WHAT: Slender, easy-to-install soundbar and subwoofer
WHY: Makes a great TV even better
The Focal Dimension soundbar and subwoofer ($1,600) are akin to a home-theater-in-a-box, minus all the space needed to host such a setup. The soundbar can be hung underneath a wall-mounted television, but it also works well with a 50-inch or larger flat-screen TV resting on top of the subwoofer with the bar fit snugly in front of it. The whole setup takes up minimal space and it does not block the TV’s IR port. The components can function separately, but we recommend using them together for the better 5.1 experience. The slender soundbar offers up to 450 watts of sound via five ultraflat drivers. The sub uses two 8-by-3-inch elliptical woofers that work in opposition to eliminate vibration—very important when your precious TV is sitting on top of it. Dolby Digital and DTS digital surround-sound decoders enhance the home-theater experience. Use the two HDMI inputs and outputs for multiple-source connectivity, all controlled with the included remote. Or you can use the digital optical input.