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ZVOX Mini

Powered compact single-speaker TV sound system

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Item # 729ZVMINI

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Overview

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The compact ZVOX Mini speaker system makes it easy to enjoy spacious, three-dimensional sound with your TV shows, movies, video games, and more. This one-piece system houses three full-range speakers, an internal woofer, and built-in amplification — you won't need to use a separate receiver or run wires to any external speakers.

The compact ZVOX Mini speaker system makes it easy to enjoy spacious, three-dimensional sound with your TV shows, movies, video games, and more. This one-piece system houses three full-range speakers, an internal woofer, and built-in amplification — you won't need to use a separate receiver or run wires to any external speakers.

Sound quality is detailed and surprisingly full — a huge improvement over your TV's speakers. The Mini creates virtual surround effects by manipulating the phase and timing of each channel, sending signals to separate drivers at the appropriate moment. This expands the soundstage and "tricks" your ears into thinking that sound is coming from points throughout your room.

Setup couldn't be simpler, with just one cable to plug into your TV. Control the Mini with the included remote. Automatic on/off circuitry powers the Mini on and off along with your TV. And this sleek system looks right at home below or beside your flat-panel set.

Huge difference in sound from flat panel TV

Jack, Central N.J.

What's in the Box:

  • ZVOX Mini single cabinet surround system
  • Wireless remote control
  • CR 2025 Lithium battery
  • AC adapter with attached 6' DC output cord (DC Output: 15V/2A)
  • 5' AC cord
  • 6.5' Audio cable (with right-angled 3.5mm miniplugs on each end)
  • 6.5' Audio cable (with right-angled 3.5mm miniplug on one end and stereo RCA plugs on the other end)
  • Hook-up Instructions

Product Highlights:

  • video-shielded
  • PhaseCue virtual surround sound
  • frequency response 63-20,000 Hz
  • built-in amplifier
  • three 2-1/2" full-range speakers
  • 4" x 6" woofer
  • 2 rear minijack inputs (one doubles as a line-level output for connecting a powered subwoofer)
  • 1 front-panel minijack input
  • auto on/off
  • remote control
  • rigid MDF (medium density fiberboard) cabinet
  • 13"W x 3-3/8"H x 11-1/2"D
  • weight: 7 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs

General
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Design ---
Pieces in System 1
Color Black
Tweeter 2.5" Cone (x3)
Midrange ---
Woofer 4" x 6" Cone (x1)
Separate Subwoofer No
Subwoofer Driver ---
Features
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 ---
Wi-Fi No
Wall-mountable No
Mounting Bracket Included ---
Surface Mount Stand Included No
Speaker Parts Warranty 1 Year
Speaker Labor Warranty 1 Year
Amplifier Parts Warranty 1 Year
Amplifier Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
System Frequency Response 63-20k Hz
Powered System Yes
Sound Bar RMS Power 24.3W total
Subwoofer RMS Power ---
Inputs and Outputs
Mini Stereo Audio Inputs 2
RCA Stereo Audio Inputs None
Optical Digital Audio Inputs None
Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs None
HDMI Inputs ---
HDMI Outputs ---
USB Port No
Subwoofer Output 3.5mm
Dimensions
Sound Bar (inches) 3-3/8H x 13W x 11-1/2D
Sound Bar Weight 7 lbs
Subwoofer (inches) ---
Subwoofer Weight Not Given

Product Research

Features

Overview: The ZVOX Mini (Model 215) is a single-cabinet audio system for use with TVs, iPods and other MP3 players, and PCs. It combines high-quality speakers, a built-in amplifier, built-in subwoofer, and ZVOX PhaseCue virtual surround sound processing to give you an easy surround solution. Since there are no speaker wires to deal with, you just need to connect the power and audio cables to get started. The Mini is designed to easily fit on a shelf above or below your TV.

PhaseCue: The proprietary PhaseCue virtual surround sound system 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. A front-panel rotary dial lets you control the size of the sound stage and the amount of virtual surround effect. Dynamic soundtracks from movies and live recorded music programs provide a rich, 3-dimensional sound, while the surround effect is somewhat less with TV programs and newscasts. Note: The surround experience is limited, compared to a high-quality 5.1-channel system. However, the performance is much more pleasing than simply using the TV's built-in speakers.

Speaker Configuration: The ZVOX Mini uses three 2-1/2" main speaker drivers, which use ferrofluid and neodymium magnets. The Mini uses the Infinite Compliance system, which connects the outer two speakers with an acoustic tube, to create a big sound from a small cabinet. The speakers are magnetically shielded, allowing the Mini to be used near a TV or monitor.

Subwoofer: In addition to the three main speakers, the Mini has a high-mass, long-throw 4" x 6" subwoofer in a bandpass enclosure. You can adjust the bass output using the rotary Subwoofer Level control on the rear panel. An optional powered subwoofer can be connected via the rear-panel 3.5mm mini-jack output.

Power Output: The ZVOX Mini has a built in amplifier that drives all of the speakers. This amplifier is rated at 40 watts, however, due to the limitations of the power supply, the amplifier outputs a total of 24.3 watts.

Cabinet: The ZVOX Mini uses an MDF (Medium-Density Fiberboard) wood cabinet, which is used in most high-performance speaker enclosures.

Auto Power: The Mini has an auto-on and auto-off power circuit. When the unit's power switch is set to "Standby" mode, the power automatically turns on in approximately two seconds when an audio signal is sensed. (The power LED changes from red to green.) When you turn off the audio source, the Mini will automatically turn itself off after approximately three minutes after no signal is detected. You can also bypass the Auto Power circuit by switching the unit to "On."

Inputs/Outputs: The ZVOX Mini has dual 3.5mm minijacks on the rear panel, and another minijack input on the front panel. Input 1 on the rear panel is for connecting your TV, PC, or other audio source. The other rear-panel minijack, labeled "Output (Input 2)" allows you to connect an optional powered subwoofer, but also acts as a second "mixing" input. It will only act as an input when another device is connected to Input 1.

Connecting To Your TV: It is recommended that you connect the Mini to the audio output of your TV. If your TV's audio outputs can be set to "Variable", you can use your TV's remote control to raise and lower the volume of the Mini. If not, you can use the front-panel volume control, or the supplied remote control.

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