What are Sound Bars?
A sound bar is a discreet and compact element that contains a sophisticated sound system. This element is typically used to amplify the sound of your LCD TV. In addition to its ergonomic benefits, the bar is easy to install since you have to connect it to your TV and / or DVD player. It fits easily in your plasma screen TV without cluttering your home. This device features high-performance speakers with a very good sound field.
Sound bars have the advantage of integrating in a single element the entire system’s essentials to improve your plasma TV. They save space and offer excellent audio in large or small rooms.
Things To Consider When Buying a Soundbar
with a subwoofer. If it doesn’t have a subwoofer, make sure that the sound bar
is equipped with an LFE (Low Frequency Effect) output. You can then connect a
separate subwoofer depending on the type of sound reproduction you want. Note
that the subwoofer is essential to having an accurate synchronization to a home
theater sound-image effect.
aesthetics. Indeed the more technical criteria such as sound formats supported
by the device are much more important. If the sound bar can’t handle the sounds
you need, it will be a superfluous accessory to the side speakers already built
into your flat screen . The main sound formats to support a projector are:
stereo (or 2.1 with subwoofer), DTS and Dolby. Note that to enjoy a worthy
cinema sound effect, the sound bar must withstand 5.1 DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1