ZVOX AccuVoice TV Speaker With Hearing Aid Technology.
Flat screen TVs don't have room inside for speakers that
sound good. So TV sound quality is worse than ever – creating an epidemic of
people who can't understand dialogue on TV shows, movies and sports broadcasts.
But we have the solution – a tiny but powerful sound system with built-in
hearing aid technology. The revolutionary ZVOX AccuVoice AV200 TV Speaker
solves the dialogue clarity problem in an elegant way. Only 17" wide and
about 2.5" high, the sleek, aluminum speaker fits anywhere. With only one
connecting cord, it's easy to hook up. And it uses virtual surround to create
realistic, room-filling sound. But the magic is in ZVOX's proprietary
(patent-pending) AccuVoice technology. It mimics the function of a hearing aid
by isolating voice frequencies and lifting them out of background sounds. Our
advanced digital processor analyzes a soundtrack, and when it detects voices it
instantly activates computer algorithms that bring voices forward. You hear
crystal-clear dialogue, even at low volumes. It is almost magical.
The AccuVoice Speaker uses three very high quality full-range speakers in a
computer-designed aluminum cabinet. Aluminum allows us to make the speaker very
small but still acoustically correct – because the metal is strong and has very
low resonance (that's why it's used in some very expensive "audiophile
quality" speaker systems). The center speaker is crucial to the
performance of the AccuVoice speaker, delivering super-clear voice
reproduction. The center speaker anchors the sound's location so everyone in
the room hears the same balanced, natural sound.
What critics and customers say about our AccuVoice
"I have one word for the vocal reproduction: WOW." -Don Lindich, Sound
Advice Syndicated Newpaper Column
"My father-in-law is hard of hearing and can't watch a
movie unless our TV is turned up all the way. He sat in the furthest seat from
the TV last night and smiled. He could hear conversations thanks to the
AccuVoice." - ZVOX Customer
"I could hear a difference when Accuvoice was
activated, but I wondered if it would be the same for Mom, who has a lot more
difficulty hearing words correctly. The look on her face showed it worked. I
could tell she was impressed, and she said she could hear a clear
difference." -Mellisa Jones, Arkansas Democrat Gazzete
"Voice clarity really enhanced for these two baby
boomers! We can FINALLY understand what the characters are saying again!"
– ZVOX Customer
The perfect gift for mom and dad – or grandma and
Want to earn brownie points with your folks or grandparents? Get an AccuVoice
TV Speaker. No more battles over how loud the TV should be. Old and young alike
will hear dialogue clearly, even at low volumes. It's the perfect gift for
someone over 50. But the AccuVoice TV speaker is not just for hearing-challenged
– everybody, no matter how old they are, loves this little speaker.
Features and specifications.
cabinet — 17" w x 2.9" h x 3.1" d
inputs (toslink optical digital and 3.5mm analog/toslink) so you can
connect it to your TV plus one other audio source.
dialog clarity feature uses hearing aid technology for clear voices.
- PhaseCue® virtual
surround delivers room-filling 3D sound from one cabinet.
leveling mode tames loud commercials.
work with virtually any infrared remote control.
full-range speakers will fill a room with realistic sound.
multi-function remote control.
on back panel allow for wall mounting.
Three Reasons Why People Can't Understand Dialogue On TV.
1. Hollywood is mixing sound for drama, not clarity. We recently
Googled the phase "hard to understand dialogue movies" and got 162
million hits. Hollywood is using more adventurous audio mixing techniques –
often resulting in unclear dialogue. Ann Hornaday of the Washington
Post recently described a blockbuster Hollywood movie as having
"a muddy, thuddingly loud sound design, in which the score and similarly
thumping sound effects render spoken dialogue a submerged garble." She's
not the only one complaining. Dozens of web articles in the last two years
complain about soundtracks with muddled, hard-to-understand dialogue. From
Downton Abbey to The Walking Dead to football announcers, it's an epidemic.
2. Flat screen TV sound systems are awful.
TV manufacturers put very little effort or expense into TV speaker systems,
typically using half-inch speakers aimed behind the TV. The dark secret of TV
manufacturers is they can't care about sound quality. TV designers are in a
market-share war, trying to outdo the competition with thinner, sleeker TVs…TVs
that aren't big enough to house even a mediocre sound system. Sound from a
modern flat screen TV is worse than what you heard from a 1952 Philco black and
The ultra-small, poorly-aimed speakers in flat screen TVs are often incapable
of reproducing human speech clearly and accurately. And the really bad news is
that TVs are getting even thinner. The new generation of OLED TVs introduced at
the January 2016 Consumer Electronics Show have screens as thin as three
3. Baby boomers listened to LOUD music when they were young. For the
first time in the history of the United States, "seniors" represent
the single largest population group. Aging baby boomers – many of whom grew up
going to VERY loud Rolling Stones and Who concerts
– have dramatically altered the demographic landscape. 95 million U.S. citizens
are over 50*…and many of them have some degree of hearing loss. Combine these
three factors and the result is a huge number of people finding it increasingly
difficult to understand dialogue on TV.
So what's the solution? Conventional hearing aids don't solve the problem
because they can't improve TV sound. They just let people hear
bad TV sound more clearly. Home theater sound systems are much better than the
speakers built into TVs. But they are often complicated and expensive. And
simpler, more affordable sound bars rarely feature a center speaker – crucial
for accurate dialogue reproduction. Plus many sound bars include boomy
subwoofers which actually interfere with voice clarity. Unlike these other
products, the AccuVoice TV Speaker is specifically designed to render crystal
More Detail for the Detail-Minded
Great Sound.The most important feature for any sound
system is high quality sound. The AccuVoice TV Speaker uses three
high-performance speakers, an acoustically stable aluminum cabinet and a
30-watt Class D digital amplifier to create warm, natural, realistic sound.
Uses your Remote Control. The AccuVoice Speaker can be programmed
to respond to your current remote control. The illuminated display walks you
through the process in less than a minute. Then your TV remote or cable box
remote or satellite receiver remote or any remote can control volume, mute, and
Taming Loud Commercials. 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 Output Leveling (OL). Just push the 'OL'
button and a sophisticated compression system takes over, making soft sounds
louder and loud sounds softer, so there are fewer jarring moments when
switching channels or when commercials come on.
Adapts To Multi-Zone Wifi Audio. The AccuVoice Speaker has two
inputs so you can easily connect audio devices in addition to your TV. For
example, connect a Chromecast® Audio device (optional, not included with
system) and you can use the speaker as part of a multi-zone wifi audio system.
Slim Aluminum Cabinet. The AccuVoice Speaker features a stylish, slim cabinet constructed of anodized aluminum – not plastic. The metal design provides low-resonance audio characteristics, and allows the speaker to produce room-filling sound from a compact cabinet.
17 "W x 3.1 "D x 2.9 "H
3.1 pounds. With box and packing: 5 pounds.
The AV200 uses a high-efficiency 24 watt Class D digital amplifier.
(1) 3.5mm analogtoslink combo input, (1) optical (Toslink) digital input
(1) headphone/subwoofer output jack
range: 68 Hz - 20 kHz.
and Output Leveling Features
Virtual Surround Sound
(3) 2" x 3" high-output full-range speakers with neodymium
- Can be
used on furniture or wall-mounted
ZVOX AV200 is backed by a one year limited parts and labor warranty.
What's In The Box?
optical digital (TOSLINK) cable
stereo mini-to-mini (3.5mm) cable
stereo mini-to-RCA cable
ZVOX remote control with cable/satellite remote programming guide
safety instructions, operations manual, Quick Start guide, warranty card.