Boston Acoustics TVee Model 10

Powered home theater sound bar

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Flat-panel TVs continue to deliver bigger, clearer pictures while getting slimmer and slimmer. But as picture quality improves, sound quality has been neglected. Fortunately, there's an easy way to upgrade your TV's sound without investing in separate receivers, speakers and subwoofers. The Boston Acoustics TVee Model 10 is a one-box solution to get sound as full and clear as your HDTV's picture. Just plug this slim sound bar into an outlet, connect it to your TV with the included optical digital or analog miniplug cable, and you've got instant home theater sound that will make movies and shows come alive with clear dialogue and dynamic sound effects.

Don't have room for a subwoofer? Don't worry. The TVee 10 can deliver plenty of rich bass without it thanks to Boston's BassTrac circuitry. So this dual-speaker bar is clean, compact and disappears in your room, either resting on your TV stand or mounted on the wall. Sit back and actually hear what you're seeing on TV without having to constantly ride your TV's volume. You can even control the TVee 10 with your regular TV or cable remote, making this sound bar incredibly easy to set up and use.

Product Highlights:

  • Dolby® Digital and Boston's Digitally Optimized Virtual Surround to provide clear, realistic sounding home theater
  • Boston's BassTrac circuitry delivers deep, distortion-free bass without a separate subwoofer
  • one optical digital or analog stereo miniplug connection is all you need to improve your TV's sound
  • learns your existing remote control's volume and mute commands
  • two 2" x 5" HHRT full-range drivers
  • light, rigid HHRT speaker cones reduce distortion and enhance dynamic performance
  • dedicated movie and music modes
  • touch-sensitive front-panel controls
  • keyhole slots for wall mounting
  • includes AC power cord
  • frequency response 70-20,000 Hz
  • power rating: 50 watts (peak)
  • 31-1/2"W x 3-1/4"H x 3"D
  • weight: 4.8 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Connections:
  • 2 analog stereo minijack AUX inputs
  • 1 optical digital audio input
  • stereo minijack and optical digital cables included

Sound bar speakers: room-filling sound with less clutter

Add big sound to your TV without a roomful of speakers. Sound bars require minimal space and wiring, and their sleek designs complement today's flat-panel TVs. Most sound bars have their own built-in amplification, so you won't need to use a home theater receiver. Some models use advanced surround processing and carefully aimed speaker drivers to simulate the effects of a full home theater audio system.

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What's in the box?

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  • Soundbar
  • AC Power adapter (with attached 57" DC output cord)
  • Remote control
  • CR2025 3V lithium battery
  • 58" Optical digital cable
  • 40" Stereo minijack cable
  • 5" Minijack-to-RCA adapter
  • Owner's Manual/Safety Instructions/Compliance Information booklet
  • Connection Guide/Template

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Features

Overview: The TVee 10 soundbar from Boston Acoustics dramatically improves the audio of your TV without a separate subwoofer. Designed to sit above or below your TV, the soundbar features the Boston's Digitally Optimized Virtual Surround (DOVS) technology for rich, immersive sound and BassTrac circuitry for clean bass at all listening levels. This simple, one-piece soundbar system brings powerful, quality, and dynamic audio to TV, movies, games, and music. The TVee 10 is self-amplified and connects directly to your TV with one simple wire. The TVee 10 can even be operated with your TV's remote control.

50W (Peak) Amplifier: The Boston Acoustics TVee 10 soundbar is self-amplified and equipped with a built-in 50-watt (peak) amplifier.

Dual HHRT Drivers: The TVee 10 soundbar uses Boston's low-distortion, wide-bandwidth HHRT (Hyperbolic High Rigidity Transducer) driver technology. The Boston Acoustics TVee 10 soundbar is equipped with dual 2" x 5" HHRT (Hyperbolic High-Rigidity Transducer) drivers inside a bass-reflex enclosure made of ABS plastic.

Digital Optimized Virtual Surround Sound (DOVS): Digitally Optimized Virtual Surround (DOVS) technology from Boston Acoustics uses sophisticated digital processing to create a fully immersive, cinema-quality sound experience; whether you are listening to music, watching a movie, or playing a game. The soundbar's exclusive Boston DSP control switch maximizes performance for both movies and music.

  • Movie Mode: In the Movie Mode, Boston's Digitally Optimized Virtual Surround delivers clear movie dialogue and music along with cinematic surround audio effects.
  • Music Mode: The Music Mode provides enhanced digital stereo music reproduction.

BassTrac Circuitry: Boston's BassTrac circuitry delivers rich bass without distortion and without having to use a separate subwoofer.

One Wire TV Connection: The TVee 10 soundbar speaker connects to your television with either a single stereo minijack cable or optical digital cable (also requires AC power). You can get this signal from your TV's audio output, or from your satellite/cable box.

