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Harman/Kardon Home Theater Soundbar System: The Harman/Kardon
SB 35 Home Theater Soundbar System offers a simpler alternative to
your typical 5.1ch home theater speaker system. Not every room can accommodate
five speakers and a subwoofer; and not everyone wants to deal with hooking up
rear surround speakers. The Harman/Kardon SB 35 is a two-piece home theater
system with an amplified soundbar speaker that connects directly to your
TV/Blu-ray player/Satellite/Cable Box, and a wireless powered subwoofer that can
be placed anywhere in your room. The SB 35 Home Theater Soundbar System delivers
true Harman/Kardon sound, whether you are listening to music or watching a
- Active Soundbar Speaker: The SB 35's active soundbar
speaker is constructed of aluminum, designed ultra-thin, and fits elegantly
alongside your flat-panel TV. The soundbar speaker contains four 1" tweeters and six 1.75" midrange drivers
powered by a 15W x 4ch amplifier and 20W x 4ch amplifier. The H/K SB 35 simply plugs into your TV,
Sat/Cable box, or Blu-ray player with a single analog or digital
cable. Thanks to digital signal processing (DSP) with Harman Wave surround
technology, the soundbar works in tandem with the included wireless powered
subwoofer to provide a complete surround-sound experience.
- Wireless Powered Subwoofer: The SB 35's ultra-slime wireless
powered subwoofer offers you simplicity in terms of hookup & flexibility in
terms of placement. The powered subwoofer receives its signal from the
soundbar speaker via wireless technology, so you can place it anywhere in
your room without having to run any wires. With a dual 4.5" woofers and
built-in 100W amplifier, the wireless powered subwoofer delivers powerful
bass performance when combined with the system's soundbar speaker. And
thanks to the enclosure's dual bass ports, you can also expect higher bass
output. The system offers the following subwoofer controls.
- Bass Level: Use this level control (on Remote) to balance
the subwoofer's volume with that of the soundbar.
- Low Pass Crossover: An adjustable subwoofer
crossover (100-250Hz) lets you achieve a smooth transition of bass between the
subwoofer and the soundbar for a variety of different rooms and
- Phase Switch: The Phase switch (0/180°) lets you fine-tune
bass performance to your listening environment and taste.
- Auto Turn-On/Off: The subwoofer will automatically turn
itself on when it receives an audio signal, and it will return to the
Standby mode when it has received no audio signal for 10 minutes.
Note: Both the active soundbar speaker and wireless powered sub
will need to be plugged into an AC wall outlet.
Harman NSP Surround Modes + Dolby Digital/DTS Decoding: Given
that it's powered by exclusive Harman NSP surround technology, the SB 35
soundbar achieves a highly immersive surround sound environment thanks to extremely advanced digital
signal processing (DSP), Dolby Digital/DTS decoding (via micro-HDMI or optical), and
multi-speaker array. You can
choose from the following Harman NSP Surround Modes.
- Harman Wave:
The Harman WAVE mode employs extremely sophisticated digital signal processing
that uses wave
field synthesis to separately control direct and indirect soundfields,
creating an impressive surround sound effect in even a large room and for
many listeners seated over a large listening area. The Harman Wave mode
features a Room Size adjustment that allows you to tailor the soundbar's
energy field to match the size of your listening room (Small, Medium, or
- Virtual: The Virtual mode simulates the
reflected sounds that would be created by the rear channel speakers in a
room with a dedicated surround-sound system. The soundbar's digital signal
processing is specifically designed to maximize the useful listening area
while reducing sonic colorations. This digital processing also enhances
conventional stereo and MP3 sources by creating rear ambience that adds
depth to the sound presentation.
- Stereo: The Stereo mode reproduces the input signal in
conventional two-channel stereo. Digital equalization and digital crossover filters help achieve
accurate performance for listeners in a variety of seating positions, not
just those directly on the speaker's center line.
Note: To get the best audio performance out of the SB 35
system, it's recommended that you switch off the sound coming from your TV's
Variety of Connection Methods: The Harman/Kardon SB 35 soundbar
speaker system offers micro-HDMI (v1.4), analog (3.5mm), digital (optical), and
Bluetooth (A2DP) connectivity.
