When you think about upgrading your media center for the big game, the TV is clearly the belle of the ball. But don't neglect your sound system, which can transform your home theater from just OK to simply breathtaking. That's where the Harman/Kardon SB 26 comes in. While CNET hasn't had a chance to review this soundbar hands-on, that's all right. I've used it myself and can assure you that it sounds awesome. I'm a fan of Harman Kardon gear in general, and the SB 26 is a great speaker system. It features a 35-inch soundbar that pumps out 120 watts and is paired with a 100-watt bass reflex wireless subwoofer. It delivers fairly precise, balanced sound that doesn't have the boominess associated with a lot of inexpensive subs. Given the package's size and power, it's going to be better suited to smaller home theater setups. And right now, you can get the Harman Kardon SB 26 for just $180 at the Harman Kardon website. That's 70% off the usual price there and is nearly half the price currently on Amazon. It's a great deal.
The soundbar has four 3-inch midrange drivers and a pair of 1-inch domes; the subwoofer has a 10-inch woofer with bass reflex ports. The system comes with a handy remote control as well.
I'm enthusiastic about this deal because the SB 26 genuinely sounds great, and it's a pretty full-featured soundbar that can class-up any home theater that doesn't yet have a sound system outside the speakers built into the TV. The soundbar has three HDMI ports with ARC support (which lets you route audio from the TV to the soundbar) plus optical, USB and Bluetooth.
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This article was published previously. It has been updated to reflect the current deal.
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