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Vizio Debuts 2020 Soundbar Lineup

Vizio Elevate Soundbar

Redesigned soundbars offer innovative features and improved performance

Vizio recently announced its 2020 soundbar lineup which the company is referring to as its 2021 audio lineup. These new models are an addition to Vizio’s extensive lineup of soundbars which can be found here if you’re interested in other Vizio models.

I would also like to mention that over the past several years I have become a big fan of Vizio soundbars, as they offer quality products with very good performance.

Vizio’s Chief Technology Officer, Bill Baxter, stated these new soundbars deliver better audio performance this year with deep bass, serious volume levels, and clear, natural vocals.

Vizio’s 2020 soundbars consist of the entry-level V-Series, the mid-tier M-Series and high-end Elevate (P) Series. You may have noticed that the model numbers correspond to Vizio’s latest TV models which make it easier to differentiate the models and match them with their corresponding TV models.

Vizio 2020 model lineup:

V-Series

Vizio V2.1 soundbar

V21-H8

The V-Series consists of two models, the V2.1 and V5.1

V21-H8 – 3 speaker system with 5” wireless sub – $179.99 available now at Best Buy.com

V51-H6 – 6 speaker system with 5” wireless sub – $249.99 available now at Best Buy.com

V-Series features:

  • Loud and Clear – 96dB sound pressure level and 50Hz – 20kHz frequency range deliver dynamic and accurate sound
  • 5″ Wireless Subwoofer – Place the wireless subwoofer anywhere in the room to add deep booming bass
  • DTS Virtual:X – Enhances any content with room-filling, floor-to-ceiling virtualized 3D sound
  • Voice Assistant Ready – Connect Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant devices via dedicated AUX input or Persistent Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Streaming – Stream music wirelessly from your phone or other compatible Bluetooth devices
  • HDMI Connection – Uses the highest-quality audio available and allows you to control the soundbar with your TV remote
  • New Low Profile Design – Low profile design slides beneath your TV for a clean look

 

M-Series

Vizio M512a Soundbar

M512a

The M-Series consists of three models, the All-in-One M2.1, M5.1 and M5.1.2

M21d-H8 – 3 speaker system – $149.99 – Fall 2020

M51a – 9 speaker system with  6” wireless sub – Holiday 2020

M512a – 11 speaker system with 6” wireless sub – Holiday 2020

M-Series features:

  • 4K Content Optimization – Optimized for 4K HDR content with Dolby Audio 5.1 Pass-Through w/ 2 HDMI ports
  • Dolby Atmo and DTS:X object-based immersive surround sound (M512a)
  • Two up-firing speakers for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
  • DTS Virtual:X – Enhances any content with room-filling, floor-to-ceiling virtualized 3D sound
  • Richer Clarity -Independent tweeters and woofers for improved clarity and broader soundstage
  • Voice Assistant Ready – Connect Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant devices via dedicated AUX input or Persistent Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Streaming – Stream music wirelessly from your phone or other compatible Bluetooth devices
  • HDMI Connection – Uses the highest-quality audio available and allows you to control the soundbar with your TV remote

 

Elevate P-Series

Vizio Elevate Soundbar

PH514a-H6

PH514a-H6 – 18 speaker system with 8” wireless sub – $999.99  – Coming soon

Elevate P-Series features:

  • 18 High-performance speakers
  • 4 up-firing speaker for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
  • Dolby Atmo and DTS:X object-based immersive surround sound
  • Revolutionary Adaptive Height speakers
  • Separate tweeters and dual woofers
  • 8” wireless subwoofer
  • Voice Assistant Ready – Connect Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant devices via dedicated AUX input or Persistent Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Streaming – Stream music wirelessly from your phone or other compatible Bluetooth devices
  • Control Sound Bar with Your TV Remote using HDMI
  • Dialogue Enhancement EQ – Adjustable dialogue clarity
  • Expanded Soundstage – Expanded soundstage for music with all speakers playing equally in Dual Stereo Mode
  • Backlit Display Remote – Full-featured remote with backlit display and comfort grip
  • Sound for Gaming – Hyper-accurate response time and enhanced awareness with multi-dimensional sound for gaming

 

Check back soon for product updates.

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