JBL Bar 2.1 Deep Bass review: Yes, the bass is indeed deep


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The JBL Bar 2.1 Deep Bass keeps things simple. It’s a single soundbar and wireless subwoofer combo with Bluetooth streaming. There’s no fancy video like the Roku Smart Soundbar or the flawed JBL Link Bar, no multiroom audio like the Sonos Beam, no built-in Alexa or Google Assistant like, well, pretty much every other speaker these days. Instead it just sounds good — in large part because of, you guessed it, deep bass.

Like

  • Dynamic and detailed movie sound
  • Large subwoofer goes deep
  • Two HDMI ports add flexibility

Don’t Like

  • Not as good with music
  • No surround or Virtual:X processing
  • Sparse sound controls

The JBL puts more bombast in your TV viewing than either of its under-$300 competition I’ve reviewed recently, namely the Polk Signa S3 ($250 at Best Buy) and the Vizio V21 ($180 at Best Buy). The larger sub gives the JBL an impressive dynamic range, which is most helpful with blockbuster movies. What this soundbar lacks in refinement and atmosphere, it compensates with pure brawn.

While the JBL Bar 2.1 Deep Bass may not be as good a deal as the Vizio V21, it definitely kicks more butt.

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2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Heritage Edition first drive review: A slick nod to the past

Limited-edition styling packages are a common practice among automakers. Most involve a special paint or color combination along with minor interior alterations. But some carry a bit more meaning, drawing inspiration from a model’s storied past without overshadowing what makes the current car so special. That’s the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Heritage Edition in a nutshell.

With the Heritage Edition Package, customers can get a Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 or GT350R coated in an exclusive Wimbledon White paint with Guardsman Blue side and over-the-top racing stripes. The livery harks back to Carroll Shelby’s 1965 GT350 fastback that was victorious in its race debut with driver Ken Miles behind the wheel. Is that a cool thing to base a limited edition on? Absolutely. Does the color combo happen to look wicked to boot? Oh yeah.

Outside of the paint and stripes, the Heritage Edition changes are minor. The front and rear outside GT350 badges are finished in Guardsman Blue, as well as the special dash badge inside. Those opting for the Heritage Edition Package on the GT350R get completely black seats instead of the standard ones with

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Delta IV Heavy launch: Watch world’s second most powerful rocket lift off live

The Delta IV Heavy rocket, serving as the backdrop for a 3D projection at Cape Canaveral. 


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Editor’s note: Today’s launch has been scrubbed. We will update with a new launch time when it becomes available.

After more than a month of delays, one of the biggest rockets in business is getting ready to blast off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on a national security mission for the US National Reconnaissance Office.

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket will carry a classified spy satellite to orbit as soon as Wednesday evening. The launch was originally scheduled for Aug. 26 but has been scrubbed multiple times due to technical problems with equipment on the launch pad.

Over the past week, technicians had to work through a problem with the swing arm retraction system and then faced more delays due to weather. 

Delta IV Heavy has performed other NRO missions and also sent the Parker Solar Probe on its way to survey our sun. 

The Delta IV Heavy’s lifting capability is second only to that of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy. It resembles the

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