Originally Posted by 40kal
Here are the specs:
Maximum Power Handling 135 watts
Frequency Range Low 70Hz
Frequency Range High 23kHz
Sensitivity 88dB @ 1W/1M
Woofer Size Four 4"
Tweeter Size Three 1"
Speaker Type Full range
Physical Type Soundbar, vented
Number of Drivers 2-way
Cabinet Finish Black high-gloss
Maximum Cable Gauge 12-gauge
Speaker Terminal Type Binding post
RMS Power Handling 60-135 watts
Product Height 5"
Product Width 39.75"
Product Depth 4.13"
Product Weight 24 lbs.
Injection-molded metallic anodized woofer with rubber surround
Ultra-wide dispersion metallic anodized dome tweeter
Vented high-gloss, high-density designed enclosure
Includes threaded inserts for wall brackets
See, I have a Sony HTC100 now and its held me over for a few years. I'm buying a 55GT30 or 55ST30 (still undecided) and another soundbar is what I want. But this time I'm putting together my own pieces. So yes a receiver and sub is what I'm building the soundbar around. Since my TV is taking up the bulk of my dust, I have to compromise just a bit. Plus or minus i should say, my room can't accommodate true 5.1,
Now the alternative is a Polk Audio SurroundBar 42in model. Found it refurb'd for $299.
Midrange 7 - 3-1/2" Diameter (8.89cm)
Tweeter 3 - 3/4" Diameter (1.91cm)
Silk/Polymer composite dome
Overall Frequency Response 115HZ-23kHZ
Lower -3dB Limit 100 Hz dB
Upper -3dB Limit 20 kHz dB
Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
Recommended Amplifier Power 20 - 125 w/channel
Efficiency 89 dB4-7/16" H x 42-5/8" W x 5-1/8" D
(11.27cm H x 108.27cm W x 13.02cm D)
Product Weight 25.00 lbs. (11.34kgs)
If I had a sub and receiver already I would demo them both. Polk has 2 more channels and 3 more woofers. I'm sure they would both sound good or better than my Sony, I'm wondering if the Polk sounds like a $999 retail piece or not much different than the NXG at their similar "onsale" pricing. QUESTION: If I'm going with one of the two soundbars and a sub how important is my choice of receiver?
Thanks for responding tarsellis if I do go with the NXG soundbar, I'll be sure to contribute.