All Loudspeakers, Subwoofers & Soundbars
2014 Product of the Year WinnerArtison RCC 320 PC
RCC 320 Pre Construction In-Wall Subwoofer
2014 Product of the Year EntrantVIZIO S4251W-B1 Sound Bar
VIZIO is America’s #1 brand in sound bars*** for a reason. If you’re looking to complete your entertainment experience with a true surround sound audio, the VIZIO S4251W-B1 is the perfect audio upgrade for HDTVs 47 inches or greater. Movies, television, games, music, and more all burst to life with immersive sound and rich bass. The sound bar package includes everything you need to make the setup process smooth — all audio cables are included and built-in ubiquitous Bluetooth technology enables anyone to wirelessly connect a smartphone, tablet, PC, or other compatible device to the sound bar.** Create a digital jukebox at your next get-together, or just kick back and enjoy your favorite band in full 5.1 surround sound.
*** Source: Quixel Research units sold Q3 2013
**Wireless Subwoofer range approximately 60 feet – line of sight from Sound bar.
2014 Product of the Year EntrantDefinitive Technology SoloCinema Studio
The SoloCinema Studio is a 5.1 channel powered home theater system with a sleek, minimalist design complementary of today’s flat-screen TVs that delivers a superior audio experience.
2014 Product of the Year EntrantLG Electronics Sound Plate (LAP340)
The LAP340 SoundPlate is a 4.1 channel speaker system with a built-in subwoofer. It features wireless connectivity to LG TVs, eliminating the need for wired connections and offers consumers the option to easily steam music and play music from mobile devices. At 35mm tall, the stylish device perfectly complements today’s ultra-thin widescreen TVs.
2014 Product of the Year EntrantPioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Speaker Bar (SP-SB23W)
Pioneer’s Speaker Bar System (SP-SB23W) is built as a replacement to the speakers of today’s flat panel televisions and to enhance the overall audio experience. Designed by Andrew Jones, Pioneer’s legendary speaker engineer, the speaker bar features a composite wooden cabinet (unlike most plastic sound bars in the market) for optimal audio performance, six individual drivers to produce a wide dispersion pattern for an open, more spacious stereo output, and six independent 28 Watt amplifiers to produce better dynamics and more “headroom.” The amplifiers are complemented with an active crossover network to achieve excellent sound quality and produce better off-axis response. The system includes built-in Bluetooth with AptX decoding for wireless music streaming from a smart device, Dolby Digital Decoding and three sound modes — music, movies and dialogue (optimized for dialogue conversations during late-night viewing). The Speaker Bar is matched with an amplified wireless 6.5-inch subwoofer enclosure for producing low bass frequencies.
2014 Product of the Year EntrantOrb Audio LLC subMINI Ultra Compact Subwoofer
With a tiny 9” cabinet, the subMINI features a unique dual port design and advanced BASH amplifier. It delivers an incredible amount of bass when you consider that you can hold the subMINI in the palm of your hand. Released as part of our 10th Anniversary celebration, the subMINI also has an optional wireless adapter so that you can place it anywhere with ease. Most ultra-compact subwoofers cost two to three times the price of the subMINI. Orb Audio’s direct business model delivers outstanding performance, value and design and we are very proud of the subMINI.
GoldenEar Technology SuperCinema 3D Array System
A remarkable, new technology, three-channel loudspeaker system that combines the elegant form factor of a soundbar with the sonic performance of three audiophile-quality, physically separated, discreet loudspeakers. Combine with the ForceField 3 subwoofer and a pair of SuperSat 3 Surround speakers to create this exceptional Home Theater System.
2014 Product of the Year EntrantSVS SVS SB-1000 Subwoofer
Bass enthusiasts aren’t willing to compromise sound and output in order to use a smaller subwoofer. The SVS SB-1000 delivers unparalleled bass for a subwoofer of its price and size, deftly generating both the deep, rich, impactful LFE essential to the home theater experience and more subtle, detailed, distortion-free bottom end for high-fidelity music playback. Combine that performance with an efficient, cool-running amp, advanced DSP controls designed to ensure accurate response and refined bass output in any listening environment, and a green standby mode with less than half a watt of power consumption, and the SB-1000 is a standout at any price point.
2014 Product of the Year EntrantSVS Ultra Surround
SVS’s Ultra Surround delivers an incredibly immersive and multichannel sound experience in an area that has long been the rear of product development. SVS invented a surround speaker that not only delivers real innovation, but also a unique value to the consumer. Consumers can expect outstanding performance in the conventional dipole and bipole single speaker modes but the Ultra Surround offers a little something extra. Duet mode, which create two separate speaker within one cabinet, allows for true 7-channel surround sound with just two surround speakers instead of the more common four. Found exclusively in the SVS Ultra Surround, Duet mode gives home theater enthusiasts a more immersive and impactful sound experience for less money, and is also useful for those who want to experience discrete seven-channel surround sound, but lack the space for additional speakers. Expert engineering and industrial design allow the SVS Ultra Surround two achieve flexible sound modes and uncompromised fidelity. Even the physical design offers sonic benefits. Non-parallel cabinet panels reduce standing waves within the cabinet, effectively eliminating frequency response coloration. Wedge-shaped front baffles and flush-mounted drivers reduce edge diffraction and improved on-axis high frequency response.
2014 Product of the Year EntrantYamaha Corporation of America, AV Division YSP-4300 Digital Sound Projector
Yamaha’s YSP-4300 sound bar is one of the latest additions to the company’s award-winning line of Digital Sound Projectors. It incorporates the company’s proprietary beam technology to deliver high-quality 7.1-channel surround sound that transforms any TV room into a true home theater. The 130 W wireless active subwoofer provides ample bass for low frequency sounds, such as explosions. A front panel USB port for audio playback from a variety of devices, as well as an FM tuner, makes the YSP-4300 an all-in-one home entertainment hub.