Boston Acoustics TVee 26 Review

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The TVee 26 from Boston Acoustics packs an impressive sounding system into a small package that's easy to set up and use. This is an excellent value, especially given the included wireless subwoofer.

Boston Acoustics was one of the first companies to develop and market a sound bar, and Boston Acoustics TVee 26 reviews clearly indicate the company knows how to make a good one. The easy setup and simple operation earn words of praise in a Boston Acoustics TVee 26 review by Big Picture Big Sound, as does the wireless subwoofer, a nice bonus given the budget price. Although the subwoofer suffers some distortion at high volumes, the Boston Acoustics TVee 26 review continues, there's still plenty of bass at lower volumes. The sound bar, meanwhile, delivers high quality distortion-free sound even at higher volumes, which is a particularly welcome development for TV viewing. The Boston Acoustics TVee 26 review by Audioholics also commends the sound bar and subwoofer, saying the former plays very crisp highs and mids, especially in movies, and the latter handles lows quite well. Both experts would like to see an HDMI input on this model, as it doesn't currently provide many input/output options. Overall, Boston Acoustics TVee 26 reviews conclude this system is a fine value.

The TVee 26 (starting at $299, Amazon) doesn't boast lots of features, but the simplicity of the system also makes for user-friendly setup and operation. This is a 2.1 home theater system, with two speakers and a wireless subwoofer; there is no Bluetooth support, however. The unit includes digital and analog audio outs (cables included!), and a 3.5mm jack so you can connect your phone or MP3 player to the sound bar. It supports Dolby Digital audio. You can use the included remote control to manage the Boston Acoustics TVee 26 or program an existing remote to run the unit.

In sum, this is a simple and very good audio package priced at a very affordable level. It's not without its shortcomings -- the absence of an HDMI port, for example -- but the value is there and it certainly beats listening to your TV speakers.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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