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Boston Acoustics TVee Model 30

Powered home theater sound bar with wireless subwoofer

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Your trail guide through the backwoods of sound
The picture is clear on that great new HDTV, but the sound — not so much. Dialogue gets lost in a forest of booms and hisses and musical crescendos leaving you alone in the woods wondering what just happened. Rest easy. Boston's slender TVee Model 30 surpasses TV speaker performance with a clarity that will capably escort you through any on-screen adventure.

Your trail guide through the backwoods of sound
The picture is clear on that great new HDTV, but the sound — not so much. Dialogue gets lost in a forest of booms and hisses and musical crescendos leaving you alone in the woods wondering what just happened. Rest easy. Boston's slender TVee Model 30 surpasses TV speaker performance with a clarity that will capably escort you through any on-screen adventure.

A cure for the "nest of connectors" syndrome
The Model 30 connects easily to your TV with a single, included digital or analog cable. If your TV has an optical digital output, use the sound bar's digital input to take advantage of its Dolby® Digital decoding — you'll enjoy more accurate movie dialogue from its dedicated center-channel drivers. The RCA stereo analog input lets you connect TVs without a digital output. And the Model 30's compact wireless subwoofer adds all those exciting rumbles to action flicks and dramas allowing easy placement vertically or horizontally anywhere in the room. The sound bar has keyhole slots for simple wall mounting, or just place it at the base of your TV. And the TVee Model 30 learns the volume and mute commands of your existing TV remote control, so there'll be one less clicker to go AWOL.

It's attuned to your tunes
The TVee Model 30 has a real affinity for music. There's a side minijack input for your portable player. And built-in Bluetooth® lets you stream music from your compatible smartphone or MP3 player so you can listen to your favorites with ease. Wired or wireless, the Model 30's dedicated music mode will serenade you beautifully.

What's in the Box:

  • Soundbar (with two attached rubber feet)
  • Magnetic grille
  • Wireless powered subwoofer
  • AC adapter (with attached 6' DC output cord)
  • Two 6' AC power cords
  • 59" Optical digital cable
  • 40" Stereo RCA cable
  • 4 Self-adhesive rubber feet
  • Owner's Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • "Programming Your Soundbar" guide
  • Product Registration card
  • Boston Acoustics brochure

Product Highlights:

    Sound bar:
    • Dolby® Digital decoding and Boston Virtual Surround processing for clear-sounding dialogue and special effects
    • wireless Bluetooth streaming and minijack input for portable MP3 players and smartphones
    • dedicated music mode for better music playback quality
    • Boston's DSP Control Switch tunes the Model 30 for best performance based on where you place it
    • learns your existing remote control's volume and mute commands, so you won't have another remote cluttering up your coffee table
    • light, rigid HHRT speaker cones reduce audible distortion and enhance dynamic performance
    • three 3/4" dome tweeters
    • three 3-1/2" midrange drivers
    • built-in 2.4GHz transmitter sends audio signals to wireless subwoofer
    • keyhole slots for wall mounting
    • includes AC power cord
    • 38-1/16"W x 5-3/4"H x 3-1/8"D
    Wireless woofer:
    • adds bass punch to movie soundtracks, TV shows, and music
    • can be placed vertically or horizontally anywhere in the room
    • includes AC power cord
    • 7" down-firing bass driver
    • 6-3/8"W x 14"H x 15-9/16"D
    • 1 analog stereo RCA input
    • 1 optical digital audio input
    • minijack input for portable MP3 player
    • stereo RCA and optical digital cables included for hooking up TV

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    Features and Specs

    Enclosure Bass Reflex
    Design ---
    Pieces in System 2
    Color Black
    Tweeter 0.75" Dome (3)
    Midrange 3.5" Cone (3)
    Woofer None
    Separate Subwoofer Yes
    Subwoofer Driver 7" Cone
    Surround Sound Decoding No
    Dialogue Enhancement ---
    Auto Volume ---
    4K Video Compatible No
    HDR Video Compatible ---
    Audio Return Channel ---
    Remote IR Passthrough No
    Works with TV Remote (IR) ---
    Control by App ---
    Bluetooth Connectivity Yes
    Wi-Fi No
    Wall-mountable Yes
    Mounting Bracket Included No
    Surface Mount Stand Included No
    Speaker Parts Warranty 5 Years
    Speaker Labor Warranty 5 Years
    Amplifier Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Amplifier Labor Warranty 1 Year
    System Frequency Response 35-20k Hz
    Powered System Yes
    Sound Bar RMS Power 300 W (total system)
    Subwoofer RMS Power 300 W (total system)
    Inputs and Outputs
    Mini Stereo Audio Inputs 1
    RCA Stereo Audio Inputs 1
    Optical Digital Audio Inputs 1
    Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs None
    HDMI Inputs None
    HDMI Outputs None
    USB Port No
    Subwoofer Output Wireless
    Sound Bar (inches) 5-3/4H x 38-1/16W x 3-1/8D
    Sound Bar Weight 6.7 lbs
    Subwoofer (inches) 14H x 6-3/8W x 15-9/16D
    Subwoofer Weight 17 lbs

