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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.

Sonos Introduces the PLAYBASE Soundbase

Sonos Introduces the PLAYBASE Soundbase

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Sonos has introduced its first soundbase, the $699 PLAYBASE. Like a soundbar, the soundbase is a one-piece amplified TV speaker solution; but, instead of being a long, thin bar, it has large, flat cabinet that can sit directly underneath your... Read More

 
Fluance Launches the AB40 Soundbase

Fluance Launches the AB40 Soundbase

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Fluance has announced a new soundbase called the AB40 that is now shipping. Like all soundbases, the AB40 is a one-box solution (no separate subwoofer) that combines dual 1-inch tweeters with four 3-inch woofers in a large, flat cabinet that... Read More

 
Onkyo Launches SBT-A500 Atmos Soundbar System

Onkyo Launches SBT-A500 Atmos Soundbar System

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Onkyo has debuted the new SBT-A500 sound bar system, which features a three-channel passive soundbar with two up-firing drivers for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, a dedicated AV receiver unit, and a wireless subwoofer. Each soundbar channel uses two drivers, and... Read More

 
Samsung Announces New Speaker, Soundbar, and UHD Blu-ray Player

Samsung Announces New Speaker, Soundbar, and UHD Blu-ray Player

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In advance of next week's Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung has unveiled three new products: the H7 wireless speaker (shown here), MS750 soundbar, and M9500 UHD Blu-ray player. Specific details, including pricing and availability, will likely come at or after CES.... Read More

 
Integra Debuts Slim Receiver and Atmos-Friendly Soundbar

Integra Debuts Slim Receiver and Atmos-Friendly Soundbar

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Integra has introduced two new products. The DSX-3 ($600) is a 6.1-channel AV receiver in a slim cabinet that measures just three inches high and weighs 8.8 pounds. The DSX-3 supports 4K Ultra HD/HDR pass-through, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X (via firmware... Read More

 
Monitor Audio Debuts ASB-10 Soundbar and WS-10 Subwoofer

Monitor Audio Debuts ASB-10 Soundbar and WS-10 Subwoofer

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Monitor Audio has introduced a new two-channel active soundbar called the ASB-10. The ASB-10 ($750) combines four three-inch C-CAM bass drivers (assisted by a brace of passive bass radiators) with twin one-inch Gold Dome C-CAM tweeters in a cabinet that... Read More

 
Atlantic Technology Introduces Larger FS5 Three-in-One Speaker

Atlantic Technology Introduces Larger FS5 Three-in-One Speaker

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Atlantic Technology has added a larger model to its Front Stage (FS) line of L/C/R speakers. The company previously introduced the $650, 42-inch-long FS3 to be paired with smaller TVs. The new FS5 is designed for use with TVs measuring... Read More

 
Bluesound Introduces PULSE Soundbar

Bluesound Introduces PULSE Soundbar

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Bluesound had added a soundbar to its line of whole-house music players and speakers. The new PULSE Soundbar ($999) is a powered three-way design using six speakers (two tweeters, midrange drivers, and woofers) and two passive radiators, all powered by... Read More

 
Yamaha Announces New $200 YAS-106 Soundbar

Yamaha Announces New $200 YAS-106 Soundbar

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Yamaha has announced a new, low-priced addition to its soundbar line. The YAS-106 ($199.95) features dual one-inch dome tweeters, a 2.13-inch woofer, and a three-inch subwoofer, along with twin bass reflex ports designed to improve lower-frequency response. This soundbar does... Read More

 
Yamaha Unveils the YSP-2700 MusicCast Soundbar

Yamaha Unveils the YSP-2700 MusicCast Soundbar

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Yamaha will soon add a new higher-end model to its line of Digital Sound Projector soundbars. The new YSP-2700 ($1,199.95) is designed to deliver 7.1-channel surround sound and features three HDMI inputs and one output (with HDCP 2.2), with decoding... Read More