Summary: A sound bar is a sound bar, not a 5.1 system placed in the correct locations. moving past that fact, this sound bar is EXCELLENT for music, movies, and regular TV. we watch a lot of sitcoms in the evenings and the issue many times with a 5.1 or 7.1 system is getting the dialog loud and clear.
Summary: I recently moved into a new home. The family room did not support my existing 5.1 speaker configuration. It was going to cost thousands of dollars to have in-wall speakers installed. Rather that do that, I decided to take a chance on a sound bar.
Pros: Sleek design. True audio receiver support (front, surround, and center channel speaker support). Sound quality. Sound imaging and effects.
Summary: Prompt shipping and arrived in perfect condition. One screw began to strip as the back was installed; use a large Phillips. Absolutely excellent sound from the system. Perfect clarity of movie dialogue and full- room music and sound effects. Recommend a sub-woofer for the best experience.
Summary: I bought this soundbar to go with a Definitive Technology Supercube II subwoofer. And I am blown away by the combo. I did not have the space for a full surround set-up in the room these went in and am not disappointed.
Summary: Bought this soundbar in December 2010. Pared this with a Def Tech Pro Sub 1000 for outstanding performance with my Pioneer Elite TV. Movie effects really come alive with this soundbar and gives a new dimension to my Blu-Ray movies that I have never experienced before, especially compared to TV...
Summary: Due to constraints on what my wife would tolerate regarding wiring and mounting hardware, I went with the soundbar from Definitive. The sound quality is excellent and it will handle a lot of volume. You will definitely need a sub to augment base but that is standard for all small speaker systems.