• Sound Bars

  • A sound bar improves audio performance over a television's built-in speakers without the complications of installing multiple speakers throughout a room.

  • The Simplicity of a Sound Bar

    You enjoy high-quality audio—the way it brings out the subtleties in entertainment, the way it heightens the impact—but not enough to invest in a full-blown home theater. Maybe you live in a small apartment. Maybe your favorite place to watch movies is from bed. Or maybe you just like to keep things simple. Whatever your reasons, a sound bar could be the answer. The best sound bars combine superior audio capabilities and ingenious design into a sleek and unobtrusive package. The benefits include:

    • Easy setup, with minimal wires
    • Superior sound over TV speakers
    • Seamless integration with room aesthetics 

    A Richer Experience with Dolby

    Sound bars come in two basic varieties: those with their own built-in amplification ("powered"), and those that must be connected to an A/V receiver or amplifier ("passive"). Some also feature a separate subwoofer for the lowest frequencies. Another important consideration is the presence of critical Dolby® technologies. These enhance a sound bar's audio capabilities and create a richer, more satisfying listening experience for you. 

    A sound bar should include some combination of the following Dolby technologies: 

    • Dolby Digital: The established audio standard for digital television and DVD entertainment    
    • Dolby Digital Plus™: The next-generation audio technology selected by leading online services for premium content  
    • Dolby TrueHD: Lossless audio for top-tier movies on Blu-ray Disc™  
    • Dolby Pro Logic® II: Transforms stereo (two-channel) audio into a surround sound experience     
    • Dolby Volume: Eliminates volume differences between content and enhances playback at low volumes