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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.

Is the Popularity of Soundbars Good or Bad for the Audio Industry?

Is the Popularity of Soundbars Good or Bad for the Audio Industry?

By Jeff Berman

 

There's no denying the popularity of soundbars, but is that popularity a plus or minus for the audio industry as a whole? Jeff Berman poses that question to several popular AV retailers. Read More

 
Samsung to Debut Atmos-Capable Soundbar with Wireless Surrounds

Samsung to Debut Atmos-Capable Soundbar with Wireless Surrounds

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Samsung has announced a new Atmos-capable soundbar, the HW-K950. This soundbar will incorporate forward-facing and up-firing drivers to re-create the overhead effects of Atmos, and the package will also include surround speakers that have up-firing drivers. The HW-K950 also comes... Read More

 
Klipsch Debuts $400 R-4B Soundbar

Klipsch Debuts $400 R-4B Soundbar

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Klipsch has introduced a new lower-priced soundbar system, called the R-4B, that combines a two-way soundbar and 6.5-inch wireless subwoofer. The R-4B soundbar uses dual 2.5-inch midrange fiber composite woofers and two lightweight 0.25-inch horn-loaded textile dome tweeters coupled with... Read More

 
Definitive Technology Debuts Low-Profile Soundbar

Definitive Technology Debuts Low-Profile Soundbar

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Definitive Technology's new W Studio Micro is the company's lowest-profile soundbar to date, measuring just 1.75 inches tall and 43 inches wide. This 3.1 system uses four three-inch mid-woofers and three one-inch aluminum dome tweeters powered by seven discrete channels... Read More

 
Yamaha Announces First Dolby Atmos Soundbar

Yamaha Announces First Dolby Atmos Soundbar

By Brent Butterworth

 

The occasion of the press event at Yamaha's Buena Park, CA, headquarters yesterday was the launch of MusicCast, the company's new wireless multiroom audio technology. However, much of the attendees' attention was diverted to just one of the 20 MusicCast... Read More

 

LG's First Curved Soundbar Launching This October

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

LG will add its first curved soundbar to the Music Flow line of audio products. The LAS855M is a 360-watt, 4.1-channel design using four discrete speakers and a separate wireless subwoofer. The soundbar features both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support and... Read More

 
Yamaha Debuts SRT-700 TV Speaker Base

Yamaha Debuts SRT-700 TV Speaker Base

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Yamaha has introduced its first compact-sized TV speaker base, the SRT-700 ($349.95), designed to sit underneath a TV with a screen size of 42 inches or smaller. The SRT-700 combines two full-range drivers, two subwoofers, and two bass-reflex ports in... Read More

 
Millennials Are Driving the Soundbar Market, NPD Study Finds

Millennials Are Driving the Soundbar Market, NPD Study Finds

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

A recent study by The NDP Group found that 55 percent of soundbar owners use the product for music and other audio-only content, in addition to using it for TV watching. This is due in large part to the addition... Read More

 
Denon Announces New HEOS HomeCinema Soundbar/Subwoofer System

Denon Announces New HEOS HomeCinema Soundbar/Subwoofer System

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

The HEOS team over at Denon has been busy. Over recent months, the company has introduced several new additions to the HEOS line of wireless multi-room audio products, the most recent of which is the HomeCinema soundbar/subwoofer system. The HEOS... Read More

 
James Loudspeaker Introduces SLT3 SoundBar Series

James Loudspeaker Introduces SLT3 SoundBar Series

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

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