Photos of the Onkyo Envision Cinema LS-B50 Sound Bar System

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Onkyo Envision Cinema LS-B50 Sound Bar System Photos

Onkyo LS-B50 Sound Bar System Package
Photo of Onkyo LS-B50 Sound Bar System Package. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

The Onkyo Envision Cinema LS-B50 is a two-component audio system consisting of a sound bar unit and wireless subwoofer. As a supplement to my review of the LS-B50, I present a series of photo that present a look at its features, connections, and accessories. Note: A link to the review is provided on the last page of this photo presentation.

To start off this look at the Onkyo LS-B50 is a look at the entire system and with its included accessories and documentation.

In addition to the Sound Bar and Subwoofer units, also shown in the photo are the, remote control, and the detachable AC adapter, power cord, additional connection cables, wall mounting template, and documentation.

For a closer look and explanation of the included accessories, proceed to the next photo...

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Onkyo Envision Cinema LS-B50 Sound Bar System - Accessories/Documentation

Onkyo LS-B50 Sound Bar System - Accessories and Documentation
Photo of Onkyo LS-B50 Sound Bar System - Accessories and Documentation. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Here is a much closer look at all of the accessories and documentation included with the Onkyo LS-B50 sound bar/wireless subwoofer package.

Starting on the left side of the photo and going down are three user manuals (Spanish, French, English), along with the IR Flasher, digital optical cable, 3.5mm stereo audio cable, and Remote Control.

Moving to the center of the photo is a wall mounting template (if you decide to take advantage of that option), product registration form, subwoofer power cable, and the detachable power supply and power cord for the sound bar unit.

Finally moving to the right, is a promotional brochure for Onkyo headphones and earphones, and with safety documents, table stands, cushion pads, and screws.

For a look at the front and rear views of the sound bar section of the LS-B50 system, proceed to the next photo...

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Onkyo Envision Cinema LS-B50 Sound Bar System - Sound Bar Unit - Front/Rear

Onkyo LS-B50 Sound Bar System - Sound Bar Unit - Front and Rear View
Onkyo LS-B50 Sound Bar System - Photo of both the front and rear wiew of the sound bar unit. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Here is a composite photo of the sound bar unit of the LS-B50 system that shows both the front and rear. The top photo is a front view, while the bottom photo shows what the sound bar looks like from the rear.

The sound bar dimensions are: 35.8-inches (W), 3.76-inches (H), and 3.5-inches (D).

Behind the front facing speaker grill, the sound bar houses six speakers, that includes two full range and one tweeter grouping for each side. Also, there are two additional full range speakers, one mounted on each end of the sound bar that face outward to the sides (not visible in this photo).

Each speaker and tweeter is powered by its own dedicated amplifier.

Also, there is a set of onboard controls and led status indicators mounted on the top of the sound bar, which will be shown in detail in the next photo of the report.

On the bottom photo is a look at the rear of the LS-B50 sound bar section. The provided connections are housed in the two recessed compartments on just to the left and right of the center portion of the sound bar.

For a closer look at the controls and connections provided on the LS-B50's sound bar unit, proceed through the next three photos...

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Onkyo Envision Cinema LS-B50 Sound Bar System - Controls

Onkyo LS-B50 Sound Bar System - Controls
Onkyo LS-B50 Sound Bar System - Photo of the onboard controls on the sound bar unit. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Here is a look at the onboard controls on the top of the sound bar unit of the Onkyo LS-B50 System.

Starting on the left side are input status LEDs, with the Input Select Button just to right of the indicators.

The - and + buttons control the main system volume.

Moving right is the Sound Mode selection button - followed by the sound mode LED indicators (Music, News, Movie).

Finally, on the far right is the Dolby Digital LED indicator which lights up when a Dolby Digital-encoded signal is detected.

One thing to point out is that all these buttons are also duplicated on the provided wireless remote control. Another thing to point out is that in a darkened room, these buttons are very difficult to see.

Proceed to the next photo...

