Soundbar

Onkyo LS-B50 Soundbar

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Introduction to the Onkyo LS-B50 Soundbar

The "soundbar" business must be booming, or at least manufacturers are banking on it doing so, as just about everyone has come out with one if not several offerings. The gambit seems logical: jam a bunch of audio transducers into an enclosure which tucks in under the typical display panel, usually with a separate small subwoofer, offering better-than-built-in sound. Onkyo is a big name in consumer AV, best known perhaps for their much lauded Surround Sound Receivers. The subject of the current review is their latest take on this mass market soundbar segment: The LS-B50, part of their "EnvisionCinema" line of products.

ONKYO LS-B50 SOUNDBAR SPECIFICATIONS

Main unit

  • Drivers: Two 1" Ring Tweeters, Six 2.75" Midrange Drivers
  • Inputs: Optical;Coax Digital;1/8" Analogue (shared), BlueTooth, USB Media.
  • Remote Control with IR Blaster Function
  • Dimensions w/Stand: 3.76" H x 35.8" W x 3.5" D
  • Weight: 8.6 Pounds

Bass Unit

  • Driver: One 6.5", Ported Enclosure
  • Wireless Connectivity to Soundbar
  • Dimensions: 13.25" H x 10.25" W x 10.6" D
  • Weight: 12.8 Pounds
  • MSRP: $699 USDMSRP
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No one can claim a unique offering as such. While getting the bare basics of audio fidelity right should be a matter of course, a sizeable appeal for the target market is something which "just plain works" out of the box.

Onkyo is a big name in consumer AV, best known perhaps for their much lauded Surround Sound Receivers. The subject of the current review is their latest take on this mass market soundbar segment: The LS-B50, part of their "EnvisionCinema" line of products. Go to Page 2: Design And Setup