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conclusion:We like it

90

LG's NB3520A is packed with features, including 300 watts of power, great simulated surround sound, a wireless subwoofer, and Bluetooth connectivity, yet it sells for a fraction of the price of competing soundbars. What HiFi says that, compared to basic TV sound, it's "more than a just step up – it offers a quality and authority that’s very impressive." Home Theater Review says it's "a very worthy upgrade to your HDTV's internal speakers." The speaker's biggest downside: No HDMI inputs; you'll have to channel all audio through your TV's optical audio port, an analog port, Bluetooth, or USB. And the lack of HDMI means it doesn't support audio formats like Dolby TrueHD or DTS HD. But, as What HiFi says, it offers a "deep and detailed soundstage" and is "worth every penny" of its $269 price.

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9.0
Home Theater Review Oct 30, 2012

Careful subwoofer placement is key to extracting the most out of the 3520A's overall sound performance but, once there, the 3520A should reward you with years of pleasing, trouble-free sound.

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What Hi-Fi Jan 16, 2013

As an upgrade to basic TV sound, the LG is more than a just step up – it offers a quality and authority that’s very impressive.

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TrustedReviews May 10, 2012

The 300 watt total power output also means it's capable of delivering neighbour bothering levels of audio even when used in larger rooms. While the 3D sound mode could be better, on the whole it delivers satisfying sonics.

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9.0
Top Ten Reviews Mar 8, 2012

The LG NB3520A is one of the most complete and full featured entry-level sound bars on the market. Not only does this sound bar provide clear and powerful audio, cutting-edge connectivity and convincing simulated surround sound, but does so at a very affordable price point.

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ChuckAzEee ChuckAzEee

I should've purchased this sound bar from the beginning. Excellent sound in comparison to the poor sound from the LG television.

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