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AudioSource S3D60 2 CH Soundbar w/Sonic Emotion 3D Sound Single

  • 2 Channel
  • 6 x 20W RMS, 1 x 40W RMS subwoofer
  • 3D passthrough
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S3D60


AudioSource S3D60 Two-Channel Soundbar with Sonic Emotion 3D Sound Each

 
Overview
S3D60 The AudioSource S3D60 Soundbar with sonic emotion 3D sound technology creates an immersive 3D sound experience from a single compact solution. The 3D sound experience is powered by sonic emotion digital technology, and features a simple plug-and-play setup with no complex calibration routines or expensive cabling needed.

The S3D60 cabinet includes six 3in. 20W high-efficiency magnetically-shielded, full-range drivers and a built-in dual 4in. 40W subwoofer.
 
S3D60 S3D60 Simple Plug-n-Play Operation
The S3D60 offers a digital optical PCM two-channel input for pure digital sound quality. Analog RCA and 3.5mm auxiliary inputs provide compatibility with most audio/video sources, including HDTVs, MP3 players, laptops, and more. An RCA output is available for adding external powered subwoofers.

Advanced Sonic Emotion Technology
Immersive 3D sound is achieved through advanced sonic emotion technology which creates a sound field synthesis that eliminates dead zones in the room. This expands the audio "sweet spot," ensuring everyone can enjoy your movies and music. Enjoy movies, music, and games in incredible depth and dimension with three 3D sound presets.

As the world's first 3D sound solutions for home entertainment products, sonic emotion technologies synchronize performance and simplicity enabling enormous 3D sound from a single, elegant device in any listening room. With sonic emotion audio technologies, your movies, music, and games are brought to life in 3D.

Any input can be processed by sonic emotion technology to yield 3D output. It's the first soundfield reproduction technology that delivers true 3D sound from a single device, with no cabling and no complex speaker setups. It's just plug-n-play.
 
Features
  • Immersive 3D Sound experience from a single compact solution
  • 3D Sound powered by sonic emotion
  • Simple Plug-n-Play setup – no complex calibration routines or expensive cabling needed
  • Compatible with your TV, DVD or MP3 player, game console or computer
  • Enjoy movies, music, and games in incredible depth and dimension with three presets for the 3D sound technology
  • Advanced sonic emotion™ sound field synthesis eliminates the dead zones found in traditional surround technology
  • All listeners are immersed in high-fidelity 3D sound!
  • Six high-efficiency drivers and dual built-in subwoofers deliver an amazing audio experience.
  • Digital (optical) PCM two-channel input for pure digital sound quality
  • Analog RCA and 3.5mm MP3 player inputs for compatibility with most audio/video sources, Includes RCA output for adding external powered subwoofers
 
Specifications
  • Audio Power: 6 x 20W RMS, 1 x 40W RMS for dual subwoofers
  • Speakers: 6 x 3in. High-Efficiency Magnetically Shielded Full Range Drivers, 2 x 4in. Subwoofers
  • S/N: >80dB • Distortion: < 1% • Soundfield Presets: Three (Normal, Movie, Music)
  • Inputs: Three (3.5mm Aux In, RCA In, Digital Optical In)
  • Outputs: One (RCA Line Out for external subwoofer use)
  • Mounting Options: Table Top, Wall (using built in keyhole slots on backpanel)
  • Power Supply: 100VAC ~ 240VAC / 50Hz - 60Hz • Product Dimensions: 38in. (W) x 5.5in. (H) x 5in. (D), 17lbs
  • Warranty: Two Years
 

 


Learn more about the AudioSource S3D60

Model

Brand
AudioSource
Model
S3D60

Spec

Type
SoundBar
Channels
2 CH
Sold As
Single
Driver Units
6 x 3" High Efficiency Magnetically Shielded Full Range Drivers

2 x 4" Subwoofer
Power Rating
6 x 20W RMS, 1 x 40W RMS subwoofer
Connectors
Inputs: 3 (3.5mm Aux In, RCA In, Digital Optical In)

Outputs: 1 (RCA Line Out for external subwoofer use)
Power Supply
~100-240VAC, 50-60Hz
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D): 38" x 5.5" x 5"

Weight: 17 lbs.

