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Zvox Z-Base Soundbars

If you're anything like me, you think the TV Speaker audio sucks.  Now it's understood space or circumstances can affect your ability to setup home theater audio.  This is what soundbars were essentially invented for.

This is not only an affordable solution but one that sounds great!

Here we have the Zvox Z-Base 580 that's an all in one soundbar solution.
Enjoy quality sound with this ZVOX Z-Base 580 4005801 home theater system that features 5 speakers, dual 6-1/2" powered subwoofers and a 120W Class D amplifier. PhaseCue II surround sound technology helps create a wide soundstage.

Not only does it have dual powered subwoofers but it requires no other components thanks to its proprietary
Virtual surround sound. The 580 uses ZVOX's proprietary PhaseCue II virtual surround sound processing. PhaseCue II, as its name implies, manipulates the phase of the separate channels to "fool the ear" into believing that sound is coming from a variety of sources throughout the room. The benefits of PhaseCue II vary greatly based on program material. Live music and well-recorded modern movie soundtracks will deliver rich, three-dimensional sound - pulling the sound out from the speakers and into the room, literally surrounding the listener. Note: All virtual surround systems- including the PhaseCue II system - are limited in their effects when compared to a good 5.1 system. And sitcoms, news broadcasts and soundtracks from older movies often have very little in the way of three-dimensional sound. That being said, PhaseCue II is capable of generating a wonderful and engaging virtual surround experience.

The 580 is bi-amplified, using a specially designed amplifier that includes electronic contouring for superb frequency response.

The 580 uses dual 6.5" subwoofers with a high-mass long-throw design in a ported enclosure. The 580's five 3.25" main speaker drivers use a long-throw design to create remarkably wide range, accurate sound.
The system is magnetically shielded so it can be used near a TV or monitor.


Unlike most systems in its category, the 580 uses an MDF (medium density fiberboard) wood cabinet - instead of molded plastic. MDF is the preferred construction material for high-performance speaker systems.
It also has a subwoofer output jack on the rear allows an owner to connect a separate powered subwoofer (optional) and a 2-meter RCA-RCA analog stereo connecting cord is included.

Basically.  If you're looking for a soundbar?  The Z-Base 580 really gives you a good punch.
  • The Zvox Z-Base 580's size allows it to act as a pedestal or platform for your television.
  • The Zvox 580 is extremely easy to setup, needing only a few cables, which allow for a clean and clutter-free look.
  • The Z-Base 580 provides great sound for the money.
  • The Incredibase 580 is quiet and energy efficient based on the class D amplifiers they employ
  • Zvox's PhaseCue II is a wonderful proprietary technology and it allows the sound to seem 3D-like.
The 580 is at the top of the series.  If you're trying to save some cash the cheaper model, the Zvox Z-Base 555 comes for around $100 less but doesn't have the subwoofers and is powered with a 70w Amp.