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CEDIA Expo to Feature First Demonstrations of Polk Audio?s First Bluetooth Sound Bar

SurroundBar? 5000 Boasts High Performance Audio With Bluetooth Connectivity, All From A Compact, Easy-To-Set Up Package

Polk Audio®, the Speaker Specialists®, will use the occasion of the CEDIA Expo 2012 to take the wraps off its first sound bar to feature Bluetooth connectivity.

The new SurroundBar 5000, which ships this month at a suggested retail price of $399, utilizes the apt-X codec in conjunction with Bluetooth connectivity to deliver a true audiophile caliber streaming audio experience.

“With the SurroundBar 5000 IHT, we offer an attractive, easy-to-setup, even easier-to-operate surround sound solution for every budget—all without the need for surround speakers, expensive wire or additional amplification,” said Baron. “The benefit of Bluetooth connectivity makes this one of the most desirable, full featured bars at this or any price.”

Polk Audio’s new SurroundBar 5000 measures a diminutive 31 inches wide and 2¼ inches deep, with a 6½ inch wireless subwoofer. It is designed to be the perfect solution for adding a robust surround sound experience to mid-sized displays, but the SurroundBar 5000 IHT is equally adept with stereo personal music players like the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android phones, through wired or Bluetooth connections.

“With the Apt-x codec, Bluetooth connectivity has come of age as a technology that offers a full-range listening experience,” added Baron. “Polk Audio sees this development as a major step forward as we look to incorporate advanced Bluetooth performance into an ever-growing portfolio of high performance audio solutions.”

It’s What’s Inside That Counts
One key to the stunning performance of the SurroundBar 5000 is Polk Digital Logic® technology, which relies on proprietary digital signal processing to optimize the system’s acoustical performance
in the typical room, without the need for complicated setup menus and baffling instruction manuals.

The SurroundBar 5000 is Energy Star® certified, and come with backup remote controls, although each can easily be programmed to understand the customer’s own TV remote control. Each system also features built-in keyhole slots for mounting, which ensure a wide range of placement options.

The Polk SurroundBar 5000 will be demonstrated at the company’s CEDIA Expo exhibit in the Marriott Hotel’s Indiana Ballroom, Rooms A and B. The Marriott is located at 350 West Maryland Street near the Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.

About Polk Audio
Polk Audio ( is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of high performance audio products and the largest audio brand of DEI Holdings, Inc. Founded in 1972, Polk is the market share leader in premium Home Theater speakers and sound bars in North America, and is a leading manufacturer of headphones, mobile and marine speakers and amplifiers, and other high performance audio products.

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This article was last modified September 10, 2012

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