This product is a vintage Polk model and is not available for sale, but it may still be available in some stores as a closeout or used product. The following text is taken from the original sales brochure for this product and does not reflect current availability. If you happen to have any question or concerns about this product, or any other Polk Audio product, feel free to contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-377-7655 Monday - Friday, 9am - 5:30pm EST
SurroundBar 360 DVD Theater
The SurroundBar 360 DVD Theater is the best performing single-speaker surround sound theater system on the market.
Sensational Surround Sound
Just Plug It In
The SurroundBar360° DVD Theater is a complete digital home theater audio system. It works in any room, no limitations (unlike other "single speaker systems" that rely on wall reflections or special placement rules). It comes with a compact high-end digital processor that includes a DVD/CD player with integrated Farouja HDMI 1080i upscaler. This is one of the industry's best-rated signal upconverters, and it insures that virtually any video source will reveal its highest high-def glory on your screen. A Universal Remote is included to end remote clutter (while we're ending speaker and wire clutter, why not?). The single, sleek speaker—the SurroundBar360° itself— easily mounts above or below your TV or on your TV stand with included hardware. And all the professional settings have already been made for you. All you do is plug it in.
Impressive Technology, Sure--But You Won't Be Tested On It
Now that you know what you need to know (that the Polk Audio SurroundBar360° DVD gives you digital surround sound with no clutter and no hook-up hassles), you can let yourself relax and maybe even know a little more, some background stuff: the how and why. Knowing this will help reinforce what you just learned. And it will impress your friends. Seriously.
In the early 1980s, when dinosaurs walked the Earth, Polk Audio invented and patented a sound technology that allowed a single pair of loudspeakers to simulate surround sound (which wasn't invented yet) from a stereo signal. They did it with intricate mathematical algorithms and special connections (and some magic pixie dust). Extra Credit Fact: It was called "Stereo Dimensional Array," and it tricked your ears into hearing sound all around you. It was pretty incredible to hear sound coming from everywhere when the speakers were right in front of you--but the limitation of this wondrous technology was size. These were big speakers. Big speakers fell out of fashion. You don't want them in your living room anymore.
Using this groundbreaking technology as a jumping-off point, Polk Audio has incorporated new primary research into the science of how we hear sounds from all around us and delivered a digital update: SDA Surround technology in a compact single-speaker package that flat-out looks amazing when it's next to your flat panel TV. No more big speakers--or even many small ones. The SurroundBar360° DVD allows you to experience surround sound without anything else. Just this one, stylish, sleek thing. You won't even notice it after a while. But you will love watching movies and HDTV in rich surround sound.
An elegant, single speaker bar discreetly delivers full-range sound --no separate subwoofer needed
If your family wants a superior DVD home theater system, one that provides a virtually seamless and immersive soundstage with lots of surprising deep bass, and you also want a system that's easy to set up and use without cluttering up your room with lots of speaker boxes and wires, then the SurroundBar 360° DVD Theater is the solution made for you and your whole family.
The SurroundBar 360° DVD Theater adds a new dimension to movies, music, TV. Its simple connection means you can connect it to any video game, satellite/cable TV box, MP3 player or other external source and experience ear-opening surround sound with just one beautiful, stylish speaker. Rediscover your favorite video games, or play DVDs, CDs, MP3 and JPEG and Kodak® photo discs.
|Diameter||2 1/2" (6.35cm)|
|Type||full-range Dynamic Balance composite driver cones with neodymium magnets|
|Enclosure Type||PowerPort with Feed Forward|
|Height||4 1/4" (10.79cm)|
|Width||44 1/2" (113.03cm)|
|Depth||4 3/4" (12.06cm)|
|Unit of Measure||system|
|Total Shipping Weight||36.00 pounds|
|Included Accessories||DVD console, remote control with included batteries, high and low mounting cradles, wall mount template, 15-foot wiring harness, 9-foot power cord, AM loop antenna,FM dipole antenna, 5-foot A/V cable, quick start guide, owner's manual|
|Mounting Options||keyhole slots for wall mount or cradles for surface mounting|
|Speaker Warranty||5 years speaker, 1 year electronics|
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Specifications, dimensions and features subject to change without notice. For more information call us at 1-800-377-7655 (USA and Canada). Outside of North America call +1 (410) 358-3600.
12 reviews with an average of 3.5Write your own review
by Kris Vint, October 6, 2008127 out of 136 people found this review helpful.
