ZVOX makes affordable, audiophile approved all-in-one speaker system 0

Plasma and LCD TVs become more and more affordable, affording more and more consumers with stellar picture quality. But for audiophiles who want great sound to go with their great picture, decent sound equipment has remained rather outside of the reach of the average consumer.

The ZVOX 440.

The ZVOX 440.

Swampscott-based ZVOX, self-proclaimed pioneer of all-in-one home theater system, is introducing two new high-performance sound bars at affordable prices.

Made of hand-crafted wood cabinets and premium grade sound parts as opposed to the usual plastic and cheap components seen in typical all-in-one sets, the sets generate virtual surround sound from three compact speakers and a built in subwoofer all from a slim profile.‚  Set-up is simple, with just a single jack connecting the TV and speaker bar. And because green features are all the rage, the sets will put themselves into stand-by mode after a few minutes without any input.

The ZVOX 430.

The ZVOX 430.

The sets will retail for $450 for the ZVOX 430, which is shipping now, and $550 for the ZVOX 440 which ships at the end of the month.