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Black Friday Soundbar Deals 2018 Compilation (Update Daily)

I was researching on the Black Friday deals to get a soundbar for my bedroom. In the end I got a set of Nakamichi ultra 9.2 at $849 which is a steal. it is down from $1099 with 2 subs, 4 rear speakers, dtsx and Dolby Atmos vision coming via firmware upgrade next month.

Below are the soundbar deals I found so far. I hope it is going to save some of your time hunting around.

Vizio 36" 2.1 soundbar SB3621 - $98
+ simple to setup, wireless dedicated sub
- no HDMI, simulated surround sound, no LED display
Walmart (4.5 stars)
https://slickdeals.net/f/12275233-vi...src=SiteSearch

Bose Solo (factory-refurbished) - $100
+ small form factor, simple to use (PnP)
- no HDMI, no sub, no rear speaker
Ebay (4.7 stars)
https://slickdeals.net/f/12284197-bo...src=SiteSearch

Sony 2.1 channel Soundbar HT-CT290 - $148 ($299)
+ 300W, small profile, clear voice mode
- Simulated surround, no hdmi
Amazon (3.4 stars)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0792SBYZ8...7c7f093aa429c0

Vizio 36" 5.1 channel soundbar SB3651 - $149
+ Wireless Sub, true 5.1 discrete surround, wifi streaming
- Small 5" subwoofer, tiny surround speaker, Eco power feature seesm buggy, no LED display
Costco (4.0 stars)
https://slickdeals.net/f/12276298-vi...src=SiteSearch

JBL 2.1 channel soundbar - $179 ($249)
+ simple to setup, small footprint
- no Dolby Atmos, no DTSX, no hdmi
Newegg, Frys.com
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...63&ignorebbr=1

Samsung 2 channel soundbarHW-MS550 - $197 ($399)
+ simple to setup, small profile, works with Alexa
- no sub, no DTSX, no Dolby Atmos
Newegg
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...89&ignorebbr=1

Vizio 5.1 channel soundbar - $199 ($249)
+ 5.1 true surround, wireless sub, WiFi streaming
- 1 hdmi input only, no Dolby Atmos, no DTS:X, no Dolby Vision
dell.com
https://deals.dell.com/productdetail/1emq

Yamaha 36" 2.1 channel soundbar ATS-2070 - $219
+ DTS Virtual X virtual surround, 1 hdmi input, 1 hdmi arc
- Simulated surround, no rear speaker
Costco (4.5 stars)
https://slickdeals.net/f/12230671-co...src=SiteSearch

Klipsch 2.1 channel Soundbar R-10B - $279 ($499)
+ 2 way soundbar (tweeter + mid range), wireless sub, simple to setup
- no Dolby Atmos/DTS:X, no 4K passthru, no HDMI
Amazon (4.0 stars)
https://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-R-10B...ipsch+soundbar

NEW - Vizio Dolby Atmos Soundbar SB36512 - $299 ($499)
+ 5.1.2 channels, Dolby Atmos support, discrete surround with up-firing
- no Dolby Vision, no DTS:X, 1 HDMI input only, small sub
Costco (3.6 stars)
https://www.costco.com/Vizio-SB36512...100459820.html


NEW - Vizio Dolby Atmos Soundbar SB36512-F6 - $349 ($499)
+ 5.1.2 channel, Dolby Atmos support, DTS Virtual X simulated height effect processing
- No DTSX support, No Dolby Vision passthru, 1 HDMI input only
BestBuy (4.0 stars) (thanks @pumbaa071 for the information)
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/vizio-5...mhilsgcEid2c4w

Sony Dolby Atmos 2.1 channel Soundbar HT-X9000F - $399 ($599)
+ Dolby Atmos/DTSX support, Dolby vision support
- height effect is questionable, 2.1 channel, simulated surround, 1 hdmi input
Amazon (4.4 stars)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0792SBYZ8...7c7f093aa429c0

