Vizio has launched a refreshed line-up of soundbars for 2021 and 2022 with features like Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and HDMI eARC to complement its own TVs or TVs from other brands.
Vizio's 2022 soundbars
Last year's flagship soundbar, Vizio Elevate, will carry over. It is still the most capable soundbar in the company's line-up with its 18 speaker units including up-firing units for Dolby Atmos.
The rest of the soundbar line-up has been refreshed and the company refers to it as its 2022 line-up. The three new M-Series soundbars support Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and HDMI eARC ,but only the most expensive model has up-firing units built-in.
- "As the leading sound bar brand in the U.S., we continue the innovation with our latest collection. Each elegantly designed sound bar delivers an amplified experience that will change the way you listen to music, watch TV or play games, with powerful Dolby Atmos and DTS:X cinema sound on select models," said Bill Baxter, Chief Technology Officer, Vizio.
Vizio M Series model M512a-H6
Vizio said that the stands of select 2022 Vizio TVs can be raised in order to fit the new soundbars underneath. It can also be used as a soundbar mount when the TV is wall-mounted. Vizio has a new menu on its TVs that allows the user to control and tweak the soundbars.
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The soundbars are of course also compatible with TVs from other brands. LG, Samsung, Sony, TCL and many other TV brands now offer full line-ups of soundbars for improved TV audio. Any soundbar can be connected to almost any TV via HDMI ARC or eARC.
Most of the new Vizio soundbars are available now. Specifications and prices can be found below.
Vizio 2021 soundbars – prices
Elevate – $999.99 – Live
M512a-H6 – $449.99 – July
M51ax-J6 – $329.99 – Live
M51a-H6 – $349.99 – Live
M215a-J6 – $299.99 – TBD
M21d-H8 – $149.99 – Live
V51x-J6 – $199.99 – Live
V51-H6 – $249.99 – Live
V21x-J8 – $149.99 – Live
V21-H8 – $179.99 – Live
V21d-J8 – $99.99 – Live
V21t-J8 – $149.99 – August
V20-J8 – $99.99 – August