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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.

Yamaha Launches YAS-207 Soundbar with DTS Virtual:X

Yamaha Launches YAS-207 Soundbar with DTS Virtual:X

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Yamaha has introduced its first soundbar to support DTS Virtual:X technology, which is designed to re-create immersive 3D audio formats like DTS:X without the use of separate in-ceiling, on-wall, or up-firing speakers. Measuring just 2.38 inches high, the YAS-207 has... Read More

 
Sound United Unveils New Products From Polk and Marantz at NY Event

Sound United Unveils New Products From Polk and Marantz at NY Event

By Jeff Berman

 

The MagniFi MAX SR--Polk Audio's first soundbar to be bundled with surround speakers--was a key highlight of the several new products introduced by parent company Sound United at a sneak peak event for reporters in New York on May 11.... Read More

 
VIZIO Launches New Soundbar Collection

VIZIO Launches New Soundbar Collection

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

VIZIO has introduced its new 2017 soundbar lineup, which features four models ranging in price from $79.99 to $249.99. The lineup includes 2.0-, 2.1-, and 5.1-channel models. The $249.99 SB3651 (shown here) is a 36-inch three-channel soundbar that comes with... Read More

 
Monitor Audio Debuts SB-4 Passive L/C/R Soundbar

Monitor Audio Debuts SB-4 Passive L/C/R Soundbar

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Monitor Audio has added a new passive model to its soundbar line. The SB-4 is an L/C/R soundbar in which each channel features dual four-inch C-CAM midrange drivers and a single one-inch C-CAM gold dome tweeter, as well as a... Read More

 
Q Acoustics Debuts M3 Soundbar

Q Acoustics Debuts M3 Soundbar

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Q Acoustics, a popular hi-fi brand in the U.K. that has just opened a direct-to-consumer operation here in the U.S., has debuted the new M3 soundbar, which combines 58mm Balanced Mode Radiator drivers and a 150mm by 100mm Dual Voice... Read More

 
Denon Announces New HEOS Soundbar and Subwoofer

Denon Announces New HEOS Soundbar and Subwoofer

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Following up on the company's recent introduction of its first HEOS-branded AV receiver, Denon has now announced the addition of its first HEOS subwoofer, as well as a new HEOS soundbar. The HEOS BAR ($899) is a three-channel soundbar that... Read More

 
Sonos Introduces the PLAYBASE Soundbase

Sonos Introduces the PLAYBASE Soundbase

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

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

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

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

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

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

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

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