Sound bar connects with devices wirelessly to stream audio; subwoofer can be placed anywhere in a room to pump out rumbling bass
Any price comparison is to a new, nonrefurbished product price.
Vizio 2.1-Channel Bluetooth Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer (Manufacturer Refurbished)
Whether you wall-mount it beneath a TV or place it inside an entertainment center, this sound bar gives your music and movies detailed, powerful audio. Its dual speakers render dialogue and treble crisply, while its wireless subwoofer gives bass and low sound effects rumbling realism.
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.
Detailed Sound, Minimal Clutter
The 2.1-channel setup elevates your TV’s audio to give you an experience that’s closer to that of surround sound. Laterally placed speakers produce wider distribution and more realistic depth, creating a sense that the action is unfolding around you. The subwoofer intensifies the effect by adding rumbly low notes that most TVs’ built-in speakers can’t match. With only two components to install, the 2.1-channel setup strikes a much cleaner look than full-blown home theater systems.
Wireless Subwoofer: Deep Bass, Flexible Location
The subwoofer heightens the drama of movies and TV shows by sending the thud of footsteps or the roll of thunder rumbling around the room. Its wireless connectivity and single power cord mean it won’t contribute to unsightly cable nests.
- Model number: SB3821-C6
- 38” sound bar
- Dual 2.75” speakers
- 5” wireless subwoofer
- Sound-pressure level: 100dB
- Subwoofer wireless range: approximately 50’
- Dolby Digital, DTS Studio Sound, DTS TruSurround, and DTS TruVolume audio technology
- Made for TVs 42” and larger
- 1 USB input
- 1 RCA (coaxial) input
- 1 optical (Toslink) input
- 1 stereo RCA input
- 1 3.5mm stereo mini jack
- Sound bar dimensions: 38” (W) x 3” (H) x 3” (D)
- Subwoofer dimensions: 8.3” (W) x 9.1” (H) x 8.3” (D)
- 30-day warranty from Vizio
- Condition: manufacturer refurbished
In the box: sound bar, subwoofer, remote, RCA-to-3.5mm stereo audio cable, digital coaxial cable, digital optical cable, wall mounts, quick-start guide, and 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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