- micro-HDMI (v1.4) Connectivity: With three micro-HDMI inputs, the Harman/Kardon
SB 35 provides convenient connection for multiple HDMI source components;
such as your Satellite/Cable box, Blu-ray player, and game console. It
also includes one micro-HDMI output with Audio Return Channel (ARC), which sends
the TV sound back to the soundbar. This setup simplifies switching and makes
the system easier to use. The micro-HDMI inputs/output support up to 1080p video
and Dolby Digital/DTS (5.1ch) audio.
- Analog + Digital Audio Inputs: The Harman/Kardon SB 35 features
both analog (minijack) & digital (optical) inputs to connect your flat-panel
TV and a Blu-ray/DVD player, or satellite/cable box to the system. The
optical digital input supports both PCM and Dolby Digital/DTS audio signals.
- Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Harman/Kardon SB 35 soundbar
speaker supports Bluetooth (v.2.1+EDR) A2DP wireless audio streaming. This
allows you to stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled
device (such as your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/table, or
computer/laptop) to the SB 35 soundbar speaker system. You will continue to
navigate your music and view song/artist information from your
Bluetooth-enabled device. This unit pairs with your Bluetooth-enabled device
with a single press of a button. Once paired, the SB 35 will automatically
re-connect with your device when in wireless range (up to 33').
Harman Volume: Harman Volume helps you maintain the same volume level,
no matter what you're watching; be it a film, TV show, or TV commercial.
On-Screen + Front-Panel Display: The on-screen display (via micro-HDMI) lets you control
functions of the SB 35 soundbar speaker visually on your flat-panel TV. The
on-screen display does not support song/artist information. There is also a
front-panel display behind the soundbar speaker's grille which indicates source
and volume adjustment.
Remote Control: The Harman/Kardon SB 35 soundbar speaker system comes
with an IR remote control, can be programmed to respond your TV's remote, and
offers a free remote app for Apple iOS/Android devices.
- IR Remote Control: The Harman/Kardon SB 35 comes with a credit
card-sized IR remote for wireless operation. However, you can program the
soundbar so it will respond to your TV remote's power on/off, mute, volume
up/down, and source commands. This programming lets you control your whole
home theater system with a single remote. In case the soundbar is blocking
your television's IR receiver, insert the included IR repeater into the back
of the soundbar and place it in front of the IR receiver of the television.
- Harman Kardon Remote App: Downloading the free Harman/Kardon
Remote app from the
iTunes App store onto your Apple iOS (5.0+) device or from the
Play Store onto your Android (2.2+) device lets you control the SB 35 soundbar
speaker system from your smartphone or tablet device. You'll also be able to
control your Apple iOS or Android device's stored music from the Harman/Kardon
- Source Selection: You'll be able to access and select all of the
SB 35 speaker system's source inputs (micro-HDMI 1, micro-HDMI 2, micro-HDMI TV, Optical, Aux,
or Bluetooth) through your Apple iOS or Android device with the Harmon/Kardon
Remote app installed.
- Audio Settings: You have control of the SB 35 speaker system's
Volume, Sub Level, Harman Volume, and Harman Display Surround Modes through the
Harman/Kardon Remote app and your Apple iOS/Android device.
- Music Control: You can control all the music you have stored on
your compatible Apple iOS/Android device through the Harman/Kardon Remote
app. You'll be able to search your music by Song, Artist, Album, Playlist,
and Genre. You also get basic playback functions such as Play/Pause,
Previous/Next Track, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Repeat/Random. To access music
apps, you'll need to exit the Harman/Kardon Remote app and select your
desired music app on your iOS or Android device.
Mounting Options: You can place the SB 35 soundbar speaker
on a shelf or tabletop, or wall-mount it with the included brackets.
Because the system's powered subwoofer is wireless, you can position it
practically anywhere in the room (up to 50'). The ultra-slim wireless sub can be sat on the floor with the included floor
stand, slid under a couch without the stand, or wall mounted with the included
wall-mount bracket. Dimensions vary based on mounting application.
- Soundbar Speaker:
- w/ table-top stand: 45.3125" (w) x 4.6875" (h) x 2.25" (d)
- w/ wall-mount bracket: 45.3125" (w) x 4.375" (h) x 1.125" (d)
- speaker only: 45.3125" (w) x 4.375" (h) x 1.0625" (d)
- Wireless Powered Sub:
- w/ floor stand: 18.375" (w) x 16.25" (h) 8.3125" (d)
- w/ wall-mount bracket: 18.375" (w) x 3.375" (h) x 15.3125"
- sub only: 18.375" (w) x 3.3125" (h) x 15.3125"