2 ch vs Soundbar


Standard Member
Partially HiFi, partially AV related but am after some opinions please.

I use a 2ch system for my TV at the moment (Bluesound Node 2i/Active Speakers) and it works well for TV and music. However, I'd really like a bigger TV and don't have the room to do that and retain the speakers in a 2ch setup - there's just not enough room.

I am toying with the idea of a soundbar and wireless subwoofer which could double as a music system of sorts. In truth, I rarely listen to music on that system for very long (it's a second system - my main one is upstairs) but I just wonder how much I'd lose in terms of audio quality - has anyone gone down this route and what are your thoughts please? I know it won't be the same - just would welcome opinions on how good or bad it would be for music if I were to do that?

Also, any recommendations for soundbars/subwoofers please?



Well-known Member
If your main music system is elsewhere and this is primarily a system for movies then my gut reaction is you'll find the improvements of a bigger screen and a subwoofer would easily outweigh what you'd lose.

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