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Soundbars are the fastest growing speaker category in all of consumer electronics and home theater. Soundbars are speakers specifically designed to provide sound from today's amazingly thin HDTV sets. With built-in DVD or built-in Blu-ray players - these often HDMI powered, thin speaker systems play the role of a 3.1 or 5.1 surround sound speaker system and an HDMI receiver for far less of a price. Read below for all of the latest developments in the world of soundbars. See our Soundbar Review page for reviews of the top performing home theater soundbars from the likes of Yamaha, Bowers & Wilkins, Polk Audio, Definitive Technology.

James Loudspeaker Introduces SLT3 SoundBar Series

James Loudspeaker Introduces SLT3 SoundBar Series

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James Loudspeaker has announced the new SLT3 soundbar series, with four different models to accommodate a variety of system needs. The SLT3CS package ($4,000) includes a pair of sound bars in a vertical orientation to mount on the sides of... Read More

 

Yamaha Introduces New YAS-105 Soundbar

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Yamaha's latest soundbar offering, the YAS-105, features two full-range drivers, two high-frequency tweeters, and two built-in subwoofers with bass reflex ports--all in a low-profile cabinet that can be set up horizontally or vertically. In addition to digital and analog inputs,... Read More

 
VIZIO Launches New 2015 Audio Collection

VIZIO Launches New 2015 Audio Collection

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Vizio's 2015 audio collection includes seven new products: five soundbars and two "sound stands" designed for use in smaller spaces like a media cabinet. The top-of-the-line 40-inch 5.1 Sound Bar System ($349.99, shown here) comes with a wireless subwoofer and... Read More

 
Samsung Launches Four New Curved Soundbars

Samsung Launches Four New Curved Soundbars

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Samsung is now shipping a line of four curved soundbars, designed to be a visual match to the company's lineup of curved TVs. The HW-J8500, HW-J7500, HW-J6500, and HW-J6000 all come with wireless subwoofers and range in price from $1,299.99... Read More

 

Cambridge Audio Introduces the TV5 and TV2 Speaker Bases

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In the coming weeks, Cambridge Audio will introduce two speaker bases: the $399.99 TV5 and the $299.99 TV2. Speaker bases are one-box, powered audio solutions that can sit directly underneath (and support the weight of) most flat-panel TVs. Their larger... Read More

 
Monitor Audio Introduces the SB Series of Passive Soundbars

Monitor Audio Introduces the SB Series of Passive Soundbars

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Monitor Audio has introduced a new line of passsive L/C/R soundbars. The SB Series includes two models: the $750 SB-2 and the larger $900 SB-3. Both models combine a four-inch C-CAM bass driver, a one-inch C-CAM gold dome tweeter, and... Read More

 
Samsung to Unveil New Speakers and Soundbars at CES 2015

Samsung to Unveil New Speakers and Soundbars at CES 2015

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At the 2015 International CES, Samsung will show off several new audio products, including two omni-directional wireless speakers and three new curved soundbars, designed to match the company's line of curved TVs. From SamsungSamsung Electronics America, Inc., announced a range... Read More

 
Arcam Announces the Solo Soundbar and Sub

Arcam Announces the Solo Soundbar and Sub

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Arcam has announced its new Solo soundbar ($1,500) and accompanying subwoofer ($800), which will be available in the U.S. in January. The soundbar includes six drivers (four 4-inch midbass drivers and two 1-inch tweeters) and 100 watts of amplification, while... Read More

 
Polk Adds MagniFi to Soundbar Line

Polk Adds MagniFi to Soundbar Line

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Polk has introduced a new active soundbar, the $499.95 MagniFi. This soundbar features Polk's new VoiceAdjust Technology designed to optimize dialogue clarity regardless of where you sit in the room, as well as its Full Complement Bass Drive Technology. The... Read More

 
Klipsch Introduces Reference Series Soundbar

Klipsch Introduces Reference Series Soundbar

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Klipsch has added a second soundbar, the $800 R-20B, to its Reference Series. The system includes a two-way soundbar that uses two 0.75-inch dome tweeters coupled with Klipsch's Tractrix Horns and four 3-inch woofers, plus a wireless subwoofer with a... Read More