Panasonic SC-HTB490 2.1-Channel Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer (2021)
Panasonic SC-HTB490 is an entry-level 2.1-channel soundbar with wireless subwoofer. Despite its "TV-ready" size, the SC-HTB490 only uses two full-range racetrack drivers in the main unit, and its subwoofer has a 16cm / 6.5" driver.
Other compromises include limited I/O options and digital audio processing support. Nevertheless, the SC-HTB490 is a notable improvement over the SC-HTB400 from 2020: Not only is wireless subwoofer now included in the package, but the two full-range drivers are also upgraded.
It fact, the SC-HTB490 compares well to the SC-HTB600 as well, offering similar driver setups, though the aforementioned I/O and digital processing limitations again bid poorly to it in this comparison.
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[Input] 1x HDMI (ARC) | [Output] 1x USB + 1x Optical
Drivers | Midrange
2x 4.5x12cm racetrack full-range cones
Drivers | Subwoofer
Soundbar with wireless subwoofer
1-way bass reflex
Size | Depth
Size | Height
Size | Width
Dolby Digital, DTS Digital Surround
24W (bar) + 22W (sub)
320W: 2x 80W (L/R) + 160W (sub)
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