"If your flat-panel TV is looking for a dependable mate at low cost, here it is.” -Sound & Vision, December 2015 issue
Only 3.5" high, the ZVOX SoundBase® 570 home theater system can be placed beneath your flat-panel TV so you can have surround sound without adding a lot of clutter to your room. It requires no external speakers, subwoofer or speaker wires. The 570 reproduces TV shows, music and movie soundtracks with lifelike accuracy, including crystal-clear vocals and thunderous bass. And the ZVOX PhaseCue® virtual surround system delivers remarkable three-dimensional sound.
With aptX Bluetooth connectivity, you can stream music from your phone or tablet wirelessly. The entire sound bar system, including five full-range speakers, amplifier, virtual surround technology and powered subwoofer, fits into a single slim cabinet. With only one connecting cord and a one-page owner's manual, it is truly "plug and play." The cabinet is robustly constructed using fully-braced MDF (medium density fiberboard), not molded plastic. The 570 includes the ZVOX AccuVoice® feature, which uses hearing aid technology to create super-clear voice reproduction – no more turning up the sound to understand what’s being said! And the Output Leveling feature automatically turns down loud commercials. You can also program the ZVOX system so that it works with your current remote control. A large, easy-to-read display is hidden under the front grille, and disappears when you’re not using it.
The SoundBase 570 is an ideal home theater system for people who want great sound, great style and innovative features – without the clutter and complexity of conventional surround sound systems.
Improved Sound Built-in Bluetooth Super-Clear Vocals "Commercial Taming" Technology Multiple Inputs Including Front-Panel iPod®/Portable Plug Works With Your Remote!
More Detail for the Detail-Minded
Great Sound. The most important feature for any home theater system is high quality sound. The 570 uses a new amplifier design with extremely accurate frequency response and creates a warm, natural sound and surprisingly powerful bass.
PhaseCue® Virtual Surround Sound. The 570 uses ZVOX's proprietary PhaseCue virtual surround processing to give you rich, three-dimensional sound with movies or music. With music, PhaseCue creates a very wide soundstage - it literally sounds like you are listening to speakers eight feet apart from each other. When listening to a good movie, the soundtrack will envelop you, putting you in the middle of the action. While no virtual surround system - including ours - will give you the surround effects of a good 5.1 system, the ZVOX 570 does a remarkable job. Sound & Vision magazine calls our PhaseCue processing "remarkably ingenious."
Built-In Bluetooth Wireless Audio. After a thorough search where we tested a large number of options, ZVOX chose the BlueGiga Bluetooth solution for our new SoundBase systems. Compared to the other systems we tested, the BlueGiga module provided much more reliable connectivity and better range. It also allows for superior audio quality with fully digital internal connections and the aptX software codec. We don't know of a Bluetooth solution that offers better connectivity, range and sound quality than BlueGiga. (Note: The Bluetooth connectivity offered by ZVOX Platinum Series systems is primarily designed to allow wireless streaming of music from iPods, phones and tablets. While some TV sets offer Bluetooth audio output, the TV manufacturers sometimes make it impossible for those signals to be received by audio systems from other brand names. Because of this we recommend that our customers connect their ZVOX systems to their TVs using digital or analog connecting cables, which are supplied in the box with your ZVOX system.)
Green Design. The 570 uses a highly-efficient Class D digital amplifier. Even playing at quite loud volumes, it usually uses less than 10 watts of total power. And standby power usage tends to hover around 0.1 watts - making it one of the "greenest" audio systems ever made.
Setting A New Standard For Vocal Clarity. ZVOX systems are known for their remarkable vocal clarity. The 570 adds a stunning new feature: AccuVoice. When you push the "AccuVoice" button on the remote control you engage a circuit that mimics the functions of a hearing aid. The frequencies used by human voices are dynamically emphasized, while other frequencies are minimized. We don't know of any other speaker system that provides such an easy-to-use and effective method for improving the intelligibility of television dialog.
