The world's first dual wireless sound bar system with wireless subwoofer and rear speakers makes me want to clear space on my walls and crank some of that rock and roll music.
The TH-BA3 system is a 280 watt 5.1 home theater that doesn't let any wires get in the way. The sound bar has a built in power-amplifier, one analog and two optical digital inputs and decodes Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby ProLogic II surround signals. Also new today is the 180 watt TH-BS7, a 4.1 channel system whose centerpiece is mountable sound bar that's a scant 1.4" tall by 1.2" deep, with a wee 6" wireless subwoofer to match.
The Yamaha YSP series is still our pick for best-in-class because of its sonar-like sound steering, but these two JVC systems do tickle our fancy. Both systems will be available this month, which I hope anyone with my Christmas list in hand picks up on. The TH-BA3 runs $550 while the TH-BS7 will set you back $600.