VIZIO SB36512-F6 Review and Specs

VIZIO SB36512-F6 Have a look at the 36-inch Vizio 5.1.2 home theater speaker system with Dolby Atmos (or, technically speaking, SB36512-F6). This soundbar comes with two satellite speakers, a subwoofer and the ability to play Dolby Atmos. More VIZIO SB36512-F6 specs in our VIZIO SB36512-F6 review.

VIZIO SB36512-F6 review

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Features

A small subwoofer is equipped with a 6-inch woofer loaded on a bass reflex. Thanks to the presence of a subwoofer, the system reproduces low frequencies from a value of 40 Hz. There are 5.1.2 built-in channels.

Design and build

The 36-inch Vizio soundbar is certainly compact. Its dimensions are 36.00 x 2.5 x 3.19 inches (914.4 mm x 63.5 mm x 81.0 mm), which makes it ideal for 55-inch televisions and below. On the top panel of the soundbar is a pair of speakers for high-altitude channels that reproduce the effects of Dolby Atmos tracks. Their sound comes to the audience after reflection from the ceiling, as in other similar systems. The soundbar has a minimal set of controls, and it can be hung on the wall. The weak point in the design of SB36512-F6, as in the models of previous years, is the limited indication of operating modes. SB36512-F6 is equipped with a line of LEDs that shows the volume level, but not currently selected signal source. Two speakers point up, and a small wireless subwoofer serves as a connection point.

VIZIO SB36512-F6

Connectivity

SB36512-F6 has five inputs: HDMI with ARC support, coaxial, optical, USB (for playing WAV files), as well as an analog input on the 3.5 mm jack. Wireless connections are represented by Wi-Fi (with built-in Chromecast) and Bluetooth. The SB36512-F6 remote control is high-quality, it even has an LCD display that displays the operating modes and initial setup steps.

Setup

The system has many sound character settings, but even in the basic factory version, the SB36512-F6 works fine. This was noticeable when watching the Blu-ray Mad Max: Fury Road, the soundtrack of which completely filled our test room.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The satellite speakers have color coded inputs of blue and gray to help indicate which speaker is which
  • I’ve also Chromecasted music from my Google Play Music library directly onto the soundbar and having the sound setting being defaulted to “music” instead of “direct” also blew my mind away

Cons

  • It does not process HDR color information accurately with apple tv 4k

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Common features

Product

VIZIO SB36512-F6

Model

SB36512-F6

Brand

VIZIO

Reviews

94

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2

Amplification type

active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

2

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0

Headphone output

0

Subwoofer output

0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

91.4 x 6.3 x 8.1/36 x 2.5 x 3.1

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5.6
VIZIO SB36512-F6
VIZIO SB36512-F6

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