AudioXperts 4TV Model 5122

Premium powered home theater sound system with separate subwoofer and swivel TV platform

Item #: 824TV5122

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Exceptional or subtle? Or both?

When you find yourself in the presence of something truly exceptional, you know it. Sometimes exceptional can be understated and simple, like the AudioXperts 4TV Model 5122 audio console. It's a true 5.1 surround sound system with a separate wireless subwoofer, housed in an almost unbelievably slim smoked-glass and aluminum enclosure that looks like nothing so much as a fine piece of exclusive Scandinavian interior design. You might think that something so explicitly minimalist might be baffling to control, but you'd be mistaken. An ultra-modern, touch-sensitive panel gives you direct input to the system, and the 5122 also learns your TV remote control in seconds.

Hidden power

And the sound is invitingly immersive. The technology behind it is decidedly not minimalist. The 5122 has a class-leading 800 watts of peak power (500 watts RMS) at its beck and call. This means the console has all the resources it needs to reproduce anything from a feature movie's tip-toeing footstep to a global asteroid collision without batting a figurative eyelid. This power drives three fabric dome tweeters, ten H.A.R.T. (High Aspect Ratio Transducer) drivers (two for each channel) for exceptional clarity in the midrange frequencies, and eight 4.5-inch long-throw woofers in the wireless sub for powerful bass. Your music and movies have never had it so good.

The AudioXperts 4TV 5122 5.1 surround sound audio console subwoofer

The AudioXperts 4TV 5122's wireless subwoofer stacks underneath the main unit, or stands vertically on supplied feet

With three listening modes (music, movie, and enhanced dialogue), you'll always have a profile appropriate to the entertainment you've chosen. Enhanced dialogue mode, in particular, is handy if your ears are more, how shall I put this, experienced. The whispers and mutterings in suspense movies won't go missing anymore. And Volume Level Monitoring keeps levels consistent so you don't have to watch TV with the remote in your hand.

A visually simple design, plus built-in Bluetooth® for music streaming

The main audio console is designed to sit directly under your TV, and its built-in swivel base lets you easily rotate the screen as needed for a better view. The wireless subwoofer has almost the exact same dimensions as the main console, so it can be stacked underneath, or mounted vertically on included feet in any convenient spot in the room with a power outlet. The console has a dedicated USB input for Apple® iOS® devices, plus built-in Bluetooth® with advanced aptX® audio coding for wirelessly streaming music from a compatible computer, smartphone, or tablet. Digital and analog inputs enable you to set this system up in mere minutes with practically any TV. What did we say about exceptional sometimes being simple? Enjoy playing your music and movies, not playing with them.

Note: The 4TV console includes a power-saving auto standby mode that engages if the unit detects no audio signal for 10 minutes. To wake the unit, either (1) press the designated power button on a remote that has been "learned" by the 4TV, or (2) wave your hand in front of the sensor window (near the middle of the console), then press the power button on top of the console.

Product Highlights:

  • 500 watts RMS total system power; 800 watts peak power
  • 21 custom-designed drivers for full-bandwidth, immersive 5.1 surround sound
    • three 25mm fabric dome tweeters left/center/right
    • ten midrange H.A.R.T. (high aspect ratio transducers) drivers for left/center/right/surround
    • LCR channels are 35 x 150mm, L/R Surround are 35 x 90mm
    • eight 4.5" long-throw woofers for wireless subwoofer
  • movie, music and enhanced dialogue listening modes
  • one digital audio cable (not included) connects most HDTVs
  • wireless subwoofer either stacks underneath main unit, or sits vertically in your desired room location on included mounting feet
  • main unit's smoked glass/aluminum enclosure has built-in swivel base so you can adjust your TV's viewing angle
  • illuminated top-mounted controls are touch-sensitive
  • built-in Bluetooth® with CSR aptX® codec for wireless music streaming from compatible devices
  • USB input supports Apple® tablets, smartphones and media players and the AirPort® Express
  • system learns your existing TV remote control
  • Dolby® Digital and DTS® decoding
  • warranty: 5 years parts/labor; 2 years over-the-counter exchange
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • 3 digital inputs (2 optical, 1 coaxial)
  • 1 USB input for Apple® smartphones and tablets
  • 2 analog inputs (RCA stereo, 3.5mm minijack)
  • main unit (with swivel base): 50-1/2"W x 2-1/4"H x 17-1/4"D; 68 lbs.
  • subwoofer: 50-1/2"W x 2-1/4"H x 17-3/16"D; 69 lbs.

