VIZIO Expands Home Audio Collection with Three New Home Theater Solutions, Highlighted by Flagship 54’’ 5.1 Sound Bar Which Brings High Performance and Room-Filling Audio to 55’’+ Big Screen TVs
Line-Up Also Expands to Include 38’’ 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar For Mid-Size TVs And New 21’’ 2.1 Home Theater Sound Stand that Fits Discreetly Under Most TVs
Irvine, CA and Las Vegas, NV — January 7, 2014 — VIZIO, America’s #1 Sound Bar company 1 , today announced three new home audio solutions, including the flagship 54’’ 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar, 38’’ 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar and 21’’ 2.1 Home Theater Sound Stand. Designed to deliver the best-in-class audio experience and serve as the perfect complement for today’s advanced HDTVs, VIZIO’s solutions bring superior surround sound and new convenience features to any room in the house. VIZIO will be showcasing the expanded sound bar collection at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV at the Wynn Hotel, by appointment only.
At the top of VIZIO’s audio collection is a new flagship 54’’ sound bar offering 5.1 channel surround sound with 104 dB 2 of room-rocking, crystal-clear sound with less than 1% total harmonic distortion 2 , designed for consumers with HDTVs 55’’ and larger. The sleek and powerful sound bar provides a wide separation between the left and right channels for more accurate stereo sound. This added length also projects sound across a larger area, creating a wider sound stage ideal for great rooms and large living rooms for a true, big screen home theater experience. The VIZIO 54” 5.1 sound bar is further enhanced by the third center channel which provides enhanced dialog clarity, two rear satellite speakers and a wireless subwoofer for a complete surround sound experience. Engineered to deliver outstanding low frequency response as low as 35 Hz, the 54” 5.1 Sound Bar also features integrated aptX® Bluetooth technology, allowing consumers to stream CD-quality music via supported wireless devices.
All enhanced features on the 54” 5.1 Sound Bar can be controlled by the intuitive and easy-to-use display remote, which features a built-in LCD screen, allowing users to easily adjust input, turn on Bluetooth pairing, enable/disable audio technologies, manually adjust left, right or rear speakers for more discrete control or select other audio settings. HDMI connectivity and inclusion of all necessary cables allows for a quick, hassle-free set-up. The flagship model also features Dolby® Digital and DTS Digital Surround™ decoders, as well as VIZIO Surround Matrix and powerful DTS audio enhancement technologies that provide deep bass, crisp audio detail, clear vocals and intelligent volume-leveling minimizing potentially disruptive volume changes as different content is broadcast on the TV, such as commercials.
Ideal for TVs 42’’ and larger, VIZIO offers its first 38’’ 5.1 home theater solution. Two rear satellite speakers and a wireless subwoofer pack 100 dB2 of immersive surround sound into the VIZIO 38’’ 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar. Equipped with convenient Bluetooth for streaming music wirelessly, even when the TV is off, the 38’’ 5.1 sound bar is designed to complement mid-size TVs. A great addition to round out the 38” sound bar offerings from VIZIO, the 38” 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar caters to one of the most popular TV sizes in the market today and offers a true 5.1 surround sound experience.
For those seeking a convenient, easy-to-install audio upgrade for any room, VIZIO is revealing the innovative 21’’ 2.1 Home Theater Sound Stand. Perfect for sitting beneath HDTVs 23’’ to 50’’ that are 50 lbs. or less, the 21’’ 2.1 Home Theater Sound Stand offers a compact design that helps reduce vibrations, even when the Sound Stand's powerful audio rumbles below. Delivering room-filling audio up to 101 dB2 with as low as 60 Hz of deep bass, VIZIO’s 21’’ 2.1 Sound Stand features left and right drivers that are approximately 2.5” diameter and a built-in 5.25” subwoofer for deep bass performance. At only 21” long, the 2.1 Sound Stand features an integrated subwoofer and delivers superb audio performance in a compact design that can conveniently tuck into nearly any living space, especially bedrooms, dens or for TVs housed in traditional media cabinets.
“As the leader in the sound bar category, we’re committed to meeting the rapid growth in HDTVs and offering the right audio solutions for families with different screen sizes,” said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “The new flagship 54’’ 5.1 Sound Bar, 38’’ 5.1 Sound Bar and the unique 21’’ 2.1 Sound Stand join an award-winning audio collection that will add the best audio experience to match advanced picture quality current HDTVs now offer.”
Further reinforcing VIZIO’s position as America’s #1 sound bar company1, the new 54” and 38” sound bars enhance the TV-watching experience by providing audio enthusiasts with an amazing surround sound that takes the viewing experience to the next level. The new Home Theater 21’’ 2.1 Sound Stand on the other hand adds to VIZIO’s audio collection by accommodating consumers who need to save space without sacrificing on great audio performance.
Additional details on VIZIO’s 54’’ 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar (S5451w-C2), 38’’ 5.1 (S3851w-C2) and 21’’ 2.1 (S2121w-C2) will be announced later this year. More information on VIZIO’s CES announcements can be found at VIZIO.com/CES .
1 The NPD Group / Retail Monthly Tracking Service, Sound Bar Units Sold, Jan 2010 – Jan 2013
2 Sound Pressure Level measured using pink noise at 1 meter, C-weighted. Total harmonic distortion calculated as electrical measurement of amplifier distortion.
VIZIO, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. In Q2 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 shipping brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and in Q3 2007 became the first American brand in over a decade to lead in North American LCD HDTV shipments. VIZIO was #1 in North America LCD for 2010 1 . VIZIO is now also America’s #1 Smart TV 5 and large size LCD company 2 as the leading seller of 60” and larger HDTVs in the U.S. with 30% of the market in this class 3 . VIZIO was the #1 Sound Bar Company in the U.S. for Q1 2013 4 . For over a decade, VIZIO has remained committed to what it does best -- focus on the consumer to deliver visionary products at a great value. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics that now include PCs and mobility products. VIZIO's products are found at Amazon, Best Buy, BJ’s Wholesale, Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide. VIZIO has won numerous awards including a #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics and made the lists of Ad Age's Hottest Brands, CNET's Editor's Choice, CNET Best of CES 2011 - Television, CNET Best of CES 2013 – Home Theater and Audio, Home Theater Magazine’s Top Picks, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, PC World's Best Buy and Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice among many other prestigious honors including their second consecutive "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with HDTV" ranking from J.D Power 6. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit www.VIZIO.com .
1 DisplaySearch Market Tracker Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report
2 The NPD Group / Weekly Tracking Service, Large Size includes 60”+, Q2 2013 units sold
3 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, Q2 2013 LED TV units with Apps included
4 The NPD Group / Retail Monthly Tracking Service, units sold, Q1 2013
5 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, Q2 2013 LED TV units with Apps included
6 J.D. Power 2013 High Definition Television (HDTV) Satisfaction ReportSM.
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