September 2017 New Gear
Sound & Vision
By SV Staff
August 15, 2017
The latest in Vizio’s popular soundbar line, the 36-inch-wide SB3621 supports Bluetooth stream- ing and can be mounted on the wall (bracket included) or placed on (or in) a cabinet while its companion wireless subwoofer is tucked away in a corner. Onboard processing includes Dolby Digital and DTS Studio Sound, which creates a virtual surround sound experience, enhances dialogue, and eliminates annoying volume fluctuations.
Pump It Up: The system is rated to deliver sound-pressure levels up to 100 decibels with bass that dips down to 50 Hz. Optical and coaxial inputs are provided along with an analog minijack input and a full set of cables. For another 100 bucks, you can upgrade to Vizio’s SmartCast-enabled SB3651, a 5.1 system that adds an HDMI input and comes with a pair of rear surround speakers. Price: $150
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