VIZIO SB3851 38" 5.1 Sound Bar, $150 for Prime members. Discount shown at checkout.

If you’ve always wanted surround sound at home, but have been scared off by its cost and complexity, Amazon’s running the best deal we’ve ever seen on Vizio’s turnkey 5.1 sound bar system.

Update 4: Sold out again. Follow us on Twitter, and we’ll let you know if it comes back in stock.

Update 3: Back in stock again. Go, go, go!

Update 2: Sold out again, sorry!

Update: This deal was available for a few hours on Sunday afternoon, but quickly sold out. Now, it appears Amazon has more in stock, but I wouldn’t expect it to last long.

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While supplies last, the Vizio SB3851 system is marked down to $200, an all-time low, and Prime members should see an extra $50 discount at checkout. For comparison’s sake, the previous best deal we’ve seen on this system was $170 for a refurb, so this is a pretty astounding discount.

The system’s three front audio channels are housed in an attractive 38" sound bar, while the two satellite speakers connect to a Bluetooth subwoofer that you set up in the back of the room, meaning you don’t have to run any cables across the entire room to enjoy true surround sound (though to be clear, you do have to plug the satellite speakers into the subwoofer). The best part? You don’t even need a receiver to operate this thing; it’ll plug straight into your TV.

There are surely systems out there that sound better or offer more options, but for the majority of non-audiophiles, this system is basically a miracle for the price. I own it, and absolutely love it.


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