Orbitsound T12v3 Spatial Stereo Sound Bar : nice sound shame about the poor quality remote control

It is rather staggering the level and excellent of sound this factor puts out, specified it is really compact proportions. It has all the connectivity i have to have – ipod/iphone dock, optical in, rca in, headphone in socket, and so on, and many others.

Does not very are living up to anticipations. Really excellent sound, but will not match the promotion hoopla by the company and many others.

I was slightly dubious getting browse a several rather destructive reports and obtaining returned three other soundbars from different makers however, i am a lot more than content with the orbitsound. It does the job incredibly well and hooked up quickly to my samsung with 1 of the equipped cables and the sound is much superior to the tv’s very own sound output with speech, songs and flicks. I suspect that this is a mid-way product – not innovative enough for the real audiophile but ideal for people that want greater depth and a broader soundstage than their tv presents. The only negatives are the rate and the remote which is a modest plastic point with tiny buttons creating the textual content unreadable for me with out putting my glasses on. Putting aside these slight moans while, i am seriously happy and have banished my past speakers and wires to the spare place.Here are the specifications for the Orbitsound T12v3 Spatial Stereo Sound Bar:

  • Award winning T12v3 provides true ‘Spatial Stereo’ sound from a sleek soundbar without the fuss & clutter of 5.1 systems
  • Greatly enhances thin sound from today’s large screen sets; hear TV and film dialogue with crystal clarity at low volume levels as well as high
  • Two great products for the price of one – not only the perfect sound system for your large screen TV but also a phenomenal iPod and iPhone dock for all your tunes
  • 180W RMS power through streo array and included subwoofer
  • Unique ‘infinite sweetspot’ technology

Prompt delivery, no troubles with support. Quite basic link technique – plug it in, wire up the subwoofer, link to the telly and switch it on. Seems wonderful – wealthy place-filling sound, affordable stereo outcome, a lot much better than a place complete of wires and speakers. Expenses my iphone 3gs – i really don’t think the product or service spec is quite clear on charging compatability so i was pretty relieved by this. Expenses whilst on standby way too which is helpful. Remote’s a bit place delicate – you need a good goal and very little in the way – but as which is the worst i can say about it i experience it truly is a really excellent invest in.

Arrived pretty effectively packed, incredibly straightforward & speedy to established up, as with all higher top quality designed speakers, and headphones you must operate them in, i gave the orbitsound t12 v3 & subwoofer a few of days in advance of producing judgment of sound quality, for both movies & audio, i can expose that you is not going to be disappointed with the outcomes, the only downside i could detect was that the subwoofer could sound boomy at situations, primarily visible with film’s, but on some recordings on cds performed as a result of my denon audiophile dvd-1940 player (with the bundled exellent high-quality spidif (optical cable)) ended up recognizable so i experienced to lower the bass on the distant manage to tame it, but other than that i was extremely amazed, wonderful depth, and with one hundred eighty watts on faucet, additional than enough electricity. Connections at the again were really good when compared with other sound bar’s on the current market especially at this price tag. The only connection lacking was an hdmi socket which would have been useful to hook up to an av amplifier to get additional surround results to enrich the enjoyment of observing blue ray/dvd’s and audio if which is your factor. You can having said that get a 3 pin plug blue tooth adapter immediate from the orbitsound site, which evidently will permit you to use the orbitsound sound bar wirelessly from your apple iphone/ipad, or android product for £25. really how it operates im not confident. ?summing up, the orbitsound t12 v3 features exceptionally great price for income, extremely nicely built, exellent sound high-quality for both of those music and films, downside can sound boomy coming from wired subwoofer, would i advocate this solution to other folks, unquestionably.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Goodbye to wires
  • Huge improvement in sound quality
  • Does the job very well.
  • Enhances TV audio very well
  • Fantastic piece of equipment
  • Highly Recommended

Not only did the stereo soundbar get there at my home in paris promptly, inside of four days of the request, but it was packaged nicely and was undamaged. I had the gear up and functioning in half an hour and almost everything worked perfectly.

