Vizio VHT215 Soundbar HT Labs Measures

HT Labs Measures

This graph shows the quasi-anechoic (employing close-miking of all woofers) frequency response of the VHT215 sound bar (purple trace) and subwoofer (blue trace). The left channel was measured with grille on at a distance of 1 meter.

The VHT215 soundbar's listening-window response (a five-point average of axial and +/–15-degree horizontal and vertical responses) measures +1.56/–3.18 decibels from 200H to 10kHz. The –3dB point is at 144Hz, and the –6dB point is at 119Hz.

The subwoofer's close-miked response, normalized to the level at 80 Hz, indicates that the lower –3dB point is at 51 Hz and the –6dB point is at 47Hz. The upper –3dB point is at 114Hz.—MJP

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RSVM5's picture

I'm in the market for a soundbar. I like the review for this one and the Zvox Audio Z-Base 580 Soundbar. Scott recently talked favorably about the AudioSource S3D60 Soundbar on his podcast. The three may be considered in the "budget" price level. How do they compare in sound?

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We're working on our review of the AudioSource S3D60, so look for that in a couple of weeks. Of the Vizio and Zvox, I'm sure reviewer Lawrence Ullman prefers the Zvox, though it's of a different form factor than the Vizio or AudioSource. If you can put your TV on top of the Zvox, it's an excellent choice.
RSVM5's picture

Thanks for the quick reply. I look forward to your podcast and reviews.
Current setup: LG 32LE5300, PS3, Sony HT-CT100, Harmony 700
My new HDTV is creating the challenge in a good way;
I bought a Panasonic 60ST30 to replace my LG a month ago (based on the reviews here) and love it. The challenge is 3D. I don't think the HT-CT100 will switch 3D content, so I'm looking for a new soundbar.
The Zvox will handle my ~100lb 60ST30, but it is $300 more than the AudioSource and $200 more than the Vizio. I'm sure any of these sound better than my HT-CT100, but by how much?

sonny21's picture

Hi. Well I have looked for hours trying to find a place in Toronto, Canada that sells this unit without luck. Not even any trusted online stores. I have looked and tried everyone.

Since you have more resources/contact, is there anyway to find out if this item is sold in Canada and if so where?

I doubt you can help, but I had to try as I am out of all options. Thank you.

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