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Roth Sub Zero TV Soundbar

by Roth Audio
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 10 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 4.1 Kg
  • Item model number: Sub Zero
  • ASIN: B008Y9P3NI
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 22 Aug 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,850 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Roth AV Sub Zero: High Performance TV Soundbar with optical and analogue inputs

Televisions continue to get thinner and as a result, so does the sound emitted by their skinny (and tinny) speaker systems. Roth AV introduces the Sub Zero soundbar to fix this problem without you having to break the bank.

TV Soundbar

The Roth Sub Zero has been designed to give you the high definition audio you need to accompany your HD picture. Using analogue and optical inputs, the Sub Zero will connect easily to any TV or audio sources – up to three at any one time.

With no need for a separate subwoofer the clever Sub Zero has two built-in Ultra-Bass drivers, allowing full range audio in a single discrete unit. Designed to perform in any room large or small, the Sub Zero will bring new life to your TV and you’ll hear detailed audio like never before. Using patented Fractal Expansion (FX) sound processing, you’ll also get a tremendous home cinema experience.

The Sub Zero can be wall or table mounted and at just 89mm deep, will complement any room. Set up is also simple so there will be no delays in enjoying your favorite movies or music. Designed for use with Flat Screen TV’s from 32" upward the Sub Zero will not be overwhelmed by the screen it is paired with - the Sub Zero will take on all comers and not be beaten for simple and effective sound enhancement. Put yourself in the movie, immerse yourself in the game or simply sit back and relax to your favorite music.

Simple, yet effective, touches finish off the Sub Zero: the bundled Roth remote enables sound adjustments directly from your listening position; the Sub Zero’s LED display is dimmable; table stands and wall brackets are included.

Product Description

The Roth Sub Zero is designed to give you high definition audio ideal for your HD picture. With analogue and optical inputs, the Sub Zero connects easily to up to three TV or audio sources at a time.


