Speaker Bar

Maxell maxsound Soundbar is small and compact

Maxell maxsound Soundbar is small and compact

If you have a small TV in your office or a dorm room and you want better sound and not much room the Maxell maxsound Soundbar might be the ticket for you. This small soundbar is the curved bit of plastic you see in the horrible product shot courtesy of Maxell. The stand is designed to slip under your TV and can hold up to 55 pounds on top.

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Panasonic 3D speaker bar and Blu-ray 3D home theater kit unveiled

Panasonic 3D speaker bar and Blu-ray 3D home theater kit unveiled

It's not just LCDs and plasmas on Panasonic's mind today; the company also wants your home entertainment to sound better. Hitting the market in April is the Panasonic SC-HTB520, a slim-bar audio system with wireless subwoofer, and the Panasonic SC-BTT770, SC-BTT370 and SC-BTT270 Blu-ray 3D home theater systems.

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Orbitsound T14 Sound System Features Spatial Stereo Technology

Orbitsound T14 Sound System Features Spatial Stereo Technology

During CES' (in)famous CES Unveiled event, we got to spend some time with Orbitsound, who first made an impact on the Consumer Electronics Show back in 2008. After the company launched their successful T12 soundbar in the United Kingdom, The company has made their confident and powerful debut into the United States, with a focus on making their presence known in the global market as well. Introducing their brand new, revolutionary T14 Sound System, the company is revolutionizing the market yet again.

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Panasonic SC-ZT2 full-wireless 3D audio system outed

Panasonic SC-ZT2 full-wireless 3D audio system outed

Panasonic have announced their first "full wireless" 3D audio system, the Panasonic SC-ZT2, promising Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD 7.1-channel surround-sound with only two speakers.  Each slender speaker houses four one-inch tweeters together with an integrated long-stroke woofer; they all point down, reflecting sound off of the floor so as to mimic a regular surround-sound setup.  Meanwhile there are also two new surround bar speaker systems, the SC-HTB10 and SC-HTB500.

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JVC TH-BS7 and TH-BA3 soundbar systems debut

JVC TH-BS7 and TH-BA3 soundbar systems debut

JVC have outed a pair of new home cinema speaker systems targeted at users who'd prefer to fill their room with sound rather than cables.  The JVC TH-BA3 and TH-BS7 are each soundbar systems: the TH-BA3 has a front soundbar, wireless rear stereo pair and a wireless subwoofer, while the TH-BS7 forgoes the rear speakers and instead goes on a serious diet to measure a mere 1.4-inches tall.

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Yamaha YSP-5100 Digital Sound Project packs extra bass, wireless iPod connectivity

Yamaha YSP-5100 Digital Sound Project packs extra bass, wireless iPod connectivity

Yamaha have been quietly plugging away at their soundbar technology for a while now, and their latest model looks to be the most alluring yet.  As ever, the concept is straightforward: why have a room stuffed full of speakers when a single row of them - together with some clever digital processing - can reproduce the same effect.  Targeted at TVs up to 50-inches (as well as projector setups), the Yamaha YSP-5100 packs 120W and five HDMI ports.

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Sharp HT-SB500 3.1-channel speaker bar debuts

Sharp HT-SB500 3.1-channel speaker bar debuts

Sharp have thrown a new model into their soundbar range, this time promising 3.1-channel sound versus the more typical 2.1-channel.  The Sharp HT-SB500 squeezes 32W into its slender under-screen form, and uses Dolby Virtual Speaker technology to emulate a 5.1-channel surround-sound system.

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iLive home theater speaker bars sport iPod dock

iLive home theater speaker bars sport iPod dock

I have seen just about everything get an integrated speaker dock. Over the years, I have seen toilets with iPod docks, clocks, cars, and even bikes. It's no surprise to see a home theater speaker bar that has an integrated iPod dock.

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