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Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2
Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2 | US$2,200.00 | www.bowers-wilkins.com

if your definition of a sound bar isn’t exactly one that’s shaped like a long, black bar, then we guess the new Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2 the sound bar for you. aesthetically it looks like it predecessor but under the hood, B&W has packed in some ear-pleasing goodies into it. the Panorama 2 is equipped with newly engineered drive units – nine of them in total with a center-heavy configuration comprising of two 3.5″ subwoofers, two 3″ midrange drivers, and a 1″ aluminum dome tweeter featuring B&W’s Nautilus tube-loaded technology. Continue reading Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2

Definitive Technology SoloCinema XTR

Definitive Technology SoloCinema XTR
Definitive Technology SoloCinema XTR | US$1,999.00 | www.definitivetech.com

setting up a home theater is much like a rocket science to some and a definite nightmare for neat-freak. can you imagine the cables that are going to snake around your beautiful living room? scary, isn’t it? thanks to the development of single-piece sound bar such as the Definitive Technology SoloCinema XTR, almost anyone could set up a decent home theater – as long as you can read which we assume that you do know how to read, right? anyway, what makes the SoloCinema XTR are two distinct features: it has an extreme slim form factor (it measures just 6.99mm or 2 3/4″ deep) to match you anorexic-inflicted HDTV set Continue reading Definitive Technology SoloCinema XTR

Klipsch HD Theater SB 3 Soundbar

Klipsch HD Theater SB 3 Soundbar
Klipsch HD Theater SB 3 Soundbar | US$799.99 | www.klipsch.com

you must be thinking: can sound bar can really be that good? we have heard first hand and we must say its performance certainly surprises us, especially so when it comes from a non-audiophile maker. therefore we suppose, a sound bar that has horn-loaded technology coming from a firm with rich audiophile and high-end audio history, such as the Klipsch HD Theater SB 3 Soundbar must be even more awesome. regardless, a sound bar has but only one purpose: give your home entertainment a boost in the sound department without the clutter. Continue reading Klipsch HD Theater SB 3 Soundbar

Sceptre TV SoundBar

Sceptre TV SoundBar
Sceptre TV SoundBar | US$169.99 | www.sceptre.com

nobody fancy clutters that have become a necessary evil when it comes to improving your TV sound system. hence, sound bar offers a rather attractive solution for those who are not particularly anal about having audiophile-grade experience but then again, it does come with a pretty steep sticker which is of course, not the fancy of every folks. to counter this, Sceptre has announced the TV SoundBar, a decent solution to your measly TV sound quality without breaking your bank account. Continue reading Sceptre TV SoundBar

Roth Sub Zero Sound Bar

Roth Sub Zero Sound Bar
Roth Sub Zero Sound Bar | £149.00 | www.rothaudio.co.uk

George Lucas once said “the sound and music are fifty percent of the entertainment of a movie”, we couldn’t agree more. visual treat is one thing but without the a dramatic audio effect, a movie experience will never be truly complete. we are a firm believer of the harmonious marriage of audio and visual but unfortunately, today’s ultra-slim TV has limited the sound emitted from it to just plain sound which, needless to say, hampers our movie enjoyment. so what if your cable TV delivers full HD and true surround sound? Continue reading Roth Sub Zero Sound Bar

Yamaha YHT-S401 Sound Bar

Yamaha YHT-S401 Sound Bar
(photos: Yamaha) Yamaha YHT-S401 Sound Bar | US$699.95 | www.yamaha.com

if you are facing space constraint in your living room or are less-than capable in messing with slew of cables for a multi-speaker home entertainment setup, then a surround sound capable sound bar like the Yamaha YHT-S401 Sound Bar would be the sound system of choice. it is completely unobtrusive and sits neatly beneath your LCD display, while boasting a receiver unit with integrated subwoofer. the YHT-S401 offers a total of 250W of output through its three channels, plus the subwoofer contributing yet another 100W of earth shaking low frequency power. it sports a host of I/Os such as CEC-compatible HDMI, optical-in, coaxial, analog audio and a surround headphone jack. Continue reading Yamaha YHT-S401 Sound Bar

Bose CineMate 1 SR Home Theater Speaker System

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(photos: Bose) Bose CineMate 1 SR Home Theater Speaker System | US$1,499.95 | www.bose.com

Bose audio system were never in the audiophile arena but for some reason, they never fail to impress the masses with alluring sound reproduction and eye-pleasing designs, and their latest sound bar, dubbed the Bose CineMate 1 SR Home Theater Speaker System, is without exception. it is Bose’s first foray into sound bar system and it promise a roomful of sound from just one slim speaker, though not as slim as i would have loved. as usual, Bose don’t boast about its technical hard specs but we do note that it has some pretty unique features built into it. you can choose to place your sound bar on a table top or on the wall, and a feature known as Flexmount will automatically detects the speaker’s orientation and adjust the sound to “ensure wide, spacious sound.” Continue reading Bose CineMate 1 SR Home Theater Speaker System

iPhone Dock and Vinyl Player Concept – best of both world

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(image credit: Olivier Meynard)

Olivier Meynard’s concept has one goal: to band the past with present together. the iPhone Dock and Vinyl Player Concept, as the name suggests, is a turntable that plays your favorite vinyl records and it is also a sound dock for your much loved iPhone. this concept does more than just playing the vinyl, it is able to encode the music from the record into MP3 and send them to your iPhone. a built-in amp and a longish sound-bar style speaker upfront lets you enjoy the music either from the turntable or your iPhone. the wonder of today’s technology lending a hand to an old school technology. the result? best of both world. Continue reading iPhone Dock and Vinyl Player Concept – best of both world

Bluetooth wireless streaming with the new LG Sound Bar

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(image credit: LG) LG LSB316 Sound Bar | US$tbc | www.lg.com

the growing trend of smaller apartments and the need to make things “a little simpler” has spur the development of more compact sound system. one of those ‘spurs’ are sound bars. which promises to deliver excellent sound, less the cumbersome speakers. Yamaha and Sonic Gear has done it. and now LG is set join in the sound bar flock with the LSB316. Continue reading Bluetooth wireless streaming with the new LG Sound Bar

Yamaha introduces slim sound bar with HDMI 1.4a

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(image credit: Yamaha) Yamaha YSP2200 Sound Bar | US$999.95 | www.yamaha.com

Yamaha proves that a powerful sound system shouldn’t takes up a whole lot of space with its slimline YSP2200 sound bar. measuring just 50mm thick or should i say thin, these sound bar will spot 16 micro-drivers. the package comes with a 137mm tall subwoofer which can be placed either horizontally or vertically. what can i say, even the sub is non-obtrusive. Continue reading Yamaha introduces slim sound bar with HDMI 1.4a