There\’s no sound like surround sound. Forgive the paraphrase, but that is the message Vizio is sending while showing off its premium 42-inch 5.1 Home Theater soundbar at CES. The S4251w-B4 has a slew of convenience technologies at the comparably modest $329.99 USD suggested retail price at the time of this writing.
The system offers true 5.1 surround sound with a wireless subwoofer as well as rear speakers with a claimed range of 60-feet. Bluetooth connectivity is featured, allowing audio streaming from compatible smartphones, tablets, and PC\’s. Vizio is not hiding behind any beefed up specs by proudly extolling that the system can produce upwards of 102 dB with less than 1% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD).
The unit is styled and sized to match their 46-inch and 47-inch HDTV\’s. Vizio is also teasing images of a 54-inch soundbar with the same features as little brother, which will be announced later in the year. The 54-inch size will be a more appropriate match for screen sizes of 60-inch and larger.