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Harman Kardon SB 16 soundbar offers '3D surround sound'

Harman Kardon SB 16

Harman Kardon's new SB 16 soundbar offers virtual '3D surround sound' from a single speaker unit designed to sit under your TV.

It comes with a 100W wireless subwoofer fitted with a 10in driver, while the soundbar itself features two 7.5cm midrange drivers and a 19mm tweeter driven by a 2 x 25W amplifier.

Proprietary Harman Kardon sound processing technology includes a 'virtual 3D' surround mode to create the effect of surround sound without the need for extra speakers or wires.

It can also be used for playback of stereo sources, has coaxial and optical digital inputs for hooking up to a TV, Blu-ray/DVD player or TV, plus an analogue audio input.

For extra covenience, the SB 16 is programmable so that it can be operated using your TV remote for volume, power and source commands.

The Harman Kardon SB 16 is available now in black for around €699 (£600).

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.