST) signal is optimised to deliver to the spatial (side) speakers only the sounds that give the listener the sensation of space. It is this sound that interacts with the ‘main’ signal to give a truly spatial experience. This means the spatial sensation is better, delivering even more depth than previous Orbitsound products.
Easy connection to a TV is recommended through the included optical cable that delivers digital clarity of whatever TV, film, game or music is being watched on the TV. Other connections include mixing analogue inputs on RCA and jack, allowing connection to almost anything. Bluetooth provides a wireless connection point.
Package includes: M9 sound bar, low profile wireless subwoofer, remote control, User’s guide, quick start guide, TOSLINK digital optical cable, 3.5mm stereo jack cable, RCA audio/video cable, power cords.
Frequency range +/- 3 dB [Hz] 45 – 16KHz
Control; response (remote control) +,-6dB at 100Hz and 10KHz
Maximum SPL [dB] 95dBA
Amp. power 200W total
Crossover frequencies [Hz] 190/5,000
Tweeter drivers 1 x 1” m/c
Front main drivers 2 x 2.5 “
Spatial drivers 2 x 2” full-range
Enclosure type Sealed/orbitsound spatial
Sub-Bass driver 1 x 6.5”
Enclosure type Low profile tuned reflex
Stereo Line level -10dBu
3.5mm jack and RCA.
TOSLINK optical digital input
Bar, in front of television
Sub, floor, port facing wall
Dimensions (H x W x D) [mm]
90 x 300 x 100mm (soundbar)
140 x 230 x 345mm (sub)
Soundbar: High gloss
Subwoofer: High density PVC
Power consumption Standby / Idle 0.4W / 4W
Voltage / Power 22V DC / 110-240v AC
Remote Control IR lead code 6122/01FE
“The result [M9] is pretty impressive. The large subwoofer provides really strong bass output, and there’s a separate volume control on the subwoofer, so you can adjust the bass for different types of music. Higher frequencies are clear and detailed, and the M9 boasts a thunderous 200W total output.”
“The Orbitsound brand's key audio draw though is its patented Spatial Stereo technology…It's a system we've praised in the past, and it continues to impress here”
“Listening to a range of music, the Orbitsound M9 handles all genres magnificently…It's also a great unit for beefing up TV and movie output”
“Orbitsound continue to impress with the M9 soundbar. Wireless technologies are implemented well, while numerous other small improvements over last year's T9 model, including saved audio preferences and an improved remote, along with the consistently superb Spatial Stereo technology, make it easy to recommend”
“The convenience and flexibility of a Bluetooth connection will certainly make the new M9 highly sought after, and it'd still be £299 well spent when compared to the competition”
Gerald Lynch - Tech Digest
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“We're pleased to say that the M9 sounds even more fantastic than its predecessor”
“It's exceptionally well balanced, too, with the subwoofer perfectly matched to the soundbar, so that your bass doesn't drown out the quieter parts of your music. Detail is excellent in all of the tracks we listened to, no matter the genre”
“The Orbitsound M9 is an improvement in terms of sound quality and flexibility over its predecessor, the T9. Our fears over Bluetooth were proved largely to be irrelevant and the flexibility it gives you is worth any minor loss in audio quality. With room-filling sound, high-quality sound and it’s amazing spatial stereo technology this remains the best mini soundbar you can buy”
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“There’s plenty to love about the M9 Soundbar, and if you’re looking for a powerful sound experience that delivers time and time again without giving away too much space, then the M9 is definitely for you.”