CES NEWS: Polk Audio to unveil SurroundBar 5.1 DVD Theatre system

We've seen single 'surround bar' speaker systems before from the likes of Yamaha, Denon and Boston Acoustics, but now Polk Audio has a new twist on the concept.

Its 5.1 SurroundBar multichannel speaker comes with a separate, compact DVD player with FM/AM tuner and a front USB port for connecting an MP3 player, making it a complete home cinema in a box system.

The speaker uses Polk's proprietary SDA technology and PowerPort bass venting system to provide more realistic surround imaging from a single unit.

The device will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this weekend, along with Polk's new I-Sonic Entertainment System 2 iPod dock.

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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.