Best passive soundbar
THEORY SB85 – Passive Soundbar
Speaker systems in one cabinet, the “Soundbar”, replace the left, right and center speakers. There are 3 modifications that match the size of 65″, 75″ and 85″ TV sets.
As a rule, they are placed under the TV. But usually under the soundbar we mean a simple horizontal system.
With Theory Audio Design we are dealing with a powerful, full-featured replacement for traditional speakers.
Even if you are more accustomed to using a screen with a projector, this system will look great with it, too.
You can choose from a stylish black aluminum finish.
Theory Wall Speakers
Keeping in mind an important part of the brand concept, we’ll start our Theory product line presentation with the wall-mounted models. All Theory wall-mounted models-the three sb65, sb75, sb85 soundbars and the versatile sb25 pendant speaker-are available in flat-panel housings that are just 94mm deep. Design and functionality go hand in hand in the Theory speakers. The models look very impressive: smooth curves of the cabinets, made of aluminum, chiseled profiles of the front, where each driver or FI port is placed in its own horn. Acoustically advantageous geometry, stiff and weighty, and in the older models simply heavy, the metal enclosures do not produce resonances that color the sound. Wall-mounted models, including cloth-covered grills, can have black or white finishes. But for soundbars, you can also choose to decorate the end panels: carbon, aluminum, steel, or pewter. Gold-plated acoustic terminals on the back panels are hidden in round wells – as many channels in the speaker as there are wells. The speakers’ universal mounting system is designed to fit on many different types of brackets. And though today the suspension is the only installation option for soundbars, there are reports that the manufacturer is preparing to release table stands.
Theory sb85 soundbar
Theory sb875 soundbar
Theory sb65 soundbar
Theory soundbars have passive structure, the same casing height (236 mm) and integrate three LCR channels with identical driving unit arsenal. Top frequency range is voiced by above mentioned 36-mm compression tweeter, and low frequency band is produced by pair of 127-mm carbon drivers. And each channel of the Theory soundbar is potentially capable of giving 117 dB of sound pressure, and in the trio – 124 dB! The main difference between the soundbars is the width, designed for different screen diagonals. The junior sb65 soundbar has a width of 1448 mm, the middle sb75 has a width of 1676, and its older brother sb85 has grown wide to 1912 mm. However, there is one more difference. The older soundbars use a phase-inverted cabinet design to improve bass output, lowering the boundary of the frequency range to 58 Hz. The junior soundbar was not lucky, there is no space for ports on the front end, therefore its bass is more modest, starting from 75 Hz. However, these indicators will not be decisive because in reality in multichannel sets it is recommended to send frequencies lower than 80 Hz to the subwoofer.
Represents a passive three-channel model, in its width suitable for TVs and screens 85 inches. The case is divided inside into three independent volumes. The unit consists of six 127-mm carbon cone bass/midrange drivers and three large 36-mm compression tweeter units. The soundbars create an insane sound pressure of up to 124dB with all three channels.
- Type: Soundbar
- Cabinet type: Reverberant
- Nominal power, W: 200
- Impedance, Ohm: 4
- Frequency Range, Hz: 58-23000
- Sensitivity, dB SPL: 94-108
- Maximum sound pressure, dB: ˃124
- MF/RF driver, num: 6х127
- Tweeter, NUMBER, mm 3х36
- Color: black
- Enclosure size, WxHxD, mm: 1912x236x94
- Weight, kg: 27,6
Revel Concerta on Wall LCR 8 passive 3-channel home theater soundbar
Revel was founded in 1996 in the U.S. and is part of the world concern HARMAN International Industries Inc. (Stamford, Connecticut, U.S. A.) for the development and production of radically new acoustic systems, which are similar to the High End class speakers.
This Revel speaker system is designed as a three-channel home theater system. The speaker is the front row speaker. This panel with a row of speakers is responsible for the sound on the left, center and right sides, thereby providing extensive sound. According to the manufacturer, the same sound quality as in the full-size home cinema set. Revel LCR 8 soundbar has 6 low-frequency sound impromptuers and 3 high-frequency sound impromptuers. The system is fully capable of producing a more convincing virtual surround sound effect. The set includes a long-throw woofer, which in conjunction with the external power amplifier is capable of producing up to 125W of output power between 90-21,000Hz.
The double-smooth sound panel is equipped with spiked drivers for one channel of operation, 2 woofers with 75 mm cone dome in MCC (Micro Ceramic Composite) and 25 mm tweeter – dome in MCC (Micro Ceramic Composite). Sensitivity 88dB. Op. 8 Ohm. With monopolar acoustic impromptu.
Speaker panel LCR 8 performs the functions of the three front speakers. LCR 8 Series speakers are suitable for installation as center channel speakers for home theater systems from 5.1 to 7.2 for balance and level control.
The clean crystal sound, deep bass, clear tops will allow you to enjoy every day in a truly extraordinary, wonderful, great world of music and movies!
