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The ZVOX VT420 is a limited edition of the ZVOX 420 that uses a higher powered amplifier than the standard 420. Quantities are limited. First come, first served.Only 3.5" high, the ZVOX Z-Base VT420 home theater system can be placed beneath your flat-panel TV -- so you can have surround sound without adding a lot of clutter to your room. It requires no external speakers, subwoofer or speaker wires. The VT420 reproduces TV shows, music and movie soundtracks with lifelike accuracy – including crystal-clear vocals and thunderous bass. And ZVOX PhaseCue® II virtual surround processing delivers remarkable three-dimensional sound. The entire system – speakers, amplifier, virtual surround technology and powered subwoofer – fits into the super-slim cabinet. With only one connecting cord and a one-page owner’s manual, it is truly "plug and play." The wood cabinet is robustly constructed using fully-braced MDF -- not molded plastic.Great Sound. The most important feature for any home theater system is high quality sound. The VT420 uses a new amplifier design with extremely accurate frequency response and a warm, natural sound and surprisingly powerful bass.PhaseCue® II Virtual Surround Sound. The VT420 uses ZVOX's proprietary PhaseCue II virtual surround processing to give you rich, three-dimensional sound with movies or music. With music, PhaseCue II creates a very wide soundstage - it literally sounds like you are listening to speakers eight feet apart from each other. When listening to a good movie, the soundtrack will envelop you, putting you in the middle of the action. While no virtual surround system - including ours - will give you the surround effects of a good 5.1 system, the ZVOX VT420 does a remarkable job. Sound & Vision magazine calls our PhaseCue processing "remarkably ingenious."Green Design. The VT420 uses a highly-efficient Class D digital amplifier. Even playing at quite loud volumes, it usually uses less than 10 watts of total power. And standby power usage tends to hover around 0.1 watts - making it one of the "greenest" audio systems ever made.Setting A New Standard For Vocal Clarity. ZVOX systems are known for their remarkable vocal clarity. The VT420 adds a stunning new feature: Dialog Emphasis (DE). When you push the "DE" button on the remote control you engage a circuit that mimics the functions of a hearing aid. The frequencies used by human voices are dynamically emphasized, while other frequencies are minimized. We don't know of any other speaker system that provides such an easy-to-use and effective method for improving the intelligibility of television dialog.Uses Your Remote Control. The new Z-Base system can be programmed to respond to your remote control. The illuminated display walks you through a less-than-a-minute programming cycle. Then your TV remote...or cable box remote...or satellite receiver remote...or ANY remote...can control volume, mute, power and input functions of the ZVOX system.Taming Commercials That Are Too Loud. If you've ever been blasted out of your chair by a too-loud commercial - or by a cable channel that's twice as loud as another channel - you'll love the new Output Leveling (OL) feature on the ZVOX VT420. Just push the OL button and a sophisticated processor takes over, making soft sounds louder and loud sounds softer, so there are fewer jarring moments when switching channels or when commercials come on. This system also helps by boosting the audio levels from a DVD or Blu Ray player that is not loud enough.Disappearing Display. The VT420 features a four-digit display located behind the speaker grille that shows the current setting for volume, bass, treble and PhaseCue II® (virtual surround) - and also shows when you have engaged the Mute, Output Leveling (OL) or Dialog Emphasis (DE) features. A few seconds after you stop using your remote (or front panel) controls, the display disappears completely.Multiple Inputs...including front-panel connection for iPod® and other portable devices. The VT420 has two analog audio inputs, one optical (Toslink) digital input, one coaxial digital input - plus a front panel 3.5mm analog stereo input for convenient connection of your iPod or other portable audio device. Any specific input can be selected using either the remote control or the slim-line module below the speaker grille.Wood (MDF) Cabinet. The VT420 features a hand-built cabinet of heavy MDF (medium density fiberboard). Its low-profile design blends perfectly with flat-panel TVs. Most people don’t even notice the ZVOX VT420...until they hear it.Note: A ZVOX VT420 system can be connected to a TV or cable box in three different ways: 1) analog output jacks (normally a red and white set of jacks labeled “Audio Out”) or 2) an optical digital jack (a fiber optic cable sometimes called “toslink”) that sends digital signals to the ZVOX or 3) a coaxial digital jack (a single cable that sends digital signals to the ZVOX. If you need help connecting your system, feel free to call us toll free: (866) FOR-ZVOX (866) 367-9869 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE have your TV’s brand and model number when you call us, or include that information in your email.