Toshiba tries its hand at home theater audio with the SBX4250 Sound Bar

Toshiba has long been acquainted with the visual facets of home theater setups, and now the firm is entering the audio side of the equation with the SBX4250 -- the first in a line-up of sound bar speaker systems. Featuring SRS TruSurround HD and accompanied by a wireless subwoofer, the strip packs two tweeters and four speakers in a 3.6-inch tall, 2.2-inch deep and roughly three-foot long form factor. In addition to the included HDMI and optical audio inputs, the box boasts Bluetooth connectivity for streaming audio from PCs, tablets, smartphones and other compatible devices. For those willing to part with $329.99, the 300-watt rig can already be snapped up online and at select brick-and-mortar establishments. Check out the glamour shots and the full press release below.

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Toshiba marks entry into home theater audio market with the first in a line-up of sound bar speaker systems

A Perfect Complement to Its Latest LED TV Lineup, the New Home Theater Sound Bar Offers Powerful, Dynamic Audio Performance for Simple Big-Picture, Big-Sound Entertainment

IRVINE, Calif. - August 14, 2012 - Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced its entry into the home theater audio market with the SBX4250 Sound Bar Speaker System. Offering rich, powerful and dynamic audio performance, the SBX4250 Sound Bar Speaker System provides hassle-free home theater sound.

The SBX4250 Sound Bar can sit on a mantel, table or mounts easily to a wall with no additional hardware, and comes with both HDMI® and optical audio inputs to suit most any home theater setup. It produces rich, high-fidelity sound shaped by SRS TruSurround HD™ with TruBass® and Dolby® Digital, pumping out up to 300 watts1 of amazing audio to make every movie, game and broadcast program the immersive experience it ought to be. Additionally, with the convenience of Bluetooth® connectivity, the SBX4250 Sound Bar can stream audio from a tablet, smartphone, PC or other compatible device at the touch of a button. Now Toshiba owners who have purchased a Toshiba TV, Blu-ray Disc™ player, PC or tablet can complete their ultimate home theater setup with the SBX4250 Sound Bar Speaker System.

"We've designed the Toshiba SBX4250 Sound Bar to provide incredible audio performance, while maintaining ease of use even when wirelessly streaming audio from a mobile device," said Scott Ramirez, vice president of product marketing and development, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital products Division. "Its low-profile design takes up little space, yet fills the room with dynamic sound. And, this is just the first of a series of speaker models designed to meet a wide range of home theater needs."

The SBX4250 Sound Bar Speaker System comes in a modern matte-black finish with semi-transparent metal grill. It features four midrange speakers and two tweeters, and includes a separate wireless subwoofer that can be placed virtually anywhere in the room. It also comes with a wireless remote to keep you in control. The Sound Bar measures just 3.6 inches tall and an ultra-thin 2.2 inches deep to perfectly match today's 40" or larger flat panel TVs.

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Toshiba tries its hand at home theater audio with the SBX4250 Sound Bar