Bought this with a new television set invest in. Execs:it was pretty straightforward to setup. Sound quality when listening to music is excellentgreat basslooks nice and superior sizecons:not extremely fantastic for typical television set viewing – as well much foundation. Whilst you can turn foundation down and treble up the substantial assortment just is just not crisp plenty of so it will not sound fantastic. Tv set seems improved through the tv’s individual speakers which is disappointing.

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  1. Fantastic sound, looks great. Needs an update on the connection for iphones. It’s ok i’m getting an adapter but still. Remote range is poor, got to stand directly in front and close in order to work. No display to say what source it’s on, where the volume is etc but fantastic. . Does the job and does it well.
  2. This review is from : Orbitsound T12v3 Spatial Stereo Sound Bar with iPhone Dock

    Very easy to set up i just used the supplied optical cable from my tv straight into the unit but all other connection options are covered with leads supplied. The only reason for not giving full 5 stars is the lack of a display so you can’t see what mode or level it’s on. There is just an led right in the middle blue for on and red for off. This is very bright and is a bit distracting.
    • Can’t go wrong for the price. . Great piece of kit which performs well both with tv and ipod in the dock. Did have an issue with the power cord which was not as simple to replace as i expected however the the supplier managed to get me a free replacement direct from orbitsound after a couple of emails. Read previous reviews online which mentioned an issue with the remote. Whilst the buttons are a bit ‘clicky’ it works perfectly well. I especially like the fact it works with the ipod. If you want a unit that makes a significant difference to the inbuilt tv speakers and has the ipod dock in my opinion you can’t go wrong for the price.
      • I bought the orbit sound because i am partly deaf. The orbit sound has improved the quality of my tv and my music that i am able to enjoy the tv and music far more.
  3. Ive had this for over a year now and well its pretty goodmusic is fantastic. Really immersive and comforting bass, good clear highs and mids. As for movies (blu ray) well its ok did find my self having to change the volume i. E turning it down when there were action scenes and then turning it back up when people were talkingover all great if you love music and want it for a party or in a pub and background music. For movies could be a little better is very annoying to change the volume (and when you lose the controller my word its annoying). Hope this helpsthis is my personnel experience so please have a look at other reviews.
    • Arrived very well packed, very easy & quick to set up, as with all high quality made speakers, and headphones you must run them in, i gave the orbitsound t12 v3 & subwoofer a couple of days before making judgment of sound quality, for both films & music, i can reveal that you won’t be disappointed with the results, the only downside i could detect was that the subwoofer could sound boomy at times, mostly noticeable with film’s, but on some recordings on cds played through my denon audiophile dvd-1940 player (with the included exellent quality spidif (optical cable)) were noticeable so i had to reduce the bass on the remote control to tame it, but other than that i was very impressed, great detail, and with 180 watts on tap, more than enough power. Connections at the back were very good when compared with other sound bar’s on the market especially at this price. The only connection missing was an hdmi socket which would have been useful to connect to an av amplifier to get extra surround effects to enhance the enjoyment of watching blue ray/dvd’s and music if that’s your thing. You can however buy a 3 pin plug blue tooth adapter direct from the orbitsound website, which apparently will allow you to use the orbitsound sound bar wirelessly from your apple iphone/ipad, or android device for £25. quite how it works im not sure. ?summing up, the orbitsound t12 v3 offers extremely good value for money, very well built, exellent sound quality for both music and films, downside can sound boomy coming from wired subwoofer, would i recommend this product to others, definitely.
      • Arrived very quickly well packed and exactly as advertised. Quality of soundbar 1st class. Would recommend this product to anyone who needs clarity from new type tv with speakers round back.
  4. I had been looking for a sound bar for a few weeks and scanning reviews. This one appealed as it also had the ipod dock. I came packaged extremely well. It missing the instruction manual but without this took me no longer then 5 minutes to set up. The sound quality is fantastic via the ipod and the tv. I contacted the supplier with regard to the manual and he said that he would get the guys in the warehouse to find one and pop it in the post 1st. I am however after over a week still waiting but it hasn’t hindered the usage. A quick update – the manual was delivered today – excellent service.
    • It’s not just the sound, it’s the service as well. We bought an orbitsound t12 in july 2011 to solve the problem of poor sound from a flat screen tv, it was easy to add a couple of brackets to the tv wall mount, and fix the bar on there, completely out of the way. Problem solved, much better sound without having to find room for a hi-fi amp and speakers. Bass speaker fits in underneath quite neatly, and the overall sound is great for normal tv, hd or bluray. All has been great up to about a month ago, when the remote failed. When i asked about buying a new one, emma at orbitsound support suggested i posted it back for them to have a look at. Did so, and it has just come back – fully refurbished and with a spare battery as well. After a spell cranking up the tv’s speakers to get a fairly muffled sound, it is really great to go back the relaxed clarity of this system. Any company can provide good customer service when they are taking your money at that time, far fewer manage to do so later on – and most will fail to do so for a product that is more than two years old. So, a couple of happy punters here – good to know the company care about both their products, and their customers.
      • Transformational bit of kit. Great to buy a piece of genuine brit made hi-fi which works and sounds like a proper piece of equipment. At a nuts & bolts level there is nothing ground breaking about what orbitsound are doing here, the t12’s back looks like a 1980’s amp with its bare wire speaker connections and big old volume and on/off controls. Add to this properly made paper cone speakers (look to be hand made when you take off the front grill), but when you switch it on you have something that kicks out deep rich sound which very few midi hifi, let alone sound bars, can achieve. Sound quality is bass heavy as other reviewers have noted but this can easily be addressed by reaching for the flimsy, but functional, remote or you could try inserting some fire retardent foam rubber into the bottom holes of the sub woofer for a more permanent reduction in low frequency output. (btw if you really hate the little remote as supplied a generic thing can be had from an amazon seller for £12). As to looks this thing is cool (as long as you like piano black shiny finishes). It sports a mesh grill on the bar, attached with magnets and the sub-woofer is large,black and shiny. If black doesn’t suit your colour scheme orbitsound offer a wide range of coloured front grills too. Lots of deals available for this amazing bit of kit.
  5. This review is from : Orbitsound T12v3 Spatial Stereo Sound Bar with iPhone Dock

