Closer Look: Soundbar Brackets
Soundbars provide a terrific way of boosting TV and movie sound quality without hogging your precious living room space. Whether placed on the wall or in front of your TV, they aim to deliver more power and excitement than your TV speakers can muster – offering a neat alternative to a full 5.1-channel system.
Harman Kardon’s latest effort is a classy customer, boasting an elegant soundbar speaker with 13 built-in speaker drivers and a wireless subwoofer that can be placed anywhere in the room.
But at £700 it’ll take a greater toll on your wallet than many of its rivals – let’s find out if it’s justified.Design and connections
Fresh out the box, the SB30 is a stunner. The soundbar speaker is clad in a slinky gloss black finish, with a black mesh running its entire 1,160mm length. The rounded edges ooze elegance and build quality is of the highest order, with satisfyingly robust and weighty bodywork.
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Gloves still on, we lined up the base's bracket with the speaker's back and after a few uneven attempts, attached both with the included screws, which then remain hidden by a rubber insert. While we wish it was a bit easier to bolt together,
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A center channel speaker (such as a soundbar) delivers sound from as close to the set as possible, which makes voices sound realistic. If you try to turn a basement into a home theater, the concrete walls and floors will give an echo.
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