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Vizio's latest line in soundbars includes the innovative, CES award-winning Elevate 5.1.4

A collection of new Vizio soundbars. (Source: Vizio)
A collection of new Vizio soundbars. (Source: Vizio)
Vizio has announced new additions to its collection of soundbars, which are available either now or later in 2020. They are headlined by the Elevate 5.1.4, which stood out in its category at CES 2020 due to its Adaptive Height Speakers. These rotating parts activate to deploy content with the high-end audio tech it supports.

Vizio has unveiled its latest "2021" soundbars (although they will be available this year). They feature many new and innovative aspects of design, not the least of which are the patent-pending Adaptive Height Speakers found in the new 5.1.4-channel Elevate model. They are found in the front of the device, and automatically turn to face upwards when they detect the Dolby Atmos or DTS:X content with which they are compatible.

The Elevate 5.1.4 system also consists of 2 upfiring components in the surround speakers behind the listener, thus mimicking up-to-date cinema set-ups, as well as an 8-inch wireless subwoofer to reproduce bass as low as 30 hertz (Hz). This new soundbar also features Vizio's Dialogue Enhancement EQ for clearer vocals, Bluetooth, voice-assistant support and HDMI ports with eARC.

These specs are also present in the new V- and M-series bars (although the HDMI in those cases is simply ARC). The first of these has V21 and V51 variants, with added 5-inch wireless subwoofers. The former supports 3 channels and speakers and also features its OEM's latest remote design, whereas the latter has a 6/6 channel/speaker arrangement and the same backlit remote as the Elevate. 

The M variant, on the other hand, targets consumers with little room or coin to expend on a home-theater system, as it is touted as an All-in-One 2.1 sound bar by Vizio. Therefore, it has two 3-inch subwoofers in its housing, rather than additional components that need to be adjusted time and again for perfect placement.

This M21d-H8 will be priced at US$149.99 on its July 26, 2020 release, whereas the V21 and 51 are   $179.99 and $249.99 respectively and are available from now. The Elevate, on the other hand, is to be $999.99 on its to-be-determined release date. Vizio asserts that either new soundbar would be an ideal accompaniment for its inaugural OLED TVs.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-07- 7 (Update: 2020-07- 7)