Preview: 2023 Vizio M-Series M215aw-K6 Soundbar
Following up on our studies on the Vizio TVs, M-Series, and V-Series soundbars introduced for 2023, Vizio launched one more M-Series soundbar with little fanfare, the M215aw-K6. This middle-of-the-range soundbar supplies reasonably priced entry to digital encompass sound in a simple to set-up 2.1 channel system for beneath $300.
Product Description: The M215aw-K6 is 36-inches broad and simply over 2-inches excessive. The bar homes 5 speaker drivers inside a 2.1 channel configuration. The woofer and tweeter for every of the left and proper channels, plus the subwoofer driver equal 5 audio system.
Wireless Subwoofer: An exterior wi-fi subwoofer is included that contains a Bass Reflex ported design with one downward-firing 5-inch Driver.
Tip: The M215aw-K6 doesn’t have upfiring audio system particularly for Dolby Atmos, so DTS Virtual:X is used to provide peak results with out the necessity for vertically firing audio system based mostly on cues embedded in Dolby Atmos and DTS:X alerts.
DTS TruVolume: This characteristic supplies even quantity ranges and dialog presence.
Sound Modes: Additional preset sound modes embrace Movie, Music, Gaming, Direct
System Frequency Response: 50 to 20kHz
SPL (Sound Pressure Level): 100dB
Bluetooth ver 5.0: You can use Bluetooth to play music from appropriate units, akin to smartphones, or join an Amazon Echo system to entry Alexa voice assistant options or play music from the echo system via the soundbar.
Tip: Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity aren’t supplied, thus there aren’t any built-in good options.
Remote Control: A easy distant features a perform show. The soundbar can be appropriate with many common remotes and a few TV remotes for entry to fundamental capabilities (Volume, Mute, and Power).
Tip: The distant management consists of settings for bass, treble, dialog, and subwoofer degree.
Voice Control: Voice management shouldn’t be built-in however you’ll be able to entry Alexa, Google, and Siri by connecting your most popular voice assistant system by way of the Aux VA 3.5mm enter or Bluetooth. The wired and wi-fi enter is at all times energetic and prepared for a voice command. The quantity of your content material is robotically lowered so you’ll be able to hear voice suggestions clearly.
- 1 HDMI 2.0 output with ARC/eARC compatibility.
- 1 Digital optical audio enter. (2-channel PCM, Dolby Digital, and DTS 5.1 appropriate)
- 2 Analog (3.5mm) audio inputs (one can be utilized to attach the audio output of a appropriate Amazon Echo or Google Home/Nest).
- 1 USB Port – Supports music file playback (MP3, .WAV) from related USB Flash Drives.
- Remote Control with Batteries
- HDMI Cable
- Digital Optical Cable
- Wall Mount Kit
- Quick Setup Guide
Tip: Analog AV Cables aren’t included.
- Soundbar (WHD): 36 x 2.24 x 3.54 inches (914.4 x 56.9 x 89.9 mm)
- Subwoofer (with ft): 8.30 x 9.90 x 8.30 inches (210.8 x 251.5 x 210.8 mm)
- Soundbar: 5.30lbs (2.4kg)
- Subwoofer: 7.60lbs (3.5kg)
Price and Availability:
The Vizio M215aw-K6 2.1 Soundbar System is priced at $299.99 or much less at Vizio.com and different Authorized Retailers.
Soundbar buyers could take into account the earlier technology M-Series M51ax-J6 soundbar we reviewed, which incorporates rear audio system for $315 at Amazon.