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Vizio Elevate 5.1.4 Soundbar – auto-rotate, innovative new speakers

The Vizio Elevate is a latest 5.1.4 high-end model from Vizio’s 2020 lineup. It comes with unique rotating speakers on the left and right sides of the bar, which according to the manufacturer create a larger sound stage for a more immersive listening experience. The Vizio Elevate has a truly unique design. The bar can rotate the left and right sides up when playing Atmos or DTS:X content. You can also set these slices so that they are always up rather than outwards.
The Vizio Elevate has an impressive construction quality. The bar is mostly made of plastic, and there is an aluminum grille on the front of the bar that helps protect drivers. The subwoofer is mostly made of melamine with a plastic plan. Like the bar, satellites have an aluminum grille to protect drivers, and plastic and rear sides. Materials feel durable and solid.
The Vizio Elevate has an Eco Power mode that turns off the soundbar after a period of inactivity. However, if you do not enable this feature, the soundbar always remains active. In addition, there is HDMI CEC support, so you can control some of the basic functions of the bar using the TV remote control.Vizio Elevate SoundbarVizio Elevate soundbar is top-notch for mixed use. You can use it to watch Dolby Atmos content, and its satellite speakers help create an immersive surround experience. Thanks to its dedicated central channel, it can also clearly play dialogue in TV and audiobook programs. However, its heavy bass sound profile may not be ideal for neutral sound, but luckily some customization features are available.
Vizio Elevate is excellent soundbar for music. Its heavy bass sound profile adds an additional power and forcefulness to your music, which is ideal for fans of genres like techno and hip-hop, but can be overwhelming for some listeners. Luckily, there are some EQ presets to help you customize its sound. Its impressive sound stage also helps you feel immersed in your music.
The Vizio Elevate soundbar is acceptable for content that dialogues like TV shows. Thanks to its dedicated central channel, it can reproduce voices clearly and accurately. There is a dialogue enhancement feature and an automatic volume mode to improve the listening experience. You can also stream podcasts and audiobooks to the bar using built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or Chromecast. However, while it can get noisy, there is some compression at maximum volume.
Vizio Elevate soundbar is very good for movies. It supports Atmos content and comes with dedicated satellite speakers to help create a more immersive surround experience. It also has a wide and targeted sound stage. Vizio Elevate SoundbarThe Vizio Elevate soundbar is a uniquely designed 5.1.4 configuration. The sides of the bar automatically rotate when you watch Dolby Atmos or DTS:X content, which can help create a large sound stage for an immersive listening experience. Thanks to its dedicated satellite speakers, it also has good surround performance. While its heavy bass sound profile isn’t ideal for everyone, there are a few sound customization features and many connectivity options available to help you use the bar as a hub between devices. Photo:Vizio

In The Box All cables included!

  • Remote control with 2x AAA batteries
  • Stereo RCA to 3.5mm audio cable
  • 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable
  • HDMI cable
  • Optical cable
  • 2x Satellite Speaker audio cables
  • 2x Power cables
  • 4x Wall mount screws
  • Wall-mount template
  • 2x Wall-mount brackets (Satellite speakers)
  • 2x Wall-mount brackets (Soundbar)
  • 4x Cable ties
  • Manuals
  • Vizio Elevate price: $999.99

Vizio Elevate Soundbar

Soundbar
Channel Configuration 5.1.4-Channel
Frequency Response 30 Hz to 20 kHz (System)
Maximum SPL 107 dB
Satellite Speakers
Speaker Positioning Rear
Speaker Configuration Full-Range
Satellite Connectivity 2 x RCA – Audio
Placement & Mounting Options Tabletop/Bookshelf
Subwoofer
Drivers 1 x 8″ / 20.3 cm
Subwoofer Connectivity Wireless
Connectivity
Inputs 1 x HDMI – Audio/Video
1 x Optical TOSLINK – Audio
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm – Audio
Outputs 1 x HDMI – eARC/Audio/Video
USB Ports 1 x USB (Version Unspecified) (Audio)
Wireless Audio Protocols Chromecast, Wi-Fi
NFC No
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Compatibility
Audio Decoding DTS Virtual:X, DTS:X, Dolby Atmos
HDMI Compliance eARC
HDR Compatibility HDR10, Dolby Vision
Supported File Formats WAV
Power
Power Consumption < 1 W (Standby)
AC Input Power 100 to 120 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Physical
Material of Construction Aluminum

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