ZVOX's new Platinum Series SoundBase System offers theater-quality, 3D sound with pedestal-style design and single-wire connectivity. There are three new models included in the Platinum Series in 42", 36", and 30" widths, accommodating up to 80", 70", and 60" televisions, respectively.
ZVOX Platinum Series SoundBase System
Each model is housed in a wood cabinet (MDF) and features up to three built-in powered subwoofers that operate in conjunction with ZVOX’s proprietary technologies including PhaseCue virtual surround sound and AccuVoice vocal enhancement technology.
"As TVs get larger, their stands are becoming wider, yet the majority of pedestal-style sound systems are designed for 40-inch TVs," said Tom Hannaher, CEO of ZVOX Audio. "We designed the Platinum Series for people who want a full-blown home theater experience in a sleek form-factor without the wires and clutter of added speakers, yet might have 60-inch, 70-inch, or even 80-inch wide TVs."
All three ZVOX Platinum SoundBase systems use five high-quality, full-range speakers, and built-in subwoofers which are housed in real wood (MDF) cabinets. Computer-controlled tonal balance delivers ultra-smooth midrange and remarkable bass (as low as 35 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. It also allows for superior audio quality by employing fully digital internal processing in the entire Platinum Series line. Users can stream high-fidelity sound from their phones, tablets, or computers with solid connectivity up to 40 feet away to the ZVOX SoundBase
The Platinum 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 digital process that mimics the functions of a hearing aid. The resulting improvement in the intelligibility of television dialogue is remarkable, and makes any one of these systems ideal for individuals with even minor hearing impairment.
Tames Loud Commercials
The Output Leveling (OL) feature of a Platinum Series SoundBase automatically reduces the sound on commercials that play louder than the TV program. 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 "taught" to respond to a SoundBase owner’s preferred TV or cable/satellite infrared (IR) remote control. The illuminated display on the front of the SoundBase offers simple step-by-step guidance during the teaching process. Virtually any TV/cable/satellite remote control can control volume, mute, and power functions of the ZVOX system.
Each Platinum Series SoundBase features a four-digit display located behind its front 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.
Each model has two analog audio inputs, two optical (Toslink) digital inputs, one coaxial digital input – plus a front panel 3.5mm analog stereo input for convenient direct connection of an iPod or other portable audio device. Each analog or digital input can be selected using either the remote control or slim-line module below the speaker grille.
The three models in the Platinum Series will be available in the first week of October through zvoxaudio.com, as well as through retailers including Magnolia Home Theater within select Best Buy stores. For a complete list of local dealers, visit here.