Here is another great soundbar that Vizio started releasing in 2015. The VIZIO SB4051-C0 40-Inch 5.1 Soundbar System features wireless subwoofer and rear satellite speakers. It delivers a great audio and it is the best addition to any 47” or over TV. What makes the Vizio a great soundbar for TV is the true 5.1 channel surround sound audio that will turn your living room into a real home cinema. The good news is that a top soundbar like this one sells for just about $300 and you wouldn’t be sorry for making that investment.
Sound Bar Size: 40”
Sound Bar Speakers: L & R & C: 2.75”
Subwoofer Speaker: 6” Subwoofer
Sound Pressure Level: 102 dB
Sound Bar Frequency: L&R: 90 Hz – 20 kHz, Center: 160 Hz – 20 kHz
Subwoofer Frequency: 50 Hz – 90 Hz
Sound Enhancement Technology: Dolby Digital®, DTS Circle Surround™, DTS Studio Sound™, DTS TruVolume™, DTS Digital Surround™
Wireless Subwoofer range approximately 60 feet – line of sight from Sound Bar
Bluetooth: with aptX®
Following the design of all the products in the line, this Vizio soundbar has a rectangular shape and it is 40” long. You have the possibility to instal it on top of a table or it can be wall mounted as well. The subwoofer is a 6” cube and has two rear satellite speakers wired to it. The colour scheme is again black and metallic gray.
What is different in this soundbar model is the fact that it is all made out of metal, including the grills, as in previous models these were made of cloth. This is an improvement and it makes the whole design of the soundbar with subwoofer and rear satellite speakers look sleek and easy to fit any home decor.
In addition, the Vizio sound bar comes with not only good looking, but very functional remote control with LCD display and all the gear needed for the soundbar to be connected to your TV or wall mounted if you prefer so.
This is the first Vizio SB4051 soundbar from the line released in 2015 to feature HDMI connection. If your TV or any other player supports HDMI you are definitely in for an even better surround sound experience. Of course, let’s do not forget that the Vizio soundbar is also fitted with a Bluetooth with aptX technology that allows you to stream music from any of your mobile devices and get the same great audio quality.
The great thing about having a soundbar with subwoofer that connects wirelessly is that you can place the subwoofer anywhere in the room as long as it can connect directly with the soundbar within 60 feet of distance.
Of course, the greatest feature is the ability to deliver true 5.1 channel surround sound. The soundbar itself is 3 channel and together with the subwoofer and the rear satellite speakers the audio is enhanced to 5.1 channel crystal-clear surround sound with amazing quality.
Packed with Dolby Digital and DTS Surround sound technologies, the soundbar sets the bar very high. It also comprises of DTS Circle Surround, DTS TruSurround and DTSTruVolume that create realistic surround sound and emerge you in a different reality. The sound that the SB4051 produces is clear with amazing quality as the soundbar the subwoofer and the rear satellite speakers blend together in order to enhance your audio experience at home.
A little of a drawback here is the fact that the subwoofer’s bass is somewhat overpowering even when set to the lowest level. However, this can be fixed by changing the placement of the subwoofer, so you may need to experiment with it. Excluding the possibility to find the subwoofer's bass a bit overpowering, you should be ready for a great audio experience. This Vizio model is not only a great soundbar for TV, but also one of the best soundbars for listening to music streamed from mobile devices and will create great sound environment when playing video games also.
Overall, the Vizio soundbar SB4051-C0 40-Inch is one of the biggest competitors on the market at the moment. The price is incredibly affordable for the sound quality that this awesome sound bar offers.