Sound Bar

Adding the right sound bar can enhance your home entertainment. As a listener, you want your listening experience to immerse you in the excitement of your games or the drama of your movies each and every time you watch them. Sound bars offer you a way to create a home theater experience in any room no matter how large or small. However, there are things you must consider before you decide which one is right for you. The reality is, not all sound bars are created equal! So, before you decide on the latest sound bar on sale today you have to consider many things.

Not All Sound Bars are Created Equal

A soundbar, sound bar or media bar is a special loudspeaker enclosure. A sound bar can be thought of as a home theater speaker system in a single unit that simulates surround sound. A sound bar is the optimal choice for smaller rooms or rooms where discrete speakers are not desired thought out the room. Sound bar quality varies greatly between different manufactures so here are some of the most important things you want to consider:

  • Performance:

    • Channels, Sound Quality, Dialogue Clarity etc.
  • Connectivity:

    • HDMI Input, USB, Bluetooth etc.
  • Help and Support:

    • Phone, Email, Live Chat and Warranty.

With this in mind, we offer you some insight when performance is a priority…

Home Theater System

If you want the quality of a dedicated home theater system adding the installing the right TV and sound bar will help you get there. The truth is, flat screen TVs are getting bigger and picture quality is getting better. When it comes to designing a home theater system you want to make sure you never choose price over quality!

Audio quality and picture quality go hand in hand when designing a home theater system in any room no matter how large or small. Poor audio quality can leave you underwhelmed when you are trying to enjoy your favorite movie so be aware. Most TVs no matter how new or how great will never produce the type of audio you are looking for in a home theater system. For this reason, we offer some insight on the best sound bars.

Episode® 500 Series Soundbar & Powered Subwoofer

When performance is a priority, the Episode® 500 Series 3-Channel Passive Soundbar and Episode® Triple 8” Powered Subwoofer is the perfect home theater set-up! Expand your sound and home cinema experience with a Episode sound bar and subwoofer from Episode®.

Episode® 500 Series 3-Channel Passive Soundbar

Episode® 500 Series 3-Channel Passive Soundbar for TV’s from 46 to 52 in… When performance is a priority, this soundbar has you covered. Its slim design pairs perfectly with 46-in. to 52-in flat panel TVs, offering exceptional sound that does not clutter the wall with a bunch of speakers. Featuring a thin aluminum cabinet with 4-in. drivers and 1-in. titanium tweeters, it delivers a robust, high-quality sound customers are sure to love. We even included a low-profile mounting bracket and kickstand for easy installs on a wall or cabinet.

Bigger Drivers, More Oomph…

How does this product manage to provide such stellar sound? Simple: it’s powered by bigger, better, more advanced 4-inch polypropylene injection cone woofers that provide the lower frequency response needed to get a deep, full sound and better bottom end. This soundbar provides all the oomph customers want – in a slim form factor that doesn’t overpower their TV.

Titanium Tweeters…

Movies, TV shows and music sound crystal clear, thanks to speakers that are outfitted with 1-in. titanium tweeters, instead of the standard silk dome. Titanium is stiffer, which means it’s quicker to respond, providing a crisp, clean sound.

Who Says Three’s a Crowd…

Sure, squeezing this many speakers into one cabinet is quite the design challenge – but, man, is it worth it! With independent left, center and right channels you get all the benefits of a true front-stage, yet in a discreet soundbar form factor.

Low Profile, Extruded Aluminum Cabinet…

For the best speaker performance in a flat panel TV application, you need to balance aesthetics and acoustical performance. The design challenge here is how to put a high-performance speaker (or in this case, three) into such a thin box. To do this, our engineers started with a thin extruded aluminum cabinet that provides strength and rigidity, while maximizing internal air volume. The result is an elegant speaker that sounds just as good as it looks!

Hidden IR and Integrated Wire Management…

Many installations require the use of an IR repeating system; the problem is where do you hide the IR receiver? We have placed a knockout right behind the grill to let you neatly hide it out of sight. The IR cable and all speaker connections are made through a single terminal cup, making it easy to run wires (and hide them) in tight quarters behind a flat panel TV.

Episode® Triple 8” Powered Subwoofer

Consider for a moment what makes a premium sports car so special. Is it the engine, the transmission, the suspension, the chassis… You get the idea – the short answer is of course “Yes.” Every component and system is precision engineered and tuned to deliver an incredible experience. So too with this Triple 8 subwoofer – the woofer system, passive radiators, amplifier, power supply and even the cabinet – all come together in concert for an amazing performance.

BASH® Amplifier Technology…

At the heart of the ES-SUB-TRP8-300 is a highly efficient BASH® amplifier. This hybrid technology produces 300W RMS (600W dynamic) of clean, tight bass and is up to 60% more efficient than conventional designs. In standby mode, the subwoofer consumes less than 0.5 watts, making it one of the “greenest” solutions available.

Woven Fiberglass Driver…

Driving the performance is a custom 8″ driver that is made of top-shelf components like a woven fiberglass sandwich cone, Nomex spider, double stacked/vented motor and an oversized 2″ high-temperature voice coil. Each passive driver is made from the same top-shelf woven fiberglass material and is finely tuned to match the system, resulting in incredible output with low distortion.

Gloss Black Cabinet…

Underneath this furniture-grade, high gloss finish lies a monster of bass! To withstand the high-pressure levels of this powerful acoustic system, the cabinet is constructed from 1” thick MDF to create a strong, inert enclosure. Sculpted curves and rounded corners provide an elegant form factor, while a multi-layer painting process and hand-polishing bring it all to a glassy, elegant finish.

It’s The Little Things…

When designing a premium product, you just can’t skimp on the little things. Every detail matters. That’s why we took extra care with the flush mounted grilles, rubber painted pull tab and brushed aluminum feet.

Balanced XLR Input & Output…

Balanced connections offer improved protection from noise – which is very important when you’re talking about line-level signals that will be sent long distances to then be amplified. That’s why you see these used in pro audio almost exclusively. For high-end theater applications, the Triple 8 uses this same balanced XLR connection for clean, resilient bass performance. Plus there’s also an XLR output for daisy-chaining to a second subwoofer. Be sure to check your receiver/processor to see if it has this connection – many premium brands offer it.

High and Low Level Inputs & Outputs…

If a balanced connection isn’t possible, no problem. For more traditional installations, there are gold-plated RCA connections including an LFE input. If your receiver only has speaker outputs, connect it to the high-level inputs then use the high-level outputs to hook up the speakers.

Volume, Crossover & Phase Controls…

For an unbelievable music and movie experience, the subwoofer needs to be configured to match the speakers and room. Rear-mounted rotary volume, crossover and phase adjustments enable you to finely tune the subwoofer with the rest of the system.

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