Polk Audio SurroundBar 360 DVD Theatre Does 5.1 With a Single Speaker

polk_soundbar1.jpgThe Skinny: Polk Audio SurroundBar 360 DVD Theater rocks the 5.1-channel sound with one slim bar-shaped bank of speakers. Pop a DVD into the separate console and you've got an instant home theatre that can toss sounds every which way. The Catch: We're wondering how gutsy that "PowerPort" bass is going to sound, but fear that our socks will remain completely on throughout. Jump for another pic and the press release.

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Polk Audio to Debut Single Speaker Home Theater System at CES '08
-- SurroundBar®360º DVD Theater Offers the Perfect Blend Of Form and Function in a Two-Piece System --

What: Polk Audio will use the occasion of the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show to debut the SurroundBar® 360º DVD Theater, a complete, two-piece home theater featuring a single, sleek, aesthetically pleasing SurroundBar multichannel speaker and a separate, compact console with integrated DVD/CD player, FM/AM tuner, and a front USB input for connecting a portable MP3 player.

The speaker enclosure features a physical design that is similar to the company's acclaimed SurroundBar single-cabinet multichannel speaker. Like its immediate predecessor, the new 5.1-channel SurroundBar® 360º DVD Theater incorporates the sonic benefits of the company's SDA® technology and patented PowerPort® bass venting for true-to-life surround imaging

The system includes a host of inputs/outputs, HDMI connectivity, a single 15' cable (console to speaker) and two sets of Cradle Mounts for installation flexibility. The SurroundBar®360º DVD Theater is clearly the high-output home theater solution for consumers who want maximum performance and convenience, without the clutter of typical component systems.

Polk Audio will conduct a limited number of SurroundBar® 360º DVD Theater demonstrations at CES. Appointments are recommended. (See below for contact information.)

Also on display will be the new I-Sonic® Entertainment System 2. This second generation I-Sonic features the same stunning sound as the original tabletop model, but with an iPod dock and full player control. Additionally, the I-Sonic ES2 features iTunes® Tagging for HD Radio®.

When: 2008 Consumer Electronics Show, January 7 - 10, 2008 Where: South Hall Booth #20507, Las Vegas Convention Center