Review- Enclave Audio CineHome PRO
Enclave audio CineHome PRO delivers rich and expansive surround sound. This speaker system powered by 5.1 uses wireless technology, so there is no need to run speaker cables in the room. It supports Dolby ® Digital and DTS® and is THX certified, ensuring reference level audio performance.
This system has a total of eight full range drivers and five tweeters distributed between a center channel speaker, two front speakers and two rear surround speakers. A powerful 10 ” subwoofer adds deep bass to the on-screen action.
The CineHome PRO is fully compatible with a TV’s next-generation eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel) input. However, Enclave has not yet activated eARC functionality, which offers higher bandwidth and speed over an HDMI connection, for the CineHome PRO. The company has stated its intention to provide eARC support through a future firmware update.
Setting up the CineHome PRO is a breeze, requiring you to position and connect the six speakers and the CineHub unit using the provided power cords. The first step is to download the Enclave Audio Remote app, available for both iOS and Android devices, which allows you to install firmware updates and initiate the setup process. After powering on all the speakers and connecting the CineHub to the power source, LED lights on each component will flash as they pair with one another. Once the lights stop blinking, you can use either the Enclave remote control or app to power on the CineHub. If you activate CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) on your TV, you can also control the CineHome PRO’s volume and power functions using your TV’s remote, synchronizing their operation.
The entire setup process for the CineHome PRO proceeded smoothly, exactly as advertised, with the wireless pairing of the speakers taking a mere 10 seconds. The primary challenge was locating available power outlets for all the speakers, a minor inconvenience compared to the complexities of connecting everything to a central receiver.
Enclave’s hardware remote for the CineHome PRO can manage power, volume/mute, and input selection from three of the TV’s HDMI inputs or from the CineHub’s optical, 3.5mm aux input, or Bluetooth audio sources. However, the Enclave Audio Remote app offers a more comprehensive array of features, and I found it more convenient to operate on an iPad’s larger screen compared to a smartphone. The app connects with the CineHub via Bluetooth and provides a visual representation of the speaker setup, with the paired speakers highlighted in orange. Tapping on a speaker icon in the app sends a white noise test signal to that speaker, allowing you to ensure it is producing audio. Additionally, the app facilitates wireless firmware updates to the CineHub, a process that took less than 10 minutes when I updated to the latest version.
If you’ve ever encountered the frustrating issue of audio lag when using Bluetooth-connected surround sound speakers or headphones with a TV or computer, you’ll appreciate the CineHome PRO’s performance. I confirmed that the WiSA wireless home theater system exhibits virtually no noticeable latency between the TV’s visuals and the speakers’ audio. Whether it’s live TV, various streaming video services, or PS4 games, the audio remained perfectly synchronized with the onscreen content. Even if there were 5.2 milliseconds of latency, as WiSA’s standard suggests, it was so minimal as to be imperceptible to the human eye.
For those who desire a surround sound experience beyond what a single soundbar can provide, but wish to avoid the complexities of a full receiver and speaker wire setup, the Enclave Audio CineHome PRO wireless home theater system stands out as an excellent alternative. While the speakers do require power cables, the wireless WiSA audio delivers impeccable synchronization with video and maintains audio quality on par with wired systems. This wireless home theater system delivers clean, balanced sound across all volume levels for both surround sound in video content and stereo music, making it an attractive choice for home theater enthusiasts looking to cut the cord.
No home theater receiver required
The Enclave CineHome Pro Audio conveniently connects directly to your TV without the need for any additional receiver or amplifier. And it offers a more immersive experience than the soundbar media system. Each of its five speakers and subs are powered and wireless, so you can enjoy three-dimensional sound without running the speaker cable all over the floor.
Strong and stable wireless
Enclave Audio CineHome PRO system uses WiSA technology for reliable wireless connectivity. It’s completely independent of your Wi-Fi® router, so you don’t have to worry about consuming bandwidth. The transmission has a very low latency – audio delay) – 10 times lower than Bluetooth. This means that the speakers are synchronized to the TV in a single microsecond for a hassle-free home theater experience.
We must admit that we was nicely amazed by the overall performance of the Enclave Audio CineHome PRO 5.1 wi-fi soundbar system. It provides a highly attractive and impressive surround sound experience without a lot of hustle and bustle. We do wish that it supported Dolby Atmos but that would have demanded a completely different design and there is something to be said about a wireless home theater set up that needed less than one hour to configure and begin enjoying.
The vertical feature of the front left-right speakers may possibly make installation on some bookshelves difficult because of the height, but they truly belong on a media unit on either side of your HIGH DEFINITION TV.
The application does require some improvement but it makes setup very simple. We do still think the lack of a mic to do a appropriate system calibration is a mistake at this price tag point. Price: from $1,499.95
Easy setup and control
Getting started is simple and only takes a few minutes. Connect each speaker to AC power, then connect the included CineHub wireless transmitter to your TV. The hub has an HDMI port that supports eARC (enhanced audio return channel), so you only need the single cable included in the package.
You can control the power and volume with the TV remote control. The TV passes those control signals to the hub via HDMI. You can also download the Enclave Bluetooth mobile application to control the system and adjust the settings using your phone. Photo: Enclave Audio
Build on your system
CineHome pro’s wireless system makes it easy to expand your home theater system. You can add up to three more subwoofers to fill your room with even deeper and more powerful bass. As Enclave releases additional speakers, you can also add them to update the surround sound.
- CineHome Speakers – Internal power supply Voltage:100V-240V AC Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
- CineHubPower supply Voltage: 100-240V Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz 1.5 A MAX Output: 12V 500mA
- Connection Types HDMI ARC Optical | S/PDIF | TOSLINK AUX 3.5mm Stereo Bluetooth 5.0
In the box – CineHome PRO 5.1 System:
1 x Subwoofer (10” front-firing)
1 x Center Speaker (2 x 3” Drivers + 1 x 1” Tweeter)
2 x Left and Right (2 x 3” Drivers + 1 x 1” Tweeter in each Speaker)
2 x Surround Speakers (1 x3” Drivers + 1 x 1” Tweeter in each Speaker)
6 x Power Cords
1 x CineHub Wireless Transmitter
1 x HDMI Cable
1 x Power Supply Cord
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