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Amazing Sound!!!!

Written By BrianB, Tampa Florida on Saturday, June 01, 2013

I must say I was skeptical because I owned Klipsch speakers for years. I recently moved from a big house to a townhouse and needed to downsize but was looking for something that would simplify my life but still deliver superior sound. Talked to the crutchfield folks and even called the company. Tested out the bose system as well but was unimpressed. This baby does the job. I highly recommend this to everyone. I hooked up an apple tv to the tv and used an digital audio connection from the tv to the 5122 system. All my music is available through the apple tv interface and sounds excellent through the speaker system. Also have my blu-ray connected to the tv and the sound comes alive through the speakers on the 5122. Excellent engineering by AudioXperts!

Pros: Superior sound and beautiful enclosure

Cons: none

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What's in the box?

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  • Surround sound console
  • Wireless powered subwoofer
  • Two 5.5' AC power cords
  • 2 Swivel bases
  • 2 Subwoofer feet
  • 4 Insert plugs
  • Endcap
  • 8 Self-adhesive rubber feet
  • User Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions

Features and Specs

Enclosure Acoustic Suspension
Design ---
Pieces in System 2
Color Black
Tweeter 1" Dome (3)
Midrange HART (10)
Woofer None
Separate Subwoofer Yes
Subwoofer Driver 4.5" Woofers (8)
Surround Sound Decoding No
Dialogue Enhancement ---
Auto Volume ---
Remote IR Passthrough No
Works with TV Remote ---
Control by App ---
Bluetooth Connectivity Yes
Wall-mountable No
Mounting Bracket Included No
Surface Mount Stand Included Yes
Speaker Parts Warranty 5 Years
Speaker Labor Warranty 5 Years
Amplifier Parts Warranty 5 Years
Amplifier Labor Warranty 5 Years
System Frequency Response Not Given
Powered System Yes
Sound Bar RMS Power 500 system power
Subwoofer RMS Power 500 system power
Inputs and Outputs
Mini Stereo Audio Inputs 1
RCA Stereo Audio Inputs 1
Optical Digital Audio Inputs 2
Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs 1
HDMI Inputs None
HDMI Outputs None
Subwoofer Output Wireless
Sound Bar (inches) 2-1/4H x 50-1/2W x 17-1/4 D
Sound Bar Weight 68 lbs
Subwoofer (inches) 2-1/4H x 50-1/2W x 17-3/16D
Subwoofer Weight 69 lbs

Product Research


500W RMS/800W Peak 5.1ch System: The AudioXperts 4TV model 5122 is a two-piece, 5.1ch music & surround sound system. The model 5122 includes a true 5.1-channel surround sound console and a separate wireless powered subwoofer. The model 5122 provides 500 watts (RMS) and 800 watts (Peak) of system power for exceptional dynamic range. The speaker system supports Dolby Digital/DTS decoding and provides virtual surround for 2ch sources. The system features a host of connection and control options, as well as iPod/iPhone and Bluetooth music streaming capabilities. The AudioXperts 4TV model 5122 integrates perfectly with today's flat-panel LCD & Plasma televisions.

  • Surround Sound Console (13 Custom Drivers): The 5.1ch surround sound console provides "component-level" 5.1ch audio performance and is designed to fit directly under your flat-panel television, or on top of a furniture cabinet below a wall hung flat-panel TV. The surround sound console houses three 1" dome tweeters and six patent-pending HART drivers for the front left/center/right channels, plus four additional patent-pending HART drivers for dipole surround channels.
  • Wireless Powered Subwoofer (Eight SSHO Woofers): The separate wireless powered subwoofer houses eight 4.5" SSHO long-throw woofers for deep bass extension. The powered sub receives its LFE signal wirelessly from the surround sound console via 5.8GHz. The subwoofer offers independent volume control and phase switch (0°/180°). The wireless powered subwoofer discreetly fits vertically against a wall, horizontally on the floor, or directly under the main console.
Note: The Surround Sound Console and Wireless Powered Subwoofer will both need to be connected to an AC outlet via the supplied AC power cables.

Smoked Glass/Aluminum Enclosures w/ Swivel Base: Both the Surround Sound Console and Wireless Powered Subwoofer feature an enclosure made of aluminum and smoked glass. Unlike soundbars and conventional surround sound systems, which are typically fixed into place, the model 5122 console's built-in swivel base improves the user's television viewing experience by allowing you to easily rotate the console and television to the preferred listening and viewing angle. The audio entertainment console will hold up to 125 lbs with the swivel base, or 175 lbs without the swivel base.

