Pros Very simple hook up. Makes TV sound the way it was intended, real base, good separation and voices sound natural. Having had two other sound bars and not being happy I'm very happy with this.
Cons I would wish for a better remote but putting the controls on a learning remote solves the problem.
Summary I like the lack of controls and switching that would likely add noise or to the cost of the product. It does not try to be something is not and at the same time sounds better that any sound bar I've heard. Does not require lots of room nor wires all over the room either under the rugs or over head.
Pros Newer HSD has optical and coax digital inputs. Great for newer TV's that only have those options.
Strong bass response.
Unobtrusive and no wires to run around the room!
Cons Nothing really, but the remote can be a pain. I use a Harmony, so it really doesn't matter to me.
Summary Slim design that sits well under my 54" plasma and presents a nice, clean look. No ugly wires showing! One optical cable from my TV and one power cord. How easy is that?! Great bass for movies, but still stays clean for music, not boomy or flabby. Simulated surround gives a nice, wide soundstage that won't convince you that there are things behind you, but still envelops you in whatever you're watching on tv. Auto on/off is nice too. I've got this in my main room and a ZVOX 525 on the tv that the kids watch in the family room. Love them both!!
Pros The BASS!
The sleek look, especially for such a big speaker cabinet.
The overall sound quality is top notch. Really impressive three dimensional sound.
Cons Nothing that I can think of, maybe too big for some entertainment centers.
Summary This is the second ZVOX system that I have purchased. I loved my 550 but the 575 is really on another level. It is a huge, super sturdy wood cabinet. I love the look of both the 550 and the 575 under my TVs.(my 550 is now in the bedroom.) It easily supports my 47' Sony TV, and I'm sure you could even put a bigger size television on top of it if your need be. Just like the 550, it was super easy to hook-up, i just plugged it into my variable audio output and I was off and running.
The biggest difference I found between this and the 550 was the bass response. The 550 has really nice sounding bass, but this thing can really start shaking the walls. When I cranked it up the other day while watching the Iron Man blu-ray, it sounded just like it would in the theater. I could feel the bass in my chest! The virtual surround sound was very noticeable while watching blu-ray movies, it really sounded like I was listening to speakers to my left and right. Overall this unit was very powerful and created enough loud and clear sound even for my fairly large living room.
If you want amazing home theater sound with out running all the wires and having to hide a subwoofer then this is really what you need. My best friend was so impressed by it that he has already purchased one for himself. I can't recommend these guys highly enough.
Pros Super easy to set up (no brains needed!). Sound quality is exceptional.
Cons None that I can think of.
Summary We have a 46-in Sony Bravia HD TV with Blu-Ray player. HD Satellite television reception. We thought we had good sound until we plugged in the ZVOX Z-Base 575 that I bought for my husband's 50th birthday (I also secretly bought it for myself!). I can't even explain our reaction when it first kicked in; there were sounds coming out of that box that we never knew existed! I feel so much more relaxed watching TV and movies, like I don't have to "stress" my ears; somewhat like putting glasses on and getting rid of the fuzz. Brilliant!
Pros Ordering. Delivery. Support. Set-up. Size. Sound. Ease of use. Joy of simplicity and sound. Soundstage.
Cons It's taken this long in audio to get here!
Summary After decades of audio hunting and being a devotee of the Kloss evolution, as well as the English sound, my reading led me to ZVOX. Intrigued by the back of the book page adverts in Sound and Vision offering reviews, I dug deeper to uncover the lineage and deeper reviews. After moving to a new city apartment with our six year old ultra curious for all things electronic son, an audio solution for our new 3D 9000 Samsung was needed. And today an audio solution means much more than better sound from tele. What with Pandora and all the rest, music is forever integrated within the evolved system. So it was ZVOX who offered an optical cable solution worth trying. Is it a replacement for a dedicated serious audio system? Like the Prius from Toyota is a replacement in reality for autos of the past, the ZVOX does more with less that only an enthusiast with unlimited space, budget and aural constraints would find lacking. The big ZVOX offers pleasures from simplicity to sound. And the only way to hear of ZVOX really is to hear ZVOX. It just works away, awaiting your pleasure as you tune the settings for whatever you are featuring, from TV, to Blue Ray, to 3D, to CD, to streaming, to the clouds, to radio, to music stored on drives. And the bonus of using ZVOX in conjunction with the Apple platform is the ability to have liner notes and even more with service such as Pandora. Simple made easy, the essence of greatness. Very well done by the Massachusetts Audio Mavens. Thanks again from all of us but especially our boy, who loves to dance but really loves the blue light that let's him know it's time for "big sound."