SoundBase 770: The ZVOX SoundBase 770 speaker system is
designed to sit beneath your flat-panel TV so you can have surround sound
without adding a lot of clutter to your room. It requires no additional
speakers, subwoofer, or speaker wires. The SoundBase 770 reproduces TV shows,
music, and movie soundtracks with lifelike accuracy, including crystal-clear
vocals and big bass. The ZVOX SoundBase 770 is the perfect solution for people
who want great sound from their flat-panel TV without the clutter and complexity
of a conventional home theater system.
Note: You can place the ZVOX SoundBase 770 directly
beneath most 50"-70" flat-panel TVs weighing up to 140 lbs with a pedestal
base which does not exceed 35" in width or 15" in depth. The SoundBase 770
has a height of only 3.5". You can also place the SoundBase 770 on a shelf
under most table-top or wall-mount flat-panel televisions.
Advanced Speaker Design: The ZVOX SoundBase 770 speaker
system incorporates high-quality speakers, built-in subs, a highly efficient
amplifier, and digital signal processing for high-fidelity sound. And its all
packed inside one slim, compact enclosure.
- 5 Speaker Array w/ Built-in Subwoofers: The ZVOX
SoundBase 770 speaker system includes five front-firing 2"x3" full-range
drivers and three down-firing 5.25" subwoofers. The 2"x3" full-range drivers
use a long-throw design to create a remarkably wide range, accurate sound.
The triple 5.25" subwoofers use a high-mass long-throw design and are
coupled with a rear-firing port for deep, accurate bass.
- Class D Amplifier w/ DSP: The ZVOX SoundBase 770
employs a highly efficient 125W Class D amplifier that includes digital
signal processing (DSP) for superb frequency response. The result is a very
warm, natural, smooth, and accurate sound.
- MDF Cabinet: The 770 features a hand-built cabinet of
heavy MDF. The speaker cabinet is robustly constructed using fully-braced
MDF (medium density fiberboard), not molded plastic that is found any many
lesser expensive soundbar speaker systems. MDF is the preferred construction
material for high-performance speaker systems.
PhaseCue II Virtual Surround Sound: The SoundBase 770 uses
ZVOX's proprietary PhaseCue II virtual surround processing to give you rich,
three-dimensional sound with movies or music. PhaseCue II, as its name implies,
manipulates the phase of the separate channels to "fool the ear" into believing
that sound is coming from a variety of sources throughout the room. The benefits
of PhaseCue II vary greatly based on program material. Live music and
well-recorded modern movie soundtracks will deliver rich, three-dimensional
sound - pulling the sound out from the speakers and into the room, virtually
surrounding the listener.
- Music: With music, PhaseCue II creates a very wide
soundstage - it literally sounds like you are listening to speakers eight
feet apart from each other.
- Movies: When listening to a good movie, the soundtrack
will envelop you - putting you in the middle of the action.
- Levels: You can adjust the level of PhaseCue II virtual
surround processing effect. You can select from Surround One (low effect),
Surround Two (moderate effect), Surround Three (strong effect).
Note: AccuVoice cannot be used in conjunction with a PhaseCure
Virtual Surround Sound mode.
Audio Enhancement: The ZVOX SoundBase 770 offers a variety
of audio adjustment to enhance your listening experience.
- AccuVoice: The SoundBase 770 includes the ZVOX
AccuVoice feature, which uses hearing aid technology to create super-clear
voice reproduction. When you push the "ACCU" button on the remote control
you engage a circuit that mimics the functions of a hearing aid. The
frequencies used by human voices are dynamically emphasized, while other
frequencies are minimized.
- Output Leveling: The SoundBase 770's Output Leveling
feature automatically turns down loud commercials, while boosting audio
levels from DVD and Blu-ray movies that are not loud enough. Simply press
the "OL" button on the included remote and a sophisticated processor takes
over, making soft sounds louder and loud sounds softer, so there are fewer
jarring moments when switching channels or when commercials come on.
- Tone Control: The SoundBase 770 has independent bass
and treble controls. Each has a range from -4 to 4, and can be adjusted
using the remote control only.
Note: AccuVoice and Output Leveling can be activated
Wired & Wireless Connectivity: The ZVOX SoundBase 770 offers
wired and wireless connectivity; including digital and analog inputs, Bluetooth
audio streaming, and a subwoofer output.
- Digital & Analog Inputs: The SoundBase 770 has two
optical (toslink) digital inputs and one coaxial digital input, plus two
analog stereo RCA audio inputs on the rear-panel. Plus, there is a front
panel analog stereo minijack (3.5mm) input for convenient connection of a
portable audio device. The three digital inputs will support both 2ch PCM
and Dolby Digital 5.1ch audio. The analog inputs only support 2ch PCM.
- Bluetooth Wireless Audio + aptX: The ZVOX SoundBase
770 supports Bluetooth A2DP which allows you to wirelessly stream audio from
your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet,
Blackberry, laptop/computer, etc.. You'll be able to stream stored music or
music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled device to the SoundBase speaker
system. The SoundBase 770 even employs AptX audio coding technology for
lossless, CD-quality streaming with compatible AptX-compatible phones (like
some Androids OS 4.0+). You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enable
mobile device for music navigation and to view song/artist information.
- Subwoofer Output: An optional powered subwoofer can be
connected using the full-range mono-RCA Sub Output on the back panel for
even bigger bass. There is no low-pass crossover built-in to the sub out, so
you will need to set the low-pass crossover of your powered subwoofer
Hidden Display: The ZVOX SoundBase 770 features a four-digit
display located behind the speaker grille that shows the current setting for
volume, bass, treble, and PhaseCue II (virtual surround); plus shows when you
have engaged the Mute, Output Leveling (OL) or Dialog Emphasis (DE) features. A
few seconds after you stop using your remote (or front panel) controls, the
display disappears completely.
Remote Control: The ZVOX SoundBase 770 comes with an IR
remote control for wireless operation of the system. The included wireless
remote has controls for power, input select, mute, volume, PhaseCue II effect
level, bass & treble level, and DE/OL functions. The SoundBase 770 can also be
programmed to respond to your TV or satellite/cable remote control. Once
programmed, you can control volume, mute, input, and power with your TV or
Note: Many newer TVs are coming with RF remotes and don't
offer IR functionality. In this case, you would not be able to program the
soundbar and TV remote to work together.
Auto On/Off: The ZVOX SoundBase 770 will automatically turn
on if it senses a volume adjustment or power command from your programmed remote
control or the included remote control. The SoundBase 770 will also
automatically turn off if the selected input is silent for longer than
approximately 30 minutes.
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