Sharp releases world’s slimmest sound bar

16 Aug 2011 | Rasmus Larsen |

With the new HT-SL70 sound bar Sharp has created the world’s slimmest sound bar that is also extremely flexible. Sharp promises very rich sound to replace weak built-in speakers in new slim flat panel TVs.

Sharp HT-SL70 sound bar

Sharp has created a unique sound bar concept with the new HT-SL70. By dividing the sound bar into two pieces HT-SL70 can either be placed underneath the TV or on the two sides.

Sharp HT-SL70H
Sharp HT-SL70H

The sound bar also comes with a stand that enables users to either place the sound bar on a table below the TV or on the sides. Sharp is throwing a wall mounting solution in the package. Finally, Sharp says that they will supply different conjunction pieces in order to adjust the length of the sound bar to fit different screen sizes.

Sharp HT-SL70H
Sharp HT-SL70H

Sharp HT-SL70H has been optimized for 46-52 inch TVs and has a total output of 200 W RMS (50 W for each sound bar and 100 W for the subwoofer). Inside the sound bar Sharp has placed 6 full range speakers. The sound bar comes with HDMI and ARC (audio return channel) as well as outputs for headphones and optical devices.

The design matches that of Sharp’s own TVs but Sharp emphasizes that their new products can easily fit TVs from other manufacturers. The world’s slimmest sound bar HT-SL70 is in stores now. A cheaper HT-SL50 variant for 32-40 inch TVs will also be available.

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