Uses Your Remote Control. The new SoundBase system can be programmed to respond to your remote control. The illuminated display walks you through a less-than-a-minute programming cycle. Then your TV remote...or cable box remote...or satellite receiver remote...or ANY remote...can control volume, mute, and power functions of the ZVOX system.The 570 uses a highly advanced processor to digitally tailor the sound for excellent frequency response. The result is a very smooth, very accurate sound. This SoundBase system doesn't sound like a "sound bar," it sounds like an audiophile quality speaker system.
Taming Commercials That Are Too Loud. If you've ever been blasted out of your chair by a too-loud commercial - or by a cable channel that's twice as loud as another channel - you'll love the new Output Leveling (OL) feature on the ZVOX 570. Just push the OL button and a sophisticated processor takes over, making soft sounds louder and loud sounds softer, so there are fewer jarring moments when switching channels or when commercials come on. This system also helps by boosting the audio levels from a DVD or Blu Ray player that is not loud enough.
Disappearing Display. The 570 features a four-digit display located behind the speaker grille that shows the current setting for volume, bass, treble and PhaseCue® (virtual surround) - and also shows when you have engaged the Mute, Output Leveling (OL) or AccuVoice (ACCU) features. A few seconds after you stop using your remote (or front panel) controls, the display disappears completely.
Multiple Inputs, front-panel connection for iPod® and other devices, Dolby Digital decoder. The 570 has two analog audio inputs, two optical (Toslink) digital inputs, one coaxial digital input - plus a front panel 3.5mm analog stereo input for convenient connection of your iPod or other portable audio device. Any specific input can be selected using either the remote control or the slim-line module below the speaker grille. The two digital inputs work with a built-in Dolby Digital decoder, which can improve virtual surround performance and allow for simplified connections to a wide variety of TVs, cable boxes and disc players.
Wood (MDF) Cabinet. The 570 features a hand-built cabinet of heavy MDF. Its low-profile design blends perfectly with flat-panel TVs. Most people don’t even notice the ZVOX 570...until they hear it. Plus, the 570 is designed to serve as a convenient base for flat-panel TVs with screen sizes up to 65". Even older TVs sit perfectly atop this sturdy wooden cabinet, since it can support up to 125 lbs. Place the SoundBase 570 directly underneath your TV and you won't have to worry about making extra room for it on your entertainment cabinet.
- Dimensions: 30 "W x 14 1/2"D x 3 1/2 "H
- Weight: 19 pounds. With box and packing: 23 pounds.
- Amplifier: The 570 uses a high-efficiency 65 watt Class D digital amplifier.
- Rear inputs: (2) analog stereo inputs, (2) optical (Toslink) digital input, (1) coaxial digital input.
- Front input: (1) 3.5mm stereo front panel input.
- Frequency range: 45 Hz - 20 kHz.
- Virtual surround sound: The 570 uses ZVOX's proprietary PhaseCue virtual surround sound processing. PhaseCue, as its name implies, manipulates the phase of the separate channels to "fool the ear" into believing that sound is coming from a variety of sources throughout the room. The benefits of PhaseCue vary greatly based on program material. Live music and well-recorded modern movie soundtracks will deliver rich, three-dimensional sound – pulling the sound out from the speakers and into the room, literally surrounding the listener. Note: All virtual surround systems – including the PhaseCue system – are limited in their effects when compared to a good 5.1 system. And sitcoms, news broadcasts and soundtracks from older movies often have very little in the way of three-dimensional sound. That being said, PhaseCue is capable of generating a wonderful and engaging virtual surround experience.
- BlueGiga Bluetooth Wireless Audio with aptX for optimal connectivity, range and sound quality
- AccuVoice (Dialog Emphasis) and Output Leveling Features
- The 570 is bi-amplified, using a specially designed amplifier that includes electronic contouring for superb frequency response.
- The 570's 5.25" subwoofer uses a high-mass long-throw design in a ported enclosure.
- The 570's five 2" main speaker drivers use a long-throw design to create remarkably wide range, accurate sound.
- Unlike most systems in its category, the 570 uses an MDF (medium density fiberboard) wood cabinet - instead of molded plastic. MDF is the preferred construction material for high-performance speaker systems.
