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Harmon Kardon Raises The Bar For TV Sound

By Marie Jones | Monday | 18/04/2011

Want to overcome the inadequate sound that your thin flat panel TV delivers and flood your room with a lush and detailed surround sound from just one speaker?

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Here's a new soundbar from Harmon Kardon - the Soundbar 16 - a 2.1 channel soundbar system that will not only dramatically upgrade the sound of your TV, but will also add a touch of elegance to your set up, with none of the complications of a full blown set up.

It connects directly to your television, DVD player or game console, and comes with a single wireless subwoofer.

"It's an incredibly simple solution which will ensure you get the most out of your home entertainment," says Geoff Matthews, managing director of Harmon Kardon's Australian distributor, Convoy International.

"Home theatre installations typically involve five loudspeakers, a subwoofer or two, and lots of speaker wire. Not every room can accommodate so many components, and not every homeowner wants to live with them," said Matthews.

The SB 16 soundbar offers a singe unit with just one subwoofer, and offers flexible placement options with no wires to boot.

It offers traditional stereo playback or realistic 3D surround sound processing and easily lives up to the standards of performance one comes to expect from the Harmon Kardon stable.

With the advent of free-to-air TV now broadcast in a multi-channel, digital format, and with advanced sound decoding technology a standard feature of Blu-ray and DVD movies, you'll certainly hear the difference with the SB 16.

It features a two-way, dual-driver, left and right soundbar speaker channels, each with two audiophile grade 75mm (3-inch)  drivers and a 19mm (3/4-inch) soft dome tweeter.

The soundbar amplifier power is a generous 25W x 2 into 8 ohms.

Sound-processing technology includes a 3-D virtual speaker surround mode that creates a complete surround-sound experience without any extra speakers or wires.

The matching wireless subwoofer is driven by 100 watts of power and boasts a 250mm (10-inch) long-throw, high power driver within a ported enclosure.

This unit requires only a connection to 240v and can be placed in a convenient location within the listening room, synching automatically via its high-quality wireless connection with the soundbar when a signal is sensed.

The soundbar can also be programmed to integrate with your TV's existing remote control for volume, power and source commands, enabling a single remote to control your whole home theatre system.

Rounding out this cleverly designed system, the SB 16 also comes with an EQ switch that lets you adjust the bar's bass for wall mounting or table mounting to deliver the most natural-sound in any installation.  An auto turn-on circuit will also automatically switch the subwoofer from 'standby' to 'on' when an audio signal is present.

The SB16 retails at $1299 and is available from Harman Kardon retailers.


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