Roth Audio has introduced the Roth BAR 1 soundbar with wireless subwoofer for £329. The BAR 1 brings eight mid-range drivers, two high-frequency tweeters, and one wireless sub — and all with a minimum of fuss, a scarcity of wires, and a large helping of sonic and visual style. At only 50mm deep the soundbar id designed to look nice with today's shallow, flat panel TVs.
The subwoofer's wireless reach extends to an impressive 9 metres, meaning you can place the unit somewhere nice and discreet, and there is no danger of unwelcome wires tripping you up in the process.
Setting up your BAR 1 is a painless process. The wireless subwoofer just needs to be plugged into a power source. The soundbar itself connects to your TV via one of its two twin RCAs or the 3.5mm stereo jack. This connectivity provision also means you can easily hook-up the likes of your iPod, other-brand MP3 player, mobile phone, or CD player. Tabletop or wall-mounting options — a wall bracket are included.
Roth founder James Roth says, “Today's TVs look terrific, but tend to sound terrible. The BAR 1 backs up your crystal clear picture with crystal clear audio. At last, no more fiddling with the TV remote in an effort to hear exactly what your TV's pretty pictures are actually saying.”
|Drivers||8 x 400mm long throw full range
2 x 19mm aluminum dome tweeters
|165mm long throw woofer|
|Power||64 watts peak (32W x 2)
32 watts RMS (16W x 2)
|260 watts peak
130 watts RMS @ 10% THD
|Connectivity||2 x twin RCA
1 x 3.5 stereo jack
|2.4 GHz wireless proprietary audio|
|Dimensions||780x57x96mm (WHD)||150x500x260mm (WHD)|
|Finish||Satin black||Satin black|
|Set-up||Automatic plug- and-play connection||Automatic plug- and-play connection|
|Included||Table stand & wall bracket|
Price and Availability
The Roth Audio BAR 1 soundbar will be available in the UK from April 2011 at an SRP of £329.