The choices in mounting options for TVs continues to grow, and so do the challenges in speaker placement. Thin, lightweight displays can be mounted just about anywhere: above an entertainment cabinet, the mantle, or on an open wall. So, where do you place the speakers? While in-walls offer an elegant solution, installing them isn’t always an option. This is where the soundbar comes in with its versatile installation and feature options.
Many of today’s leading audio manufacturers offer a soundbar, an all-in-one speaker system that delivers high-quality audio without requiring the space of a home theater receiver and surround sound speaker set-up. Placed below or mounted below and/or along the sides of your display, they offer exceptional sound and stunning design. A remarkable improvement to your TV’s speakers, the soundbar features a center channel and often a full LCR (left, center and right channels) experience. Some are designed to be paired with surround speakers and a subwoofer while others replicate full surround sound.
Connectivity, control and quality are prevalent across today’s models, offering conveniences such as wireless connectivity, music streaming, simple IR learning for integrated control through your current remote, and even voice control.
Triad has an extensive array of options ranging in size and capabilities. They offer micro and mini LCR’s as well as a micro 3-in-1 speaker designed for use with shallow flat-panel televisions. New to their line-up is their on-wall Mini LCR 3.0 SE (Special Edition), offering “unparalleled” performance with 3 separate audiophile speaker systems integrated into one sleek, acoustiperf-grilled package.
The Sonos Playbar features Trueplay software that measures the room and fine tunes the sound to fit and fill the space. Playbar is a versatile unit that makes games, movies, sports and music come alive!
Custom and colorful
Always an elegant choice, James Loudspeaker offers a variety of soundbar solutions. True to their brand, their line of soundbars is completely customizable and offered in an array of both standard and custom colors. The line-up includes an extensive variety of formats to suit client preferences and range from center channel, stereo bar, or complete LCR package. James’ soundbars are custom fit to the TV for seamless integration and elegant design. For added design versatility, they are available in vertical or horizontal configurations. And the sound, well, they raise the “bar.”
Immersive DTS:X & Dolby Atmos built-in
Dolby Atmos has set the sound bar even higher. Dolby Atmos “frees” sound from its channels for heightened impact by enabling finer control of individual sounds. Through strategically positioned speakers, sounds move around the listener from every dimension for an immersive, life-like experience. DTS:X is another immersive technology that isolates and directs sounds dimensionally for an amazingly realistic effect. A few manufacturers have integrated these technologies into their soundbars.
Martin Logan’s Motion® Vision X with DTS Play-Fi® technology creates stunning, real-life audio and allows listeners to stream high-res music wirelessly over existing Wi-Fi networks. The speaker’s design looks as impressive as it sounds!
Sony answered the call with a 7.1.2 channel Dolby Atmos/DTS:X TM Soundbar and subwoofer system that claims its 3-dimensional, accurately positioned 360º surround sound will take your breath away. We don’t doubt that it will!
On-wall or on console, wireless and Blu tooth, surround sound or Dolby Atmos, the choices are endless but all are great solutions for incredible audio and gorgeous design. Give us a call, we’ll help determine the best features and solutions for your overall system requirements, connectivity, control and space.