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Luke, I am your father.,
This review is from: JBL SB 300 Soundbar and 150-Watt Subwoofer (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
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I'll start with what I don't like... the subwoofer looks like Darth Vader's helmet. And I can't put a plant on top of it because it's not flat.
That is the only thing I don't like.
But wow, the sound. Full, excellent range with no distortion at full volume. Not that anyone would want it at full volume, unless you've truly got a theatre. The surround sound is really superior for a soundbar. There is definitely a sense of sound moving from one place to another. True, it would be better if you had speakers mounted all over the room and made it truly surround, but this is plenty good. Probably the reason it works so well is the length of the soundbar: 46 inches. Very long and thin. Like a light-saber.
Did I mention the sound? Wow. Really excellent.
I like the pairing on these. My other sound system has channels that you have to switch to match the soundbar to the wireless sub, but with this system you just press the "pairing" buttons on both units within 30 seconds of each other, and voila! My other sound system has a problem with interfering with other wireless devices around the room. It slows my wireless internet, etc. So I turned on my other sound system with its wireless woofer, and my computer and its wireless keyboard and wireless mouse, put it all right near this new JBL sound system, all in an effort to screw up the JBL's wireless feature... just to see what would happen. But it kept going strong and steady and didn't interfere with anything else in the room.
The subwoofer has an Hz crossover adjustment so that you can fill in the sound from the soundbar with the sound from the sub; it's not just a woofer, but also another speaker. There is also a volume control on the sub in case you want to rattle your walls a little more.
The whole thing is very easy to set up. Took me 5 minutes to get it out of the enormous box, and 2 to get it all plugged in.
The force is strong with this one.