Wharfedale Vista 200 Bluetooth Soundbar
The Vista 200 delivers a significant sonic upgrade despite its low-profile design and thoroughly modest price tag. Just 90cm in length and only 6.2cm high, its long and slender form sits unobtrusively beneath the screen without spoiling even the most stylish TV aesthetic. Placed on a TV stand or mounted on a wall, its smart, gloss-black finish always looks the part.
Nestling behind the metal speaker grille is a pair of high-quality dynamic driver assemblies, positioned at either end of the soundbar’s length to ensure spacious stereo sound and augmented by two reflex ports to aid bass response. These drivers are powered by 2x30W stereo amplification, producing a sound that is crisply detailed yet tonally rich – a powerful, highly intelligible delivery that ensures voices are clear, sound effects are impactful, and music is full-bodied and engaging. In addition, three equaliser settings labelled ‘Movie’, ‘Music’ and ‘News’ provide a degree of sonic tailoring to suit whatever the user is watching or listening to.
Connecting the Vista 200 to a TV is simple. There are three digital inputs: HDMI (ARC), optical and coaxial. There is also a 3.5mm analogue input, which means you can connect a TV (or an audio device) via an RCA or headphone output.
The Vista 200 also has Bluetooth built-in, enabling users to pair devices like smartphones, tablets and laptops and benefit from the soundbar’s rich, room-filling sound when streaming music or watching video content.