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Vizio 38” 2.0-Channel Wireless Bluetooth Sound Bar (Manufacturer Refurbished)
This stereo sound bar’s immersive audio puts you amid the players of your favorite team, the heroes of your favorite action film, and the paints as a cheery dude turns them into happy little clouds. It produces room-filling sound, bolstered by Deep Bass technology, which ensures that the rumbling you expect from adventure films is reproduced without the need for an external subwoofer.
Dolby Digital helps you feel the passion in an actor’s voice, the beat of a song, and the gravity of a video game’s final battle. It enhances everything from movies to MP3s by elevating what you’re most likely to hear, such as heated dialogue or an ominous door closing, while suppressing static and other background noise. The result is clear digital sound in everything from home theater systems to wireless headphones.
Bluetooth: Stream Wireless Music, Internet Radio, and Podcasts
Bluetooth lets you stream wireless music from an enabled mobile device, leaving you free to mingle with guests, clean the house, or do yoga—all without interrupting the music. Moreover, Bluetooth plays your favorite songs over the system’s speakers, filling the room with richer sound than most smartphones, tablets, or laptops can.
- Model number: SB3820-C6
- 2.0-channel sound bar
- Designed for TVs 42” or larger
- Dual 2.75” full-range drivers
- Sound pressure level: up to 100dB
- Frequency: 60Hz–19KHz
- Dolby Digital, DTS Studio Sound, DTS TruSurround, and DTS TruVolume sound enhancements built in
- Bluetooth compatible
- Onboard input, power, Bluetooth, and volume controls
- Inputs: stereo RCA, 3.5mm, coaxial, Toslink, USB
- RCA output if you would like to add a subwoofer
- Product dimensions: 38”x3”x3”
- Weight: 5.75lb.
- Condition: manufacturer refurbished
In the box: sound bar, remote, RCA-to-3.5mm stereo audio cable, digital coaxial cable (RCA), digital optical cable (Toslink), wall mounts, quick-start guide, sound bar power cable
Launching in 2002, when rival companies had been selling TVs for decades, Vizio may be a relative newcomer to the TV market, but it hit the ground running. By 2007, it sold the most LCD TVs in America. Its runaway success is thanks in large part to its bread-and-butter HDTV, the LED-backlit 1080p set that can be found in most living rooms. Yet the company also takes chances on the latest technologies. In 2015, for instance, it launched what is arguably one of the most high-end sets ever produced—the $130,000 Reference Series, a 120” 4K set with support for more than one billion colors and integrated 5.1-channel surround sound. While the hefty price tag will deter most TV shoppers, Vizio will inevitably find a way to pack the cutting-edge technologies into a more consumer-friendly set—the approach to TV-making that brought it success in the first place.
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