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post #1021 of 1032 Old 05-12-2015, 09:49 PM
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I have a question. I have a Pioneer VSX 43 receiver and I have a 6.1 speaker arrangement. Due to the size of the room. I am thinking about getting a soundbar that includes a subwoofer to replace the two front speakers and subwoofer. I want to continue using the receiver for my back speakers. Is there any soundbars that will hook up to my receiver through the use of speaker wire? If not could anyone explain to me how I could hook up the soundbar to my receiver or how I could hook it up so that I can still use my back speakers. Thanks in advance.

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Basic Soundbar Plus Headphone Jack Needed: I just purchased a Samsung 60" 5300 but it doesn't have a headphone jack which I need to use at times.

Just looking for marginal improvement over the TV's speakers, not looking for acoustic perfection. But the headphone jack is a must so I can use headphones late at night.

Also, is there a reason to get a soundbar over a pair of wireless/Bluetooth speakers ? Pros or cons ?
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Hi all,

I am purchasing a new soundbar for my son , I have always used speakers for my own television.

I am only spending about £100 max as im sure its just a "want" rather than a "need",
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for that price I have read good reviews for both the Maxell MSB252 and the Roth Sub Zero 2. I can get either for under £90, would anyone recommend one over the other, I have read a few neg reviews for the Sub Zero 2 saying it has no base at all, but it looks much better than the SB252 power wise.

Althernatively, could anyone reccomend a respectable pair of speakers for under £100 that would be better than the soundbar.

Any help would be appreciated im not really clued up on the these soundbars, they look like they could provide no decent sound (better than the TV anyway) whatsoever to me
Thanks for reading
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VIZIO S4221w-C4 vs. LG Electronics LAS551H...anybody have them ? Both good for my budget, either one stand out ?
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LG Sound bar?

Hi all, thanks for your advice in advance.

Ok...I recently bought a 55" LG Ultra HD TV, and it is a thing of beauty. However I do want to upgrade the sound so I would like to get a soundbar.

Now I am a big fan of LG so I have found two sound bars that look great but to be honest I know nothing about this sort of thing so I'd like some help if you don't mind.

Option 1: LG SOUND BAR NB5530 2.1CHANNEL
Now this looks great and apparently is perfect for the 55" TV.

Option 2: LG SOUND BAR NB4540
This looks great and is 4.1 compared to the 5530 2.1

they seem to be the same price or thereabouts but which one will give me the best sound?

Thanks everyone, cheers!
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Soundbar vs separates?

I'm buying all new sound equipment for a fairly small room in a new condo, and trying to decide between a higher end sound bar versus a compact but higher end AV system. I listen to audio (ranging from SACD's to bluetooth from my i phone) plus movies. I can't have high volume or a big subwoofer but I'm used to high quality sound.

Quality is more important than cost, but I have limited space and wiring for surround speakers would be difficult. Just installed a Samsung 4K UHD J6500 TV with Directv.

What would be the highest quality soundbar, that works with the Samsung plus Pandora, WiFi music library, maybe Netflix? (I'm considering the B&W) How would it compare to a small, compact separate system say a Marantz AV Receiver, B&W small 2 way tower speakers, phantom center, no surrounds?

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So, would the best soundbar, say a Golden Ear or B&W passive with a high quality amp, compete in a small room with a small separate system with B&W 684k fronts, a matching center and the same amp?
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I'm looking for a soundbar for a 65" Samsung TV. I'd like to have a large sound stage to suit the size of the TV. My budget is $500.
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I have a Philips Fidelio HDL7180 sound bar system. Unfortunately it is dying. But truth be told it was always lacking in certain ranges while it was fantastic and other ranges.

I'm looking at getting possibly something like the Visio 5451 sound bar system as a replacement. Thoughts?

I want fantastic bass and an immersive surround sound, rich sound preferably.

Is it worth it to get another sound bar system or should I look at using a receiver?

I have a Pioneer receiver that is fairly decent but I don't have a center channel speaker and in order to make the system makes sense I would at least need to add a wireless subwoofer too. That's a dealbreaker, has to be wireless. I would like to be able to add rear speakers to that wireless subwoofer if I can. Is that possible? I have old towers I can use that sound rich but are lacking when it comes to highs.

Honestly if I can find a sound bar that has better mids and has a wireless subwoofer and preferably rear speakers connected to it, I would be very happy to ditch my receiver and tower speakers. But I would love to hear your thoughts.

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My life is changing and making 5.1 impossible going forward. Since I have a Samsung 55" HU-9000 I was thinking about getting a Samsung curved sound bar since they have fairly good reviews. I'm wondering which sound bar model is meant for a 55" curved TV?

Samsung UA55HU9000, Klipsch Quintet 5.1, Onkyo TX-NR515AE, Xbox One, PS4, Wii U. Plus a bunch of old consoles.
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I want to buy a soundbar for under $300 but in my country there isn't a lot of brands or models. Researching I found that the best I can buy in my country for my budget are the LG NB4530 or LG NB3530 but recently I came to another LG soundbar model the LAS550H but I couldnt find any reliable review or comparisson.

So I want to know what do you think about these 3 models?
Is the LAS550H a better model?
Which one is best?
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Bought open box Samsung UN40HU6950 40-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV - 3840 x 2160

for a very small bedroom but I'd like an inexpensive yet quality Soundbar (with woofer). TV rests (to be set up tomorrow w/ Brighthouse DVR and Access Point) has stand that rests on surface and can adjust up or down or swivel. 2.1 seems low end to me, because I've got such a GREAT SONY 5.1 surround sound system in family room.

Here are some of the specs:
Series - Series HU6950

* Dolby - MS11 Sound Effect - DTS Studio Sound DTS Premium Sound - DTS Premium Sound 5.1 Sound Output (RMS) - 10W x 2 Speaker Type - Down Firing
* Wireless Connectivity
* Wi-Fi - Yes

FEATURES:
* Smart Hub - Yes Processor - Quad Core Apps Platform - Smart TV with Apps, S-Recommendation and Full Web Browser Voice Interaction - Yes Motion Control - Ready Smart View 2.0 - Yes Smart Evolution Ready - Yes Ultra Clear Panel - Yes Dimming Technology - UHD Dimming Wide Color Enhancer - Yes ConnectShare - Movie RVU - Yes (Direct TV Ready) OSD Language - English, Spanish, French Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) - Yes BD Wise - BD Wise Plus Closed Captioning - Yes History - Yes V-Chip - Yes Wi-Fi Direct - Yes Game Mode - Yes One Connect - Ready Eco Sensor - Yes Clock & On/Off Timer - Yes

* Inputs & Outputs
HDMI - 4 USB - 3 Ethernet - 1 Component - 1 Composite In (AV) - 2(1Common Use for Component Y) RF In (Terrestrial/Cable Input) - 1(Common Use for Terrestrial) Digital Audio Out (Optical)- 1 Audio Out (Mini Jack) - 1 IR out - Yes RS232C- 1 One Connect - Ready


DTV Tuner - ATSC / Clear QAM

Accessory
IR Extender Cable - Yes Remote - Samsung Smart Control (TM1460A) Remote Control Battery - Yes Mini Wall Mount Compatibility - Yes Vesa Wall Mount Compatibility - Yes (400 x 400) Slim Gender Cable - Yes Power Cable - Yes User Manual - Yes E-Manual - Yes

IDEALLY - I prefer to buy a better (but used or Open Box) unit of better quality vs. a new but same priced item.

Looking to spend $150-250.

Best Buy had one for $121 but I can't remember the brand, tho I think it was Vizio. Willing to wait a bit.

Thank you.

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