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VIZIO VSB200 Universal HD Sound Bar (Discontinued)
- High-Performance 32-Bit 150MHz DSP Audio Engine
- Impressive Sound Pressure Level measuring 98dB SPL max @ 1M
- Advanced 24-Bit Linear PCM to PWM Engine with integrated thermal, over-current, over voltage, over current protection
- Latest Virtualization & Volume Leveling Technology from SRS Labs, SRS TruSurround HD virtual surround
- DIMENSIONS ,Length: 39-5/8-Inch,Depth 4.26-Inch deep,Height: 4.67-Inch with stand, 3.69-Inch without stand
- Latest virtualization and volume leveling technology from SRS Labs
- SRS TruSurround HD virtual surround
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From the Manufacturer
Designed for home theater enthusiasts, this Sound Bar includes cutting edge sound technologies such as SRS TruSurroundHD for an enveloping sound experience and features such as four 3" high efficiency hand built mid/bass transducers and two 3/4" high performance aluminum dome neodymium tweeters. The VSB200 is the perfect addition to your home theater and will give you the HD sound experience you've always desired. Plus, the VIZIO Sound Bar boasts the lasted virtualization and volume leveling technology from SRS Labs, for bringing the ultimate in HD sound right to your home theater.
An Ideal Companion for Flat-Panel Displays
With an ultra slim, one-piece design, the VIZIO VSB200 High Definition Sound Bar can seamlessly match your sleek LCD display and compliment your decor.
Powered by high performance 32-bit 150MHz DSP audio engine in combination with the latest Virtulization and Volume Leveling technology from SRS Labs, the VIZIO VSB200 High Definition Sound Bar produces rich, immersive sound that brings your movies, music, and games to life. The SRS TruVolume eliminates undesirable loud commercials and channel to channel variances.
The VIZIO VSB200 can work normally under demanding conditions thanks to its advanced 24-Bit Linear PCM to PWM Engine with integrated thermal, over-current, over voltage, over current protection.
The included remote puts volume and mute control at your fingertips, so you can take command of your audio soundtrack without leaving your comfortable sofa or favorite chair.
What's in the Box?
VIZIO VSB200 Universal HD Sound Bar, stand, remote control, instructions, warranty.
- Frequency response: 60Hz - 20kHz
- Total harmonic distortion: 0.01%
- Sensitivity: 102dB
- Sound pressure level: 98dB SPL max @ 1M
- Inputs: 2 RCA analog, 1 S/PDIF
- Input Sensitivity: 2Vrms (max)
- Power: 100V-240V, 50-60Hz
- Dimensions: 39.6" x 4.26" x 3.69"
- Weight: 11.7 lbs
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Top Customer Reviews
It produces surprisingly broad sound without a sub-woofer (a sub-woofer in a bedroom seems like overkill anyway). It fills the space wonderfully.
A few pointers:
The is an enclosed set of speakers with an amplifier. The soundbar does not provide any treble/bass/equalizer control over the sound. Thus, it simply broadcasts the sound based on the input source. Modern TV's tend to have very good audio controls for treble and bass. This is where you will control the breadth of the sound. The soundbar does however enable you to turn on or off SRS Surround. From trying it on and off, I found that 'on' sounds much better. I read one professional audio review of this sound bar that said half-jokingly, 'just turn on the SRS Surround then break the switch'. I would have to agree.
If your ordering the soundbar from Amazon you might consider ordering the toslink digital audio optical cable at the same time. They currently cost $2.77 w/ free shipping. At that cost for the improved sound quality it's an incredible bargain.
The soundbar has one weakness, as has been described many times from other reviewers. Out of the box the remote has a limited range. The problem is not the remote, it's the IR receiver on the soundbar hasn't got a clear line of sight to the remote from all directions. Vizio commmitted an engineering blunder here, but as mentioned by a previous reviewer this is easily solved:
- Carefully remove the speaker grill.Read more ›
I have no room or need for a subwoofer in this application and this sound bar was perfect, at the price I could not pass it up.
First off I got this item because it was pretty much the only thing I could find that accepted digital audio and was in my price range. Now that I have it I like it a lot and it was a good choice.
The sound is nice, loud, and clear.
How to make it work (without losing your mind and time like I did.)
I received my first one on Monday. It comes pre-assembled so that on the bottom are the "feet" (It can be wall mounted with a quick change to the feet.) so that the cloth covered speakers are facing you and on top is nice shiny black plastic that has the power button, volume buttons and input button.
The directions in the manual say that when you turn it on you'll see lights on the right side. And here is where the nightmare begins...
I plugged it in and pressed the On button. The button looks like it should light up when you press it. I didn't see it light up. I also did not see any lights on the right side. I had the audio cable plugged in but nothing. So I tried the remote and I'm sitting in front of the bar. Nothing. I stand over it to see if the On button lights up. Nope. There is a light on the power converter so I know it is getting power.
As a typical guy I play with it for about an hour pressing the same buttons over and over expecting that now they'll work. Zip.
Box it up, get my return receipt from Amazon, and ask for a new one. No biggie. Wednesday get my new one.
Plug it in and the On button no lighty. No sound (from the bar), no blinking lights, some yelling and cussing. Get ready to return it to Amazon but then think, OK, maybe I'm doing something wrong. I call Vizio tech support.Read more ›
easy setup. i bought an optical audio cable in advance, so could hook that up to my samsung tv. hooked an airport express up to the analog inputs (wireless itunes from my macbook). at first, thought the unit was dead; no audio. turns out the remote did not work. replaced the battery and...still nothing. emailed the retailer. but...bent the battery contacts carefully with a small screwdriver, and now it's working. should not have had to do this.
the unit sounds great. i usually do NOT use the surround gimmick (but it sounds great on "big" movies, ie "the fifth element", etc). remote works ok, it HAS to be pointed in the right place.
what i don't like: when i first took it out of the box, it could sit right up against my tv; but, with the cables (in the back center), it has to stick out a bit. shame the cables weren't on the back to one side. and the silver plate with "vizio" is a mistake; my eye is drawn to it periodically; the unit would be better all black (like a lot of soundbars); i want to watch the tv, not the soundbar. the remote not working, and now, working (but finicky).
still, overall, a great deal (even new at $150). the remote could be better, would be nice to have some eq settings options (even presets like "movie" "stadium" etc), but a great deal overall and worlds better than the internal speakers in most tvs.
3 1/2 stars really (docked a 1/2 for the remote).
EDIT: bumped up 1/2 star. vizio (quickly) sent me a new remote; i also removed the faceplate (and replaced the default 'legs' with small black rubber ones...
and am happy(er)...
EDIT 2: 2 days later, and the new remote stopped working. had to bend the battery clips inside this one as well... so 3 1/2 stars after all...!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love it, sounds so good and its loud. Its a great sound bar but the remote is kind of cheap and stopped working but other than that the buttons on top work fine and 6 years later... Read morePublished 2 months ago by 808
complete garbage, after 3 months speaker will not hold volume level. Constantly reduces volume on it's own so has to be turned back up. I can see why it has been discontinuedPublished 4 months ago by William A. Vandersteeg
Even though this sound bar was listed as used it could have been listed as new. Sound bar was in perfect shape and worked perfectly! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Whitesnake
Great sound! There's probably better out there, but for the money, I still love it nearly 4 years later. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Marshall