VIZIO today released seven sound bars ranging in price from $80 to $350. The 2015 VIZIO audio collection also includes 2.0 and 2.1 Sound Stands, ideal for smaller spaces like traditional media cabinets. The flagship 40″ 5.1 Sound Bar System (pictured) provides a true 5.1 surround sound experience with a three-channel sound bar, wireless subwoofer and dual rear satellite speakers. The company claims it outputs a Sound Pressure Level at 102 dB with less than 1% total harmonic distortion.
The 40″ 5.1 Sound Bar System offers HDMI support, giving consumers the best possible audio connection to their TV and other A/V devices, while Bluetooth with aptX enables CD-quality wireless streaming via supported devices. Built-in Dolby Digital surround sound provides dramatic special dimension and enhanced audio for an engaging listening experience, while DTS audio technologies, including DTS Digital Surround, DTS TruVolume and others, further enhance the audio experience to provide deep bass, crisp audio detail, clear vocals and intelligent volume-leveling. The VIZIO audio collection can be controlled by the intuitive, easy-to-use display remote, which features a built-in LCD screen on select models, allowing users to easily view the input source, turn on Bluetooth pairing, enable/disable audio technologies, manually adjust left, right or rear speakers for more discrete control and select other audio settings.
For 2015, the VIZIO sound bars have been crafted to aesthetically coordinate with the 2015 VIZIO Smart TV collection, with an all-new minimalistic, stylish, linear design that seamlessly compliments with any room. Select models feature alloy speaker covers with anodized aluminum accents for an elegant finish. A vertical array of white LED indicators illuminate in sequence to indicate different modes and settings, while a button panel on the top of the sound bars provides easy and immediate control.
Price and Availability
SB2920-C6 29″ 2.0 Sound Bar $79.99
SB3820-C6 38″ 2.0 Sound Bar $99.99
SB3821-C6 38″ 2.1 Sound Bar System $179.99
SB3851-C0 38″ 5.1 Sound Bar System $249.99
SB4051-C0 40″ 5.1 Sound Bar System $349.99
SS2520-C6 25″ 2.0 Sound Stand $149.99
SS2521-C6 25″ 2.1 Sound Stand $249.99