Introducing 5 new sound bar systems with powerful audio and contemporary styling


LAS VEGAS, January 6, 2011 --

  • 2.1-channel HT-SL70 and HT-SL50 models are the world’s slimmest sound bars (26mm height) and offer digital amplifiers that provide 200W and 100W RMS power output, respectively.
  • HT-SL70 can be placed horizontally beneath or vertically on either side of a TV.
  • 3.1-channel HT-SB600 features 3D Video support via HDMI® 1.4 with Audio Return Channel.
  • 3.1-channel HT-SB600 and 2.1-channel HT-SB350 have built-in Dolby® and DTS® digital decoders
  • Sound bars offer flexible installation via wall mounting, rack placement or in front of a TV.
  • All models are ENERGY STAR® qualified

Sharp Electronics Corporation introduces 5 new sound bar systems which offer powerful audio and contemporary styling for home theaters in apartments, dens and bedrooms, or any room with limited space. In fact, the new HT-SL70 and HT-SL50 sound bars are the world’s slimmest and can be conveniently placed in front of large flat screen TVs or wall mounted. Key benefits included within this line, which feature both single speaker and single speaker/subwoofer systems, include flexible placement options, high performance speakers, subwoofers and digital amplifiers, as well as 3D Video format compatibility via HDMI® 1.4 with Audio Return Channel, as well as Dolby®, DTS® and SRS® decoding. Each model is designed to offer a sleek aesthetic complement to flat screen TVs.

“As the sound bar category has come into its own, Sharp is offering a wider array of products to equip home theater systems at several levels of sophistication,” said Sean McBride, product marketing manager, audio, Entertainment Products Division, Sharp Electronics Corporation. ”Whether the consumer seeks a high-powered audio system for their main viewing area or in the kids’ room or kitchen, our 5 new models enhance the viewing experience and provide exceptional performance, flexibility and value.”

The super slim HT-SL70 and HT-SL50 2.1 channel sound bars with active subwoofers provide 200 and 100 Watts of RMS power, respectively, to any home theater viewing area. The HT-SL70 offers both horizontal and vertical set-ups. This flexibility is made possible by the 2-piece sound bar that can be connected into 1 piece for placement below the TV screen, or separated into 2 pieces to be stood vertically on either side of the TV. Easy operation features include auto power on/off function and volume control via a TV’s remote control. The HT-SL70 and HT-SL50 easily connect via a TV’s headphone, RCA or HDMI (ARC) terminals. A 3.5mm audio input allows additional audio sources, such as MP3 players, to be connected for audio playback as well. The HT-SL70 is designed to complement flat panel TVs of 46-inch and 52-inch screen class sizes. The HT-SL50 is suited for flat panel TVs of 32-inch screen class size.

The 3.1 HT-SB600 sound bar audio system has built-in Dolby and DTS decoders and 3D video support via HDMI 1.4 with Audio Return Channel. With total output power of 400W (100W x 3 + 100W subwoofer), this model adds full, lifelike multi-channel audio without the need to install multiple speakers throughout the home theater viewing area. Simple to set up and enjoy immediately, the HT -SB600 offers comprehensive audio/video inputs and outputs, including HDMI (3 in/1 out), audio (RCA and 3.5 terminal), optical and coaxial. This model has an attractive white LCD display and is designed to complement flat panel TVs of 40 to 46-inch screen class sizes.

The 2.1 channel HT-SB350 sound bar has built-in Dolby Digital Pro Logic/DTS and SRS WOW HD decoders, Dolby Virtual Speakers and total power output of RMS 32 Watts. Packaging an amplifier, front speaker and subwoofer into a single slim component, this model offers flexible installation options (wall mount, rack placement or in front of a TV) which makes it a sleek design complement to Sharp AQUOS LCD TVs. The 2.1 channel HT-SB250 is similar with SRS WOW HD decoding.

The portable CP-USB50, a 2.1 channel USB-powered mini sound bar, offers great portability and flexibility for PC or laptop enjoyment anywhere. Featuring quick plug-and-play operation and quality sound, the CP-USB50 is sold with carrying case and 800mm USB cable.

Pricing and Availability

  • The HT-SL70 will be available in summer for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of TBD.
  • The HT-SL50 will be available in spring, for an MSRP of TBD.
  • The HT-SB600 will be available in February, for an MSRP of $399.99.
  • The HT-SB350 will be available in February for an MSRP of $299.99.
  • The HT-SB250 will be available in February for an MSRP of $249.99.
  • The CP-USB50 is currently available in for an MSRP of $69.99.

For more information on sound bar systems and Sharp’s full line of consumer products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, NJ, 07495-1163, or call 800-BE-SHARP.

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