Sony is starting the week with a slew of new compact TV and home theater sound options. The company will ship two new soundbars and its TV Sound System sometime in April.
Both soundbars include a wireless subwoofer, making for a simple 2.1-channel surround sound system with one purchase. The HT-CT770 has a 330-watt S-Master amplifier to power the two-way, four-speaker soundbar and the 120-watt down-firing wireless sub. The HT-CT370 has a 300-watt S-Master amp and a 100-watt subwoofer. Both units include S-force digital signal processing, which boasts a virtual front surround experience.
Each soundbar also has built-in Bluetooth with one-touch Near Field Communication (NFC) pairing. This allows users to wirelessly stream music to the speaker from any smartphone or tablet.
Also worth mentioning is that these products have 4K and 3D pass-through when HD devices are connected to one of the three HDMI 2.0 inputs on each. Other features include Audio Return Channel (ARC) on one of the HDMI inputs, digital optical and analog inputs, and support for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD. Each system also has seven selectable sound modes and adjustable voice and subwoofer level controls.
Both models come with a dedicated remote or iOS and Android users can tap into the free SongPal app for control and streaming options.
If you’re looking for a slimmer sound option, the HT-XT1 TV Sound System is a single-cabinet solution designed to slide right under the TV. Boasting 170-watt, 2.1-channel sound, the HT-XT1 can support TVs up to 55 inches and 66 pounds. Other features includes the S-force technology, dual active subwoofers, support for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD, and Bluetooth with NFC. It also has the same HDMI connectivity and SongPal options mentioned above.
Sony has priced the HT-CT770, HT-CT370 and HT-XT1 at $449, $349 and $299, respectively. All three options will start selling sometime in April.
The HT-CT770 comes with a 120-watt down-firing wireless subwoofer.
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