InFrom wrote:I saw those reviews, and also a pretty negative Woot review from a prior offer. OTOH, it looks like they have sold many of these over the course of several prior sales, and that's the only review I saw that directly addressed the 6200 unit. So on the theory that if it were so very bad, we'd see more than 1 negative report, I went ahead and bought it. Only time will tell. If it's pleasing to the ear (or even if it's not), I will post a follow-up, just to add a little data to the pool.
On the other hand -- I have seen a few positive reviews from Wooters who bought the 8210 -- that's the one that comes with the wireless sub. (They were both the subject of a Sellout sale, earlier this week.) Maybe Arin could address this question -- are these essentially the same soundbar, soundwise? Because if they are, I feel pretty optimistic about my purchase, based on the satisfied customers who got the 8210.
Hi, Arin with Pinnacle here to address this. A few points. Model FRONTROWSY8210 does use the same SOUNDBAR (FRONTROW6200) and is paired with a wireless powered subwoofer. So, the 8210 includes the 6200. As to 1 or 2 negative Amazon comments a few points:
Amazon is not authorized to sell this item. They do not sell or inventory the item directly. Amazon itself is a customer of Pinnacle, but that is different than the multitudes of "affiliates" who are people or companies we have absolutely no direct contact with and cannot vouch for anything they sell, represent or do. Further, if anyone purchased frontrowpbar 6200 @ $491 as it is posted on Amazon, then saw it for $99.99 here, I would think some people would be thinking $491 is not a good value. And they would be right. Additionally, the FRONTROW6200 SOUNDBAR is designed for newest sets which have little to no acoustics. If your set is 3 years old or more, it might very well be as good as the FRONTROW6200.
Now, the Qp9W POWERBAR version is in another class of quality in Soundbars and will improve dramatically any TV, new or old. As always in the SOUNDBAR realm, a powered subwoofer is advised since SOUNDBARS have little bass. If you want great dialogue, vocals music and TV watching, sports etc, the SOUNDBARS we offer are infinately better than what comes with the TV's. For a movie experience or good music listening SOUNDBARS should have a subwoofer added to them.
And finally, we sell many thousands of speakers/year at WOOT and many tens of thousands/year. Although we want each and every customer to be 100% satisifed and say nice things, that is just not possible.
Often times we find customer error is as much an issue as anything else. Electronic choices and hook-ups can be confusing and tricky. Room acoustics can play a part.
Overall, we think we have an amazing track record and are highly respected in the industry. Spendimg $249.99 for our top of the line SOUNDBAR QP9W PWRbr will satisfy the most critical of listeners especially adding a subwoofer.
Spending $99.99 for FRONTROWPBAR6200 will give you back all and then some that was stripped out of newer TV sets.
ANd Spending just $199.99 will give you hands down the best SOUNDBAR/POWERED SUbwoofer system anywhere in the market
Our 37 year reputation for superior Speaker Products makes us confident in these claims.
ARIN, PINNACLE SPEAKERS,