Panasonic unveiled at the CES 2011 a new slim soundbar home theater speaker system, the SC-HTB520. The system neatly mounts on a wall by a TV and offers an easy to install, stylish alternative to a home theater sound system and is ideal to match a 42-inch large panel HDTV. It comes with a wireless down firing subwoofer and supports Stream Out for 3D image signals and Audio Return Channel.
The Panasonic SC-HTB520 features Clear-Mode Dialog, which makes the sound seem like it is coming from the center of the TV display, and virtual surround technology to reproduce surround sounds from the front speakers. It is compatible with ARC (Audio Return Channel), which allows receiving audio signals from the TV.
The SC-HTB520 slim bar audio system will be released in April 2011.