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Onkyo Envision Cinema LS-B50 Sound Bar System - Audio Connections

Onkyo LS-B50 Sound Bar System - Audio Connections
Onkyo LS-B50 Sound Bar System - Photo of Audio Connections. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Shown on this page are the audio-only input connections provided with the LS-B50 system, which are located slightly left of center of the sound bar unit's rear panel.

On the right side of the photo, you can see the input labels (out of focus in this this photo).

From top to bottom are one Digital Coaxial, one Digital Optical, and one analog audio (3.5mm).

These inputs can used to connect audio from sources, such DVD players, cable boxes, etc... that have these types of connections. Also, the 3.5mm analog audio input can be used to connect digital audio players.

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Onkyo Envision Cinema LS-B50 Sound Bar System - USB Connection

Onkyo LS-B50 Sound Bar System - USB Connection
Onkyo LS-B50 Sound Bar System - Photo of USB Connection. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Here is a photo of the IR sensor an USB connections located on the right side of the rear panel.

The IR port is the small mini-jack-type connection on the top. This for connecting the provided IR sensor "flasher" cable.

To use this option, you plug in the mini-plug end of the cable into the input shown, and then place the other end near the IR sensor of your TV.

Once this is done, the TV remote can still communicate with the TV even if the sound bar is physically blocking the TV's IR sensor.

If the sound is not blocking the TV's IR sensor, you do not have use this option.

Just below the IR sensor "flasher" cable connection is the USB port. The USB port is provided to access music content from compatible portable devices, such as Flash Drives.

Proceed to the next photo...

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Onkyo Envision Cinema LS-B50 Sound Bar System - Wireless Sub - Triple View

Onkyo LS-B50 Sound Bar System - Wireless Subwoofer - Front, Bottom, and Rear View
Onkyo LS-B50 Sound Bar System - Photo of the front, bottom, and rear viewsof the wireless subwoofer. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Shown on this page is a view of the front, side, and back of the wireless subwoofer that is provided with the Onkyo LS-B50 Sound Bar Speaker System.

The subwoofer has a black gloss finish on the front on and rear and has a fabric cover on the front, however, the actual 6.5-inch bass driver is located on the bottom.

The subwoofer is a Bass Reflex design that has, in addition to the downfiring driver,  a downward mounted port to enhance low frequency response.

Also, as you can see in the photo of the back portion of the subwoofer, there are no audio input connections or adjustment controls, there is only a AC power receptacle and wireless link button. The subwoofer receives both its audio input and control setting signals wirelessly via Bluetooth transmission technology from the LS-B50's sound bar unit. The subwoofer is on permanent standby, and only activates when a sufficient low frequency signal is detected.

It is also important to note that this subwoofer will only work with the LS-B50 sound bar unit, or other sound bar units designated by Onkyo.

For a look at the remote control provided with the LS-B50 system, proceed to the next, and last photo, in this profile...

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Onkyo Envision Cinema LS-B50 Sound Bar System - Remote Control

Onkyo LS-B50 Sound Bar System - Remote Control
Onkyo LS-B50 Sound Bar System - Photo of the remote control. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Here is a photo of the wireless remote control provided with the Onkyo LS-B50 Sound Bar System.

Starting on the top left is the ON/Standby button, and on the top right is Mute Button.

Moving are the input select buttons (TV, USB, Bluetooth).

Next are the Main Volume Subwoofer Volume controls, along with Sound Mode (Music, News, Movie) access button.

Moving closer to the center of the remote are the Volume controls and playback control buttons for Bluetooth sources.

Finally, along the bottom of the remote are the playback transport controls that can be used when playing music content accessed from USB sources (such as a flash drive).

Final Take

As you can see from this photo profile, the Onkyo Envision LS-B50 consists of a sound bar and wireless subwoofer.

This system is very easy to set up and is designed provide better sound for your TV viewing experience. The sound bar can be placed on a shelf or mounted on a wall (which is preferred) above or below a TV. It approximately 36-inch width physically and sonically complements TVs with 32 to 47-inch screen sizes.

For more details on the features and specifications of the LS-B50, as well as an evaluation of its performance, read my accompanying Review

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