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What Size Soundbar for 50/55/60/65/70/75 Inch TV?

As an owner of a 75 inch TV, I was recently asking myself what size soundbar to get and eventually came to the conclusion that it is a very important consideration. After doing some research and reading through various tips and tricks, I have finally found a soundbar that fits perfectly with my 75 inch TV. In this blog post, I’ll be sharing my experiences and the solutions I found to help you make the best decision for your TV viewing experience.

Factors to ConsiderDescription
TV SizeSoundbar length depends on the size of your TV. It shouldn’t exceed the size of the TV screen. For 42-50 inch TVs, get a 38-45 inch soundbar; for 55-60 inch TVs, a 50-inch soundbar; and for 70 inches and up, a 60-inch soundbar.
Soundbar PlacementConsider where your TV is placed, whether on a table or mounted on a wall. Measure the space between the TV and the table or wall to determine the size of the soundbar that would fit.
Soundbar TypeThere are two types of soundbars: passive and active. Passive soundbars have better sound quality but require additional equipment like an amplifier, receiver, and subwoofer. Active soundbars have built-in amplifiers and receivers and are more compact.

How to Figure Out the Size of the Sidebar for Your TV

Soundbars are these long boxes that use several speakers at once. These extensions to your TV are perfect for adding more depth to your movie’s sound, without you shelling out hundreds to thousands of dollars for those boxy speakers.

These soundbars come in a variety of shapes and sizes, which is suitable for a rather large screen. The main factors you can use to figure out the best size soundbar for you and your needs are as follows:

  1. The Size of the TV

The length of the soundbar will depend on the size of your TV. It doesn’t necessarily affect the quality of the sound from the soundbar, but it adds to the overall sleekness of your setup. 

It’s always better when your soundbar can be just as long as your TV, yet that’s not always the case. Usually, you can stick with the general rule that the size of the soundbar shouldn’t exceed the size of the TV screen.  

For TVs that have a screen size of around 42 to 50 inches, 38 to 45-inch soundbars should do the trick. If your TV is bigger, like 55 to 60 inches, a soundbar that’s 50 inches in length is just right. A 60-inch soundbar is the best size for TVs as big as 70 inches and up. 

With whatever size TV you have, there’s an almost universal soundbar size that’s just twelve inches. This smaller device will work for you just as well if you don’t want to focus on the dimensions of your TV.

  1. The Placement of the Soundbar

So, where’s your TV right now? Is it on a table or mounted on the wall? This fact may help you decide what size soundbar you can get. It’s not just the size of the soundbar, but also where to put it when you finally get one. 

It’s a good thing that setting up a soundbar is practically effortless. You can do it yourself, even.

More often than not, your TV could be on your wall right now. Some soundbars can be mounted, preferably below your TV screen. A few soundbars in the market even have their mounting kits when you buy them so you can put them up yourself.

Another typical place for your massive LED screen is a credenza or an entertainment center. Measure out the space between your TV and the table. This gap is where you should put your soundbar. 

Leave enough space to give you access to the other buttons and switches surrounding your TV and on the soundbar.

  1. The Type of Soundbar for Your TV

With all this talk about soundbars, two types of soundbars are available for you to choose from: passive and active soundbars.

Passive Soundbars

A passive soundbar is a type of soundbar with better quality sound. With that in mind, it needs additional equipment for it to function. This includes an amplifier and a receiver, plus a subwoofer if you crave that extra bass. When you add all this up, it makes a passive soundbar a bit more expensive than an active one.

A setup like this needs more space too. A larger TV size would do well with the added sound quality and bass, though.

Active Soundbars

An active soundbar doesn’t need an external amplifier, receiver or even a subwoofer. The amplifier and receiver are already there inside the frame. Even if it doesn’t produce the best sound, it’s still easier to install by yourself because it requires less wiring and no extra devices. 

An active soundbar is your best friend if you have limited space and a smaller set

In Conclusion

TVs are getting bigger, but the sound quality isn’t getting better. The handy soundbar is here to help with that, though figuring out what kind you need is a feat. Knowing what size the soundbar is for a 50/55/60/65/70/75 inch TV will assist your decision.

The size of your TV will affect the size of your soundbar, along with where you plan to put your soundbar when you get it. A passive soundbar will work if your TV setup is enormous and has plenty more space. If you’re on a budget with a smaller-sized TV, an active soundbar will do the job for you.