Now more than ever, good, quality audio has proven its value in our homes. For years we were left without the ability to attend sporting events or see a movie in theaters because of COVID. Our next best option was to outfit our spaces with comfortable seating, optimized lighting, and booming surround systems. For many, that desire still remains despite our transition back to in-person activities. Oftentimes, a home theater system requires the installer to have a decent amount of knowledge on running audio cables or even the help of a professional. Both options can be frustrating or costly for the average person but a wireless home audio system like the Platin Monaco 5.1 Plus Axiim LINK Immersive Wireless Home Theater System makes for a more cost-effective and painless solution.
Now, the name can be a bit deceiving because the system is not totally wireless (you still have to plug each speaker into an AC outlet) but in this case, the word wireless refers to the lack of speaker wires and AVR. It also means that users won’t even need Wi-Fi for the system to operate. For $800, the Platin Monaco 5.1 Plus Axiim LINK comes with everything you need to add high-resolution audio to your home, assuming of course that you already own a WiSA Ready LG 2019-2020 TV and XBOX One console to connect it with.
A system like this is a great option for someone who doesn’t want to (or maybe can’t) put holes in their wall and doesn’t mind having the speakers rest on an end table or shelf, though running those power cords is obviously still an option. But the affordability and ease of use is not the only impressive factors about the Platin Monaco system.
To really dive into the specs of it, the Platin Monaco 5.1 Surround System is tuned by THX, features uncompressed 24-bit, 48KHz quality, 1-microsecond synchronization between the speakers, and less than 5.2 milliseconds of latency. One of the most standout aspects on that list is the impressively low latency. In the gaming world, anything with 100ms of latency or lower is acceptable with 20ms to 40ms being the most ideal range. The Platin Monaco System falls far below even the most optimal latency levels, not to mention the system will allow gamers to hear background noises that may have otherwise gone unnoticed making it a win-win.
As with most surround systems, the Platin Monaco 5.1 is best appreciated at a high volume that can be conveniently adjusted with a remote or within the Axiim app for iOS and Android. Once the system is going, there really isn’t a bad seat in the house. And with most new content on cable and streaming services recording in multi-channel audio, the Platin Monaco 5.1 Plus Axiim Link recreates films, concerts, video games, and sporting events the way their creators intended.
The Good: Cost-effective, high-quality home theater system that sets up easily without the need for speaker wires or an AVR.
The Bad: The system only works with 2019-2020 LG OLED NanoCell TVs and Xbox One consoles.
The Pitch: The Platin Monaco 5.1 Plus Axiim LINK Immersive Wireless Home Theater System is the perfect option for someone looking to quickly and easily upgrade their home audio system at a wallet-friendly price.
Jessica is the Chief Digital Editor for CT Lab Global Media, the North American platform for IFA Berlin.