IRVINE, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, America's #1 Sound Bar company1, today announced the launch of its latest home audio solution, the VIZIO 2.1 Sound Stand. Designed for living areas with limited table or counter space but in need of big, high performance audio, the VIZIO 2.1 Sound Stand is an ideal solution, delivering an outstanding virtual surround sound experience with tremendous bass. This latest addition to VIZIO's audio collection is now available with an MSRP of $249.99.
Great for tighter spaces like dens, dorm rooms or traditional media cabinets, the VIZIO 2.1 Sound Stand provides a convenient audio upgrade for TVs up to 55" class. With a beautifully simple, yet sturdy design that measures only 3" in height, the sound stand was developed to support the weight of TVs up to 60 lbs. With all cables included in the box, users will appreciate an easy, streamlined set-up quickly transforming areas where a traditional sound bar wouldn't fit, offering a complete home theater for a full audio experience.
While the 2.1 Sound Stand is an excellent complement to HDTVs, it also conveniently functions as a stand-alone audio system for Bluetooth streaming. Consumers can place the sound stand in a bedroom, kitchen or living room without a TV and easily stream their favorite music via Bluetooth from their smartphone or tablet. This feature serves as a great way to fill compact rooms with full, rich audio with deep bass performance, making the 2.1 Sound Stand perfect for parties and other get-togethers.
"As the sound bar category leader, we're committed to delivering high-quality audio performance, with solutions that meet consumers' needs and accommodate all rooms in the home," said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. "The new 2.1 Sound Stand offers extensive bass output with its built-in subwoofer and is the versatile option consumers have been looking for. Outperforming other competitive options in its class, our sound stand delivers an unparalleled audio experience and saves on space."
When compared to competitive units in its class, the VIZIO sound stand greatly outperforms, delivering unbeatable audio performance for its size – without distortion – to produce measurable output at a low frequency of 32 Hz3. Equipped with a powerful 5.25" subwoofer, VIZIO's 2.1 Sound Stand pumps out smooth, thunderous bass with low frequency responses that reach as low as 55 Hz. In addition, the VIZIO 2.1 Sound Stand produces bass levels of +5 dB (at 63 Hz) and +15 dB (at 40 Hz) above competitive products3, providing consumers with superior audio performance when stacked up against the competition. Combine that with up to 101 dB volume with less than 1% total harmonic distortion2, and consumers now have access to rich, cinematic sound regardless of room size. The VIZIO 2.1 Sound Stand is engineered with the latest in sound enhancement technologies, featuring Dolby® Digital, DTS TruSurround™, DTS TruVolume™ and DTS Studio Sound™.
The latest offering from America's #1 sound bar company1 joins the 54² 5.1 and 38² 5.1 Sound Bars and is available now at SamsClub.com, Amazon.com and VIZIO.com, and will continue to roll out to additional retailers such as Sam¹s Club, Costco.com, Target.com and Walmart.com. The 2.1 Sound Stand (S2121w-D0) is offered at an MSRP of $249.99.
1 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, units sold in the U.S., Jan 2011 – Dec 2013
2 Sound Pressure Level measured using pink noise at 1 meter, C-weighted. Total harmonic distortion calculated as electrical measurement of amplifier distortion.
3 Based on 3rd party testing using CEA-2010
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 shipments1. VIZIO was #1 in North America LCD shipments for 20101. VIZIO is now also America's #1 Smart TV company4 and large size LCD company2 as the leading seller of 60" and larger HDTVs in the U.S. VIZIO is also the #1 Sound Bar Brand in the U.S3. 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. The brand is consistently recognized for excellence in customer service. Since 2011, VIZIO has been awarded 31 Stevie Awards, including the Grand Stevie Award in the 8th Annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. 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 2014 Editor's Choice by Reviewed.com, "Best of CES 2014" by IGN, "Best of CES 2014" by PC Magazine and "Best of the Best 2014" by UltraHDTV Magazine for its Reference Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV. VIZIO's P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV also captured Reviewed.com's 2014 Editor's Choice award and was also recognized by The Verge as "Best TV of CES" for 2014 as well as awarded "Best of CES" by Complex and "Best of Show" by Wired for 2014. VIZIO also earned #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, Sound & Vision'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. 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, units sold in the U.S., Jan 2011 – Dec 2013
4 The NPD Group / Weekly Tracking Service, Flat Panel TV units with Apps included, Dec 30 2012 – May 24 2014
SOURCE VIZIO, Inc.