Polk Audio has added two products to its SurroundBar integrated home theater speakers line, each designed to complement today’s ultra-thin TV displays.
Polk Audio’s SurroundBar 3000
“Consumers are looking for components that blend in, but want performance that stands out,” Polk Audio product line manager Al Baron said. “Our new SurroundBar models are a perfect match for today’s increasingly slim HDTVs, with cabinet depths that are even flatter than a typical plasma display. The new form factor ensures an ideal blend of design aesthetics with any flat-screen TV, whether the SurroundBar is mounted on a wall or on a shelf.”
The first new SurroundBar model to ship will be the SurroundBar 3000 Instant Home Theater ($349), which will be available in March. The SurroundBar 3000 is a powered two-way system 31-inch long speaker that offers 100 watts of direct midrange and treble energy, and 80 watts of bass through its included 6.5-inch wireless subwoofer.
An optical digital connection mates the system to the HDTV, providing a single-step hookup.
The step-up model SurroundBar model is the new four-way, 35-inch long SurroundBar 6000SDA Instant Home Theater ($499), which features Polk’s patented SDA surround processing from a cabinet that is less than two inches deep.
The wireless seven-inch wireless subwoofer provides 120 watts of bass response. The SurroundBar 6000SDA will ship in June.