  • Analog Stereo: The soundbar speaker features two rear-panel analog stereo minijack (3.5mm) inputs to connect your TV or sat/cable box, and even a portable audio player.
  • Digital Optical: The soundbar speaker also features a rear-panel optical digital input for Dolby Digital or PCM decoding from your connected TV or sat/cable box.
Note: The soundbar's trim-level switch changes the input sensitivity (1-3) of the TVee 10 to match the output level of your TV or satellite/cable box.

Simple Controls: The soundbar speaker is equipped with touch-sensitive controls and comes with an IR remote control. You can also program your television's or satellite/cable box's remote control to operate the soundbar's volume.

Mounting Options: The soundbar can be placed above or below your flat-panel TV. It should be centered with your television. There are two large keyhole slots (22.625" apart) to facilitate mounting it on a wall (mounting template supplied).

Power Requirements: The soundbar speaker operates off of standard household current using the supplied AC power adapter.

  • Input: 100-240V~ 50/60Hz, 1.0A (max)
  • Output: 18.0V - 2.0A

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Boston Acoutstics TVee

Written By David S, St Louis , MO on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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I like the compact size and the Boston Acoustics quality

Pros: Easy to install. Radically improves my TV's sound

Nice

Written By Geo P, Florida on Monday, October 06, 2014

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Works well, great sound. Didn't know it would do auto power on / off. Used digital connection

Pros: Plug and go

Cons: none

Does what it claims

Written By RichJ, Waterbury, CT on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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While this will never replace a Home Theater it is superior to the internal speakers found on flat panel TVs. I did find the bass extension as sounding artificial and surprising at times, but that would be resolved by spending more money and getting one with a sub-woofer. All in all a decent product.

Pros: quick and easy setup, enhances TV viewing

Cons: Bass enhancement boomy

now I can understand it

Written By bluenumber3, hot southern cal. on Thursday, July 17, 2014

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put it on the tv on my patio. much better sound quality and I can understand it at moderate volume.

Pros: easy install

Cons: none

Nice unit

Written By Duke, Houston, TX on Friday, July 11, 2014

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Great unit for the price. I was amazed at the sound stage it projects.

Pros: real crisp clarity

Cons: Little lacking on the low end but only at low volume

Finally, we can hear the tv

Written By Ann, Lake Worth, FL on Sunday, June 01, 2014

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This sound bar works great, was east to install, and has been problem free.

Cons: Programming the remote is tedious, and had to be reprogrammed. The bass is distracting at times.

Easy Installation, Small Size & Good Sound

Written By Bruce, Green Valley, AZ on Thursday, May 01, 2014

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Nice, small, versatile size and easy to install for a novice like me. Also, easy to program to TV remote control.

Pros: Good sound improvement over TV speakers for general listening and music.

Cons: A little too much base booming in occasionally during TV news and commentary.

Soundbar

Written By M.S., Charlottesville, va on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

This is a great entry level sound bar. Very easy to install. Is making my flat screen sound A LOT better.

Pros: Sounds great, easy to install

Cons: None

Sound Bar Review

Written By RichR, Peoria, IL on Sunday, March 16, 2014

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Sound Bar greatly improves sound quality and volume

Pros: Does not take up too much space. Improves sound quality. The sound bar sends the sound towards you as opposed to behind the TV. Very good sound considering the size of the unit. Easy hookup.

Cons: Cannot match the quality of dedicated and separated speakers.

First Unit Defective, Going to Try Again

Written By JohnT, Greensboro, NC on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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I love the size and concept but the first unit I received appears to have a defective front panel and the panel buttons do not respond to program my television remote. Called Boston Acoustics first for help and they told me to unplug the unit for 2 days! Not much help at all. Thank goodness for the great customer service from Casey in Crutchfield Tech Support who promptly took care of me and a replacement is on the way.

Pros: Size, simple design. Great for small room set ups where a sub is not really needed.

Cons: Defective first unit. Poor customer service from Boston Acoustics.

Boston Acoustics TVee Model 10

Written By Anonymous, Spring, texas on Saturday, March 01, 2014

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Cured inferior audio from tv set

Boston Acoustics TVee Model 10

Written By Anthony, Huntington ct on Monday, February 03, 2014

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Great sound neat looking perfect size for a 40" tv

Pros: Easy install and programming of buttons to tv remote

Cons: None

Delivers good sound as I expected

Written By JamesF, Crozet, VA on Monday, December 16, 2013

Good sound and no problems. It can be programed to work off of the DISH removte although a message appears for a couple of minutes that says you have to used the sound bar remote. Hook up and programming was easy.

