Great Sound Stage Plus An Added Surprise
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I've owned this sound bar for about 1 year. As others have pointed out, the dialogue from blu-rays is crisp and clear and the total sound stage is excellent for a speaker this size. I did add a separate subwoofer to supplement the low end sounds. The speaker only requires 80 watts per channel, so a modest AVR or amp is all that is needed to power the W3. An added surprise for me is how good music sounds played through this speaker. I have the sound bar connected to my Marantz AVR and Sonos Connect. Similar to blu-ray playback, the music vocals are clear and instruments are fairly distinctive. I am not saying that the sound is the same as separate tower speakers, but it is excellent for the size and cost of the W3. (I have friends who own other sound bars comment how good the music sounds being played through it.) I own several PSB speakers and am totally impressed by the sound and build quality, so purchasing this speaker was an obvious choice for me. Just note that this is a passive speaker that requires a wired connection to an AVR or amp. And the addition of a subwoofer is highly recommended.
Pros: Clear clean dialogue Great sound stage for blu-rays Very good sound when playing music Good value for the quality