The lure of the soundbar has been built on several attractive aspects: simpler installation, smaller size, and lower visual impact. AudioXperts have taken the idea a step further with their new "4TV" series by not requiring a separate subwoofer, and making the speaker array a mere 56mm high, or 65mm with the swivel base. This is done with revolutionary new low-profile HART drivers.
4TV home entertainment consoles are designed to fit directly under the TV, or on top of a furniture cabinet below a wall hung TV set, and feature stunning smoked glass and aluminum enclosures that integrate perfectly with today’s televisions. Unlike sound bars and conventional surround sound systems, which are typically fixed into place, the 4TV console's built-in swivel base improves the user's television viewing experience by allowing them to easily rotate the console and television to the preferred listening and viewing angle.
The units feature backlit top-mounted, touch-sensitive controls and “learn” existing remotes for easy operation from the one remote. A proximity sensor adds an even greater ease-of-use, automatically detecting when someone is near and instantly lighting up to show the system’s status on the control panel.
The home entertainment systems feature patent-pending H.A.R.T. (High Aspect Ratio Transducer) driver technology which utilizes a unique suspension and support system that allows the use of a large voice coil for high power handling in a high aspect ratio design. By incorporating these new drivers the height of the 4TV consoles can be kept to less than 60mm, or 65mm with swivel base in place.
In addition to providing high quality audio from the listener's TV, cable/satellite box, and gaming consoles, by offering Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, 4TV products are also designed to provide extraordinary music enjoyment by incorporating easy wired or wireless connectivity to all of today's popular music sources with, instant connection for an optional Apple® Airport Express®, or wireless streaming with any Bluetooth® enabled device, and incorporates the new CSR® aptX® codec for crystal clear, full bandwidth performance. There's also USB, Optical, Coaxial and analogue inputs.
To optimize the listeners experience with any content, 4TV can easily switch between a number of listening modes and EQ settings for both movies and music. In Movie mode listeners can experience all the action with full and realistic surround sound. In Music mode, music can be experienced in true and accurate stereo sound. Reviewers agree that this system does music very well, which is not something all "soundbars" excel at.
For those owners that may experience sensor neural hearing loss, the 4TV’s Enhanced-Dialogue listening mode offers a separate equalization setting that our engineering team developed using data derived from the U.S. Hearing Journal Research.
Model 2112 (2.1 Channel) Virtual Surround Sound Console Features:
• 350 W peak/200 W RMS Total System Power
• Dual 20mm dome tweeters
• Four patent-pending H.A.R.T. drive units
• Four 114mm long throw woofers
• Built-in subwoofer for deep powerful bass
• Inputs: Digital (2), Optical (1), COAX (1), Analog RCA (1), 3.5mm Mini-Stereo (1), USB Audio (1)
• Main Unit Dimensions (HWD): 56 x 1022 x 437mm
• Main Unit Dimensions with Swivel Base (HWD): 65 x 1022 x 437mm