A soundbar is one of the most common components in a hifi home audio system. Modern flat screen TVs do not provide high sound quality, and a soundbar is a simple way to improve the audio quality of your home theatre without purchasing a complex speaker system.
It is highly recommended to pair a soundbar with a subwoofer in order to produce fully developed bass frequencies. Many available models are bundled with a subwoofer or even small surround speakers. A soundbar can also accompany a hifi speaker system; it is a suitable alternative to a centre speaker, as a soundbar is positioned directly in front of the TV and produces balanced sound, with emphasis on centered vocal audio or dialogue during a movie. In fact, a high quality soundbar can produce greater surround sound effects than a centre speaker, due to its length.