Only one bar for surround sound and very good bass right out of the box. Hookup took all of 5 minutes, my mother could have done it. Matched my plasma TV perfectly.
No HDMI inputs, although I run directly to the TV and hook up an optical cable to the 360 so there was no problem. I found playing music to be a little weak, not as impressive as a stereo pair of floorstanding or bookshelf speakers.
I have a 5.1 surround sound system for my living room, so when I was looking for a bedroom system (we have a 50" plasma), I wanted something that matched my flat panel TV, didn't have rear wires and didn't take up a lot of room -- BUT, actually getting surround sound was important for me, I've been spoiled by watching movies on my downstairs system. The included amplifier was a must also. Well I was BLOWN AWAY in the store while listening to the 360 demo -- I turned my head to see if there were speakers behind me. It's such a strange feeling knowing that there are no speakers on the side or behind, but still hearing the surround sound effect. I was sold after a few minutes. I was skeptical about the claim that no subwoofer was needed - the sales guy really tried to push me on one. But I decided to wait to see at home, and I'm SO glad I did. Couldn't believe it but it really produced great deep bass when I watched my first movie. The bass volume control on the remote is a nice touch, too. Hookup is a stupidly easy, it literally took me 5 minutes once I unboxed everything. I mounted it flush to the bottom of my TV and ran the single connector wire in the wall to a shelf below. It would have been nice to have an included bracket, but the speaker was light enough I don't worry about it going anywhere, I just used the keyhole slots on the back of the speaker bar. WAY TO GO Polk, this system is just what I was looking for and I recommend it to anyone that wants something simple, elegant, and kick ass!
by David, January 17, 200939 out of 43 people found this review helpful.
Simple setup with very few cables and built in DVD player. Wicked sound from just one speaker!!!
Built-in subwoofer is decent at low volumes but doesn't have that deep bass at higher volumes. I installed a Polk Audio PSW111 powered subwoofer to complete the package and it sounds amazing.
I installed the SurroundBar 360 system today and it sounds awesome!!! I also installed a Polk Audio PSW111 powered subwoofer to give it a rich deep bass. The system comes with a mounting template for the surroundbar which made attaching it to the wall really easy and simple using only two screws. I had a full Yamaha 5.1 surround sound hooked up before which sounded good but this setup blows my previous system out of the water. I love not having any rear satalite speakers mounted on the walls and a bunch of wiring running all over. This Polk 360 DVD Theater gives my living room a much cleaner and more sophisticated appearance.
by Adib Zainuri, September 23, 200825 out of 33 people found this review helpful.
Great speaker design and sound quality.
Has 1 HDMI Output & NO HDMI input whatsoever;meaning if you have PS3 or any other device (blue-ray or HD DVD player), you need to use the optical or analog cable for the audio. Well, I guess this is Polk Audio 1st console product;there are tons of rooms for improvement, such as the setting interface;the up-convert quality is OK, but not that great.
I bought it on Sept. 10, 2008 through J&R. Perfect match for my Samsung 46" series 750 and PS3 for blue ray and gaming stuff. AZ
by Cyndi Graley, September 9, 200822 out of 28 people found this review helpful.
Does not Operate the VHS Player
We just bought this system, & it was Installed today. It works Great !! It operates everything connected to our System & the Sound is Very Good. Thank You Polk Audio for this System, as we needed something that did not have Speakers all over the House !! We have Direct TV, & this was the Perfect Answer for a smaller home.
by JeffP13, March 11, 200922 out of 25 people found this review helpful.
No wires everywhere, great sound.
No HDMI input, needs a sub.
This is a great product for people who can't have a true surround sound system with speakers behind them. I have hard wood floors so i couldn't hide the speaker wire and i didn't want to have to drill holes in my walls and run wire. Also, since i had a HDTV and a blu ray player, i didn't want to pay for a system that included an additional blu ray player, i wanted most, if not all, the money i was going to spend to go towards sound quality. This is the closest thing i could find for that. Very easy to hook up. All you need is digital optical cables (it comes with one). Ran one from the polk box to my blu ray player and another one from my cable box to the polk box. Plug it in and you are ready to rock. Even though the 360 theater system says you don't need a subwoofer, i disagree. If you don't care about bass or don't like to watch action movies, just want nice and clear sound, then no subwoofer is needed. Me, i like action movies and wanted the true 'rumble' for the explosions. I went with a polk 8" psw111 speaker. Great addition. You can control the volume from the speaker so you can use it when you want, or turn it down when you don't want it. It's small and doesn't take up too much space. All you need is a speaker wire (the subwoofer does NOT come with ANY wire to hook up the sub. get a good RCA cable, the polk 360 has a "sub out" output, connect both and you are ready to go) The sound quality is really amazing. I'm not sure if it gives you a true '360' feel since i have never owned a sound system with spreakers all around, but i do know it's a HUGE improvement from your tv speakers. This is a great product for people who don't want, or can't have, wires and speakers everywhere. A+ product.
by Barry, July 25, 200912 out of 22 people found this review helpful.
