ZVOX ZVOX Audio ZVOX Audio 555 High-Performance Low-Profile Single-Cabinet Surround Sound System
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ZVOX Z-Base 555 - Speaker - 70 Watt - high gloss ebony The ZVOX Z-Base 555 home theater system can be placed beneath your flat-panel TV - so you can have surround sound without adding a lot of clutter to your room. It requires no external speakers, subwoofer or speaker wires. The 555 reproduces TV shows, music and movie's soundtracks with lifelike accuracy - including crystal-clear vocals and thunderous bass. And ZVOX PhaseCue II virtual surround processing delivers three-dimensional sound. The entire system - speakers, amplifier, virtual surround technology and powered subwoofer - fits into the super-slim cabinet. It is truly "Plug and Play". The wood cabinet is robustly constructed using fully-braced MDF - not molded plastic. Beautiful hand-lacquered high-gloss ebony end panels create a stylish look.
- Great sound
The most important feature for any home theater system is high quality sound. The 555 uses an amplifier design with extremely accurate frequency response and a warm, natural sound and surprisingly powerful bass.
- PhaseCue II virtual surround sound
The 555 uses ZVOX's proprietary PhaseCue II virtual surround processing to give you rich, three-dimensional sound with movies or music. With music, PhaseCue II creates a very wide soundstage - it literally sounds like you are listening to speakers eight feet apart from each other. When listening to a good movie, the soundtrack will envelop you - putting you in the middle of the action.
- Green design
The 555 uses a highly-efficient Class D digital amplifier. Even playing at quite loud volumes, it usually uses less than 10-watt of total power. And standby power usage tends to hover around 0.1-watt.
- Setting a standard for vocal clarity
The 555 adds stunning more feature, Dialog Emphasis (DE), when you push the "DE" button on the remote control you engage a circuit that mimics the functions of a hearing aid. The frequencies used by human voices are emphasized and compressed, while other frequencies are minimized.
- Taming commercials that are too loud
If you've ever been blasted out of your chair by a too-loud commercial - or by a cable channel that's twice as loud as another channel - you'll love the Output Leveling (OL) feature on the ZVOX 555. Just push the OL button and a sophisticated processor takes over, making soft sounds louder and loud sounds softer.
- Disappearing display
The 555 features a four-digit display located behind the speaker grille that shows the current setting for volume, bass, treble and PhaseCue II (virtual surround) - and also shows when you have engaged the mute, Output Leveling (OL) or Dialog Emphasis (DE) features. A few seconds after you stop using your remote (or front panel) controls, the display disappears completely.
- Multiple inputs including front-panel connection for iPod and other portable devices
The 555 has two analog audio inputs, one optical digital input, one coaxial digital input - plus a front panel 3.5 mm analog stereo input for convenient connection of your iPod or other portable audio device.
- Wood (MDF) cabinet with hand-lacquered side panels
The 555 features a hand-built cabinet of heavy MDF with beautiful hand-lacquered high-gloss end panels. Its low-profile design blends perfectly with flat-panel TVs.