- A 2-meter RCA-RCA analog stereo connecting cord and an optical digital (TOSLINK) cable are included.
- 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz.
- The ZVOX 570 is backed by a one year limited parts and labor warranty.
What's In The Box?
- One stereo RCA to stereo RCA connecting cable
- One optical digital (TOSLINK) cable
- One remote control with power on/off, volume up/down, mute, PhaseCue (three level settings), bass up/down and treble up/down, input selection, Output Leveling (OL), AccuVoice (ACCU).
- Power cord
- One-sheet safety instructions and operations manual, fast setup sheet and remote control programming instruction sheet.
“Probably the best value in the [Platinum] line is the 570, which can support TVs up to 60-inches in size. Not only does it have AccuVoice, it has surround sound from a single box, Bluetooth for music streaming, and will reduce commercial volume so it doesn’t blast you out of the room.,,The SoundBase isn’t twice as good, it is over ten times as good.” –Don Lindich, Sound Advice
“With the SoundBase 570, ZVOX confirms its mastery of the genre. This product is inexpensive and rugged. This base sounds great, with a good overall timbral balance—and with surround modes that are so musically adept that the company apparently didn’t find it necessary to include a basic stereo mode. In fact, while the 570 is great for movies, it’s a surprisingly pleasant musical performer as well—and that’s a good thing, with more and more sound system owners Bluetoothing tunes from their phones and tablets. If your flat-panel TV is looking for a dependable mate at low cost, here it is.” -Sound & Vision, December 2015 issue
"I was quite impressed with the sound and volume that the Soundbase 570 was able to put out...I tested AccuVoice on quite a few TV shows and sportscasts and speech was definitely clearer. AccuVoice would also be a great feature for the hard of hearing, or someone who just needs a little bit extra push to hear things clearly. I’ll admit that I hadn’t heard of ZVOX before, but the company has my attention now. It’s doing some interesting things in the home theater market and deserves your attention." -Techaeris
"The Zvox SoundBase 570 is one such slab, and while it's not quite as thin or invisible as some others we've seen, its sound quality more than makes up for it, earning our Editors' Choice award. The system puts out excellent audio for movies and music without the need of a separate subwoofer, and sports built-in Bluetooth on top of the usual wired inputs...The SoundBase 570 makes [a] film feel naturally big, providing plenty of detail in the high end and power in the low end to give it an excellent balance. The AccuVoice feature effectively boosts voices without making the high end sound overly thin or bright, and without significantly muffling the low end like some other speaker systems' dialog-boosting settings can." Editor's Choice, PC Magazine
"With its SoundBase 570, Zvox delivers better bass than most soundbars with wireless subwoofers." -tomsguide.com
Average Customer Rating: (3 Reviews)
Reviewer: A viewer from San Jose CA
Fabulous Sound! Looks Great!
Super simple to install (and I am NOT a techie).
Hubby and I bought each other the same Christmas Gift. The Bose System he bought for me is going back. He preferred the sleek look of the Zvox.
Reviewer: A viewer from Florida
Great Sound base
This is a good sound system. Easy to install, easy to use. I give this 4 stars only because of
the remote control. When using remote you have to be directly in front of Zvox and not to the side. I have to turn the zvox toward where I am sitting in order to use the remote. That is the one thing I do not like about the system.
Reviewer: A viewer from USA
My ZVOX Soundbase 570
If I could have designed a product on my own, for what I wanted, the Soundbase 570 would have been it.
Let me explain. About 10 years ago I bought a home theater system which consisted of a nice set of Infinity Speakers with a powered subwoofer and an Onkyo reciever. While this system has been eclipsed by the latest technology, it still sounds very good and makes watching movies very enjoyable.
Up until about 6 months ago I had an older Toshiba HDTV. This TV had a relatively thick cabinet with front firing speakers. The sound, while not outstanding, was acceptable to watch television shows. I recently replaced that TV with a newer Samsung LED HDTV, which is maybe an inch thick. It has speakers somewhere, firing some direction, but the sound from the television is beyond poor. I could use my home theater system, but that is not super convenient. I wanted something super easy, not terribly expensive, and had to be a base as a sound bar would block the bottom portion of the TV.
