Vizio Introduces $300 Soundbar for 55-Inch TVs

Vizio has introduced an all-in-one three-channel soundbar designed for use with TVs that have screen sizes 55 inches and larger TV.

The 54-inch-wide S5430w-C2 soundbar has three 3-inch full-range drivers for the left/center/right channels plus a built-in bass module with two 3 x 6-inch woofers. The system delivers 25 watts to each of the LCR drivers and is rated to produce a sound-pressure level of 103 dB with less than 1 percent distortion.

Highlights include Bluetooth aptX streaming, Dolby Digital and DTS 3.0 Channel decoding, adjustable DTS TruSurround virtual surround-sound processing, adjustable DTS dialogue enhancement, and DTS TruVolume that minimizes unwanted volume changes with broadcast content.

Optical, coaxial, HDMI, and USB digital inputs are provided along with an HDMI output with Audio Return Channel; the soundbar also has RCA and 3.5mm analog inputs. All cables needed to connect the soundbar to a TV are included in the box.

Available now at for $300, the soundbar will also be sold through,, Costco,,,, and