Our Z-Base 420 sound bar delivers wonderful, room-filling home theater sound -- without a bunch of boxes, lots of wires and a big price tag. Only 3.5" high, 27 9/16" wide and 14.5" deep, the 420 fits under your TV. There are no external speakers, subwoofers or speaker wires! Most people won't notice it until you turn it on.
The 420's sound quality is excellent because we use high performance speakers and amplifiers. And unlike any other sound bar in its price category, the Z-Base 420 uses a wood (MDF) cabinet -- not plastic. Our PhaseCue II virtual surround system create 3D sound with movies or music. And hookup is super-simple -- just one connecting wire and a one-page owner's manual. You can even teach the ZVOX 420 to respond to your TV or cable box remote control!
High quality surround sound doesn't have to be complicated, messy and expensive. The Z-Base 420 is the right choice for most people looking for a home theater or TV sound system.
Crystal-Clear Vocals. Our Dialog Emphasis feature uses hearing aid technology to make voices unbelievably clear. It's amazing.
Tame Loud Commercials. Tired of commercials that blast you out of your chair? Our Output Leveling feature reacts instantly and turns them down to a lower level. You'll love it.
PhaseCue® II Virtual Surround Sound. The 420 uses ZVOX's proprietary PhaseCue II virtual surround processing to give you rich, three-dimensional sound with movies or music.. While no virtual surround system - including ours - will give you the surround effects of a good 5.1 system, the ZVOX 420 does a remarkable job. Sound & Vision magazine calls our PhaseCue processing "remarkably ingenious."
Disappearing Display. The 420 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.
Uses Your Remote Control. The new Z-Base system can be programmed to respond to your remote control. The illuminated display walks you through a less-than-a-minute programming cycle. Then your TV remote...or cable box remote...or satellite receiver remote...or ANY remote...can control volume, mute, power and input functions of the ZVOX system.
Multiple Inputs...including front-panel connection for iPod® and other portable devices. The 420 has two analog audio inputs, one optical (Toslink) digital input, one coaxial digital input - plus a front panel 3.5mm analog stereo input for convenient connection of your iPod or other portable audio device. Any specific input can be selected using either the remote control or the slim-line module below the speaker grille.
Just Plain Great Sound. The most important feature for any home theater system is high quality sound. The 420 uses premium quality speakers and amplifiers and was designed by our team of "New England Sound" speaker designers. We think you will be amazed at just how good such a small system can sound.
Note: A ZVOX 420 system can be connected to a TV or cable box in three different ways: 1) analog output jacks (normally a red and white set of jacks labeled “Audio Out”) or 2) an optical digital jack (a fiber optic cable sometimes called “toslink”) that sends digital signals to the ZVOX or 3) a coaxial digital jack (a single cable that sends digital signals to the ZVOX. If you need help connecting your system, feel free to call us toll free: (866) FOR-ZVOX (866) 367-9869 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE have your TV’s brand and model number when you call us, or include that information in your email.
ZVOX COMPARISON CHART Competitor ZVOX 420 Output Levelling to tame loud commercials No Yes Dialogue Emphasis for super-clear vocals No Yes Built-in Powered Subwoofer No Yes MDF Cabinet No Yes Switching between multiple A/V devices No Yes Can learn to respond to other remotes No Yes Front connection for iPod or other devices No Yes Volume and power controls on sound system No Yes Bass Adjustment Control No Yes Treble Adjustment Control No Yes PhaseCue II Virtual Surround Sound No Yes Multiple Virtual Surround Settings No Yes Dolby Digital Decoding Yes No Height 7.6cm 8.9cm Width 53cm 71cm Depth 31cm 37cm Size-Compatible with most 37" TVs Yes Yes Size-Compatible with most 42" TVs No Yes Size-Compatible with most 50" TVs No Yes TV Weight Limit 18kg 32kg TV Base Maximum Width 50cm 68cm TV Base Maximum Depth 26cm 34cm Weight 4.6kg 7.7kg Power Output Not Specified 45w RRP $549 $599