New ZVOX Soundbars Start Under $200

ZVOX is expanding its single-box Z-Base line to include three new models.


Not everyone has the space for audio systems with multiple pieces. Of course, a lot of people don’t have the budget to put those types of sound solutions together, either. ZVOX is putting another option out there — actually three of them.

The company just announced three new additions to its Z-Base soundbar line. The Z-Base line is a series of single-cabinet sound solutions, designed to be placed right under a flat-panel TV. The new products will allow more people to use that option, with prices starting at just $199.99.

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That $199.99 model is the new Z-Base 220. About the same size as a DVD player, the 220 promises 3D-style sound, without the need for external speakers, subwoofers or speaker wires. Designed to work with TVs between 22 to 32 inches, the Z-Base 220 includes three full-range speakers, a 5.25-inch powered subwoofer, a 35-watt amplifier and PhaseCue II virtual surround sound.

Right in the sweet spot of the line is the Z-Base 320. At 24-by-11.5 inches, it’s compact enough to fit almost anywhere — including on a bookshelf. Designed to go with TVs ranging from 27 to 46 inches, this model pumps up the specs above with a 40-watt amplifier and an MSRP of $249.99.

At the top of the heap is the Z-Base 420 (pictured), which can be paired with TVs up to 55 inches. This model has five full range speakers, a 45-watt amplifier and a 5.25-inch powered subwoofer using PhaseCue II virtual surround sound.

According to ZVOX, these new additions will be the most affordable Z-Base systems ever offered. However, they still maintain the same ZVOX sound quality. All ZVOX products boast high-quality speakers and amps, wood cabinets, as well as the aforementioned proprietary PhaseCue II virtual surround sound system.

“As one reviewer noted, our Z-Base concept is nearly the perfect home theater design,” says Tom Hannaher, ZVOX’s president and founder. “Under the TV is the right place for a surround sound system. With one connecting wire and a one-page owner’s manual — and no external speakers or wires — these are the simplest home theater systems ever invented.”

Other features across the line include output leveling to maintain audio levels, the option to add in your own remote, and a variety of inputs for an iPod or other devices.


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