Posted Tue Jan 9, 2018 at 09:00 AM PST by Steven Cohen
A new Dolby Atmos-enabled speaker has been detailed.
Sony has announced the latest addition to its CS Series speaker collection. The upcoming SS-CSE Dolby Atmos enabled speakers are designed to sit on top of the previously released SS-CS3 floor standing speakers and SS-CS5 bookshelf speakers.
Equipped with a compact, angled design and up-firing drivers, the SS-CSE Dolby Atmos enabled speakers are capable of reflecting sound off of a user's ceiling in order to simulate overhead audio effects used on Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundtracks. In addition, the units feature an MDF cabinet, 10cm full range speaker system, a Mica Reinforced Cellular cone, a Maximum Input Power of 100W per channel, and a frequency range of 70Hz-32000Hz. Though the SS-CSE speakers have been designed with Sony's CS Series models in mind, the modules can be placed on top of any existing floor-standing or bookshelf speakers. Likewise, customers can also opt to mount the speakers to a wall for Dolby Atmos or surround sound use.
Pricing has not been announced yet, but Sony's SS-CSE Dolby Atmos enabled speakers are set to launch this spring. The units will join the company's existing CS Series of speakers:
- SS-CS3 — Floor standing speaker ($199.99 MSRP)
- SS-CS5 — Bookshelf Speakers ($149.99 MSRP)
- SS-CS8 — Center Channel Speaker, ($149.99 MSRP)
- SA-CS9 — Active Subwoofer, ($199.99 MSRP)
In addition to the new Dolby Atmos speakers, Sony also recently announced its premium 2018 4K OLED & LCD lineup, a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, and several new AV receivers, including a 7.2 channel model with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. The company is currently showcasing its latest gear CES 2018 in Las Vegas from January 9-12.
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