Dayton Audio BS36 36" LCR Speaker Bar Black
Dayton Audio BS36 36" LCR Speaker Bar Black

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Dayton Audio BS36 36" LCR Speaker Bar Black

Brand:|Model: BS36
The small-but-mighty Dayton Audio BS36 speaker bar combines left, center, and right channel speakers into a single convenient mountable enclosure. The BS36 can be positioned above or below your flat screen TV, or sit freestanding on your home theater cabinet.
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Part # 300-684
  • Great for any plasma or LCD TV installation
  • Ideal for space-limited home theater applications
  • Connects to any home theater receiver via separate left, right, and center speaker inputs
  • High-gloss black lacquer finish
  • Position on any flat surface or mounts easily to the wall

Product Details

Dayton Audio BS36 36" LCR Speaker Bar Black

The Dayton Audio BS36 LCR Speaker Bar uses long-excursion woofers for superb dynamic impact and bass extension, unlike the thin-sounding speakers built into HDTVs. When the BS36 is combined with a pair of SAT-BK satellite speakers and a powered sub like the Dayton Audio SUB-80, you'll have created a spacious-sounding yet compact-sized surround sound experience that will impress family and friends.

The BS36 LCR speaker bar is easy to install, and the beautiful hand rubbed black lacquer finish will turn a Steinway piano green with envy! Each speaker bar is packaged with a pair of rubber speaker feet for tabletop mounting.

Specifications: • Three 3-3/4" paper cone woofers • Three 5/8" aluminum tweeters • Power handling: 50 watts RMS/80 watts max • Impedance: 8 ohms • Frequency response: 100-20,000 Hz • SPL: 87 dB 1W/1m • Dimensions: 4-3/4" H x 37" W x 4-1/4" D. Note: Screw mounts and M5 threaded inserts are designed for 16" on-center studs. Hardware sold separately. See related items for optional Hangman mounting bracket.

Product Specifications
  • Input Rating8 ohm
  • Special FeaturesSpeaker Bar
  • Woofer Diameter3-3/4"
  • ConfigurationMTM / LCR
  • ColorBlack
Dayton Audio BS36 36" LCR Speaker Bar Black
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelBS36
  • Part Number300-684
  • UPC844632064739
  • Product CategorySound Bars / Speaker Bars
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (36 Reviews)
  • Weight14.2 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Dayton Audio BS36 36" LCR Speaker Bar Black
Dayton Audio BS36 36" LCR Speaker Bar Black is rated 4.4722 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big sound upgradeThis sound bar is solid, good looking and sounds great. Very happy with the purchase!
Date published: 2015-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just What I Wanted, Very Happy With This Sound BarI bought this sound bar about 2 months ago off Amazon. I really wanted separates but my living room configuration just wouldn't allow it. That's when I came across this sound bar. I bought some aluminum angle iron and using the mount threads on the back of the TV and the back of this bar and was able to mount it 1/2" from the top of the TV. I couldn't be happier with the way it looks. 2-3 days after getting it installed I noticed a distortion coming out of the right channel. I called Parts-Express and they had me swap the Left Channel with the Right Channel in order to trouble shoot if it was the speaker itself or the AVR. Turns out it was the speaker. Parts-Express advised me to contact Amazon due to that's who I bought it from to see about a replacement. I did and Amazon had a replacement at my door in 2 days. Got the new one installed and its great. It doesn't provide much if any bass but that's what a sub is for. There is two things I wish were different. First thing is I wish it was longer or wish Parts-Express offered one that were longer. My 50" Samsung is 43.5" wide so there is roughly 3.5" of space from where the speaker ends and the edge of my TV. The second is I wish the center speaker had a tweeter on both sides of the driver. The tweeter is on the right of the center driver which gives a little bit of a "not centered sound". Other than that I love it, and would could complain that this price!?!?
Date published: 2015-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dayton Audio BS36 LCR Speaker BarBought this speaker bar to replace a set of Boston Acoustics modular speaker as I got tired of looking at all of the speakers. Have the speaker bar paired with a Yamaha SFW050 Subwoofer and to say the combination sounds amazing is an understatement. Nice highs with adequate mid range which is perfect for our small family room. For the price you can't beat the quality. Nice sleek design and delivery was four days to Canada from the time the order was placed. I had no expectations so this was a terrific surprise when it was all hooked up and ready to go.
Date published: 2014-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound BarSleek, sharp design. Saves space and sounds great in surround sound setup.
Date published: 2014-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value and FunctionThis is a great value for the sound you get from this 3 channel sound bar. It's perfect for enhancing the viewing and listening experience in casual watching/listening set-ups. If you have a receiver available to power it, it avoids the other powered sound bars on the market and offers a price point well below the other non powered sound bars. I'm using this with my 40 inch TV and it looks proportional. One downside is the terminals for the three channels are not standard banana plug size, so connecting large gauge speaker cable requires some creativity.
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous SoundbarThis unit sits under my 65" TV and looks great and sounds wonderful. I have it matched with an 8" subwoofer, to help with the bass output.I needed a soundbar so an external speaker package would be acceptable and this one works well.Actually I'm surprised that it works as well as it does in a 15' x 20' room.If they ever make a 46" unit I'll get that one too.
Date published: 2013-07-10
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Dayton Audio BS36 36" LCR Speaker Bar Black

Hi. Just to be clear: this is a passive LCR soundbar? Will you ship to Ottawa,Ontario in Canada? How much would shipping cost with tracking? How much duty or taxes do you think will be added? What is your return policy? Thanks

Asked by: Ottawa
Yes this is a passive sound bar. Please contact our sales and customer service for available stock, price and shipping options. or 800-338-0531 x2.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-05

What would be the best way to wire this speaker as a center channel, using all the speakers and maintaining an 8 or 6 ohm load. Thanks

Asked by: BigE
Since this is a three channel speaker, there are only three ways to properly wire it. You can either wire them separately as the LCR in a theater (as originally intended), all in series for a 24 ohm load or all in parallel for a 2.7 ohm load. Unfortunately there is no way to wire these three channels to an 8 or 6 ohm load.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-10-07

We do not have an area to SIT the unit on. Can we mount to the wall under TV & if so can we see the spec sheet / hardware for this type of mounting

Asked by: Kenny bob
We do offer a wall mounting kit for this speaker bar which you can see below.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-10-07

Can this sound bar be directly wired off the tv rather than through an amp? In other words, can it be used in addition to the tv's built in speakers?

Asked by: russellernst5
Unfortunately this sound bar requires a separate receiver in order to work properly. Whether it can be used along with the built in TV speakers depends on the TV itself.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-06-12

Is the 8ohm rating a final parallel load of all three channels?

Asked by: nascarguy301
This is designed to be used as three independent front channels as left, center and right, so the 8 ohm rating is for each individual channel.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-02-12

Is the power rating per channel or total? Also, how's the imaging/staging?

I'm a little worried that because of the layout of the tweeters, it's going to pull the staging to the right.
Asked by: macjeffr
The power rating and impedance for this is per channel.In an LCR setup with the three being driven by a multichannel processor, there should not be any trouble with the sound stage for a speaker of this type.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2013-02-01
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