The Good Beautiful design. Great sound. Easy set-up.
The Bad Slight distortion at high volume. Better in smaller rooms.
The Bottom Line A superb sound bar and subwoofer combo that offers great sound, with a truly beautiful design.
Sound bars are a great alternative to a surround-sound system for anyone with limited room or concerns about the aesthetics of having speakers and cables littered around the lounge room.
If the latter is your main concern, then you'll love the Samsung HW-F571, which not only sports a rather beautiful design, but also has a wireless subwoofer to boot.
The sound bar itself is made from aluminium that's been perforated across its top and front face. The F751 incorporates the valve amplifier that Samsung has been putting into some of its premium range of devices, and there's a window on the bar that lets you see the vacuum tubes glowing away when the device is operating. It doesn't serve any real purpose, but it looks great. The subwoofer is a little more unobtrusive — it's basically a silver box on legs.
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