lester22 wrote:...that being said, does Pinnacle publish RMS ratings for its soundbars? I'd love to know what the practical output of the speaker is.
Actually, we do not. We had a long internal discussion about this and in our research we found the entire category was working with PEAK POWER ratings only. We have a view that WATTS is really pretty much meaningless as a benchmark to sonic performance. Touting larger and larger watt #'s has almost become a silly game. Our engineers hate it. HAving said that, each of our SOUNDBARS and all our products are designed from the ground up and are tested relentlessly for sound quality and durability. In the case of each of these SOUNDBARS, the PBAR 6210 has a 2 channel amp built in. Same with the Wireless subwoofer in the FRONTROW8210. I can say the ratings are PEAK in line with how this category is specified by the other players. If we used tight RMS SPEC and very low THD it would change the rating downward. In the end, the product and all our products perform to the highest standards, and they all carry power protection circuitry to prevent blowouts. Also, the SPEAKERBAR QP9W is an outstanding home theater SPEAKERBAR and will need to be driven with a receiver. The SOUNDBAR6200 and SYSTEM 8210 are all self powered with plug-N-Play easy hook-up direct to the TV. If you are doing a Home Theater, snatch QP9W, if you want to seriously upgrade the slim TV,(and slim sound that it has), the PBAR6200 and system 8210 are designed specifically for that purpose. I hope this helps.