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Anyone know of a low profile (3" max) sound bar that doesn't come with a sub but has a sub out, I have a surround system with a sub but would like to use a soundbar for regular TV viewing plus streaming music via Bluetooth from my tablet and phone (android).
Tall order I know and I'm not having much success in my search but hoping smile.gif
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Yep, there are a lot of them out there. The easiest way to find them is Google "soundbar with built in subwoofer" and you will get enough results to look through for days.

Amazon, Dell, E-Bay, Crutchfields, Best Buy, Sam's Club, HSN has them. So does almost every electronic AV supplier on the internet. Prices vary a lot depending on how high $$$ or how low $ you want to spend. There is also some variation in price for any given model but not a whole lot.

Hope this helps.
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The OP is looking for a soundbar with a subwoofer output, like this one from Vizio.

BTW, those "built in subwoofers" are a cynical joke at best. 4" drivers are not subwoofers. They can barely reproduce midbass low enough to hand off properly to a real subwoofer at <120 Hz.

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The OP is looking for a soundbar with a subwoofer output, like this one from Vizio.

BTW, those "built in subwoofers" are a cynical joke at best. 4" drivers are not subwoofers. They can barely reproduce midbass low enough to hand off properly to a real subwoofer at <120 Hz.

Thanks Roger, I definitely do not want one with a built in sub, that along with being low profile, sub output and Bluetooth makes the search tough PLUS I would like it to be a good sounding speaker, not reference but not one with lousy sound...
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The OP is looking for a soundbar with a subwoofer output, like <a class="bbcode_url" href="http://store.vizio.com/vsb207.html" target="_blank"><b>this one</b></a> from Vizio.<br><br>
BTW, those "built in subwoofers" are a cynical joke at best. 4" drivers are not subwoofers. They can barely reproduce midbass low enough to hand off properly to a real subwoofer at &lt;120 Hz.</div>
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Thanks Roger, I definitely do not want one with a built in sub, that along with being low profile, sub output and Bluetooth makes the search tough PLUS I would like it to be a good sounding speaker, not reference but not one with lousy sound...
Hi, Pinger,

I know this thread is a bit old, but I was wondering if you ever found the soundbar you were looking for and, if so, which one? I'm looking for a soundbar to pair with an SVS sub that's been sitting around doing nothing. I'd like to get a reasonably priced soundbar (sub-$400) and think I'd be a lot better off using the SVS than the sub that comes with budget soundbars.

Thanks,
Dave
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Hi Dave,
I never found exactly what i was looking for so ended up getting the Samsung H750, it has its own wireless sub but I did like how it auto connects to my Samsung F8500 when I turn the TV on without any cables needed to connect (Bluetooth). its definitely much better then the TV speakers but not exactly what I hoped to find, can't incorporate with my surround system and the sub isn't nearly as powerful as my Rocket sub.. Also there is no crossover control so there is leakage of higher frequencies when the sub level is high.. Wish I was a technician, I'd find a way to take the receiver out of the Samsung wireless sub and put it in my Rocket sub which blows the Sammy sub away plus has crossover adjustability ..
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Hi Dave,
I never found exactly what i was looking for so ended up getting the Samsung H750, it has its own wireless sub but I did like how it auto connects to my Samsung F8500 when I turn the TV on without any cables needed to connect (Bluetooth). its definitely much better then the TV speakers but not exactly what I hoped to find, can't incorporate with my surround system and the sub isn't nearly as powerful as my Rocket sub.. Also there is no crossover control so there is leakage of higher frequencies when the sub level is high.. Wish I was a technician, I'd find a way to take the receiver out of the Samsung wireless sub and put it in my Rocket sub which blows the Sammy sub away plus has crossover adjustability ..
Thanks for replying so quickly. I'm a bit of a novice at this, but there is there any reason to think that the Vizio S5430W-C2, which is a 3.0 soundbar with a subwoofer output and no wireless sub, wouldn't work with a 12-inch SVS sub? The SVS allows crossover up to 120 hz. I think the Vizio is pretty good down to 100 or 120. I'm guessing you probably looked into this as a solution but decided against it.

Obviously, I'm reluctant to toss aside the SVS sub (or sell it); I'd have no other use for it.

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Thanks for replying so quickly. I'm a bit of a novice at this, but there is there any reason to think that the Vizio S5430W-C2, which is a 3.0 soundbar with a subwoofer output and no wireless sub, wouldn't work with a 12-inch SVS sub? The SVS allows crossover up to 120 hz. I think the Vizio is pretty good down to 100 or 120. I'm guessing you probably looked into this as a solution but decided against it.

Obviously, I'm reluctant to toss aside the SVS sub (or sell it); I'd have no other use for it.

Dave

Absolutely don't sell it..
That seems like it would work, my issue was I don't have 4 inches in height to play with, I needed a slim soundbar with sub output. As you can see in the photo I am quite limited in that area, I only have 3inches to play with.. The Vizio S5430W does seem like what I was looking for except for its height
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Hi, Pinger,

I know this thread is a bit old, but I was wondering if you ever found the soundbar you were looking for and, if so, which one? I'm looking for a soundbar to pair with an SVS sub that's been sitting around doing nothing. I'd like to get a reasonably priced soundbar (sub-$400) and think I'd be a lot better off using the SVS than the sub that comes with budget soundbars.

Thanks,
Dave
UPDATE; I think I found what I've been looking for, ordered the Yamaha YSP-1600 which should arrive today.. It actually has a sub-out and at 2.5" keeps the low profile I need.. Has a lot more options (ARC, MusicCast, Wifi & direct Ethernet AND sub out which was priority #1 ) then the Samsung H750 has so the only thing left is it has to pass my very critical ears
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So.... How did it go? Is the YSP 1600 worth it when you connect it to your existing sub? I'm thinking of getting one and would like to know how it has worked out for you.
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bar with sub out

I realize this post was started long ago, but i have not been able to find a list of bars with sub outs. Does anyone have a source. Please dont reply to search google. I did and thats why im here. No feedback from the yammy owner. Many of us have real subs. All that is needed is to get some info from more people and more people that have bars with sub outs and digital in from the tv or amp.
Please help.
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I have a Yamaha YAS-105 which features a sub out. I bought it along with the YST-SW012 8" Sub from Yamaha as well. They were clearing them out, so the pair cost me $300CDN which was cheaper than the Yamaha YAS-203 and felt it looked and sounded better.

Obviously this is a value sub, and it's not supposed to be the be all and end all. And it isn't. It's got volume only and a 200hz XO. I set it fairly low at present. What I find with the YAS-105 is that when the bass is turned up, it quickly becomes overbearing as the sub in the soundbar is also increasing its output. With a sub that has adjustable crossover, I feel it would be much more flexible and easier to integrate. I think I will add some type of passive line filter to mine to try to change the XO point and slope, but am quite happy with my purchase. To be honest, the sub has been in a closet for the past few months as my mom has hijacked the YAS-105!

I need one for my uncle, and even though a sub is not wanted, I can't help but feel the YAS-105 is still a good buy. That said, they're $300CDN now, so the value isn't there any more. Going to have to demo some bars without subs and see how they stack up against the YAS-105.

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