WHAT WE LIKE
- Good look
- Gives out great sound
- Easy to set up
WHAT WE DO NOT LIKE
- No audio cables are included with the product
For the self-respecting audiophile, it is not only important to have an impressive sound system that is easy in the eyes, but it should also be able to deliver a high-quality auditory experience. Of course, when I say “sound system”, it usually means having a bunch of large speakers that take up much of the space in your home entertainment room. But, why have all of those speakers that could easily cost thousands of dollars when you can have just one inexpensive sound bar that could do the job? Introducing the Panasonic SCHTB70 Soundbar.
Simple in design yet awesome in sound delivery, this sound bar has been created with one purpose in mind: to deliver excellent sound without being a distraction to the listener. The entire unit is also rather compact; it actually only measures approximately 38.5” in length, 6.4” in height and 6.4” in depth. Its slim feature makes it ideal for those with a tight living space or room. When it comes to a television size match, it seems that it most suitable for televisions that measure 42” and above.
There are plenty of features that make this gem worthy of praise. For one, it features an optical input as well as RCA inputs. Another special feature that makes th SCHTB70 special is its 4-way Multi-positional speaker layout. This enables you to position your speakers in 4 different ways, depending on the layout of your home entertainment center. It is also fitted with a built-in speaker sensor, so whether you place it flat on the table or shelf, or at an angle at 30 or 80 degrees or even on the wall at 90 degrees, the sound will always be delivered towards the listeners with top-notch quality. It also comes with a small remote that allows you to control the audio system and adjust the volume at your discretion. Be warned though, the remote can be easily lost due to its small size.
Despite its otherwise simple design, the sound quality it delivers is nothing short of exceptional. When it comes to sound delivery controls, the sound bar is fitted with clear-mode dialog and dialog level control which offers you realistic sounds that seems to be coming right from the middle of the screen itself. You can also set your speaker to different sound modes, each with their own enhancements such as the Stereo and Stadium modes, as well as Cinema mode for movies and Music mode for those music channels. With its built-in subwoofer with anti-vibration technology, it allows you to listen to strong, rich low frequency sounds without those annoying vibrations.
In conclusion, this audio gem allows specifications and features that are not easily found with other (more expensive) speakers. Although you might say that there are better sounding sound bars in the market, it easily offers you high-quality sounds and it’s under $200.