Posted Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 06:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The electronics manufacturer has detailed upcoming 54-inch and 38-inch soundbar systems.
VIZIO has announced pricing and availability for two new soundbars. The 54-inch and 38-inch audio systems both offer 5.1 surround sound experiences.
"With picture quality standards of today’s HDTVs continuing to elevate, consumers are now demanding an enhanced audio solution that completes their home theater experience,” said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer. "VIZIO is bringing true 5.1 sound bar solutions into living rooms, and now consumers with both large- and mid-size HDTVs can enjoy best-in-class, true cinematic audio."
The S5451w-C2 54" 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar is geared toward customers with 55-inch HDTVs or larger. The soundbar offers 104 dB of audio with less than 1% total harmonic distortion and discrete left, right, and center channels. In addition, the system comes complete with separate rear satellite speakers and an 8-inch wireless subwoofer for a bass response as low as 35 Hz. Meanwhile, the S3851w-C2 38" 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar is designed to be paired with HDTVs that are 42-inches and larger. The device also features separate rear satellites and a wireless subwoofer for up to 100 dB of sound. Both soundbars offer Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Surround support, and the 54-inch model adds in integrated aptX Bluetooth audio coding technology for wireless music streaming from supported devices.
VIZIO's S5451w-C2 54" 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar is available now for a suggested retail price of $500. The S3851w-C2 38" 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar will be available in late July for a suggested retail price of $280.
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