ZVOX Unveils $200 Compact AV355 Sound Bar With AccuVoice Technology
ZVOX introduced Wednesday its AV355 sound bar with 12 levels of AccuVoice technology for those with mild hearing impairment, a neodymium-powered virtual subwoofer, voice assistant compatibility and virtual surround sound enhancement.
The affordably priced ZVOX AV355 sound bar measures just 2.2-inches high and comes in three grille color options of black, bronze or graphite. It is available now at a $199.99 retail price from Walmart.com and Amazon.com.
ZVOX is noteworthy for its focus video entertainment systems that stress dialog clarity performance. The latest ultra-slim sound bar is also compact enough to fit in the room decor without interfering with any portion of the picture on most tabletop-positioned flat-panel television models.
The ZVOX AccuVoice TV speakers deliver six levels of its patent hearing-aid technology that lifts voices out from the background soundtracks to present six levels “SuperVoice” sound quality, with “softened” background sounds, adjusted to ensure voices and mid-range sounds are easily understood by viewers with a wide range of hearing capabilities.
“Unlike competing products, the ZVOX algorithms boost and clarify voices without any significant volume or tonal change to other parts of the soundtrack,” the companny said.
The AV355 includes both digital and analog input options to work easily with most TV models.
Users will enjoy a big, immersive sound experience from three high-performance speakers driven by powerful neodymium magnets, along with a “virtual subwoofer” technology for extra bass.
It also includes ZVOX’s acclaimed “Output Leveling” feature that automatically adjusts loud commercials on the fly to avoid disturbing neighbors at akward times of the day or night.
The speaker has voice assistant compatibility to connect seamlessly with Amazon Echo voice control devices.
Another feature in the AV355 is ZVOX’s PhaseCue virtual surround technology to outputs room-filling 3D surround sound from the compact cabinet.
The sound bar measures 24- (w) x 2.2- (h) x 3.5-inches (d). The design offers a sleek, black molded cabinet with a colored steel grille available in black, bronze or graphite.
The AV355 is purpose-designed to merge seamlessly and effortlessly with a user’s current home entertainment system. For total user convenience, it can easily be programmed to work with any remote control.
The sound bar offers a large, easy-to-read display that simplifies the set-up and control process.
The sound bar can be placed below, adjacent to or in front o most TV screen placements.
“Our proprietary AccuVoice technology is the gold standard for clear voice reproduction,” stated Tom Hannaher, ZVOX CEO. “We have implemented a number of techniques used in the world of audiology to make dialogue easy to understand, even at low volumes. But the AV355 also excels with music and big movie soundtracks. The neodymium speakers create big, high-fidelity sound including surprising bass out of a slim, stylish cabinet that fits underneath most TVs.”
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By Greg Tarr
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