Features

Features
Immersive 3D Sound experience from a single compact solution

3D Sound powered by sonic emotion

Simple Plug & Play setup - no complex calibration routines or expensive cabling needed

Compatible with your TV, DVD or MP3 player, game console or computer

Enjoy movies, music and games in incredible depth and dimension with 3D sound technology

Advance sonic emotion sound field synthesis eliminates the dead zones found in traditional surround technology

All listeners are immersed in high fidelity 3D sound!

Six high-efficiency drivers and one built-in subwoofer deliver an amazing audio experience

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Robert C.
  • 9/14/2013 12:04:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsUpgrade from built-in but disappointed

Pros: *Much better than most built-in speakers in modern flat-panel televisions.
*Convenient connection options with line-level outs
*Two bottom-mounted ports plus acceptably high feet results in no perceptible port noise.

Cons: *Crossover implementation makes causes the system to sound awful, especially considering the price. (See other thoughts for specifics)
*Steady electronic hiss is present when no audio is on regardless of volume level.

Other Thoughts: I did some non-instrumented testing (my testing equipment in the hands of Fedex after a trip) after receiving the bar and after using it for a week am wholly disappointed even though I obtained it at less than 1/3rd MSRP.

First, I appreciate that the system appears to have an acceptable crossover. It appears the system is crossed at 150 and 500 Hz

The "subwoofers" have useful output down to about 45 Hz, which for general TV is fine. I do not appreciate that of the 6 full range-drivers, the front 4 are used to reproduce from 150 Hz to roughly 450-500 Hz. The side 2 cover frequencies 450 Hz and above.

This puts the tweeter off-axis (read: pointed away from listener) from all locations except directly to the left and right of the speaker bar. A greatly compressed sound stage is the result. A side-effect is that the speaker develops a "chesty" sound, indicative of accentuated lower frequencies.

This suggests an issue of rolled off upper frequencies. In lay terms, it sounds distant or as if an individual is talking while facing away from you. Listening to material is annoying at best.

I found it is greatly alleviated if you place a flat reflector (heavy weight paper works) at 45-degrees to divert the upper frequencies forward. This arrangement gives much better, if overly bright, results.

My most significant complaint is the effective "tweeter" placement. I was able to reproduce frequencies from 600 Hz up to 20 KHz only from the side speakers. The significant problem was that after 15-16 KHz, a peculiar grainy motor noise I could not identify began.

For comparison, my previous configuration utlized a small tripath chip amp and a pair of Sony SS-B1000 bookshelf speakers. With the tweeters actually being on-axis, the imaging is pleasant and accurate.

My personal take-away is that the system seems sound on paper, but in practice results in sub-par system considering the MSRP. I may "crack her open" and modify the crossover myself.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/7/2012 4:29:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Sound.

Pros: Solid sound. Easy set-up. Plug & Play. Piano black finish. 6 speakers with 2 built in subwoofers and bottom ported houseing. 3 Sound fields to choose from.

Cons: No separate base & treble control. (Can be adjusted through TV base & treble control.)

Other Thoughts: I'm very happy with this unit. It sounds much better than I anticipated. Solid and strong without an external amp or receiver. This sound bar sounds better than many other bars I've heard and for way less!

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  • Daniel E.
  • 3/1/2012 6:35:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsexcellent replacement for weak tv speakers

Pros: way better than built-in tv speakers
great range of volume from ultra quiet to can hear it plainly from three rooms away
subwoofer's built-in to the bar. no need for the additional sub here...the little woofers built into this thing are plenty for a bedroom and most small living rooms.

Cons: size (38" is a difficult squeeze into most entertainment centers), price (all soundbars are overpriced), lack of eq means the bass is a little overpowering (sound is great compared to panasonic viera built-in speakers, but the bass could use some adjusting so the voices came through more)

Other Thoughts: i use this attached to my xbox and tv in the bedroom to fix the awful sound that comes with just the tv speakers. it works good, but i ended up having to use a harmony just so i could control the volume, tv, and xbox all in one....the xbox remote assumes you're using the tv for sound therefore i can't control the audio volume on the soundbar with one remote unless i use a universal remote. no biggie, just be aware of this situation.

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