Introducing SSE Technology.
More sound. More dimensions. More life-like.


Spatial Surround Elevation (SSE) technology features 3 sophisticated advanced audio processing engines that take our #1 rated Shockwafe soundbars' surround performance to unprecedented levels. Unlock a new level of multi-dimensional surround that flows around, above and through you.

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3 advanced processing engines work in harmony to reproduce immersive audio in extraordinary detail.


Spatial, Surround, Elevation (SSE) Processing Engines



Performs spatial-amplification techniques and engages the 4-6 high-frequency tweeters located around the user (4 for 7.1/7.2 SSE and 6 for 9.2 SSE) to unlock extra details, enhance directionality and enlarge spaciousness of the surround sound experience.

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Executes upmixing, phase and volume improvements to optimize the clarity and balance of the surround sound across all channels, delivering up to 9.2.4, 7.2.4 and 7.1.4 channels of uncompromising surround sound on the Ultra 9.2, Elite 7.2 and Pro 7.1 SSE models, respectively.

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Enables the processing of all the latest 3D object-based content, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, and interlaces a height effects sound layer into each of the 12-16 speaker drivers (12 for 7.1/7.2 SSE and 16 for 9.2 SSE) located around the user, resulting in the most immersive perception of directionally vertical effects.

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6 Placement Options available to match the acoustics of your room


*Not applicable for Shockwafe Pro 7.1 (2016)

Full Elevation

*Not applicable for Shockwafe Pro 7.1 (2016)

Dipole 1

Quad Modular Speakers Attached

Dipole 2

Quad Modular Speakers Attached

Hybrid Elevation 1

Hybrid Elevation 2

Dolby Atmos®

Sound moves around you in three-dimensional space, so you feel like you're inside the action. Experience how Dolby Atmos transports you from the ordinary into the extraordinary.

To enjoy the authentic Dolby Atmos® experience on your soundbar, click here.

Dolby Vision®


Dolby Vision transforms your TV experience with dramatic imaging—incredible brightness, contrast, and color that bring entertainment to life before your eyes.


Sound for sound:
Every other soundbar looks timid.


Ultra 9.2 SSE

MSRP $1,499


Elite 7.2 SSE

MSRP $1,099


Pro 7.1 SSE

MSRP $899

Redefining audio excellence since 1948


The Shockwafe Soundbar Series is Nakamichi's most ambitious R&D project in the past decade. Our mission has always been to revolutionize the soundbar industry, while retaining the market's best price-to-performance ratio in order to pass savings onto consumers. Since inception, our progression timeline has included the integration of Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision and our exclusive Spatial Surround Elevation (SSE) processing technology into our soundbars. However, development and integration has proved to be more complex and intensive than expected, given the sophisticated discrete multi-channel orientation and advanced hardware configuration features present in our soundbars.

With these new technologies fully integrated into Shockwafe DTS:X soundbars, our top rated* home theater systems have now evolved into the Shockwafe SSE Series. To help cover our substantial R&D investment, licensing costs, and continue our vision of redefining soundbar expectations for the years to come, the new series will have higher retail prices.

As a token of gratitude to our loyal customers, current owners of the Shockwafe DTS:X Soundbars (Limited quantities only, while supplies last) will be able to enjoy ALL the new features in the Shockwafe SSE Soundbars via FREE firmware upgrades provided by Nakamichi, in commemoration of our 70th anniversary celebration.

*Shockwafe Ultra 9.2, #1 rated soundbar based on all branded soundbars on Amazon and BestBuy as of 6/29/2019


9.2.4 Firmware Upgrade


7.2.4 Firmware Upgrade


7.1.4 Firmware Upgrade

For Existing Shockwafe Soundbar Owners: Important SSE Firmware Upgrade News

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Provide your product serial number for verification purpose. (Refer to the back of the soundbar for a set of 11 alphanumeric characters combination)

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