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JVC TH-BA1

Soundbar Home Theater System

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Product Features:
  • Home Theater 4.1 Channel Soundbar System
  • Decodes Dolby, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic II audio formats
  • Slim 4-channel soundbar is designed to fit neatly under your TV or mount to a wall
  • Unique front surround technology provides all of the depth and realism of surround sound without the need for rear speakers
  • 220W of total power for a strong performance
  • Dual optical digital inputs and an analog input are provided
  • Wireless subwoofer provides bass enhancement and uses 2.4GHz wireless technology for clear transmission
  • Add surround sound to your home theater without the clutter
  • Wireless subwoofer provides bass enhancement and uses 2.4GHz wireless technology for clear transmission
  • Wireless remote included
  • Dimensions: 3-3/8"D x 35-7/16"W x 4-15/16"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Center Unit Specifications:
  • Rear Power Output: No
  • Display Dimmer: Yes (3-step; off/1/2)
  • Terminals:
    • Analog (RCA) audio input and output
    • Digital (Optical) audio input and output
  • Decoder/Circuitry:
    • Dolby Digital Decoder: Yes
    • DTS Decoder: Yes
    • Front Surround: Yes
    • PCM Decoder: yes (on remote)
    • Remote Control Unit: yes
    • Fade Muting: Yes
Amplifier Specifications:
  • Power On Consumption: 20 watts
  • Standby Consumption: Less than 1 watt
Subwoofer Specifications:
  • Type: 6-5/16" Cone, bass reflex
  • Powered: Yes
  • Power Handling Capacity: 100W
  • Impedance: 3 ohms
  • Frequency Range: 45-5,000 Hz
  • Sound Pressure Level: 82 dB/W.m
  • Power Requirements: AC 120V, 60 Hz
  • Power On Consumption: 30W
  • Standby Power Consumption: Less than 1 watt
Front/Center/Surround Speaker Specifications:
  • Magnetically shielded speakers
  • 20 Watts RMS per channel
  • Driven into 4 ohms at 1kHz
  • No more than 10% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) (Amp)

General Specifications

Total Peak Power Handling
This is the Total Peak Power handling of all the subwoofers included in the package or enclosure.

If the loaded enclosure or amplifier and subwoofer package includes more than a single subwoofer, then this is the total peak power handling for all of the subs combined.

Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements.
RMS Watts per Channel
This is the RMS rating, or continuous power rating that the receiver is able to produce per channel.
Includes DVD Player
This means that the home theater system includes a DVD player.
Includes Speakers
This means that the home theater system includes a set of speakers.
Includes Subwoofer
This means that the speaker system includes a subwoofer.
Includes Receiver
This means that the home theater package includes a receiver.
Audio Channels
This is the number of audio channels that the home theater system includes. And example of this would be "5.1". The "5" designates that there are 5 surround sound speakers. The "1" indicates that the systems includes a subwoofer.

DVD Player

Instant Streaming Content
Some devices can connect to the internet for instant streaming content. This feature allows you to receive instant access to different media sources such as Netflix, YouTube, Blockbuster On Demand and more when connected to the network. For more information on the specific content and what they offer, please see the product description.
HDMI Up-Conversion
HDMI Up-Conversion technology improves the image quality of regular DVDs, allowing them to play up to 1080p resolution.
Progressive Scan
Progressive Scan Technology is a way that an image is displayed. In a moving image, each line of a frame is displayed in sequence. This results in a smooth, clearer image.
WiFi Capable
This feature allows devices to download new software updates, stream video content through various services, or connect with BD-Live features wirelessly when connected with a compatible wireless link.
BD-Live
This is an expanded feature in a Blu-ray player that allows the viewer extended online features such as internet chats, and games or even downloadable features like quizzes and even movie trailors.
Digital Noise Reduction

This means that the device is able to reduce more noise with the help of a digital processor.

It is a system that tries to filter out “digital noise”, aka picture distortion. This distortion can occur for many different reasons. Anything from the very power used to operate the device to the lights (LED) on the front of the player itself.

x.v. Color
A new color space that allows compatible units to view up to 1.8 times as many colors as sRGB (the previous standard that began in 1996)
3:2 Pulldown

This means that the devices will enhance the framerate of older videos to play smoothly on the display set.

Film is usually shot in 24 frames per second with 2 fields per frame. One field for the even lines, and one for the odd. The standard NTSC broadcast is 30 frames per second. To achieve this frames have to be created to sustain a smooth image. So out of every 4 frames, a 5th frame is created by combining opposite fields of consecutive frames, in turn creating a new frame so the outcome will be 30 frames from 24.

Example:
AA|BB|CC|DD to AA|BB|BC|CD|DD

24p Playback
This means that the device will allow the media to play at it's original recorded framerate. It is a feature that allows the video image to be transferred as it was originally recorded, at 24 frames per second. This feature ensures that you will be watching “movie theater” quality without any “judder” that would occur with some 3:2 pulldown.
D/A (Digital to Analog) Converter
A Digital to Analog converter, also known as D/A Converter or DAC, is a circuit that converts a digital signal into a analog signal
THX Certified
THX is a high-fidelity, high-quality, sound reproduction standard. Its superior audio quality is reserved for only the best. In order for a unit or product to be THX certified, strict qualifications must be met to insure the highest quality. If the unit is THX certified, you are sure to be impressed.
OSD (On Screen Display)
Indicates that the unit has menus and features that display on the screen. Typically, on-screen menus allow users to adjust audio and video settings easier.
Remote Control Included
Whether or not the unit comes with a remote control.
Number of Discs
The number of discs that the unit can store internally. The discs can be accessed quickly and sometimes from a remote source.
Primary DVD Player Color
This is the main color of the DVD player that is included in the Home Theater Package
Front Display Type
This designates if the unit has a front LCD display. Most front displays are used to show the time, the time code of the video, and other useful information.

