Instant Home Theater (IHT): The Polk Audio SurroundBar 3000 Instant Home Theater (IHT)
is a complete 2.1-channel home theater system comprised of a single self-powered
speaker, a wireless powered subwoofer, and an IR remote control. The SurroundBar
3000 IHT utilizes Polk Digital Logic (Polk's Proprietary DSP
Technology) to deliver richer, fuller sound (with no rear speakers) to your
flat-panel TV from a compact system with no complex hook-up or set-up.
Polk Digital Logic: The SurroundBar 3000 Instant Home Theater
utilizes Polk Digital Logic (Polk's proprietary DSP programming) to deliver big,
crisp sonic performance with no complicated setup or calibration. Through Polk
Digital Logic, the SurroundBar 3000 IHT's sound is created independent of any
room boundaries. Polk Digital Logic helps to maintain a solid center channel for
clear, intelligible dialogue and Polk's signature warm & full sound.
Self-Powered SurroundBar: The self-powered surroundbar features two 2"
x 6" full-range drivers powered by a built-in 50 watt x 2-channel amplifier. The
speaker itself is lightweight in part because of the neodymium
magnet structures in the drivers. The surroundbar features a black plastic
enclosure with non-removable metal grille. The surroundbar can be placed on a
tabletop or wall-mounted. It provides analog and digital audio connections to
your television. The surroundbar requires AC power.
Wireless Powered Subwoofer: The wireless powered subwoofer features a
down-firing 6.5" woofer and down-firing port in a bass-reflex (ported) cabinet.
The 6.5" woofer is powered by a built-in 80 watt amplifier. The wireless powered
subwoofer receives it audio signal wirelessly from the system's surroundbar, so
there is no subwoofer cable to connect. The wireless powered subwoofer requires
System Controls: The SurroundBar 3000 IHT offers the following system functions - Power, Surroundbar
Subwoofer Volume, Source Selection, and Mute. You can control these functions
from the Surroundbar's touch-sensitive controls, included remote control, or
your TV's programmable remote control.
Touch-Sensitive Controls: The touch-sensitive buttons on the
front of the surroundbar are easy to use.
Remote Control: The included IR wireless
remote provides wireless operation of the SurroundBar 3000 IHT.
Programmable TV Remote: You can program the SurroundBar 3000 IHT to respond to
your existing TV's remote.
Channel ID: The channel ID switches on the rear-panel of the
surroundbar and subwoofer need to be set to the same channel (1-4).
Analog & Digital Connections: The surroundbar features one optical
digital input and two stereo 3.5mm inputs to connect the system to your
Analog Connections: The surroundbar is equipped with two analog
3.5mm stereo inputs to connect your television (which may lack an optical
digital output). If your TV is equipped with stereo RCA outputs, you will
need a mini-to-RCA adapter cable. The additional 3.5mm stereo input can be
used to connect another audio device, such as your MP3 player.
Digital Connection: The surroundbar also features an optical
digital input to connect your flat-panel TV with an optical digital output
(optical digital cable included). The surroundbar only supports 2-channel
PCM through its optical digital input (not Dolby Digital).
Note: If your television does not support 2-channel PCM through
its optical digital output, you will need to connect the SurroundBar 3000 IHT
using the analog 3.5mm stereo input.
Placement Options: The SurroundBar 3000 Instant Home Theater offers various
placement & mounting options for the surroundbar & wireless powered subwoofer.
Surroundbar Placement: The surroundbar should be centered under or above your TV screen.
The lightweight easy-to-mount single speaker can be placed on a tabletop or
wall-mounted. It can
sit on a flat surface because of its attached rubber pads that enable it to rest
securely. If your TV is wall-mounted, the surroundbar can be mounted right
beneath it using the speaker's integrated keyhole slots (x2) on the
Wireless Subwoofer Placement: The powered subwoofer receives its
signal from the surroundbar wirelessly, so it can be placed virtually
anywhere in the room (up to 50' from surroundbar). It only requires plugging
into an AC outlet.
Power Supply: Both the surroundbar and wireless powered subwoofer
require an AC outlet connection using the supplied AC power supply and AC power
Auto Power: When their master power switches are left on,
the amplifiers in both the surroundbar and subwoofer turn on automatically when
the surroundbar receives an audio signal. Both amplifiers turn off after
approximately 15 minutes without an audio signal.