Sound bars are a great way to improve on your TV's built-in audio, but they're typically made for TVs on the larger side. If you've got a TV that's 42 inches or less, you'll often end up with a sound bar that dominates your TV.
Vizio's looking to offer a better match for those small screen sizes, adding three more sound bars to its line that are specifically designed to fit smaller TVs. There's a 29-inch model (S2920W) that matches the width of 32-inch TVs, and two 38-inch models (S3820W and S3821w) that pair perfectly with 42-inch TVs.
The S3821w is a 2.1-channel system with a wireless subwoofer, while the other two systems lack a separate subwoofer, instead relying on integrated "deep bass modules" to provide the low end. All three sound bars feature built-in Bluetooth, which makes it easy to wirelessly stream music from nearly every smartphone and tablet. They also support for DTS TruVolume and DTS TruSurround; TruVolume smooths out drastic volume spikes, with TruSurround provides a virtual surround experience from the sound bar.
The styling on all three systems is reminiscent of Vizio's excellent 5.1 sound bar, the. Note that while the included remote on the new systems looks similar to the S4251w-B4's clicker, it doesn't appear to have the nifty integrated display.
All three systems are set to be released in late August and the pricing is aggressive: $80 for the S2920w, $120 for the S3820w, and $180 for the S3821w.