Sharp cuts the cord to a subwoofer with a soundbar sized for big TVs

Anyone who has invested in a big TV probably knows that the next thing to look into is decent sound, but with all those wires and options, it can be a little daunting. Sharp, however, is approaching the topic of sound with a pair of scissors.

Designed for the TVs bigger than 55 inches, Sharp has this week announced that it is releasing a 2.1 soundbar with wireless subwoofer in Australia.

“The new Sharp sound bar was developed to enhance the large TV experience,” said Mark Bear, Sharp Australia’s National Marketing Manager. “It’s designed to fit perfectly under a 60-inch television and can accommodate TVs up to 90-inches.”

Called the HT-SB60, this soundbar features a 3D audio technology to make you think the audio is coming from all around you, even while it’s only in front, while the subwoofer can be positioned in proximity to your TV and soundbar without needing to worry that someone will trip on a cord.

The soundbar itself will need cables, but does feature two HDMI inputs, an optical input, and one HDMI out for sending video back to the TV.

Sharp’s HT-SB60 is hitting stores this week with a recommended retail price of $499.