VIZIO has announced the availability of select models in its 2021 audio lineup, as promised at this year’s CES. From this month, the new V-Series 2.1 ($179.99), V-Series 5.1 ($249.99), and M-Series All-in-One 2.1 ($149.99) sound bars – all with content available through SmartCast and in-built “theater quality sound” – will be rolled out. At the top of the range sits the Elevate 5.1.4 Sound Bar which will be available later in the year for $999.99.

“Consumers had one simple demand – superior sound quality – and we listened,” said Bill Baxter, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “VIZIO is delivering even better audio performance this year with deep bass, serious volume levels, and clear, natural vocals. People are streaming entertainment from more sources than ever, including VIZIO’s award-winning SmartCast TVs; with our latest sound bars, they can rest assured that whatever they watch or listen to will sound great.”

The V-Series and M-Series sound bars pair upgraded audio performance with a straightforward interface and low-profile design aesthetic. VIZIO says the V-Series 2.1 bar provides “outstanding sound” at a reasonable price, using full-range speakers for better accuracy combined with a wireless 5″ subwoofer for the low end. A Dialogue Enhancement EQ setting will increase dialogue clarity while audio sources can deliver Dolby Audio, and DTS Virtual:X provides “virtual 3D” surround sound. HDMI ARC allows control of the sound bar’s power, volume and mute with a TV remote, or supplied comfort-grip remote.

We will provide more information shortly about the Elevate sound bar in a forthcoming article, but you can read more on the specific features of each of the V-, M- and Elevate sound bars in the meantime from VIZIO here.

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Feb 15, 2020
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I will probably buy the Elevate or a Nakamichi system early next year when I move and finally get my OLED. I’m unsure about Nakamichi’s virtual Atmos (no upward firing speakers) and the mild reviews for the current Vizio lineup, so here’s hoping the Elevate is great!