- Written by Glen Young
- Published on 05 February 2014
Introduction to the Pinnacle T1 PBAR 2000 Powered Sound Bar
Don't you often wonder why expensive televisions are sold with speakers that sound like they're made of tissue paper and powered by a cell phone? No matter what the price of the set, it always seems that sound quality receives little of the design budget. This results in predictable audio quality – tinny, prone to distortion, and adequate only for the most basic of dialogue.
The good news is that there ARE alternatives! Pinnacle Speakers offers an array of high quality powered sound bars, surround speakers, subwoofers, and in-wall/in-ceiling speakers that can bring your television's sound to life!
Pinnacle speakers are designed and manufactured in the U.S.A., and the company has been family owned and operated since 1976. Pinnacle warranties their products for three years, including parts and labor, indicating the company's confidence in the engineering and construction quality. On some of Pinnacle's products, warranties extend to as much as 12 years!
The T1 PBAR 2000 under review is a two-way, six driver, stereo, self-powered sound bar that has both analog and digital inputs. The bar is intended as a replacement for the internal speakers of your television or video display. The bar sports four 3" diameter polypropylene woofers with durable butyl rubber surrounds that won't fall apart like foam surrounds eventually do. The bar also has two 1" soft dome tweeters with ferro-fluid cooling and wave-guides to improve room dispersion and coupling. The bar measures 38 inches wide by 4.5 inches high and only 3.5 inches deep. All surfaces except the front are curved to minimize internal reflections. The bar is finished in matte black wood grain and won't reflect when placed in front of the video monitor.
PINNACLE T1 PBAR 2000 POWERED SOUND BAR SPECIFICATIONS
- Design: Six Driver Sound Bar
- Drivers: Two 1" Soft-dome Tweeters with Wave Guides, Four 3" Woofers
- Amplifier: Class D
- MFR: 100 Hz – 25 kHz ± 3 dB
- Inputs: One Coaxial Digital Connector, One Optical Toslink Digital Connector, One Analog L/R Input Pair
- Codecs: 16/44.1, MP3
- Dimensions: 4.5" H x 38" W x 3.5" D
- Weight: 11.6 Pounds
- MSRP: $599
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