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Best Prime Day audio deals: Save $500 on Sony Atmos bar, $70 on JBL

Prime Day may be officially over but some of our favorite audio gear, from JBL to Sony to Elac, is still available at deep discounts.

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$230 at Best Buy
JBL Bar 2.1 Deep Bass
Save $70
$230 at Crutchfield
Elac Debut 2.0 B5.2
Save $60
$439 at Amazon
Klipsch Reference Premiere 600M bookshelf speaker
Save $110
$500 at Best Buy
Sony HT-G700
Sony HT-G700
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$1,049 at Walmart
Sony HT-ST5000
Save $450
$200 at Amazon
Vizio SB3651ns-H6 (Update: Expired)
Save $72
$150 at Amazon
Amazon Echo Studio (Update: Expired)
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Amazon Prime Day may be over for 2020, but there are still a number of great deals to be had, even on audio gear. While Amazon's own Echo Studio smart speaker is sold out, there are Atmos soundbars  and some truly excellent passive loudspeakers up for grabs. 

The most unexpected is the JBL Bar 2.1 Deep Bass -- CNET's favorite soundbar under $300 -- which is now discounted by $70. It's a great-sounding speaker, and one of the best TV sound upgrades you can currently make. Sony's Atmos soundbars have also had healthy discounts.

Note that prices and availability were accurate at the time of publication, but they may fluctuate.

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I named the JBL Bar 2.1 Deep Bass as my favorite soundbar under $300 and now it's available for under $250. It may offer a big, powerful subwoofer but it's also capable of dynamic and detailed sound for both movies and music.

Read our JBL Bar 2.1 Deep Bass review.

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The Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 is already one of the best deals in audio -- it offers audiophile quality for half the price of other brands. The speaker looks great and sounds awesome with music and movies alike. And at $60 off, it's an absolute steal.

Read our Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 review.


CNET's Audiophiliac named the Klipsch RP-600M his 2019 speaker of the year. It offers gutsy sound and head-turning looks. It pairs great with a stereo amp or as the foundation of a great home theater system.

Read our Klipsch Reference Premiere 600M first take.


Finding a Dolby Atmos-compatible soundbar for under $500 is almost a Herculean task, but thanks to Prime Day, the excellent HT-G700 now fits the bill. It may cut some corners -- there are no up-firing speakers, for example -- but it offers immersive, Atmos-like sound not often heard from a single bar and subwoofer combo. Note this was previously $200 off, but it's still a decent deal.

Read our Sony HT-G700 review.

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Sony for Samsung prices. The Sony HT-ST5000 may be a couple of years old, but it still stands out as a soundbar that can create an enveloping Atmos sound field without the need for rear speakers. It looks great and sounds classy, too.

Read our Sony HT-ST5000 review.


While we haven't reviewed the Vizio SB3651ns-H6, we have been consistently impressed Vizio's soundbars, and the fact the unit offers surround speakers should help with immersion. At only $20 more than our new favorite, the Vizio V21, it seems like a worthwhile upgrade.

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Not a soundbar as such, more of a "smart soundbar replacement." The Amazon Echo Studio offers excellent sound, Alexa voice assistant and a TV connection. Its Dolby Atmos capability is just the icing on the cake. 

Amazon says the speakers will be back in stock on Dec. 12 but is still honoring the price for preorders now.

Read our Amazon Echo Studio review.