Specifications Revel CONCERTA LCR8:
- Set of accessories: speaker, bracket fixation;
- Type of acoustic system: LCR 3-channel passive soundbar;
- Type of impromptu: dynamical;
- Designation: Left, central, right channel;
- Acoustic impromptu: monopolar;
- Type of placement: personal, wall-mounted;
- Type of construction: case with phase inverter;
- Quantity of modules: 2;
- Crossover frequency: 2,2 Hz;
- Capacity: 10 / 125 W;
- Frequency range: 90 Hz – 21 kHz;
- Tweeter: 25 mm, domed;
- LF driver: 75 mm;
- Impedance: 8 Ohm;
- Efficiency (1W/1m): 88 dB;
- Color: matte black aluminum;
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 108 x 1015 x 114 mm;
- Weight: 5.2 kg
Martin Logan Motion SLM X3 Gloss Black Passive Soundbar
Motion SLM X3 is a modern model of a two-stream soundbar from Martin Logan company. The soundbar from Motion brand series of loudspeakers will be suitable for use as a part of home theater and for creating stereo system manufacturers. Frequency range of the system is 120 – 23000 Hz (+/- 3 dB). Nominal impedance is 4 ohms. The sampling frequency of the built-in crossover is 3000 Hz. The secret of Motion SLM X3 sound quality is the use of six 4-inch, ultra-thin subwoofers with paper fiber cones and three tweeter drivers with proprietary 133x44mm ribbon diaphragms. The combination of the proprietary Folded Motion drivers with compact, yet powerful bass drivers results in a smooth, refined sound with stunning dynamic range and high clarity. Protected by a sturdy grille, the drivers are held securely in place by a sturdy, black anodized aluminum baffle. The SLM’s sleek black enclosure is only 1.45 inches thick, and the overall projection from the wall with wall-mount brackets (included) is 1.83 inches. It also comes with feet that allow you to mount the soundbar on a shelf.
|Frequency Response||120–25,000 Hz ±3dB|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||20—140 watts per channel|
|Sensitivity||93 dB/2.83 volts/meter|
|Impedance||4 Ohms Compatible with 4, 6, or 8 Ohm rated amplifiers.|
|Crossover Frequency||3,000 Hz|
|High Frequency Transducer||Three 1″ × 1.4″ (2.6cm × 3.6cm) Folded Motion Transducer with 5.25″ × 1.75″ (13.3cm × 4.4cm) diaphragm|
|Low Frequency Transducer||Six 4” (10.2cm) paper cone.|
|Components||Custom air core coil inductors. Polyester film capacitors in series and low DF electrolytic capacitors in parallel. Overall system thermal/current protection.|
|Inputs||Low-profile push style|
|Weight||13 lbs. (5.9 kg)|
|Dimensions||6.3″ x 48″ x 2 “
(16.2cm x 122cm x 5.1cm)
Klipsch RP-440D SB Passive Soundbar
The Klipsch RP-440D SB speaker system is part of the special “designer” series of models, whose attractive design is combined with the first-class sound characteristic of Reference Premier acoustics. This speaker belongs to the type of passive soundbars and is designed for use in systems where you want to get a great sound with minimum components used. Klipsch RP-440D SB can be installed on a special desk stand, made of tempered glass, or hung on the wall – for example, directly under the TV. The body of the speaker is made of high-density ABS and does not resonate even at high sound volume.
Klipsch RP-440D SB consists of three independent speakers in one cabinet, which allows it to simultaneously sound all the front channels in your home theater. At the same time, the passive design of the speaker provides for its connection to an AV receiver, which will provide the necessary sound decoding and processing. Klipsch RP-440D SB can become part of a complete home theater system with a separate rear speaker, or work in surround sound mode, provided by the AV receiver processor.
The central channel in the Klipsch RP-440D SB soundbar is represented by a pair of 3.5″ woofers with Cerametallic cones, and the left and right channels have one such speaker each. In addition, in all three channels 1-inch titanium dome tweeters in the updated branded Tractrix horns are used. The front panel of the Klipsch RP-440D SB can be covered with a protective mesh of acoustically transparent fabric that fits snugly over its curved front panel. In the presence of the grid, the soundbar will be almost invisible in the interior, and in its absence, it can become a stylish element of the interior.
The speaker provides an even soundstage with smooth and natural movement of images on the front. The Klipsch RP-440D SB is highly sensitive and is able to develop significant sound pressure even with low input power. The soundbar is equipped with reliable screw input terminals, the cable routing to which can be done as discreetly as possible.
Features of the Klipsch RP-440D SB Wall Speaker:
- Three-channel passive soundbar
- shallow ABS enclosures with wall mounting capability
- Upgraded Tractrix horns
- Signature Cerametallic cone woofers
- Slim On-Wall Solution Matches Today’s Ultra-Flat TV’s
- 3-Channel Sound Bar Provides Left/Center/Right Speakers in Single Seamless Cabinet
- Reference Premiere Horn Loaded Acoustic Technology
- Flexible Placement
- Triple 1” Titanium Dome Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) tweeter
- Quad 3.5″ Cerametallic™ Woofers
- Dual 4-Way Keyholes for secure on-wall mounting
- Magnetic Wrap-Around Grille
- Included glass base for table-top mounting
- Matte Black Painted Finish Blends Seamlessly into Today’s Modern Interiors
Sonance SB46-65 Passive Soundbar Black
The new Sonance soundbars are a combination of reliability proven by years of speaker experience, high performance and new technological developments. The sleek one-piece soundbar grille is perfect for most TV displays: 55″, 65″, 75″ or 85″. Sonance soundbars provide your interior with a custom look every time, and your home theater with best-in-class sound performance.
Sonance SB46-65 Passive Soundbar Black Specifications
- Tweeter: Three 1″ (25 mm) dome, powder-coated aluminum, ferromagnetic liquid cooled, chamber-shaped drivers
- MF driver: Three 4″ (102mm) Kevlar/Nomex tapered laminated Kevlar drivers on rubber suspensions
- Bass: Six 4 1/2″ (114mm) Kevlar /Nomex tapered laminated rubber suspension drivers
- Frequency Range: 90Hz-20kHz ±3dB
- Impedance: 8 ohms nominal; 6 ohms minimum
- Power rating: 50-150W
- Sensitivity: 88dB SPL (2.83V/1m)
- Grill (Decorative Grill): Solid perforated steel.
- Height x Depth: 134mm x 65mm
- Width: 1445mm
- Matching display size (diagonal): 65″ display