updated 05:20 pm EDT, Wed August 7, 2013
Devices designed to boost audio from typically small HDTV speakers
Audio accessory manufacturer Vizio today announced today three new additions to its portfolio of home audio solutions with the 29-inch and two 38-inch sound bars in various home theater configurations. Joining Vizio's audio ranks are a new 29-inch 2.0 Home Theater Sound Bar, a 38-inch 2.0 Home Theater Sound Bar with Integrated Deep Bass, and the 38-inch 2.1 Home Theater Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer.
The 29-inch 2.0 channel Home Theater Sound Bar can be used as a standalone wireless sound system using built-in Bluetooth to stream music from compatible mobile devices without the need for a TV. The 29-inch 2.0 sound bar packs 95dB of audio into a small package. Adding low-end frequency typically missing from today's thin HDTVs, the 38-inch 2.0 configuration provides 98dB of audio and enhanced bass performance. The 38-inch 2.1 Home Theater Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer is rated at 100 dB, adding bass to movies, music, sports and games, delivering an improved home theater experience.
The 29-inch Home Theater Sound Bar model S2920w retails for $80. The 38-inch Home Theater Sound Bar with Integrated Deep Bass model S3820w will be available in late August for $120. The 38-inch S3821W Home Theater Sound Bar will also be available late August for $180.