IRVINE, Calif., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, America's #1 sound bar company1, today announced the launch of its 2015 home audio collection, which features seven all-new models, complementing screen sizes from 32" and up. VIZIO set out to design audio products that serve an optimal enhancement for today's advanced HDTVs, bringing superior sound to any room in the house. The VIZIO 2015 home audio collection offers a wide variety of options, ranging from the VIZIO 29" 2.0 Sound Bar to the flagship 40" 5.1 Sound Bar System. The new line-up also includes the VIZIO 2.0 and 2.1 Sound Stands, ideal for smaller spaces like traditional media cabinets. The latest audio offerings from VIZIO are starting to roll out to retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, BJ's Wholesale, Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Target, VIZIO.com and Walmart.
As the main fixture in the all-new 2015 collection, the 40" 5.1 Sound Bar System provides consumers with the ultimate home theater audio experience, pumping out clear, room-rocking sound. The sophisticated, metallic surface delivers incredible audio and lines up with any 47" or larger class TV. A true 5.1 surround sound experience is now possible thanks to the three-channel sound bar, wireless subwoofer and dual rear satellite speakers – which outputs a Sound Pressure Level at 102 dB with less than 1% total harmonic distortion2.
The 40" 5.1 Sound Bar System offers HDMI support, giving consumers the best possible audio connection to their TV and other A/V devices, while Bluetooth® with aptX® enables CD-quality wireless streaming via supported devices. Built-in Dolby® Digital surround sound provides dramatic special dimension and enhanced audio for an engaging listening experience, while DTS® audio technologies, including DTS Digital Surround, DTS TruVolume and others, further enhance the audio experience to provide deep bass, crisp audio detail, clear vocals and intelligent volume-leveling. The VIZIO audio collection can be controlled by the intuitive, easy-to-use display remote, which features a built-in LCD screen on select models, allowing users to easily view the input source, turn on Bluetooth pairing, enable/disable audio technologies, manually adjust left, right or rear speakers for more discrete control and select other audio settings.
"As the leader in the sound bar category, we're committed to providing consumers with powerful audio solutions that complete the entertainment experience in any room of the home," said Matt McRae, VIZIO Chief Technology Officer. "VIZIO continues to be the only manufacturer to offer a true 5.1 surround sound system right out of the box, and the all-new 40" model gives consumers yet another compelling audio solution to pair with 47" class TVs and up, resulting in the ultimate home theater experience."
Consumers seeking an audio system that enhances the on-screen picture will appreciate the performance of the 2015 VIZIO audio collection. While watts is commonly used throughout the audio industry to describe power output, the term is really a numerical figure that describes how much power a product consumes, rather than actual performance levels. Watts essentially has no bearing on the consumer experience and instead boasts an inefficient use of energy. This explains why some competitive sound bars tout high wattage but actually sound distorted and blown out. VIZIO chooses to measure the true acoustic output represented by Sound Pressure Level to more accurately describe and directly correlate to the powerful experience its audio collection delivers.
For 2015, the VIZIO sound bars have been crafted to aesthetically coordinate with the 2015 VIZIO Smart TV collection, with an all-new minimalistic, stylish, linear design that seamlessly compliments with any room. Select models feature alloy speaker covers with anodized aluminum accents for an elegant finish. A vertical array of white LED indicators illuminate in sequence to indicate different modes and settings, while a button panel on the top of the sound bars provides easy and immediate control.
The latest sound bar and sound stand offerings from America's #1 sound bar company1 are starting to roll out to retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, BJ's Wholesale, Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Target, VIZIO.com and Walmart. The flagship 40" 5.1 Sound Bar System is offered at an MSRP of $349.99.
29" 2.0 Sound Bar
38" 2.0 Sound Bar
38" 2.1 Sound Bar System
38" 5.1 Sound Bar System
40" 5.1 Sound Bar System
2.0 Sound Stand
2.1 Sound Stand
1 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, units sold in the U.S., Jan 2011 – Dec 2015 2 Sound Pressure Level measured using pink noise at 1 meter, C-weighted. Total harmonic distortion calculated as electrical measurement of amplifier distortion.
About VIZIO VIZIO, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. VIZIO skyrocketed to the #1 shipper of LCD television in North America in Q2 20071, within five years from their first shipment, and has been in the top 3 ever since2. VIZIO is now also America's #1 Smart TV company3 and large size LCD TV company4 VIZIO is also the #1 Sound Bar Brand in the U.S.5 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, and was awarded 40 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 in North America. VIZIO has won numerous awards including Reviewed.com's 2014 Best of the Year Value 4K TV, Best of the Year Mid-Range LCD and CES Editor's Choice, "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 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, CNET's Best Tech Products 2014 Television, Sound & Vision's Top Picks, Sound & Vision 2014 Best Top Picks of the Year Sound Bars and Televisions, 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.
1NPD IHS Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report, North America LCD Shipments Q2 2007 2NPD IHS Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report, North America LCD Shipments, Annual 2007- 2013 3The NPD Group / Weekly Tracking Service, Flat Panel TV units with Apps included, Dec 30 2012 – May 24 2014 4The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, 60" and greater LCD units sold, Jan 2013 – Mar 2014 5The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, units sold in the U.S., Jan 2011 – Feb 2015