Originally Posted by frostylou
I just heard it at Frys also. I had also heard it at Bose the day it came out.
I am sorry.. and yes, burn me at the stake for saying it.. It sounded dynamite.
Could the sub be better?.. sure
Could it be more fairly priced?.. sure
But it sounded great.
I think it's very important , for a lot of people that are new to the sound bar forums to understand.. Is that there are basically two types of technology.
#1-wall dependent - yamaha ysps, Mitsubishi unisen, the new Bose Soundbar
( sound beams being shot to and from the walls different places in the room)
#2. not wall dependant
(As the processing is going on within the sound bubble.)
That said, even #2 sounds better in the right room with the 4 walls.
But # 1- MUST have the walls.
I used to laugh at how people would walk away, (myself included) utterly unimpressed from a Mitsubishi unisen or Yamaha ysp sitting in the middle of a showroom without a wall in sight.
When I first developed my love for home theater, same time as I got married , moved into a new home, the guy that helped me get my first home theater tv( a jvc 32 inch LCD-$2500!!) told me he had gotten back last year from I think it was CES, and heard the most mindblowing demo thing hed ever heard. It was called the Yamaha YSP -1. For me ..perfect because of the wife factor. I told him I'd heard other virtual surround things, and they all left me with me saying "ehh.."
He said not this one.
So I immediately called Good Guys. It was brand new, and I went over. It was in the middle of the showroom, and he put in Empire Strikes back. No subwoofer attached. I messed with it, the settings. I walked away saying. "ehh.."
I knew that I had to somehow be missing something. So a few days later, I went to another Good Guys near me.
They brought me into the home theater ROOM. It was attached to a subwoofer and properly set up and calibrated.
He put in the DVD of Bad Boys. ..and ..
My jaw hit the floor. I was in utter disbelief. The lights were off, and there were speakers all over this room, and I kept thinking he was lying to me about the fact that there was nothing that was coming out of any of these other speakers, and that they were all off.
And they were.
So, its so important to know which of those categories you are in ..#1 or #2.
If it is #1.. You need to hear it with the walls. Period . End of story.
If #2 ,if the wall factor is a problem, then look at the alternatives.. Sony, JVC, Vizio, Bose Cinemate, Polk.. et all, as good options.
Sorry for the novel..