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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.

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

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

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

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

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

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

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

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

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

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

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

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

 
K.I.S.S. AV Launches Sonic Vortex-Powered Soundbar Killer on Kickstarter

K.I.S.S. AV Launches Sonic Vortex-Powered Soundbar Killer on Kickstarter

By Dennis Burger

 

Over the past few years, a number of speaker manufacturers have created speaker systems that attempt to replicate the advantages of powered soundbars--the easy setup, the small footprint, the minimal wiring, the internal processing and amplification--without their typical shortcomings: namely,... Read More

 
VIZIO Launches New Soundbar Lineup with Google Cast

VIZIO Launches New Soundbar Lineup with Google Cast

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

VIZIO has unveiled details on its full 2016 soundbar lineup, which includes nine models priced from $179.99 to $499.99. All models include both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, with integrated Google Cast technology to stream audio from popular apps that support casting.... Read More

 
Sony Debuts New Speakers, Receivers, Blu-ray Players, and More

Sony Debuts New Speakers, Receivers, Blu-ray Players, and More

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Sony has introduced a full slate of new audio products, including a soundbar, two new wireless speakers, two new AV receivers, a USB turntable, a 4K upconverting Blu-ray player, and a new universal disc player. Details on all the new... Read More

 
VIZIO Gets Heavily Into Google Cast With New UHD TVs and Audio Gear

VIZIO Gets Heavily Into Google Cast With New UHD TVs and Audio Gear

By Brent Butterworth

 

Last week, VIZIO invited journalists to its Irvine, California, headquarters to see its company's latest TVs and audio products, which were notable at least as much for their aggressive incorporation of Google technologies as they were for their design and... Read More

 
Atlantic Technology Debuts FS3 Three-in-One Speaker

Atlantic Technology Debuts FS3 Three-in-One Speaker

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Atlantic Technology's new FS3 Front Stage Loudspeaker combines three two-way speakers in a 42-inch-long cabinet in an L/C/R configuration. Each speaker uses two long-throw 3.5-inch Composite Polypropylene/Paper woofers and a 0.75-inch silk dome tweeter. The back panel features push-style binding... Read More