VIZIO SB46514-F6 Review and Specs

VIZIO SB46514-F6 The company not only makes great TVs, but also puts a lot of effort into soundbars that rival traditional home theater setups. This includes the model on our test bench today, the SB46514-F6. In this VIZIO SB46514-F6 review, we break down the VIZIO SB46514-F6 specs, sound, design, accessories and more.

VIZIO SB46514-F6 review

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Features

This is a 5.1.4-channel device. The VIZIO Home Theater Sound System with Dolby Atmos produces sound from all around you even from above. Like premium theaters powered by Dolby Atmos, these immersive experiences let you “Go Inside the Story”. Unique upward firing speakers deliver 10 total channels of crystal clear, truly immersive sound without any complex setup required. Having Chromecast built-in is a huge time saver - as long as your phone and the soundbar are on the same network, you can send an audio stream from one to the other without needing to manually connect over Bluetooth.

Design and build

Almost every surface of the bar is covered in black speaker grille, and this is true for both the surround speakers and the subwoofer. It looks uniform and sleek, and we think it will fit in well with just about any room decor. We particularly like the subtle logos on the silver side caps of the soundbar.

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Connectivity

The SB46514-F6 has a commendable range of inputs. These range from simple 3.5mm analog input to an RCA input for Coax/SPDIF connections, as well as an optical connection. There is also, crucially, an HDMI ARC connection. There’s also a full Wi-Fi connection, as well as Bluetooth compatibility. This is especially important given the streaming capabilities of the bar.

Setup

VIZIO have a fantastic app, called SmartCast, which you use to set up the SB46514-F6. It’s designed to be a central place for you to stream content. The SB46514-F6 is not a fully wireless system, despite the presence of a wireless subwoofer. You’ll have to connect the two satellite speakers using the included wires, connecting directly to the subwoofer itself. Fortunately, this is as straightforward as it gets.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The design is very sleek and modern
  • The satellites have some decent weight to them and look good
  • The sub looks like it would fit in well with any hardwired true 5.1 or 5.2 system

Cons

  • This system isn’t very user friendly
  • The remote is kind of hard to navigate
  • The app makes it easier but the only display that the sound bar has is a series of LED dots that are hard to interpret without the user guide

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Common features

Product

VIZIO SB46514-F6

Model

SB46514-F6

Brand

VIZIO

Reviews

143

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.4

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)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1

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

Google Assistant

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

116.8 x 8.4 x 6.4/46 x 2.5 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.2/7.2
VIZIO SB46514-F6
VIZIO SB46514-F6

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