As I researched products and found that most sound bases either had a separate subwoofer, or were very expensive. I definitely did not want another subwoofer, and I also did not want to spend a lot of money. I also wanted something that was basically plug and play, with minimal fuss.
Enter the Soundbase 570. It was as easy to connect as possibly could be. Setting up my Xfinity remote to control the volume was also super easy. The sound is exactly what I expected, perhaps with more of a low frequency response than would be thought possible from such a small driver and cabinet. And as far as ease of use, just flick the volume button on my remote and its on! I can now enjoy watching television shows with high quality sound, and no longer strain to hear dialogue.
I read reviews, and took a leap of faith in purchasing this product, and I am very glad I did. So far, this product has met my expectations and needs.
The SoundBase 570 is only 30 ” wide by 14.5” deep by 3 1/2 ” high. Everything is inside this compact cabinet – speakers, amplifier, virtual surround circuitry and powered subwoofer.
The 570 requires only one connecting cord -- you can use either analog or digital connection options. Connect the one cord and you're done. You can place the 570 directly beneath most 26" - 60" flat panel TVs*, or on a shelf beneath the TV. (* TV base should not exceed 28" in width or 13" in depth. TV should not exceed 125 pounds in weight. Safety instructions in Z-Base 570 Operating Instructions and in TV's Operating Instructions should be closely examined and followed.)
Simple To Use
In about one minute you can follow a simple routine that will "teach" the ZVOX 570 to respond to the commands of your TV or cable/satellite remote control. So you can adjust control volume, mute, input and power with your remote, not ours. When you've finished the routine, turning on your TV will automatically turn on the ZVOX system. About three minutes after you turn off your TV, the ZVOX system will automatically go into standby mode.
Virtual Surround Sound
The 570 uses ZVOX’s proprietary PhaseCue virtual surround processing to give you rich, three-dimensional sound with movies or music. With music, PhaseCue creates a very wide soundstage – it literally sounds like you are listening to speakers eight feet apart from each other. When listening to a good movie, the soundtrack will envelope you – putting you in the middle of the action. While no virtual surround system – including ours – will give you the surround effects of a good 5.1 system, the ZVOX 570 does a remarkable job. Sound & Vision magazine calls our PhaseCue system “remarkably ingenious.”
Bluetooth Wireless Audio
After a thorough search where we tested a large number of options, ZVOX chose the BlueGiga Bluetooth solution for our new SoundBase systems. Compared to the other systems we tested, the BlueGiga module provided much more reliable connectivity and better range. It also allows for superior audio quality with fully digital internal connections and the aptX software codec. We don't know of a Bluetooth solution that offers better connectivity, range and sound quality than BlueGiga.
Dialogue Enhancement for Super Clear Vocals
Our exclusive "AccuVoice®"; dialogue enhancement feature uses hearing aid technology to make voices unbelievably clear and easy to understand, at any volume. This is especially useful to people who suffer from hearing loss or impairment.
No Skimping On Speaker Quality
Most audio systems in our price category use very cheap speakers in plastic cabinets. But at ZVOX we’re “old school” about things like this. We use nothing but high quality speaker drivers, carefully designed by ZVOX engineers and manufactured to our specification. The 570 uses specially treated long-excursion main drivers. The cabinet is MDF (medium density fiberboard), the same material uses in most high-end loudspeakers.
Here's what the critics say about ZVOX sound systems:
- "An audiophile quality system." - Stereophile
- "An awesome system...remarkably ingenious." - Sound + Vision
- "Creates a sonic dance." - The New York Times
- "Bigger audio dynamite." - The Wall Street Journal
- "Best Buy." - Consumers Digest
- "Best audio product of the year." - CNET
- "Knockout sound." - MSNBC
- "A single box powerhouse." - Men's Journal
- "Home theater product of the year." - About.com
- "Impressive sound without the clutter." - TV Guide