Doesn't work with Direct TV

Written By Michael, Ada, OK on Sunday, October 06, 2013

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This sound bar sounded very good and clear. It is exactly what I wanted as far as sound quality. However, if you use Direct TV, the Boston Acoustics brand is not programmable to its remote control. If this is important to you, consider a brand that is on the remote control programming list which is just about every other brand in existence.

Pros: Small footprint, good clean full range sound, easy install

Cons: Not programmable to your DirecTV remote control.

Pretty Good Sound from A Small Setup 3.5

Written By MaccDuff, Georgia, USA on Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Simple to set up (once you figure out if your TV allows audio optical out if you have HMDI audio in; not in my case) and configure so that your remote works the sound bar. Pretty good sound from a small setup. If you just want to enhance the sound from your TV at a low price, this it probably it.

Pros: Looks good, basic capability, good price. Controls are dim and go off totally after a few seconds; no irriatating LED or similar.

Cons: If it senses an input signal, it comes on. Useful to go off when you turn off your TV, but I wish you could really turn it off if you didn't want the soundbar. Bass isn't great; to be expected without a woofer capabilty.

soundbar

Written By joebob, glens falls ny on Saturday, July 27, 2013

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music is much louder than rest of program

Boston Acoustics TVee Model 10

Written By den, lynn ma on Thursday, May 23, 2013

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great

Pros: easy to set up

Cons: needs fastner

Amazing improvement in sound quality!

Written By johann53217, Bayside, WI on Saturday, May 11, 2013

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We are completely satisfied with the sound bar. The improvement in sound quality over that produced by the 42 inch four-year-old LG TV set to which it is attached is remarkable. Hookup is easy. The most difficult aspect was opening the battery compartment on the remote. (Hint: there is a latch on the left side of the compartment cover, which must be moved to the left.) We find that the Music Mode (non-surround sound) gives us the sound most to our liking for TV programs. Also, we advise experimenting with sound volume. We have muted the TV set sound as suggested.

Pros: Reasonable price Compact size, especially the length No need for a separate bass speaker

Cons: None

I can hear it now !

Written By Traveler, Pleasant Hill Ca. on Sunday, March 17, 2013

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This is a wonderful upgrade to my flat screen TV. We recently moved in to a new house and bought a new TV. I wasn't sure if was the acoustics in the new house or my ears, all I knew was something wasn't right. The installation was a breeze - even for a non tech guy like me. And what a difference! We enjoy our new TV much more with the improved sound .

Pros: Clear clean sound. Easy hook up. Easy to program the remote .

Cons: None

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Maybe. I use it in my camper so it's close quarters and that hasn't bothered me.....I am thrilled with the sound quality. [ JIM  May 08, 2014 ]
If there is, I haven't found it . I have noticed that when watching a show I have to turn up the volume to hear what the actors are saying and then I get blasted when the action music begins. As you said, it's better than the TV speakers, but still not correct. [ KEN  May 06, 2014 ]
Bruce, I sent the sound bar back! I didn't like the sound output. I recently had some AV work done at my house. I went with an Onkyo LS-B50 sound bar and sub woofer. This was purchased by my installer. Hope this helps. Chris [ CHRIS  May 03, 2014 ]
Tony, yes, I just installed TVee 10 on my 46" Samsung TV and it is compatible with Dish remote. Bruce [ Bruce  May 04, 2014 ]
I do not have DishTV [ JOHN  Dec 10, 2013 ]
Liked the Boston Tvee10, but I found the Jbl200, the highs are much clearer,and the bass from Jbl200 has incredible bass response, it has better bass response than most units with separate powered subwoofer which are large and bulky. The JBL has two amplified subwoofers built into the wall sound bar that rocks even the biggest of rooms with a simple one optic wire connection to your TV set, and you are set for years of fun that sound so much better than most home theater systems that cost hundreds more & arebulky and take up lots of space for subwoofer and rear speakers. JBL S200 mounts on wall below tv with two simple screws and rubber bumper pads so it mounts easily with the 2 screws and the bumper pads simply peel off the backing on the pads,then stick them to rear of sound bar , slide it on the 2 screws and you are done, [ STEPHEN  Dec 09, 2013 ]
I don't have Dish TV but my cable remote was very easy to program so it controls the volume . In other words one remote does it all - box, tv, sound bar. [ KEN  Dec 09, 2013 ]
Tony, I use it in my camper so haven't tried Dish. I bought it because if fit in the available space and was pleasantly surprised at how good it sounds. [ JIM  Dec 09, 2013 ]
I have this hooked up to a tv that is on TWC cable. Once I set it up on the tv I no longer use the BA remote. It all works through the cable remote. [ WILLIAM  Dec 08, 2013 ]

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