I am looking for something to outfit a cottage. Something small like 2.1 sound. Probably like most of you I have a litter of older audio equipment. I have no problem running an optical cable from a TV to an older pre HDMI receiver running some older speakers.

However my wife would prefer a soundbar or a cleaner installation (even if it just runs off the same optical or HDMI ARC cable) The last thread I could find here was in 2013. Any more recent reviews/feedback of soundbars that you guys may have used and recommend? Something in the 300 to 500 range would be best.
Temp.setup - 2.1 - Denon 1713 AVR, Denon 1713 BRD, Paradigm Cinema 200, and Monitor Audio 360 Sub