Dolby Digital/DTS Decoding: The AudioXperts 4tv model 5122 system will decode Dolby Digital & DTS soundtracks through its optical (toslink) and coaxial (RCA) digital audio inputs. The speaker system also offers stereo RCA and 3.5mm analog audio inputs.

Listening Modes: The model 5122 offers three different listening modes to best suit your audio/video content and listening preference.

  • Movie Mode: Best suited for listening to movies, sports, and games.
  • Music Mode: Best suited for listening to music, concerts, and music videos.
  • Enhanced-Dialogue: Improves dialogue intelligibility when watching movies, TV show, or news program.

SRS TruVolume: SRS TruVolume provides listeners with consistent volume level while watching movies, TV programs, and commercials.  

iPod Direct USB Port: The AudioXperts model 5122 is equipped with a rear-panel USB (type-A) port for connection of select Apple iPods, iPhones, and iPads. Using the unit's rear-panel USB port and the cable that came with your iPod/iPhone/iPad, you can listen to stored music and music apps from your compatible Apple device. You will continue to control your music from your Apple device's clickwheel or touchscreen, and view metadata information from your iPod/iPhone/iPad's LCD screen (the model 5122 does not offer music control or metadata display). Your Apple device will be charged during USB connection. The unit's USB port is only compatible with select Apple iPods, iPhones, and iPads (it is not compatible with USB thumbdrives or other USB mass storage class devices). Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad compatibility (as of 3/13/2013):

Apple Device Generation Tested Version Connector Type Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
USB Bluetooth Audio Video Unit/Remote Apple Device Artist/Song Text Numeric Track Info
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y N N Y N N Y
3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y N N Y N N Y
3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y N N Y N N Y
4 6.1.2 Y Y Y N N Y N N Y
4S 6.1.2 Y Y Y N N Y N N Y
5 6.1.2 Y Y Y N N Y N N Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y N N Y N N Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y N N Y N N Y
3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y N N Y N N Y
4th 6.1.2 Y Y Y N N Y N N Y
5th 6.1.2 Y Y Y N N Y N N Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 N N N N N N N N N
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N N Y N N Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y N N Y N N Y
4th 1.0.4 Y N Y N N Y N N Y
5th 1.0.2 Y N Y N N Y N N Y
6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N N Y N N Y
7th 1.02 PC Y Y Y N N Y N N Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y N N Y N N Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y N N Y N N Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y N N Y N N Y
video 5th 1.3 N N N N N N N N N
iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y N N Y N N Y
2 6.1.2 Y Y Y N N Y N N Y
3 6.1.2 Y Y Y N N Y N N Y
4 6.1.2 Y Y Y N N Y N N Y
mini 6.1.2 Y Y Y N N Y N N Y
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

AirPort Express Connector: The model 5122 also features a dedicated AirPort Express connector. In combination with one of the model 5122's optical digital inputs (labeled AirPort Express), the AirPort Express connector allows you to connect your Apple AirPort Express (sold separately) for wireless iTunes music streaming of compatible AirPlay iOS devices.

Bluetooth w/ CSR aptX: The AudioXperts 4tv model 5122 features built-in Bluetooth A2DP with CSR aptX codec for crystal clear, full bandwidth wireless music streaming. You can wirelessly stream music from select Apple iPod/iPhone/iPads, Android smartphones/tablets, Blackberry devices, Computers/Laptops, and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Music can be stored on your device or streamed from downloaded apps. You will continue to control music playback from your Bluetooth-enabled device (not the model 5122).

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the model 5122.

Zone Output: The AudioXperts 4tv model 5122 features a Zone Output which consists of stereo RCA outputs. Using the unit's Zone Output, you can send an analog or digital audio signal input into the model 5122 to another audio system; such as your home stereo receiver or set of powered speakers.

Simple Controls: The model 5122 offers convenient top-panel, touch-sensitive controls. You can also program your television's remote control to operate the speaker system's volume up/down (there is no remote included).

Trim Level: Use the rear mounted trim switch to adjust the level of input from your TV or other audio device. Some TVs or devices may have a weak output signal or the signal strength may be too strong and can create noise. There are 3 positions on the switch to allow you to adjust to the optimal setting.

Auto Standby: When there is no audio signal for 10 minutes the unit will go into a Standby (sleep) low power state specifically designed to conserve energy.

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