Wireless sound bars

jimbo1937December 19, 2010

Are wireless sound bars for T.V. truly wireless except for possibly electrical hookup? Is there anything that needs to be hooked to the T.V?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

The "wireless" portion of wireless sound bars typically only refers to the sub-woofer and/or rear surround speakers. And then, wireless only refers to not having to run speaker-wire connections to each speaker, however, each speaker (or their common amplifier) will still require AC power for their built-in amplifiers.

The sound bar is connected to both AC power and the audio line level (or digital audio) outputs of the television. It then amplifies the front/center channels which the internal speakers of the sound bar output, and sends the sub-woofer/rear channel signal to the wireless speakers via a RF (radio frequency) signal. Some don't use rear speakers but instead create "virtual" rear speakers that appear to come from behind.

While direct wiring of rear speakers from a home theater receiver provides the best sound quality, there are situations, such as a home built on a slab foundation with a raised ceiling, where wireless rears provide an economical alternative.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2010 at 5:44PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Wireless cable/satellite boxes?
We are planning on putting our TV above our gas fireplace....
Speaker Placement for multiple watching configurations
We have a minor dilemma about where to put our speakers. Our...
TV over gas fireplace
We are mounting a 65 inch over a gas fireplace , the...
plasma tv opinion
i'm thinking of a big screen plasma for my next tv....
Where to put speakers -- for music and movies?
Hello, I'm totally coming into this late in the process....
Sponsored Products
Christopher Knight Home Pacific Wicker Bar Stool
Armen Living Eden Chair - LC21511BR
$495.06 | Hayneedle
Airplane Bottle Stopper - SILVER
$20.00 | Horchow
Solid Brass "Save Water Drink Beer" Sign
Signature Hardware
Klus B5390 - ECO series Surface Mount Aluminum LED Profile Housing, TAMI
Super Bright LEDs
Dayton Tea Leaf Neutral Paint Shaker Kitchen Cabinet Sample
CliqStudios Cabinets
White Wine Decanter
$59.99 | Dot & Bo
Capricorn Zodiac Personalized Canvas
$34.99 | zulily
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™