New York - Haier is shipping a soundbar said to be one of the thinnest on the market at 1.07 inches in depth.
The $349-suggested SBEV40-SLIM is a wall-mountable 2.1-channel model with 2.4GHz wireless subwoofer and built-in Panoramic Virtual Surround Sound, said to widen the sweet spot. It features two HDMI inputs that support 3D Blu-ray, game and broadcast formats and an HDMI output with audio return channel.
The 160-watt system features 2x40 Class D amp to drive the four 3-inch drivers and two 1-inch tweeters, while the subwoofer is driven by its own 80-watt amp. Crossover functions occur in the digital domain. Preset EQ modes are configured for music, movies and news sources.