Harman Debuts the SB 16 Soundbar

Posted Thu Jan 27, 2011 at 10:45 AM PST by Dick Ward

It's a 2.1 channel system with an included subwoofer that comes in at $599.

When they first launched, soundbars seemed much like the sort of crummy HTiB you'd find on Walmart shelves. Sure, they'll work for the layman, but anyone serious about sound will be buying separates.

The SB 16 from Harman Kardon shows that this doesn't have to be the case. Unlike other solutions, which are specifically designed to emulate 5.1 and 7.1 channel sound, the SB 16 is perfectly happy as a stereo system. Of course, it's capable of surround sound processing if that's your preference.

Harman's SB 16 boasts a pair of three inch drivers on either side as well as a 3/4 inch tweeter. It also comes with a 10 inch ported subwoofer, driven by 100 watts of power.

"To design an elegant technological solution that is convenient to use and can operate seamlessly within its environment is one of the biggest goals that drive us here at Harman," says the company's consumer division president David Slump. "The brand-new harman kardon SB 16 is proof of our continual passion for this goal."

Source: Engadget

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