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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Connection is the Key 26 Mar 2013
I must admit I had a disappointing first night with this sound bar to the point where I even considered returning it which would have been an ultimately foolish and premature decision. After reading the manual in more detail and checking out a few online hi-fi forums I realised that connection was the key issue here as is the case with any sound bar I would imagine. If you just connect the TV to the sound bar with the supplied headphone cable to disable the TV speakers you have to crank up both the TV and sound bar volumes to nearly 100%. This is what I did on the first night and to be honest the sound was a huge improvement on the TV speakers but not enough to justify my purchase. However, the next day I connected the sound bar to the Blu-Ray player with the supplied RCA cable and I was absolutely blown away by the quality and intense sound experience even at low volumes. I have since connected the Sky box to the sound bar with an optical Toslink cable (purchased on eBay) and the result is pretty phenomenal. If your TV has an optical output you can simply connect it to the sound bar too instead of a Sky box or other device. At last I can honestly say now that watching TV is an aural pleasure. Films have taken on a new dimension and watching live football is a much more enjoyable experience. The bar delivers intricate nuances of sound that could never have been relayed by the tinny TV speakers. Please follow my advice to connect your devices correctly and you will experience a very satisfying result indeed.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 25 Jan 2013
By Jaygasc
brought this from a trusted independent retailer, had great service and demo which proved how good this soundbar is, we have no booming noises as mentioned on other posts, would easily recommend this to anyone with a flat screen TV and doesn't want to have a huge speaker set up with wires. Brilliant!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Roth Sub-Zero Soundbar 19 Dec 2012
I bought this soundbar from Richersounds in Bath in November 2012 having gone there to purchase the Panasonic SC-HTB20(179.99). First impressions of the Panasonic was that it looked and felt cheap and the soundbar speakers small and thin. I wasn't able to listen first hand so can't comment on the most important aspect of this soundbar, the sound, so decided to listen to 2 other soundbars that were available to be auditioned in the shop. First I listened to the Yamaha YAS101 (139.99) and wasn't really impressed. The sound was pretty flat and despite it's size (no separate sub) bass was lacking and the overall sound with both music and spoken word seemed rather flat. After about 30 mins of listening to the Yamaha I asked for a demo of the Roth Sub-Zero and was pleasantly surprised at how good it sounded despite the soundbar only outputting 32 watts. Like the Yamaha, the Roth is quite a substantial size but not having a separate sub certainly didn't prevent decent levels of bass and a surprisingly decent sound. My only reservation was the size and if it would fit on my TV stand but those nice perople at Richer said I could take it home for a trial and if it didn't fit could get a full refend. So, once home and connected to my Panasonic LED via optical cable, I put it through it's paces with a recording of Electric Proms (Burt bacharach and guests) and was really pleased with the sound, much better than I thought possible but the 8 small speakers, with angled speakers at either end, certainly give a feeling of depth and easily filled a largish room without distoting the sound. This soundbar does not go very loud but for most normal listening I think this will be good enough for most. At 139.99 I am very pleased and even recommended them to my father as a way to improve his TV listening. The only disappointing think to report is that both Tesco and Superfi are now offering the Roth for 99.99 and my dad has now bought one at this price. Grrrr !
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good 6 Feb 2013
Bought from Richer Sounds direct and got a 5 year warranty for I think it was 12 quid which I couldn't pass. I was replacing a set of Creative Labs Gigaworks 5.1 500w speakers with this little 32w system. Kids were getting to the 5.1 cabling. As I knocked the 5.1's off and switched over to this I was a little disappointed to say the least but that's not a fair comparison. Next night I tweaked it a bit and watched a movie. Then used it for a few other things. I have to say I'm perfectly happy with it as a good quality, easy to use and fit sound bar. Solid feeling. No issues. I use it with volume around 7 and bass down a bit, stereo mode (don't like the other surround setting). Also I specifically selected this since it had independent base control on the remote as some didn't and we have a bed room just above the living room. Anyway, sound and more importantly speech is clear. Haven't heard or noticed any bottoming out of the bass. Maybe it's the furniture some users are sitting it on which may be amplifying the bass? Or even a stud wall behind it? Mine is on a heavy wooden shelf with a solid block wall. No issues. As mentioned cabling is easy. Power plus 1 audio lead. I split the inputs and run 3 different items into the phono inputs. No need to family members to be selecting different sources when switching between WII, TV, PC. If I had to come up with a negative point I'd only be comparing it to my previous set which were over 500 quid, so not a fair comparison. It's grand. Small, tidy and does the job. If you want more muscle in your sound, you're gonna have to go 5.1
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Just extra bass
I have returned this item because it didn't suit my taste. All it did for me was to produce more bass. It may be OK for others who like to hear the boom, boom that it has.
Published 4 months ago by judderb
5.0 out of 5 stars roth sound bar
it met all the requirements, very good value for money nothibg else meets requirement for the same money on the market
Published 6 months ago by mlayla2012
5.0 out of 5 stars Does For Me Nicely!
I had up until recently been the happy owner of a Sony Dav-IS 10 Home Theatre which although a touch obsolete, was still a great piece of kit. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Stotty
4.0 out of 5 stars what a change
This has made a fab change to the sound quality of my tv. The sound wasn't that bad but a bit flat. Total improvement but obviously doesn't give a complete true surround sound.
Published 7 months ago by sj cambidge
4.0 out of 5 stars improves the TV experience
Adding this has really improved the tv experience. the sound from most flat screen tvs is poor. This adds depth to the sound and is pretty good for the price. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mr P J Reynolds
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Firstly this has much greater output than negative reviewers all over then net slam it with. Unless it is your only audio output device in a church, value for money this is... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Stu
5.0 out of 5 stars Sleek and powerful!
I looked for a reasonable priced sound bar to improve on TV sound. After some searching Roth seemed to have good reviews. Not disappointed excellent quality, fast delivery 5*!
Published 9 months ago by trurob
2.0 out of 5 stars Pre used item sold as new.
Product box obviously had been opened and crudely closed with rather tatty selotape, The loudspeaker plastic bag
had been ripped open, no attempt to disguise the fact, Remote... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Mr Alan R Christie
5.0 out of 5 stars First Impressions - Much better than I was expecting
I bought this product (refurbished from another company) for 70 as a way of boosting sound from the bedroom TV. Read more
Published 9 months ago by djm25djm25
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite right
I really wanted to like this sound bar. It was set up with a good optical cable and when playing inputs comprised of music and films it was fine. I wasn't looking for 5. Read more
Published 9 months ago by P. R. Morris
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