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ZVOX Audio Review & Giveaway

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Have you ever watched someone hook up a surround sound system? If you have a drink and a recliner, it can be pretty entertaining, especially when the person installing it gets frustrated with all the cords that are either exponentially longer than they need to be or they are about 5 inches too short!

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Sadly, I speak from experience. I have a surround sound system of my own – I used it without any problems until I moved. Now it sits still packed in its moving box because I don’t want to pollute my living room with cords and speaker stands.

Thankfully, ZVOX Audio heard the cry of so many people like me and developed a system that eliminates the need for cords and speaker stands with an all-in-one surround sound system. ZVOX sent me the amazing ZBase 550 to review. The ZBase was created for those who have a flat screen TV but choose not to mount it on the wall (like me). It’s a three-inch tall box that’s intended to be placed underneath your flat screen TV, which also provides a great location for the best sound quality. I could list all the technical specs and pretend I understand what they all mean, but let me be straight with you….this system is beyond what I expected! I was a little skeptical with the promise of surround sound provided with only one speaker/subwoofer box, but it delivered beyond my expectations! I will shamelessly admit that I truly put this system to the test!

ZBase 550 from ZVOX

I started with a high-action movie with car chases, intense music, and fight scenes. The ZBase delivered beautiful, crisp and clear audio which I controlled with the provided remote. The remote has separate controls for overall volume, bass, PhaseCue (the surround technology), and treble plus a mute button and an auto-shut off button. As soon as I finished the first movie, I popped in a romantic drama which I’ve always thought had a moving, well-composed soundtrack. I pumped the volume up louder than my neighbors probably appreciated but it was well worth it as the clear compositions made me feel like a part of the movie.

ZVOX openly admits that their all-in-one system is not the same as a 5.1 surround sound system but it gives it a run for its money. For people like me who don’t have a theater in my house, I don’t need all the cords for the separate speakers! I will gladly sacrifice some of the enveloping sound for no cords and an easy installation. There are only 2 cords with the ZBase 550 – one for the power and one to hook to your TV (or cable box/satellite box/DVD player). It was the fastest, easiest installation ever, especially for the technologically incapable, like me!

ZVOX is confident that women will also love their brilliant  ZVOX systems, so they would like to offer one ZVOX Mini to a very (VERY) lucky Mommy PR Reader! [Pictured Below]

ZVOX Mini

The ZVOX Mini was chosen as one of TIME’s top 25 Back-to-School items! The Mini is a sleek, smaller version of the original ZVOX system but still packs a big sound punch and is small enough for easy transportability. Plus it hooks into anything with an output audio or headphone jack like computers, iPods, radios, or game consoles! And for surround sound on the go, the Mini comes with a PortaParty™ carrying bag to easily pack up your system to go anywhere with you! Average Retail Value: $199.99

To Enter:
Visit ZVOX’s Website and pick out which system you like the most. Leave a comment below letting us know what you picked PLUS let us know where/how you would use the ZVOX Mini if you won!
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Contest open until 11:59pm PST on 9/21/09

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About the Author

My name is Megan and I’m a unique reviewer for Mommy PR – I don’t have any kids yet, but one day I hope to. The majority of my days are spent at my 9 to 5 day job and I spend most of my evenings in culinary school! In September 2012 I will graduate as a pastry chef. Even though work and school consume most of my time, I enjoy spending any and all free time in the kitchen baking up something delicious and fattening. My other favorite activies include traveling and working out.

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  1. Weller1975@Gmail.com says:

    The ZVOX 425xs would be great for my home theater setup

  2. Bridget combs says:

    I like the ZVOX Audio IncrediBase 575

  3. kerri69 says:

    I really like the ZVOX 440 I would use this for home theatre

  4. Tara says:

    I like the ZVOX 550. I would use it in my living room and put it under my flat panel!

  5. tamathamc says:

    It seems that the ZVOX 325 would be perfect for our family room, hope I win.

  6. Brian E. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway… I like the ZVOX 325; it is the perfect size for the TV in our den, which is a medium sized room.

  7. Sarah C says:

    I like the size of the ZVOX 550. I would use it in our master bedroom!

  8. Natalie Arshinkoff says:

    I love the idea of having a surround sound system in my bedroom. This way, I can watch my movies with the same quality of sound my husband watches during football. Furtermore, the size and look will not take away from the decor of the bedroom. yay!!!

  9. DanV says:

    I like the ZVOX 430. I’d use it in my family room.

  10. Chrysa says:

    I like the ZVOX 440. I would use the mini in our family room.

  11. Lori says:

    I have never had a home theater and this sounds delightful. I liked the 325 the best. I would use it in our living room.

  12. Michelle H. says:

    I like the ZVOX325. I would use the mini in my bedroom

  13. Jay F. says:

    I’d go for their top of the line ZVOX Audio IncrediBase 575 . I could see having this in our family room tv. I think movie night would be much better with some surround sound.

  14. Tracy says:

    The ZVOX 575 coming soon has some amazing specs. I really hate cords, this unit would go in my living room. Living in NYC our apartments are like shoe boxes, this would fit nicely into a small, cramped space

  15. Rajee says:

    The ZVOX 425xs would be great for my home theater setup

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  18. R Hicks says:

    I like their zfox 440. It would work perfectly with my tv.

    If I won the mini, it would be great for taking on camping trips and while traveling. Love great sound wherever I go

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  20. Heather C says:

    I would love to have the ZVOX 425xs.
    I would use the mini upstairs with the desktop. We saved all our music on that and play it. That mini would be an excellent boost!

  21. Donna K says:

    I would like the the ZVOX Audio IncrediBase 575

  22. Donna K says:

    Oops-I forgot to say -use it in my living room.

  23. heather says:

    I like the ZVOX 325, which would be perfect for our living room!

  24. heather says:

    Follower!

  25. noggysnotes says:

    If I could afford it I would love to get the ZVOX Audio Z-Base 525 so I could use it with my PC. I spend most of my day at my computer and having great sound would be a huge improvement over the speakers I have now. I also have a 24 inch flat screen monitor by BenQ that would round out my system and make it the star attraction in my home office…who says your cubicle has to be dull and dreary.

  26. ChrisK says:

    I like the ZVox 440 and would use the MINI Zvox for my living room

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