Polk Audio’s SurroundBar 360: Ready for Prime Time
Polk Audio will soon commence shipment of its SurroundBar 360 DVD Theater, a two-piece surround system it demonstrated in prototype form at the January CES.
The system, which will retail for $1,195.95, consists of a single, 44-1/2-inch-wide multi-channel eight-driver speaker and a separate electronics console housing an upconverting DVD player, SDA signal-processing amplifier, AM/FM radio and numerous inputs.
It uses a new, active version of Polk’s proprietary SDA (Stereo Dimension Array) technology that creates a 360-degree surround field from the SurroundBar. The company’s Power Port Bass Venting system adds to the performance quotient, supplying bass with no need for an outboard subwoofer.