    Product Research


    Overview: The Boston Acoustics TVee Model 30 is a two-piece home theater entertainment system that consists of a soundbar speaker and wireless subwoofer with virtual surround sound and Bluetooth connectivity for audio streaming. The TVee Model 30 offers dramatically better sound quality than your flat-panel TV's built-in speakers. There is only one cable which connects the system to your television and you can control it with your TV's remote. The TVee Model 30 is even equipped with an auxiliary input and built-in Bluetooth for connection of other external audio sources. The Boston Acoustics TVee Model 30 is perfectly sized for flat-panel TVs 40" or larger.

    Soundbar Speaker: The TVee Model 30's soundbar achieves its stunning audio performance through the use of three 3.5" Fiber Ceramic Copolymer Material (FCCM) mid-bass drivers and three 0.75" dome tweeters loaded in a bass-reflex enclosure, with three front-firing ports. The soundbar can be placed above or below your 40" or larger flat-panel TV. It should be centered with your television. There are two large keyhole slots (22.8125" apart) to facilitate mounting it on a wall (mounting template supplied).

    Wireless Subwoofer: The wireless-powered subwoofer is equipped with a front-firing 7" FCCM (Fiber Ceramic Copolymer Material) woofer inside a bass-reflex enclosure with a front-firing port. The wireless subwoofer's enclosure is made of ABS and has been internally braced with MDF to eliminate resonance. The TVee Model 30 system's 7" front-firing wireless subwoofer delivers deep and powerful bass. The TVee Model 30's powered subwoofer gets its signal from the system's soundbar wirelessly (5.8 GHz), so it can be placed virtually anywhere in the room (up to 50'). Plus, the compact wireless subwoofer can be placed either vertically or horizontally.

    Note: 4 self-adhesive rubber feet are included to help prevent against vibration.

    300 Watt (Peak) System Power: The soundbar and wireless subwoofer are self-powered and each are equipped with its own built-in amplifier. The TVee Model 30 features a total system power of 300 watts to drive both the soundbar and wireless subwoofer. With a total system power of 300 watts, the TVee Model 30 virtual surround sound speaker system envelops you in rich, room-filling audio.

    Digital Optimized Virtual Surround: The TVee Model 30 features Boston's digitally optimized virtual surround processing for pinpoint, theater-like, surround sound. You can indicate whether you have table-top or wall-mounted the soundbar speaker for better imaging. The soundbar's exclusive Boston DSP control switch maximizes performance for 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.

    One Wire TV Connection: The TVee Model 30's soundbar speaker connects to your television with either a single stereo RCA 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. The powered subwoofer gets its signal wirelessly (2.4 GHz) from the soundbar; it only requires plugging into an AC outlet.

    • Analog Stereo: The soundbar speaker features an analog stereo RCA input to connect your TV or sat/cable box.
    • Digital Optical: The soundbar speaker also features an optical digital input for Dolby Digital decoding from your connected TV or sat/cable box.

    Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Boston Acoustics TVee Model 30 features built-in Bluetooth (v2.1+EDR) and supports the Bluetooth A2DP (v1.2) profile. The TVee Model 30 allows you to stream audio from your Bluetooth enabled device, such as a smart-phone or computer. The TVee Model 30 can be paired to more than one device (although only one such device can play music via Bluetooth at one time). Once you have paired your device, the TVee Model 30 will automatically search for available paired devices when you select the unit's Bluetooth input. Typical range is up to 33 feet.

    Note: This unit does not control playback functions of your Bluetooth enabled device. Not all Bluetooth devices will be compatible.

    Auxiliary Input: The Boston Acoustics TVee Model 30 features a stereo auxiliary (3.5mm) input to connect your portable MP3 player or other mobile audio device.

    Volume Controls: The soundbar speaker is equipped with front-mounted volume controls. You can also program your television's or satellite/cable box's remote control to operate the soundbar's volume. The wireless subwoofer features a rear-panel independent volume control (min-max).

    Trim Level Switch: The soundbar's trim-level switch changes the input sensitivity (1-3) of the TV Model 30 to match the output level of your TV or satellite/cable box.

    Wireless ID Switches: The wireless subwoofer connects to the soundbar automatically. Both the soundbar and subwoofer have wireless ID switches, The various switch settings (1-4) change frequency of the wireless signal the soundbar sends to the subwoofer. The two switches must be set to the same position.

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    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff  Mar 03, 2014 ]  Staff