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#2038306 - 02/24/13 08:06 AM Soundbar for DP  
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These are made for flatscreen tvs and promise deep sound with surround sound characteristics and lots of 'spread'.

Sounds like it could be a great idea for DPs without speakers.

Has anyone tried this?


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#2038410 - 02/24/13 12:57 PM Re: Soundbar for DP [Re: thomsurf]  
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There's a tendency for "soundbars" to use really small tweeters, against a rather large woofer. Many 3-box "computer speakers" have the same problem.

The result is a system with good highs and bass, but weak midrange. Not good for piano.

"Powered monitor" loudspeakers (music-store items, not "consumer electronics") tend to be better balanced. And -- of course -- more expensive.

But if you have a soundbar available, try it out -- it might be fine.

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#2038492 - 02/24/13 04:01 PM Re: Soundbar for DP [Re: Charles Cohen]  
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Some of the Kawai stage pianos have a three speaker arrangement across the top of the keyboard, and the sound is very good. I don't know if the sound bars produced for regular consumers would be as good, however.

(In any case, be aware that many sound bars do not have a middle speaker. Under the grill, they have just two speakers, as though someone simply drilled holes in a plank and inserted the speakers.)

#2038794 - 02/25/13 03:51 AM Re: Soundbar for DP [Re: thomsurf]  
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You could try this one which is made for both TV and music:

http://www.sonos.com/introducing/playbar

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#2038829 - 02/25/13 05:49 AM Re: Soundbar for DP [Re: thomsurf]  
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I guess you're right about the problem with missing mids in the small tweeter/woofer combo. I would still love to try out something like that Sonos bar. The idea of the sound being projected in various directions is appealing.


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