For other appliances, this means that the front display can show other information such as cooking time, countdown timers, and more. For more information on the front display, please refer to the product description.

Height (DVD Player)
This is the height of the DVD player.
Width (DVD Player)
This is the width of the DVD player.
Depth (DVD Player)
This is the width of the DVD player.
Designed for Karaoke
Karaoke is a form of entertainment where people sing along with a track of recorded music. The vocal tracks of the music are either removed or played at a low level to enhance the singers voice. Karaoke is great for parties and get-togethers with friends. It is fun for people of all ages.

If the unit is capable of karaoke, then it will offer playback of karaoke discs and often come with a microphone. Please read the description carefully to know exactly what karaoke features the unit has.

Video & Audio Playback

Disc Playback Media
These are the types of discs that the unit is compatible with. It is the type of compatible media choices available, such as the type of disc you would record a homemade DVD or CD on.
Disc Playback Formats
These are the types of formats that the unit is able to read off of a disc. For example a music track could be burned to a CD in MP3, WMA, WAV format etc. A video track could be burned to a CD in MPEG-4, DivX, AVI, etc.
Supported Sound Processing
This is the type of audio processing that the receiver is capable of.
Blu-ray
Blu-ray discs offer video in "Full HD" at a 1080p resolution for exceptionally vivid, lifelike images. They also allow for higher quality surround sound to be encoded on the discs, as well as much more information due to the data storage capacity on a Blu-ray disc being much larger than a standard DVD. A dual layer Blu-ray disc can fit 50GB of data compared to 4.7GB for a regular DVD!

Expandability Features

HDMI Output
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a compact audio/video connector interface for transmitting uncompressed digital streams. HDMI output means that the player has the capability to output this type of data.
Component Video Out (Y,Pb,Pr)
Component Video is a type of video signal that has been separated into two or more component signals.
S-Video Output
S-video stands for Super Video. It is a connection used to transfer video and moving images. The quality of S-Video is great than composite (RCA) video.
Composite Video Out
Designates if the unit has composite video outputs.

Composite Video is a format for analog moving images, prior to around being added. It is commonly found as the yellow RCA connector for your video device.

2 Channel Audio Output
2-Channel audio output is stereo output. The audio can be heard on the right and left side.
iPod Dockable
This designates if an iPod can be docked the particular device. This feature applies it to home DVD/Blu-ay players, iPod accessories, alarm clocks, and more. When an iPod is docked, it will charge the iPod. Some devices will support the playback of video off of a docked compatible iPod. Some players include a dock or have one built-in, while others require you to purchase it separately.
Front Panel RCA Inputs
This designates if the unit has RCA composite inputs on the front of the unit. Used for the easy connection of a separate Audio/Video device to play through the unit.

Speaker Specifications

Speaker Configuration
This is the configuration of the speakers in the home theater system. The more speakers, the more realistic the surround sound is.
Speaker Type
The type of speaker determines the use that the speaker is intended for. Some speakers are manufactured specifically for home use while others are made for professional use.
Peak Power Handling (Speakers)
Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
RMS Power Handling (Speakers)
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
Wall Mountable Speakers
This specifies the speakers that are wall mountable.
Primary Speaker Color
This is the main color of the speakers included in the package.

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
Peak Power Handling (Subwoofer)
Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
RMS Power Handling (Subwoofer)
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
Terminal Type
Spring clip terminals work best with bare wire connections with small-gauge speaker wire, or pin-type connectors.

Binding post terminals are a sturdier, more versatile type of speaker terminal. Because binding post terminals are are threaded, you can tighten them down against the wire or connector for a tight, clean connection. The most popular style of binding post terminals is known as a "5-way binding post". This type can accept bare wire, or any of the common speaker wire connectors. Binding posts with the option to be used with banana clips are even more versatile

Spring posts are a hybrid of the two. Instead of using a thread and "screwing" them tight, they use a spring to allow the wire to fit and tighten against the terminal.

Primary Subwoofer Color
This is the main color of the subwoofer that is included in the home theater package.

Receiver Specifications

Maximum Watts per Channel
This is the maximum amount of watts per channel that the receiver is able to produce.
x.v. Color
A new color space that allows compatible units to view up to 1.8 times as many colors as sRGB (the previous standard that began in 1996). If yes, this means that the receiver is compatible with x.v. Color.
Optical Digital Audio Inputs
This is the number of digital optical audio signals the receiver accepts.
Composite (RCA) Stereo Inputs
This is the number of composite (RCA) outputs on the unit.
HDMI Inputs
This is the number of HDMI inputs that the unit is capable of accepting.
Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs
This is the number of coaxial digital audio inputs that the receiver accepts.
Component Video Inputs
This is the number of component video (y,pb,pr) inputs that the unit is capable of accepting.
Composite (RCA) Stereo Outputs
This is the number of composite stereo, also known as RCA, outputs.
HDMI Outputs
This is the number of HDMI outputs that the receiver is capable of.
Component Video Outputs
This is the number of component video (y,pb,pr) outputs of the receiver.
Speaker Terminals (Receiver)
These are the types of speaker terminals found on the back of the receiver.
Headphone Output
If the unit is capable of outputting audio to a pair of headphones, this is the type of jack that makes the connection.
Primary Receiver Color
This is the main color of the receiver that is included in the home theater system.
Height (Receiver)
This is the height of the receiver measured in inches.
Width (Receiver)
This is the width of the receiver measured in inches.
Depth (Receiver)
This is the depth of the receiver measured in inches.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

TH-BA1

UPC

046838041174

Weight

36.26lbs

Internal SKU

thba1

Internal Product ID

27965

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: JVC TH-BA1