VIZIO Launches New 2015 Audio Collection

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Vizio-2015-soundbars.jpgVizio's 2015 audio collection includes seven new products: five soundbars and two "sound stands" designed for use in smaller spaces like a media cabinet. The top-of-the-line 40-inch 5.1 Sound Bar System ($349.99, shown here) comes with a wireless subwoofer and two surround speakers, and it incorporates HDMI video switching and Bluetooth with aptX. 

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Vizio has announced the launch of its 2015 home audio collection, which features seven all-new models, complementing screen sizes from 32 inches and up. VIZIO set out to design audio products that serve an optimal enhancement for today's advanced HDTVs, bringing superior sound to any room in the house. The VIZIO 2015 home audio collection offers a wide variety of options, ranging from the VIZIO 29-inch 2.0 Sound Bar to the flagship 40-inch 5.1 Sound Bar System. The new line-up also includes the VIZIO 2.0 and 2.1 Sound Stands, ideal for smaller spaces like traditional media cabinets. The latest audio offerings from VIZIO are starting to roll out to retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, BJ's Wholesale, Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Target, VIZIO.com and Walmart.

As the main fixture in the all-new 2015 collection, the 40-inch 5.1 Sound Bar System provides consumers with the ultimate home theater audio experience, pumping out clear, room-rocking sound. The sophisticated, metallic surface delivers incredible audio and lines up with any 47 inch or larger class TV. A true 5.1 surround sound experience is now possible thanks to the three-channel sound bar, wireless subwoofer and dual rear satellite speakers - which outputs a Sound Pressure Level at 102 dB with less than one percent total harmonic distortion.

The 40-inch 5.1 Sound Bar System offers HDMI support, giving consumers the best possible audio connection to their TV and other A/V devices, while Bluetooth with aptX enables CD-quality wireless streaming via supported devices. Built-in Dolby Digital surround sound provides dramatic special dimension and enhanced audio for an engaging listening experience, while DTS audio technologies, including DTS Digital Surround, DTS TruVolume and others, further enhance the audio experience to provide deep bass, crisp audio detail, clear vocals and intelligent volume-leveling. The VIZIO audio collection can be controlled by the intuitive, easy-to-use display remote, which features a built-in LCD screen on select models, allowing users to easily view the input source, turn on Bluetooth pairing, enable/disable audio technologies, manually adjust left, right or rear speakers for more discrete control and select other audio settings.

Consumers seeking an audio system that enhances the onscreen picture will appreciate the performance of the 2015 VIZIO audio collection. While watts is commonly used throughout the audio industry to describe power output, the term is really a numerical figure that describes how much power a product consumes, rather than actual performance levels. Watts essentially has no bearing on the consumer experience and instead boasts an inefficient use of energy. This explains why some competitive sound bars tout high wattage but actually sound distorted and blown out. VIZIO chooses to measure the true acoustic output represented by Sound Pressure Level to more accurately describe and directly correlate to the powerful experience its audio collection delivers.

For 2015, the VIZIO sound bars have been crafted to aesthetically coordinate with the 2015 VIZIO Smart TV collection, with an all-new minimalistic, stylish, linear design that seamlessly compliments with any room. Select models feature alloy speaker covers with anodized aluminum accents for an elegant finish. A vertical array of white LED indicators illuminate in sequence to indicate different modes and settings, while a button panel on the top of the sound bars provides easy and immediate control.

The latest sound bar and sound stand offerings from America's #1 sound bar company are starting to roll out to retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, BJ's Wholesale, Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Target, VIZIO.com and Walmart. The flagship 40-inch 5.1 Sound Bar System is offered at an MSRP of $349.99.

29" 2.0 Sound Bar, MSRP: $79.99
38" 2.0 Sound Bar, MSRP: $99.99
38" 2.1 Sound Bar System, MSRP: $179.99
38" 5.1 Sound Bar System, MSRP: $249.99
40" 5.1 Sound Bar System, MSRP: $349.99
2.0 Sound Stand, MSRP: $149.99
2.1 Sound Stand, MSRP: $249.99

Additional Resources
Vizio Unveils New Ultra HD TVs at Spring Line Show at HomeTheaterReview.com.
Vizo M602i-B3 LD/LCD HDTV Reviewed at HomeTheaterReview.com.


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