Posted Wed Jan 6, 2016 at 12:15 PM PST by Steven Cohen
Several new audio products have been revealed.
Sony has announced the latest additions to its home audio collection. The lineup includes the HT-NT5 High-Resolution Audio Sound Bar, HT-CT790/CT390 Sound Bars, HT-XT2 Sound Base, HT-RT3 5.1ch surround Sound Bar system, and the STR-DN1070 and STR-DH770 7.2-channel AV receivers.
The HT-NT5 is a premium soundbar model with a low-profile aluminum chassis design and six individual speakers driven by their own dedicated amplifiers, along with a Sigma subwoofer unit with dual magnets. HDMI 2.0 pass-through with HDCP compliancy is included as well, offering support for 4K HDR video. Likewise, the soundbar features high-res audio playback and can also be paired with additional multi-room compatible wireless speakers for wireless surround sound.
Meanwhile, the HT-CT790 is a 330W soundbar that uses Sony's S-Force Pro and newly designed sound deflector to create a wide soundstage. The sound deflector is also integrated into the 300W HT-CT390 2.1 channel soundbar. Designed to sit under a user's TV, the HT-XT2 Sound Base is a 2.1ch speaker system with an integrated subwoofer and 170W of power. For customers looking for a 5.1 solution, Sony is also offering the HT-RT3 5.1ch surround Sound Bar system with 600W of power, a subwoofer, and included rear speakers.
Finally, the company is also releasing the new STR-DN1070 and STR-DH770 7.2-channel AV receivers. The former uses a new DAC (Digital to Audio Converter) and supports DSD native playback for high-res audio. The latter includes Front Surround DSP technology and the latest 4K video standards.
US pricing and availability have not been announced yet, but Sony's new home audio line is expected to hit Europe in March and April.
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