The typical Soundbar has a dual purpose:
a) to provide much-improved sound quality over that produced by the speakers built into modern televisions (such an easy task, by the way, that it could seemingly be accomplished by a couple of tin cans and a string); while at the same time
b) significantly reducing the number of boxes in the system, as well as dramatically simplifying the installation process.
The ultimate failing for most soundbars is that it usually requires a an external sub-woofer in order to sound acceptable to the human ear. This mandatory sub-woofer, by virtue of being a physical object that takes up floor space, is more often than not considered both an eyesore which defeats the purpose most have for soundbars.
Built-In Amplifier for Powerful Virtual Surround SoundThe H-PAS Powerbar 235 is powered by an on-board amplifier that supplies 80 total watts RMS. It also boasts a sophisticated Digital Signal Processing with Dolby Digital® and DTS that delivers 2 channel sound and effectively develops a 3 or 5 channel experience for total listener immersion in the video program. It includes a simple remote control, but can also be used with most universal remotes.
User Switchable Display (USDTM)In addition to its ground-breaking bass capabilities, the H-PAS PowerBar 235's digital display can be "flipped" to read correctly whether the unit is sitting on a table or inverted on a flat-screen mount. This allows the display to read correctly whether the unit is "right-side up" or "upside down" depending on installation.
(from the manufacturer)
- User Switchable Display USD™: Can be "flipped" to read correctly whether unit is "right side up" or "upside down"
- Multi Channel DSP using Dolby Digital® and DTS: Creates a 2, 3 or 5 channel virtual sonic landscape for immersive sound
- Auto Detect Dolby and DTS for best sound enhanced mode
- Lockable front panel buttons for secure settings
- Front and Rear IR sensors
- Includes a simple remote; but can also be used with most universal remotes
- Rear panel Sub out jack for optional subs (IF you're an incorrigible bass hound)
|Model||PB-235 H PAS PowerBar|
|Type||Self Powered 2/3/5 Soundbar|
|Woofer||(2) 4" woofers|
|Tweeter||(2) 3/4" soft dome tweeters|
|Frequency Response||47Hz-20kHz +/-3dB|
|Inputs -front panel||(1) analog mini jack for iPod, iPhone, etc.|
|Inputs -rear panel||(2) Toslink optical connectors|
|(1) analog L/R|
|(1) digital coaxial|
|Power Requirements||PowerBar: 24VDC, .4 .OA (by supplied AC adapter)|
|AC Adapter: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz, 100W max|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||42 3/4" x 6 1/2" x 6 1/2"|
|Rear View - Ports / Connects|
Basically this technology has improved my opinion of soundbars for home theaters. Generally the failure to power them and include some sort of integrated subwoofer software have made them not even an option for an audiophile like myself but............
It is a perfect standalone solution that represents a quantum leap in both acoustic technology and user convenience! Perfect for an easy home theater in a master bedroom or any room that you want dominated by additional speakers.
This product will ensure you keep things "Prim and Proper".