VIZIO SB4051-D5 Review
Turn your lazy afternoon or a boring night interesting and fun. Vizio has again won the market with its latest model VIZIO SB4051-D5. This new model is a must have sound bar which can turn any home into a home theater. It has a slimmer and smarter design. The sound bar is smart enough to be placed near your TV or wall mounted above the television set. The subwoofer that comes with it has an all new slimmer look. It can be easily placed under your bed or besides your sofa. Since the subwoofer is wireless, you can place it anywhere in the room without wires running around the place.
The satellite speakers can be connected with the subwoofer through a power cable. A new and interesting feature in this model is that it supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and also has built in Google cast. This has changed the complete concept of the sound bar. In the past the sound bar usage was limited only with the connectivity with the TV. Now, you can search, stream and cast anything of your choice right from your smart phone. All it needs is the Vizio Smartcast app to be installed and the latest operating system that’s supports the app.
The surprising part is, all this is available in the market at the price of $399. With the features it is offering, this price looks very affordable.
Vizio has changed the design of all its new models for 2016. The sound bars have become slimmer. The all black look is changed with the classy combination of dull silver and black. The Vizio SB4051-D5 sound bar measures 40x2x2. At the volume of 160 cubic inches, this is a pretty small size. It features a slim and sleek wireless subwoofer that is 3 inches high. This makes is perfect to be placed anywhere in the room. The speakers weigh 3.42 lbs. heavy speakers show it can bring out good sound quality.
- The Vizio SB4051-D5 uses Bluetooth as well as Wi-Fi connectivity in addition to the wired connection options available. It features Bluetooth version 4.0 which is the latest version available. Bluetooth connectivity enables one to play music saved in a smart phone, tablet or computer directly at the sound bar. It has a Bluetooth wireless range of 30 feet. The Wi-Fi connectivity is the latest addition. Wi-Fi lets the videos and music to be streamed at a greater quality and larger distance. This also enables the speaker to make own local hotspot. VIZIO SB4051-D5 is able to receive audio from its 3.5mm (AUX), Ethernet, RCA and HDMI ports, in addition to the wireless feature. It can give out sound through its line out port.
VIZIO SB4051-D5 has a frequency range of 35Hz-20KHz. Its lower frequency is 40 Hz lower than the average speakers in the market. This means the subwoofer can deliver roof shaking bass that is as deep as 35Hz.
The speakers have sound pressure level of 101 dbl. This is 6dbl higher than most speakers.
In the Box
VIZIO SB4051-D5 comes with a 40 inch long sound bar, a slim subwoofer and a set of two satellite speakers. It also includes 5’ RCA to 3.5mm Stereo Cable, 5’ Coaxial Cable, 5’ RCA to 3.5mm (Mini Jack), 5’ HDMI Cable, Satellite Cables and 5’ Optical Cable (Toslink). It also contains two power cords, hardware for wall mounting and a remote control with LCD display.
Vizio SB4051-D5 features Dolby Digital and DTS decoding. This makes the home theatre experience all the more real and entertaining. With 5.1 surround system, it definitely is an ideal sound bar for any home. It can easily be paired up with 45”+ tv.
The built in Google cast option enables you to stream millions of songs from the music apps you love. A single tap can cast the same over Wi-Fi to any Vizio smartcast device in the home from anywhere in the home. Streaming over Wi-Fi also eliminates interruptions from phone calls, texts and other notifications on your smart phone.
In a Nutshell
The Vizio SB4051-D5 is undoubtedly the best available choice for a sound bar that can turn your home theater dream into a reality.