The SLIMstage40 Surround Console
The SLIMstage40 Surround Console ($899 SRP) from soundmatters features 170 watts from eight internal amplifiers. It measures 39 inches wide by 3.3 inches high by 3.4 inches deep, making it slimmer than virtually all flat panel TVs. The company says its surround and speaker technologies don’t rely on walls or subwoofers. The console features four main/satellite speakers and nine bass drivers, including three down-firing subs assisted by six mass radiators, resulting in low frequencies down to 45Hz. Included are three digital audio inputs, three analog inputs (including a front iPod input), headphone out, high-contrast LED display, IR remote, front panel controls, RS-232 port, shelf feet and wall bracket. Available in black or silver finish with a removable, paintable grille.