Improve the Sound of your Flat Panel TV
It’s not a secret….flat-panel TVs have poor sound. The problem is the lack of clarity and intelligibility. Older TVs had forward firing speakers that were several inches in diameter. They also had a larger area to resonate. Compare that with new flat panel TVs with tiny 1” X 2” downward or rear firing speakers and its not hard to see why TV sound has gone downhill. If you are a movie buff, most likely your main system is decked out with a surround sound system….so you have no sound issues. The problem is many people don’t have a surround system and just use the TV speakers. Then there are people that want better TV sound in secondary areas like a bedroom or den. If that sounds like you, then solution is a quality Soundbar system from Electronic Creations.
Soundbar systems come powered and non-powered. Non-powered soundbar systems are generally more expensive. They target people who have a separate component surround system but speaker space and aesthetics are a consideration. Powered systems are ideal for people want better sound without the space and component requirements of a surround system.
Electronic Creations partner Paradigm has just introduced the sensational SoundTrack powered soundbar system. No receiver or electronics are required! It has a powered soundbar and wireless powered subwoofer. The six speaker soundbar physically separates the drivers within the chamber to promote sonic clarity, wide sound staging, and excellent channel separation. The subwoofer is an engineering and sonic gem. It features a high quality 8” laminated composite driver with 1 ½” hi temperature voice coil, dual ports, and digital signal processing to promote even articulate bass. Since the subwoofer is compact and wireless, there are many placement options. Mount it in a cabinet, on top of the cabinet; under the bed…you get the picture. Not only is it flexible in placement, its performance is excellent.
Another knockout product that offers great sound and flexibility is ZVOX. ZVOX has been getting rave reviews. “Remarkably ingenious. Editor’s Choice winner.” – Sound & Vision, “Blows away the sound built into your TV.” – Corey Greenberg, NBC’s Today Show. Now you can get room-filling home theater sound – without a room full of speakers and wires. The ZVOX Z-Base 580 is a complete surround sound system – including dual powered subwoofers – all in one cabinet. Just place the 580 on a piece of furniture, place your flat-panel TV on top of the ZVOX system, connect one wire…you’ve installed a high-performance home theater system in under 10 minutes. The sound quality of the ZVOX 580 is comparable to that of much more expensive multi-speaker systems. It includes five high-performance speakers and dual 6.5″ powered subwoofers for window-rattling bass.
The ZVOX PhaseCue II virtual surround sound system creates three-dimensional sound without the need for multiple speakers throughout the room. Movies come to life with vibrant, realistic, high-impact sound. Music sounds accurate and natural. And vocals on TV shows come through with incredible clarity. The 580 uses a highly advanced processor to digitally tailor the sound for excellent frequency response. The result is a very smooth, very accurate sound. This Z-Base system doesn’t sound like a “sound bar,” it sounds like an audiophile quality speaker system.