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Yamaha YSP-1400

Yamaha's YSP-1400 brings the company's Digital Sound Projector technology to a budget price point, but a couple of caveats keep it from being a standout sound bar.

By Feb. 20, 2014

3.5 stars Editor's rating Feb. 20, 2014
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Vizio S5451w-C2

Vizio announced a larger version of its 5.1 sound bar at CES 2014, promising better stereo separation and the deepest bass of any of the company's sound bars.

By Jan. 6, 2014

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Vizio S4251w-B4

Vizio's S4251w-B4 sports rear speakers for unparalleled home theater sonics from a sound bar, although it has some quirks.

By May. 14, 2013

4 stars Editor's rating May. 14, 2013
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Is surround sound for music and home theater on its way out?

Music surround formats never really caught on, and now the appeal of listening to five or more speakers for movies is fading fast.

By Feb. 9, 2014

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Virtual surround sound on a budget, but with a catch

Yamaha's YSP-1400 brings the company's Digital Sound Projector technology to a budget price point, but a couple caveats keep it from being a standout sound bar.

By Feb. 21, 2014

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Dolby to put Atmos surround sound on tablets, smartphones

The immersive audio that makes movie-goers feel like they're inside the film, rather than just watching it, will be available for Dolby partners to incorporate on mobile by the end of the year.

By Mar. 21, 2014

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20 TVs tested: Which sets can pass surround sound to a sound bar?

We tested 20 televisions to see if they could output surround sound via their optical output when fed a signal from an external source.

By Dec. 13, 2013

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Vizio S4221w-C4

The Vizio S4221w-C4 is an excellent budget sound bar, with great sound quality, an excellent remote, and built-in Bluetooth, but its design won't work in every setup.

By Dec. 11, 2013

4 stars Editor's rating Dec. 11, 2013
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A super deal in 5.1 speaker-subwoofer systems

The Energy RC-Micro 5.1 Surround Speaker System was highly rated with a $999 MSRP, but it's a steal for $399, delivered.

By Mar. 28, 2010

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Energy Take Classic 5.1

The Energy Take Classic 5.1 is the best budget speaker system we've reviewed, earning our Editors' Choice Award with its outstanding sound quality and exquisite looks.

By Jul. 17, 2011

5 stars Editor's rating Jul. 17, 2011