Affordable Soundbar Speaker for Under $500?

Affordable Soundbar Speaker for Under $500?

Gregory Han
Oct 30, 2013
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Q: We had an excellent surround sound system in our house, built and balanced by an electrical engineer with love. The sound was so real, people would jump up from the movie to see what was creeping up behind them! But now...

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...we're retired, and have had to distill 2,400 sq. ft. into ~600 sq. ft. Our 27" diagonal HDTV suffers from booming background noise with every field bird in the UK piping its mating call, unintelligible voices, and annoying UK emergency vehicles and old phone rings, screaming loud and clear...WE NEED HELP!!

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We looked at the Atlantic Technology PowerBar 235, but its sheer size would dwarf our TV, the BluRay player it sits on and the bookcase which supports that whole stack. We sit about 6 ft from the television.

We would like to find an affordable (<$500) sound bar. We don't need much, just a way to hear what those mumblers are saying (you know who you are, Timothy Dalton) without blowing off our sweet neighbors above and below us. Can you help us?

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