    Sound quality is as same as any expensive music systems, i am using orbit sound bar from over an year now and i am loving it.
  6. This review is from : Orbitsound T12v3 Spatial Stereo Sound Bar with iPhone Dock

    Not quite 5. 1 surround sound but the neatness and reduced wires more than compensate. Not quite 5 star but couldnt be much closer given the neatness of the product. Great with little ones as less wires to play with.
    • Read this to modify the bass. Bought ‘refurbished’ for £129. 99 and received in excellent and apparently unused condition the next day despite not paying the extra for express delivery. An amazing bargain given the full price and on the basis of my experience you need not hesitate. Other reviews have mentioned the dominance of bass from the woofer: i prefer ‘hi-fi’ sound as distinct from ‘cinema’ sound and do not require a bass ‘thump. ‘ to modify the bass all you need to do is insert one or two pieces of foam rubber in the two lower bass speaker ports and experiment with the sound. A word of warning: make sure you leave some foam sticking out so that you can easily remove it, if it goes right in you may not get it out againmy rating is based on the low price paid, had i paid full price i would have rated this product as four stars.
  7. This review is from : Orbitsound T12v3 Spatial Stereo Sound Bar with iPhone Dock

    1 speakers around house with wires showing its a great alternative the sounds are deep clear as nearly as good as the surround sound systems out there a great pice of kit.
  8. This review is from : Orbitsound T12v3 Spatial Stereo Sound Bar with iPhone Dock

    Amazing sound from this sound bar. To get the ‘stereo’ effect, you do need to find the right place to hear it, bit to the left or a bit to the right and you can miss it but there is a ‘stereo’ spot. Very easy to set up and looks good and, if you want to, you can get different coloured front grills for it.
    • Really love this but the remote control is rubbishthe sound quality is fantastic but the remote could well end up down the garden, you have to press it so many times to sometimes get a response, other times not.
      • Not as good as a full surround system, but a huge improvement on the tv sound and at a reasonable price. Worth a go if you don’t want wires trailing around the room,.
  9. Amazing sound and fits in well with other gadgets. Glad to have held out and purchased this one. Clear sound and very well made.

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