JVC Announces TH-BA1 and TH-SB100 4.1-Channel Sound Bar Home Theater Systems
JVC offers a simple solution to top-quality home theater sound with the introduction of two new home theater systems. The new TH-BA1 and TH-SB100 are both 4.1-channel systems that feature a low-profile front surround sound bar and wireless subwoofer. Both systems combine sleek design and simple setup with performance that delivers clear dialog and convincing surround sound.
The sound bar is configured to fit neatly under a TV or can be wall-mounted. Its front surround technology eliminates the need for rear speakers and the placement problems, clutter and extra wiring that comes with them. A single cable connects the sound bar to a source (DVD or Blu-ray player) or TV via each systems’ two digital optical inputs and one analog input. And to further simplify setup, the included subwoofer is wireless. The TH-BA1 includes two components – the sound bar and wireless subwoofer, while the TH-SB100 adds a separate Blu-ray player to the package.
The black, low-profile sound bar includes four speakers, an amplifier and a sound processor. It also features built-in Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS decoding. Total system power is 220W, with each speaker within the sound bar amplified and housed in a separate internal structure to prevent interference. The virtual surround sound is based on JVC’s own front surround technology. The two outboard speakers deliver the left and right channel information, while the middle two speakers each deliver center channel information plus the surround/left and surround/right channels. The result is clear dialog and an immersive soundfield.
The subwoofer features a 6-5/6-inch (8cm) driver and is powered by its own built-in 100-watt digital amplifier. 2.4GHz digital wireless technology connects the subwoofer to the sound bar, and eliminates the need for a cable connection, providing simple setup and placement flexibility.
Power on/off, volume adjustment and source/surround mode selection can be operated using the provided remote control.
In addition to AVCHD, other playable formats are JPEG, MP3, WMA, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD, DTS and DTS HD.
To the sound bar and subwoofer of the TH-BA1, the TH-SB100 adds a freestanding JVC Blu-ray player. In addition to Blu-ray discs, the player offer playback of the AVCHD format, the widely used HD camcorder format. Other features include BD Live compatibility when used with USB memory. Player connections include HDMI ver.1.3 with Deep Color and x.v.Color, USB Host, LAN for BD Live, component and composite video outputs, and analog, optical and coaxial audio outputs. In addition to AVCHD, other playable formats are JPEG, MP3, WMA, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD, DTS and DTS HD.
The TH-BA1 and TH-SB100 will be available in September for $399.99 and $699.99, respectively.
|Model Name||TH-BA1 & TH-SB100|
|Type||Full range bass-reflex, magnetically shielded|
|Full range||3-3/16 inch (8cm) Cone x 4|
|Power output||30W x 4|
|Decoder||Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic, DTS|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||35-3/8 x 4-9/16 x 3/3/16 inches (900 x 115 x 80mm)|
|Weight||11.46 lbs. (5.2kg.)|
|Wireless Powered Subwoofer|
|Speaker||6-5/16 (16cm) Cone|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||8-1/2 x 13-7/8 x 10 inches (215 x 352 x 254mm)|
|Weight||12.7 lbs. (5.8kg.)|
|XV-BP1 Blu-ray Player (included only with TH-SB100)|
|Playable Media||BD-ROM/BD-RE/BD-R, DVD-Video/DVD-R/-RW, DVD +R/+RW, BD-ROM, BD-RE, BD-R, DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW (Video/VR), +RW/+R, CD/CD-R/-RW|
|Playable Formats (Image)||MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), VC-1, AVCHD, JPEG Digital Still|
|Playable Formats (Audio)||LPCM, Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS HD, MPEG-1/-2 L2, MP3, WMA|
|Video D/A Converter||12-bit/148MHz|
|NTSC – PAL Conversion||Yes|
|Terminals||HDMI Digital Out (Audio/Video), Component, Composite, Audio Out, Analog 2ch, Coaxial Digital Output, Optical digital Output, USB Host (2), Network (Ethernet)|
|Power Consumption||Power On: 26W; Standby: Less than 1W|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||16-15/16 x 2-5/16 x 10 inches (430 x 58 x 253mm)|
|Weight||6.2 lbs (2.8 kg.)|
- Jul 26, 2011
JVC Introduces New Dual Dock UX-VJ3, Able To Hold iPad And iPhone/iPodA new dual dock that can handle an iPad® and iPhone® at the same time was announced today by JVC. In addition to its 30 watts and separate speakers, the UX-VJ3’s other audio features include a subwoofer output, four sound modes (rock/pop/classical/jazz), a surround sound mode, and Sound Turbo function that provides a bass boost...
- Jan 6, 2011
Sleek & Stylish New Soundbar Home Theater Systems From JVCJVC today unveiled two new additions to its home theater audio line-up with front surround soundbar systems designed to complement today’s high definition displays. For the best possible sound experience both new JVC soundbars offer SRS StudioSound HD™, comprised of SRS TruSurround HD™ and SRS TruVolume™...
- Jan 6, 2011
JVC Kaboom! Portable Audio Boombox Gains FeaturesThe JVC Kaboom! is back and equipped with more features than ever. An audio input makes it easy to connect other devices and enjoy them through the powerful Kaboom!..
- Sep 22, 2010
JVC Introduces UX-J51 High-Performance Micro Audio SystemJVC today expanded its Procision series of premium-level products with the introduction of a new high-performance micro audio system. The new JVC UX-J51 is a three-piece system that combines class-leading performance with clean, elegant design...
- Jan 7, 2010
Powerful JVC Shelf Systems UX-F3 and NX-D2 Feature Dual iPod DocksiPod users can double their listening pleasure with new JVC shelf systems that feature iPod docks that hold two of the ubiquitous music players. JVC’s new NX-D2, a powerful 230-watt system with three-way speaker design, accommodates two iPod players side-by side, charging them simultaneously and offering playback from each through the dock’s speaker system...