|Irvine, CA and Las Vegas, NV – January 7, 2014 – VIZIO, America’s #1 Sound Bar companyVIZIO Expands Home Home Audio Offerings1, today announced three new home audio solutions, including the flagship 54″ 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar, 38″ 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar and 21″ 2.1 Home Theater Sound Stand. Designed to deliver the best-in-class audio experience and serve as the perfect complement for today’s advanced HDTVs, VIZIO’s solutions bring superior surround sound and new convenience features to any room in the house. VIZIO will be showcasing the expanded sound bar collection at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV at the Wynn Hotel, by appointment only.
At the top of VIZIO’s audio collection is a new flagship 54″ sound bar offering 5.1 channel surround sound with 104 dB 2 of room-rocking, crystal-clear sound with less than 1% total harmonic distortion2, designed for consumers with HDTVs 55″ and larger. The sleek and powerful sound bar provides a wide separation between the left and right channels for more accurate stereo sound. This added length also projects sound across a larger area, creating a wider sound stage ideal for great rooms and large living rooms for a true, big screen home theater experience. The VIZIO 54″ 5.1 sound bar is further enhanced by the third center channel which provides enhanced dialog clarity, two rear satellite speakers and a wireless subwoofer for a complete surround sound experience. Engineered to deliver outstanding low frequency response as low as 35 Hz, the 54″ 5.1 Sound Bar also features integrated aptX® Bluetooth technology, allowing consumers to stream CD-quality music via supported wireless devices.
All enhanced features on the 54″ 5.1 Sound Bar can be controlled by the intuitive and easy-to-use display remote, which features a built-in LCD screen, allowing users to easily adjust input, turn on Bluetooth pairing, enable/disable audio technologies, manually adjust left, right or rear speakers for more discrete control or select other audio settings. HDMI connectivity and inclusion of all necessary cables allows for a quick, hassle-free set-up. The flagship model also features Dolby® Digital and DTS Digital Surround™ decoders, as well as VIZIO Surround Matrix and powerful DTS audio enhancement technologies that provide deep bass, crisp audio detail, clear vocals and intelligent volume-leveling minimizing potentially disruptive volume changes as different content is broadcast on the TV, such as commercials.
Ideal for TVs 42″ and larger, VIZIO offers its first 38″ 5.1 home theater solution. Two rear satellite speakers and a wireless subwoofer pack 100 dB2 of immersive surround sound into the VIZIO 38″ 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar. Equipped with convenient Bluetooth for streaming music wirelessly, even when the TV is off, the 38″ 5.1 sound bar is designed to complement mid-size TVs. A great addition to round out the 38″ sound bar offerings from VIZIO, the 38″ 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar caters to one of the most popular TV sizes in the market today and offers a true 5.1 surround sound experience.
For those seeking a convenient, easy-to-install audio upgrade for any room, VIZIO is revealing the innovative 21″ 2.1 Home Theater Sound Stand. Perfect for sitting beneath HDTVs 23″ to 50″ that are 50 lbs. or less, the 21″ 2.1 Home Theater Sound Stand offers a compact design that helps reduce vibrations, even when the Sound Stand’s powerful audio rumbles below. Delivering room-filling audio up to 101 dB2 with as low as 60 Hz of deep bass, VIZIO’s 21″ 2.1 Sound Stand features left and right drivers that are approximately 2.5″ diameter and a built-in 5.25″ subwoofer for deep bass performance. At only 21″ long, the 2.1 Sound Stand features an integrated subwoofer and delivers superb audio performance in a compact design that can conveniently tuck into nearly any living space, especially bedrooms, dens or for TVs housed in traditional media cabinets.
“As the leader in the sound bar category, we’re committed to meeting the rapid growth in HDTVs and offering the right audio solutions for families with different screen sizes,” said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “The new flagship 54″ 5.1 Sound Bar, 38″ 5.1 Sound Bar and the unique 21″ 2.1 Sound Stand join an award-winning audio collection that will add the best audio experience to match advanced picture quality current HDTVs now offer.”
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 an amazing surround sound that takes the viewing experience to the next level. The new Home Theater 21″ 2.1 Sound Stand on the other hand adds to VIZIO’s audio collection by accommodating consumers who need to save space without sacrificing on great audio performance.
Additional details on VIZIO’s 54″ 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar (S5451w-C2), 38″ 5.1 (S3851w-C2) and 21″ 2.1 (S2121w-C2) will be announced later this year. More information on VIZIO’s CES announcements can be found at VIZIO.com/CES.
1 The NPD Group / Retail Monthly Tracking Service, Sound Bar Units Sold, Jan 2010 – Jan 2013
2Sound Pressure Level measured using pink noise at 1 meter, C-weighted. Total harmonic distortion calculated as electrical measurement of amplifier distortion.