New 5.1 Soundbar From Vizio

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VIZIO S5451w Hero #108BAF9C.jpgVIZIO announced a new soundbar that is 54 inches long and features 5.1 sound. The soundbar contains the front three channels, while a separate sub and rears will be reponsible for the remaining 2.1. VIZIO claims the larger size of the soundbar allows for greater stereo separation.

From Vizio
VIZIO, America's #1 Sound Bar company, today announced the availability of its flagship 54'' 5.1 Sound Bar System. Serving as the ideal complement to large-size TVs in great rooms or expansive living rooms, the 54" 5.1 solution offers a wider sound stage projecting true, cinematic home theater audio to every seat. The 54" option will soon be accompanied by a 38" 5.1 Sound Bar System, ideal for mid-size TVs, with both offering consumers an immersive true surround sound experience for enhanced music, movies and TV audio. Features like an intuitive LCD display remote allow users to discretely adjust input, enable/disable audio technologies, manually adjust left, right or rear speakers and turn on Bluetooth® pairing for wireless streaming all without leaving the couch.


With up to 104 dB of room-rocking, crystal-clear sound and less than 1% total harmonic distortion2, the 54" 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar System is ideal for rooms with HDTVs 55'' and larger, kicking out serious audio. The sleek and powerful sound bar provides a greater separation between the left and right channels, creating for a wider sound stage to fill the room. The 54" 5.1 Sound Bar System also features a third center channel for enhanced dialogue clarity, and is equipped with two rear satellite speakers and a wireless 8" subwoofer. This combination delivers an immersive surround sound experience with low frequency response as low as 35 Hz for low bass consumers can feel.

"With picture quality standards of today's HDTV continuing to elevate, consumers are now demanding an enhanced audio solution that completes their home theater experience," said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer. "VIZIO is bringing true 5.1 sound bar solutions into living rooms, and now consumers with both large- and mid-size HDTVs can enjoy best-in-class, true cinematic audio."

Ideal for TVs 42'' and larger, the VIZIO 38'' 5.1 Sound Bar System will be available in the coming weeks. The mainstream bar features two rear satellite speakers and a wireless subwoofer, pumping out up to 100 dB2 of immersive surround sound into the living room. A great addition to round out the 5.1 offerings from VIZIO, the 38" 5.1 Sound Bar System caters to some of the most popular TV sizes in the market today, offering a true 5.1 surround sound experience upgrade.
Providing powerful bass performance and crisp audio detail, both the 54" and 38" 5.1 Sound Bar Systems feature Dolby® Digital and DTS Digital Surround™, which further add to a more engaging listening experience. DTS TruVolume™ is included as well, providing intelligent volume-leveling for less abrupt fluctuations when switching from a television show to commercial. The 54" 5.1 Sound Bar System also features VIZIO Surround Matrix technology and integrated aptX® Bluetooth® audio coding technology for near CD-quality music streaming via supported wireless devices3. The 38" 5.1 Sound Bar System features DTS Studio Sound™ as well as DTS Circle Surround™.

Conveniently, the large- and mid-size 5.1 sound bar systems are sold with all cables included and offer an intuitive setup process. Consumers will also appreciate HDMI connectivity and a hassle-free set-up with the inclusion of all necessary cables in the box.

Further reinforcing VIZIO's position as America's #1 sound bar company1, the new 54" and 38" sound bars enhance the TV-watching experience by providing audio enthusiasts with amazing surround sound that takes the viewing experience to the next level.

VIZIO's 54'' 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar (S5451w-C2) has an MSRP of $499.99 and can be found initially at Amazon.com and VIZIO.com and at BestBuy.com, Sam's Club, SamsClub.com and Walmart.com in the coming weeks. The 38'' 5.1 (S3851w-C2) will be available at Amazon.com, Costco, Costco.com, Walmart.com and VIZIO.com in late July with an MSRP of $279.99.


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