Nakamichi 5.2 channel soundbar Shockwafe Plus 5.2 - $429 ($599)
+ Two 8" subs, 3 HDMI inputs, 1 HDMI ARC, side effect tweeters for wider sound
- Simulated surround sound, bigger space needed for dual subs
Amazon (4.4 stars)
https://www.amazon.com/d/Surround-So...Bsoundbar&th=1

NEW - Bose Soundtouch 500 - $499 ($549)
+ bose signature sound, rich mids, Wifi streaming, works with Alexa
- no subs, virtual surround, no Dolby Atmos support, no dolby vision support, no dtsx support
Frys.com
https://www.frys.com/product/9677613...=fri1web112318

Nakamichi 7.1 channel soundbar Shockwafe Pro 7.1 DTSX - $549 ($649)
+ 7.1.4 channels, Dolby Atmos/Vision upgrade, DTSX, 3 HDMI inputs, 1 HDMI ARC,
- Single subwoofer, wired rear speakers connected to subwoofer
Amazon (4.4 stars)
https://slickdeals.net/f/12284188-na...src=SiteSearch

NEW - Sonos Playbar with wall mount - $599 ($699)
+ dual placement orientation, wifi streaming, multiroom support
- no HDMI, no Dolby Atmos, no DTSX, no Dolby Vision and HDR, no Sub and Rear Speakers
Costco (4.8 stars) Thanks to @mogrub
https://www.costco.com/.product.1004...Friday_Versium

Nakamichi 7.2 channel soundbar Shockwafe Elite 7.2 DTSX - $649 ($799)
+ 7.2.4 channels, Dolby Atmos/Vision upgrade, DTSX, 2 x 8” subs, 3 HDMI inputs, 1 HDMI ARC
- bigger space needed for dual subs, wired rear speakers connected to subwoofer
Amazon (4.4 stars)
https://slickdeals.net/f/12284188-na...src=SiteSearch

Sony Dolby Atmos 3.1 Soundbar HT-ZF9 - $699 ($899)
+ Dolby Atmos/DTSX support, dolby vision support, works with Alexa
- heigh effect is questionable, simulated surround, small 6” sub
Amazon (3.9 stars)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0793HNSQG...7c7f093aa429b2

Nakamichi 45" 9.2 channel soundbar Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 DTSX - $849 ($1099)
+ 9.2.4 channels, Dolby Atmos/Vision upgrade, DTSX, 2 x 10" subs, 4 x rear speakers, 3 HDMI inputs, 1 HDMI ARC
- bigger space needed for dual subs and 4 rear speakers, wired rear speakers connected to subwoofer
Amazon (4.4 stars)
https://slickdeals.net/f/12284188-na...src=SiteSearch

Feel free to chip in any soundbar deals you found and we can keep building on the list

Happy hunting!
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Thanks, I'm on the fence on Nakamichi 45" 9.2 channel soundbar and Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar.
Not so sure which one I should pick. Decision... decision...
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Thanks, I'm on the fence on Nakamichi 45" 9.2 channel soundbar and Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar.

Not so sure which one I should pick. Decision... decision...


I may not be able to provide the most neutral opinion as I own a 9.2 and I love it very much.

Compared to st5000, nak 9.2 has dual subs, 4 surround speakers rather than relying on the reflected surround effects focused on the front bar. I listened to st5000 before. I do like the sounding when playing music but when it comes to movie surround effect, nak 9.2 is way better.


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I may not be able to provide the most neutral opinion as I own a 9.2 and I love it very much.

Compared to st5000, nak 9.2 has dual subs, 4 surround speakers rather than relying on the reflected surround effects focused on the front bar. I listened to st5000 before. I do like the sounding when playing music but when it comes to movie surround effect, nak 9.2 is way better.


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Thanks for the input.
In fact, my living room has 3 walls only (the other side opened to dining room) and no where to hang 4 surround speakers. It completely depends on front bar to create 3D sound effects in the room. Argh...
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Thanks for the input.
In fact, my living room has 3 walls only (the other side opened to dining room) and no where to hang 4 surround speakers. It completely depends on front bar to create 3D sound effects in the room. Argh...


I see. You can consider to use 9.2 in dipole mode, which combine 4 rear speakers into 2 sets, placing it at the left and right.

