ZVOX, the company behind the SoundBase home theater concept, has unveiled its new Value Series, offering theater-quality, 3-D sound, a simple pedestal design and single-wire connectivity. There are two new models included in the Value Series in 28” and 24” widths, accommodating up to 60” and 46” televisions, respectively. Each model is housed in a wood cabinet (MDF) and features a built-in powered subwoofer that operates in conjunction with ZVOX’s proprietary technologies including PhaseCue virtual surround sound and AccuVoice vocal enhancement.
“The ZVOX 450 and 350 sound systems deliver insanely great sound at remarkable price points,” said Tom Hannaher, CEO of ZVOX Audio. “No home theater systems on the market can match their combination of sound quality, simplicity, features and price. We don’t think there are better home theater systems in this price range.”
Great Sound: Both the SoundBase 450 and 350 use multiple full-range speakers and a built-in subwoofer housed in real wood (MDF) cabinets. Computer-controlled tonal balance delivers ultra-smooth midrange and remarkable bass (as low as 45 Hz). ZVOX’s proprietary PhaseCue® virtual surround system creates room-filling three-dimensional sound — all from a single cabinet design with no external subwoofer needed.
High Performance Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity: The included BlueGiga Bluetooth chipset supports the aptX software codec and offers CD-quality sound, a reliable Bluetooth connection and better range than other products currently on the market. Users can stream high-fidelity sound from their phones, tablets or computers with solid connectivity up to 40 feet away from the ZVOX SoundBase.
Ultra-Clear Vocals: The Value Series employs ZVOX’s exclusive AccuVoice technology for the best possible voice reproduction. When users push the AccuVoice button on the remote control, they engage a circuit that mimics the functions of a hearing aid. The resulting improvement in the intelligibility of television dialogue is remarkable, and makes these systems ideal for people with age-related hearing issues.
Tames Loud Commercials: The Output Leveling (OL) feature on the new Value Series automatically reduces the volume for commercials that play louder than regular TV programming. By pushing the OL button on the remote, a sophisticated compression system takes over, making soft sounds louder and loud sounds softer so there are fewer jarring moments while enjoying TV programming.
Works With Your Remote: ZVOX SoundBase systems can be programmed to respond to a TV or cable/satellite remote control. The illuminated display offers step-by-step guidance through an ultra-simple programming cycle that allows virtually ANY TV/cable/satellite remote to seamlessly control volume, mute and power of the ZVOX system.
Disappearing Display: The ZVOX Value Series features a four-digit display located behind the speaker grille that shows the current setting for volume, bass, treble and PhaseCue (virtual surround) – and also shows the status of the Mute, Output Leveling (OL) or AccuVoice features. A few seconds after using the remote or front panel controls, the display disappears completely.
Multiple Inputs: Each model has an optical (Toslink) digital input, a coaxial digital input, two analog audio inputs – plus Bluetooth. Every input can be selected using either the remote control or slim-line module below the speaker grille.
Elegant Low-Profile Wood Cabinets: All models feature sturdy, hand-built cabinets of medium density fiberboard (MDF). Each system uses a 3.5” low-profile design that blends perfectly with today’s flat-panel TVs. Most people don’t even notice a SoundBase system – until they hear it.
Availability: The two models in the Value Series announced today are slated to be on-sale the first week of February and will be available directly through zvoxaudio.com as well as through retailers including Paul’s TV, Karl’s TV, ListenUp, Bjorns, WorldWide Stereo and over 200 other locations. Additionally, ZVOX products are available online through select online partners including BestBuy, Amazon.com, Crutchfield, OneCall, Vanns, ListenUp, and World Wide Stereo.