VIZIO has announced its 2019 audio lineup, including the 36″ 5.1.4 and 36″ 3.1.2 Home Theater Sound Systems with Dolby Atmos. Both the 5.1.4 and 3.1.2 configurations have discreet upward-firing speakers that will deliver up to 10 channels of immersive sound. The 2019 collection also features a 20″ 2.0 Sound Bar and 36″ 5.1 and 2.1 Sound Bar Systems that both feature a slim subwoofer which can be hidden under furniture to preserve room aesthetics. The new line will be available from Spring 2019.
“Identifying the right home audio solution isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, which is why VIZIO is continuously adding new configurations that allow users to tailor their sound experience to match their listening environment,” said Bill Baxter, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “From versatile sound bars that widen the soundstage and improve audio quality in smaller rooms, to our premium home theater sound systems with Dolby Atmos which deliver immersive, multidimensional sound at a great value, we’re providing consumers with even more audio options to complement a variety of home entertainment spaces and budgets.”
The 36″ 5.1.4 and 36″ 3.1.2 systems are designed to pair with a variety of televisions and room sizes, and the two new configurations have up to four upward-firing speakers designed to reflect sound off the ceiling. The systems include the bar’s front left and right channels and a separate center channel, while wireless subwoofers produce bass. The 36″ 5.1.4 features rear surround channels and a six-inch subwoofer. The 36″ 3.1.2 includes a slim subwoofer that offers another configuration option to suit varying setups. The company says it can tuck underneath a sofa, or can be hidden in a corner for an overall clean aesthetic, while still providing convincing bass.
VIZIO’s latest sound bar systems with Dolby Atmos feature Chromecast built-in, letting you stream music from audio apps like Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and Google Play Music. By tapping the Cast button, or by downloading the free SmartCast Mobile app, users can transform a mobile device into a touchscreen remote to stream music directly to a VIZIO home theater sound system.
The 36″ 5.1.4 and 36″ 3.1.2 solutions also offer voice-control support for Google Assistant, allowing soundbar control by voice. Bluetooth is integrated into all VIZIO audio products, but the company recommends streaming over a Wi-Fi connection to allow a listener to control playback over a greater range, in addition to experiencing higher quality audio without interruptions from texts or phone calls.
The VIZIO 20″ 2.0 Sound Bar and 36″ 5.1 and 2.1 Sound Bar Systems are also offered this coming year. The 20″ 2.0 Sound Bar promises to ‘pack an amazing sound into a small package.’ The bar features two full-range stereo speakers and integrated bass modules. The new sound bar systems are claimed to be able to achieve up to 100 dB of ‘amazing sound’ and feature a wireless slim subwoofer that adds bass ‘as low as 50 Hz’ without taking up too much space. Both feature DTS Virtual:X technology to simulate OBA height information.
More information surrounding VIZIO’s all-new 2019 audio collection will be available closer to launch.