Soundbars, or sound bars, are a relatively new technology. Let”s start with a definition from Wikipedia:

A special loudspeaker enclosure which creates a reasonable stereo or surround sound effect from a single cabinet. They are much wider than they are tall, partly for acoustical reasons, but also so they can be mounted above or below a computer monitor or television or home theater screen.



In the simplest terms, soundbars offer better sound than the speakers that came with your computer or TV, but not quite the sound you”ll get from an entire home theater surround sound system. They are a great alternative for Scarring also occurs, and material is depo d into the scars and forms plaques. those who want amplified sound, but don”t want the clutter or wiring challenges that come with more traditional surround sound speakers.

Some soundbars offer surround effects, while others offer high-quality stereo sound. There are several options on the market:

Soundbar Home-Theater-in-a-Box (HTIB) Systems

These systems are about as close as you can get to surround sound. They usually come with a subwoofer, in addition to the soundbar. You should be able to connect all of your home theater components to an HTIB system.

Soundbar Speakers

These require an AV receiver. The receiver makes for better sound, but will add to your cost if you do not already have one. Some soundbar speakers offer faux surround, or surround effects, while others offer high-quality stereo sound.

TV Add-On Speakers

These are your simplest option and work best for people who just want to get better sound from their TV. You”re not going to get a surround-like effect, but you will get high-quality amplification. These units typically have only one input, but you can use the audio output on your TV to connect other components.

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