WHAT WE LIKE
- Great quality of the drivers
- Оptical sound cable inside
- More than decent bass
WHAT WE DO NOT LIKE
- No Bluetooth
When choosing the right sound system for you, there are plenty of features that you usually look at—the price, the sound quality, the design, etc. It’s all matter of preference. Of course, there are audiophiles that prefer big, bulky sound systems that fill a large room with sound. And there are also those music and movie lovers that prefer to keep the sound system simple yet with high-impact sounds. If you’re one of the latter types, then no need to look further than the ZVOX 4004201 Audio Z-Base Low-Profile Single Cabinet Sound System.
There’s a reason why the designers probably included the term “low-profile” in the name of this audio system. With a compact size of 3.4 inches in height, 28 inches in length and 14.5 inches in depth, this gem is clearly designed to fit beneath your television without adding any obstruction and clutter to your entertainment area. The design is also rather simple yet stylish. It is made with hand-built wood cabinet made of Medium Density Fiberboard which is then colored with a smooth black finish, allowing it to blend in perfectly with your living area. While other sound bars feature a prominent display screen on the front, this beauty shows a four-digit display that shows you the current setting of your volume, bass, and other adjustable features. After a few seconds of not using the controls, the display disappears, leaving you to focus better on your HDTV than on the glaring numbers on the display screen.
Despite the simplicity of the speaker’s compact exterior, it is certainly filled to the brim with various specifications. For one, it is very user-friendly. You only need one connecting cable to attach this beauty to your television, allowing you to enjoy your movies without spending too much time fiddling with the wires. There are also front controls which include the power button, as well as adjustments for the volume, mute and input selection. Also included in the front control panel is a 3.5mm stereo input for easy connection of your media devices like mp3 players. It eliminates the need for any additional remote controls that would clutter your table. Your tv remote control, or any remote control can actually be programmed to adjust the various settings easily.
Surround sound of excellent quality is easily achieved with the ZVOX. It is equipped with the latest 5 full-range speakers, an exceptional 45-watt amplifier, and also a built-in powered subwoofer, eliminating any need for additional speakers or subwoofers. The soundbar boasts of the PhaseCue Virtual surround system that lets immerses you in rich, crisp sounds of the highest realistic quality. Other features included in this small package are the Dialog Emphasis feature that transforms the way you listen to movie or television dialog. It also features an output leveling option that minimizes the jarring sounds of loud tv commercials.
For such a small speaker, the designers wasted no time in packing it with excellent features that any self-respecting audiophile would be proud of. With such price, it is highly recommended for any home entertainment system.