Posted Tue Apr 25, 2017 at 05:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
Several new audio products have been detailed.
VIZIO has announced the launch of its 2017 Sound Bar lineup. In addition, the company has also released its new SmartCast Crave Go Multi-Room Wireless Speaker.
New sound bar models range from simple 2-channel solutions to full 5.1 systems with SmartCast capabilities. SmartCast models offer Chromecast built-in with Wi-Fi streaming support and the option to use a mobile device as a touchscreen remote with the VIZIO SmartCast Mobile app for iOS and Android. The flagship SmartCast 36" 5.1 Wireless Sound Bar model features a 3-channel sound bar capable of 101 dB of room-filling sound. In addition, the system also includes a wireless subwoofer and two satellite speakers to provide a complete surround sound experience.
Here's a rundown of 2017 VIZIO sound bar models and pricing:
- VIZIO 28” 2.0 Sound Bar (SB2820n) MSRP $79.99
- VIZIO 36” 2.1 Sound Bar System (SB3621n) MSRP $149.99
- VIZIO 32” 5.1 Sound Bar System (SB3251n) MSRP $229.99
- VIZIO SmartCast™ 36” 5.1 Wireless Sound Bar System (SB3651) MSRP $249.99
Meanwhile, VIZIO has also announced the launch of its latest Crave Audio model, the SmartCast Crave Go Multi-Room Wireless Speaker. The device features a sleek metal speaker grill, rubberized back for an enhanced grip, and built-in folding kickstand. Likewise, the device offers a built-in rechargeable battery for up to six hours of on-the-go use. Under the hood, the Crave Go uses custom-crafted drivers for up to 88dB with bass as low as 75Hz.
SmartCast capabilities with Chromecast built-in and multi-room Wi-Fi streaming are integrated as well, allowing users to stream music from many popular apps like iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, Pandora, Spotify and more. In addition, customers can also control the speaker through the VIZIO SmartCast Mobile app on iOS and Android devices. Finally, the Crave Go features Bluetooth capabilities as well.
The VIZIO SmartCast Crave Go Multi-Room Wireless Speaker is now available at VIZIO.com for $200. Likewise, the 2017 sound bar collection is now rolling out to VIZIO.com as well. Be sure to check back at High-Def Digest soon for hands-on impressions of the new lineup!
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