Originally Posted by da1writer
Hey, you never heard me say the zvox brand soundbars sound like boom boxes, I pretty much like them as well and can honestly say these soundbars do a pretty good job in producing good sound/surround. I do apologize by my suggestion of the yamaha's, they do bounce off walls (disregarding the title of this thread). I did suggest multiple times of the Polk Audio soundbars though, especially their new Soundbar IHT and believe they are the very brand to rival the ZVOX. Maybe if you get some time/money, you could do some comparisons and see which one you like Bron. I do agree that this thread does need to get back on topic and stay on track. I again apologize if I side tracked the thread. Before I go, I will mention that I'm really looking forward to your 425 review (if you recieve/get the unit). I personally liked it and maybe you will as well
da1writer, my post was directed at "blue comet" not you. Sorry for any confusion. I really don't mind any discussion of the Yamaha, Polk, or any other unit in this thread. But saying one sought advice and the Yamaha was recommended, while fine, missed the point of this thread - which is that Yamaha had already been ruled out due to incompatibilities with the room, and so on. So if I call my friends at Crutchfield (and they are a good company) and say hey what would work for me, I have an open room and I like to listne to music a lot, can one do both well? I doubt they would then recommend the Yamaha. Maybe I'll call them and see.
And, dude, even if that weren't the case, you can say anything you want, 'cause it's still a free country! LOL. Seriously, I respect you enough to welcome any comments you have to make. So, again, not aimed at you, my friend.
Alas, I have exhausted my funds for the moment, so unless a rich uncle dies, I won't be able to compare with the Polk anytime soon. It would be fun to do so and I would dearly love it...but it's too cold to sleep in the dog house, if you get my drift.
Essentially, I've already satisfied myself that a ZVOX will do fine for me. Best or not, it's good enough for me and it's sitting here on hand, so it's 'love the one you're with" time. The only issue left for me is which one for my primary unit?
And, Blue Comet, not meant to be critical of you, either, just pointing out that the real thrust of this thread is *not* what is the best soundbar, but what is the best soundbar that does not rely on bouncing sound off walls and/or what might be an alternative solution for those in my situation. No harm or foul in your post, just trying to make clear why I am so focused on the ZVOX here. At this point, I'd probably change the thread title (if I could) to something like "Is ZVOX a viable choice?" since I've gotten so focused on it.