Harman Kardon SB 30 soundbar and BDS x70 Series home theater speakers revealed

Jan 5, 2012
Harman Kardon SB 30 soundbar and BDS x70 Series home theater speakers revealed

This week the speaker announcements just keep piling up as the pre-CES 2012 wave rolls in, not least of all with Harman as they reveal both a new soundbar for your home media setup and a set of speakers make specifically for your multi-device lifestyle. To be shown off at the show next week are these two magnificent looking setups, the first being the Harman Kardon SB 30 soundbar, complete with rich 5.1-surround sound for your movies, television, and video game experiences. The BDS x70 Series is a "space-saving home theater system" which allows you to deliver beautiful sound from multiple devices.

The SB 30 soundbar is one that allows you two sound modes: virtual and Wave. What you've got here is a virtual mode that allows you to enhance your two-channel stereo sources by creating rear-ambiance, while the Wave mode has transducers creating left and right surround fields, maximizing the listening area you've got in a larger room. The 5.1-surround sound on this system is delivered with a triple-core digital signal processing array, this including 13 transducers, six 2-inch subwoofers, 11 amplifier channels, and seven 1-inch tweeters. So many birds of fury! You'll be able to pick this monster up for a minimum advertised price of $799 SOON.

The BDS x70 Series consists of several components, the first two being receivers - the BDS 570 and the BDS 270 are Blu-ray disk players, both of them able to play standard, Blu-ray, and 3D dvd disks, the 570 just a bit more classy than the 370. The 570 is able to bring you 5.1-channel sound, while the 270 brings you 2.1-channel sound. Both the 770 system and the 370 system you see below have a slew of connection capabilities with their receivers allowing you a full range of device-specific playing of media. Sound from your iPad Netflix to your HDTV for example - go for it!

The BDS 770 is one of two integrated home theater systems, this one including the 570 receiver as well as four satellite speakers, a powered subwoofer, and a center-channel speaker. The B570 was engineered to work specifically with the speakers set up in this system, this whole system selling for a cool $1,099. The BDS 370 works with the 270 receiver and works with two speakers and a powered subwoofer, this system ringing in at $899. This system along with the SB 30 soundbar will be showing up at CES 2012 and, again, will be available sooner than later!

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