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This is the first soundbar to support DTS Virtual:X Surround Sound tech

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Those looking to upgrade their home theater are about to have more options, as audio solutions firm DTS has announced the first product to use its new DTS Virtual:X technology.

Yamaha's YAS-207 soundbar will be the first DTS Virtual:X-ready product hitting stores this July. It's important to note that though the Yamaha-produced soundbar will support DTS' newest tech, the actual Virtual:X update will come a month later in a firmware patch.

DTS Virtual:X — which is planned to make its way to soundbars, A/V receivers, and televisions between this summer to early 2018 — is a high definition sound technology that creates virtual surround sound.

That is to say, Virtual:X can help simulate a multi-speaker surround sound setup for your home theater without actually requiring additional speakers — a handy plus if you're strapped for space or just not interested in mounting multiple subwoofers.

No pricing details are available yet for the YAS-207, but should the cost get too ridiculous, we've got a few suggestions for how else to invest that home theater budget.

Parker Wilhelm
Parker Wilhelm is a freelance writer for TechRadar. He likes to tinker in Photoshop and talk people's ears off about Persona 4.