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ZVOX Z-Base 550 Surround Sound Solution (Sound Bar)

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ZVOX Z-Base 550 Surround Sound Solution

Introduction

ZVOX is an e-tailer based in New England. They currently manufacture and market seven different models of sound bars. Their products are available on-line direct from the manufacturer. All purchases carry a 30-day no-risk guarantee. The low profile Z-Base 550 is one of their products. It is designed to support a stand-mounted flat panel display. Will a compact 20-pound single box surround system prove worthy of recommendation?

Specifications

  • Main Drivers: Five 2"
  • Woofer: One 5.25"
  • MFR.: 45 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Power Rating: 60 Watts RMS
  • Inputs: Two Sets of RCA
  • Outputs: One RCA Subwoofer Line-level
  • Dimensions: 3.6" H x 28" W x 14.5" D
  • Wt: 20 Pounds
  • MSRP: $499.99 USA
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The ZVOX Z-Base 550 is a one-box surround sound solution. It differs from the typical sound bar in several notable ways. To begin with, it's really a pedestal and not a "bar". Secondly, it doesn't aspire to be the central nervous system for a complex system. There are no HDMI inputs, no on-screen menus. It doesn't have video capabilities of any kind, as a matter of fact. It's a humble little audio product that is perfectly content to just sit there and produce sound better than it seemingly has any right to do. Of course there are other differences.