Any real soundbars out there?

gwhgwh Posts: 1,367
Yep Google is my friend but it does return a lot of crap to wade through.
Interested in a passive LCR soundbar that is big up to 60 inches in length depth and height not a real issue since it will be sitting on a large piece of furniture/gear cabinet. Are there any with 5 1/4 or 6 inch drivers?. I've looked at some sound bases but those tend to be short in length.
Thanks,
G
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,572
    I think the passive issue is going to be hard to get past. Most any soundbars worth a damn are going to be active since much of their strength is attributed to the programming done through the unit.

    It may not be what you are after, but I was impressed enough with the Mini to have no qualms suggesting you consider the Max SR. Maybe see if you can get your ears on it?

    https://www.polkaudio.com/products/magnifimaxsr
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,019
    I bought this Samsung to go with my 65” Sony XBR900F, and I love it. It is pretty cool how attaching an HDMI cable between it and the TV automatically switches the TV sound to the sound bar, and turns it on with the TV.

    Not sure what passive means.


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  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 608
    Check out the Yamaha’s. Not as big as you describe but I have been happy with mine. I have one in the living room and one in the bedroom.
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  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,414
    edited June 17
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Not sure what passive means.
    Assuming he means a soundbar with no internal amplifier, so a receiver will be needed for power.

    Here are some options, although I don't think there will be many with larger drivers.

    https://goo.gl/MJsKvU

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  • TopperDudeTopperDude Posts: 38
    Look into some of the DefTech Mythos bars as well as the GoldenEar SuperCinema range
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,075
    For powered i was impressed with the polk maginifi max from what i heard at best buy. Not sure on non powered for sound bar only and not a complete HT rig.
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  • gwhgwh Posts: 1,367
    Man that Goldenear SuperCinema 3D Array XL looks pretty sweet.
    HT:
    Polk S60
    Polk S30
    Polk F/Xi3
    SVS SB16 Ultra
    Yamaha RX-A3070

    Signal Cable speaker wires & interconnects.
  • TopperDudeTopperDude Posts: 38
    gwh wrote: »
    Man that Goldenear SuperCinema 3D Array XL looks pretty sweet.

    its not cheap but if your looking for an awesome passive bar, its a pretty cool route to consider
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