VIZIO have announced that their 42-inch 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer and Satellite speakers, the VIZIO S4251W is now available, for $329.99.
Soundbars have really exploded with popularity over the last year or so, as people realize that they have a beautiful HDTV, but the sound just really isn’t that great.
Adding a soundbar is the easiest way to upgrade the sound of your home theater set up. But with the VIZIO S4251W, Vizio have taken a slightly different approach, because the VIZIO S4251W isn’t just a standard soundbar which normally consists of two or three speakers, it’s a full on 5.1 surround system.
John Schindler, VIZIO VP of Product Management. “As one of the only 5.1 sound bars on the market, our award-winning 42″ model is a great value, featuring a wireless subwoofer that offers room-shaking bass performance going down to 40Hz, satellite speakers for rich, immersive audio and Bluetooth so you can stream music from your smartphone or tablet and enjoy it in 5.1 surround sound without even turning on the TV.”
With the wireless subwoofer providing the base (which works upto 60′ feet away) down to 40Hz, and two satellite speakers for the surround sound you get an immersive highly audio experience. The VIZIO S4251W-B4 features Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Surround technology, and pumps out 102 dB less than 1% Total Harmonic Distortion.
The S4251w also features bluetooth connectivity, which allows you to stream music from your Smartphone, tablet computer and other devices directly to the soundbar without even needing to turn on the TV. It can also playback in surround sound if desired.
It also comes with a display remote which has a nice looking built in LCD display, which shows current input, and allows you to see and adjust bass settings, enable DTS technology and more without having to look at the soundbar.
It’s easy to setup, comes with all the cables you need and is available from Amazon for just $329. If you’re looking for a low cost, decent sound system with advanced streaming features and a nice design, the Vizio S4251w looks like a good choice!