Based on your room layout, it may not be ideal to rely on reflected surround effects. Discrete surround could be a better choice for you. Just my 2 cents.


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isn't the vizio 5.1.2 bar down to 349 from 499?


https://www.bestbuy.com/site/vizio-5...?skuId=6288824
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isn't the vizio 5.1.2 bar down to 349 from 499?


https://www.bestbuy.com/site/vizio-5...?skuId=6288824
Alright that's the deal I missed. will put that into the list. I remember I saw Costco brochure somewhere recently this model is down to $299. Not sure whether the deal is still available or not
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I was researching on the Black Friday deals to get a soundbar for my bedroom. In the end I got a set of Nakamichi ultra 9.2 at $849 which is a steal. it is down from $1099 with 2 subs, 4 rear speakers, dtsx and Dolby Atmos vision coming via firmware upgrade next month.

Below are the soundbar deals I found so far. I hope it is going to save some of your time hunting around.
Happy hunting!
Wished I had come across this list sooner but great job OP! I have ordered the Nakamichi 9.2 soundbar and might arrive today or tomorrow. Can't wait to set it up and do a movie marathon!
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i also have a LG OLED in living room with only 2 walls (the other 2 are open ). what are your thoughts on the LG SK10Y LG soundbar?
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Wished I had come across this list sooner but great job OP! I have ordered the Nakamichi 9.2 soundbar and might arrive today or tomorrow. Can't wait to set it up and do a movie marathon!
Do share with us what do you think about it. I recommend lone survivor 4K UHD Blu-ray with DTSX audio. It sounded really amazing on my 9.2. you should try it too if you like the movie.

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i also have a LG OLED in living room with only 2 walls (the other 2 are open ). what are your thoughts on the LG SK10Y LG soundbar?
I assumed the 2 walls you are referring to are belong to the front and the back. If both sides of your living are open, the soundbars with simulated surround rely on wall reflection to virtualize the whole surround experience. In this case, it may not suitable for your listening environment.

The SK10Y itself is a decent bar. I audit the soundbar briefly and it has decent vocals and clarify. bass is kind of lacking the punch because of a smaller 7" subwoofer driver just not good enough. For your case, I suggest you should consider soundbar with rear speakers for true surround experience that doesn't depend too much of your listening environment (the walls I mean)

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Costco is offering the Sonos Playbar with Wall Mount Kit for $599 with free shipping. That's $100 off the normal price for the Player alone, and substantially beats the Black Friday pricing on Amazon for the same product.

https://www.costco.com/.product.1004...Friday_Versium

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Costco is offering the Sonos Playbar with Wall Mount Kit for $599 with free shipping. That's $100 off the normal price for the Player alone, and substantially beats the Black Friday pricing on Amazon for the same product.

https://www.costco.com/.product.1004...Friday_Versium
nice thanks for your info. added into the list already.

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The link for SK10Y massdrop is actually SK9Y, I almost ordered the wrong thing:

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LG Dolby Atmos Soundbar SK10Y - $379 ($899)
+ 5.1.2 channel, Dolby Atmos support, 4K passthru, 2 hdmi inputs, Wifi streaming
- no Dolby Vision, no DTS:X, surround effects rely on wall reflection
Massdrop (4.1 stars)
I had to remove the link in the quote because link restriction.
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nice thanks for your info. added into the list already.
Nice work with your thread. 👍✌️
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The link for SK10Y massdrop is actually SK9Y, I almost ordered the wrong thing:



I had to remove the link in the quote because link restriction.
oh crap. my bad. I just removed the link since the drop is ended. sorry man

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There's a deal for LG SK10Y for $380 free shipping with 20% coupon code "BF18" via Google Express with BuyDig.
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There's a deal for LG SK10Y for $380 free shipping with 20% coupon code "BF18" via Google Express with BuyDig.

https://express.google.com/u/0/produ...09988752_15953
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oh man this deal was superb. too bad I missed it. could have just get it to compare with my newly purchased nak 9.2. now it is back to $800

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