Where’s that sound coming from?
The Cynema Soundfield from Niles Audio is a TV sound bar that hides in the wall. It mounts flush with the wall surface and is covered with a paintable grill.
The sound bar consists of a thin metal bracket that can hold three dual-speaker modules and an amplifier. It’s designed to bridge the wall studs, so there’s no need to cut or drill holes in them. Nevertheless, professional installation is recommended.
The Cynema Soundfield comes in 48-, 55- and 60-inch widths at prices ranging from $1,599 to $1,999. The 48-inch model is also available without an amplifier for $1,195.
To find a dealer/installer in your area, call 800-BUY-HIFI (800-289-4434).
ON THE SHELF
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