Lousy remote support
The bar sounds great but after following the instructions to work the remote it will not work. Very frustrating. It probably should have come with it's own remote so that a universal remote could program it. It's Saturday so I have to wait until Monday to try to get any type of help with it.
by Kevin Clark, April 4, 20107 out of 14 people found this review helpful.
Sounded great when it worked.
First sound bar shorted out ,and took down the amp. Replaced entire system under free replacement was only Two weeks on site. Bed room install for an invalid. No Cranking the audio here. Second system worked for two weeks and the DVD tray quits working. Hope I can exchange this piece of cr@@! with something a little more reliable. Also no HDMI inputs for switching HDA/V devices. Poor compatibility with many programmable remotes.
Biggest piece of dung since the last Woolly Mammoth.
by Jack D., January 31, 20115 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
loud, clear sound. great subwoofer hidden in a corner of the room. no wires!!
the remote control is very bad. it only worked when pointed directly in front of the speaker within 4 to 5 feet.
i was looking for an upgrade to my 46' tv. i recently move and my tv is now placed in the corner of the living room so it was complicated to figure out how i would run the left and right speaker wires for a 5.1 surround sound system. once i've experienced watching movies with my previous home theater system, i could not go back to the tv speakers. the sound is deep and doesn't sound like it's thrown at you, it just blends in the room.. overall.. just like a 5.1 surround system without the wires and complicated setup and rear speakers. i'm very satisfied with the sound. i listen to music from my laptop occasionnaly and it sounds loud enough! i did have trouble hooking up my ps3 to the bar, but that was due to the ps3. i had to go in the settings menu and hook up both the ps3 and the tv to the surround bar to hear blu ray movies and games. i've programmed my tv remote in 5 minutes because the provided remote was just weak.. it only worked from close. i am planning on buying another surround bar for my second tv in the basement.. i will most likely buy the same, unless something else better comes out.
by dave, April 17, 20104 out of 10 people found this review helpful.
lack of extra hook ups wish never bought
the sound bar sounds ok the draw back is that you can not add any extra speakers if you need more
by Dan, November 21, 20104 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
Easy installation, no wires.
Sound quality, doesn't recognize all remotes, no HDMI.
Lots of problems here it would seem. Small remote that came with the system did not work very well other than at close range. The process you are supposed to use to program your own remote to the soundbar did not work. Every volume control button on my remote (a basic DirecTV remote) turned the volume up only. The subwoofer seems to be underpowered. I had a LOT of rattling from the subwoofer, even at low volumes. And I was just watching a hockey game. We are taking this one back to the store I'm afraid. Very disappointed.
by Susan s, October 19, 20111 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Rear panel design.
Love the sound. Crisp and clear at all sound levels. Only problem is that we needed a longer optical audio cord and it is thicker than the short cord provided with the system location of hookups will not allow unit to sit on shelf bc angle of the cord tips it over. Will probably have to return. Bummer!!!
by Gary Crowley, December 16, 20111 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Sound, looks, and price
I purchased the Surround Bar 6000 for my 37" flat screen TV in my Master bedroom.I replaced my Bose 321 sound system, the Polk Sound Bar blows it away in sound and depth, for half the cost. Nice job on making this easy to set up and looks fantastic!
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"It’s safe to say that Polk Audio’s SurroundBar 360 DVD Theater is the most original and effective approach to one-speaker bar systems I’ve experienced. It boldly goes where no bar speaker has gone before."
Mark Fleischmann, Home Theater
[ Open Review ]
Despite its small size, the SB 360's sound was quite fullbodied, even when not paired with a subwoofer. In another of those well-thought-out details the SB 360 senses when it is connected to a sub and automatically re-EQs the sound to compensate for it. Brilliant.
Wes Phillips, Stereophile
[ Open Review ]
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