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Hello room,

What criteria is important when it comes to soundbar performance? In addition to power output, what should I be looking for....signal to noise ratio, digital/analog conversion, dynamic range? I realize features are important, but I'm trying to focus on performance criteria. Your help is greatly appreciated!

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Since most soundbars sound terrible they are usually rated by users on which is the least ******. The only soundbars I'm partial to are passive ones.
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+1... Passive sound bars are the only way to go unless you are looking for cheap and just want a lil better sound than tv speakers.

Never heard it but the BIC America Formula FH65-BAR is the most impressive looking from the size and type of drivers and stated freq resp. Add a good receiver with Audyssey and I bet this thing would sound pretty good. Not nearly as good as an actual surround sound tho.

I have the BIC Acoustech Speakers and they use the same drivers as this bar but I do have the speakers with the 8" woofers but they make them with the 6.5" woofers as well. I love the sound of what I have.

***Droid I just realized your the one with the BIC bar and started the official thread on it.

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***Droid I just realized your the one with the BIC bar and started the official thread on it.

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