iLive's Extra-Wide iPod Surround Speakerbar

The iLive Flat Panel Docking System is a virtual surround sound bar that uses magnetically shielded 2 full mid/high range drivers and twin internal woofers. You can pretty much hook up whatever you want—DVD players, TVs, computers via USB, other audio players—but considering it has a specially built motorized tray… » 7/12/07 8:01pm 7/12/07 8:01pm

Yamaha YSP-900 Delivers 5.1 Sound From a Single Speaker

I'm always on the hunt for the ultimate virtual surround sound system and I gotta admit, Yamaha's new YSP-900 looks pretty enticing. Like the previous version, it's intended to deliver 2.1 or 5.1 virtual surround sound in a package that only consists of a soundbar. This one in particular is meant to be paired with… » 2/16/07 9:40am 2/16/07 9:40am

Soundmatters Starves its Latest Virtual Surround Sound Speaker

Just like HP said no to its plus-size DLPs this morning, Soundmatters too is cracking down on its overly plump speakers. Their latest model, the ultra-thin SLIMstage, is just 3.4 inches thin (skinnier than some flat panels) yet it's still capable of belting out "convincing" stereo and 5.1 signals. The 210-watt… » 1/03/07 3:25pm 1/03/07 3:25pm

All Giz Wants: Virtual Surround Sound Done Right

As much as I love surround sound, I don't have the space in my living room to wire a 5.1 or 6.1 speaker set. So instead I rely on my Denon S301, a 2.1 system that emulates a 5.1 setup. But as much as I love it, the S301 (and most virtual surround sound systems I've heard) still have a few flaws. I realize virtual… » 12/19/06 6:17pm 12/19/06 6:17pm