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Sony Intros 3D Soundbars, Surround Sound

Written on Apr 21, 2010 by Charles Jefferies and filed under News, Sony

Sony today announced three new sound solutions supporting 3D audio, including 3.1 soundbars and a 5.1 surround sound system.
All of the new systems feature 3D passthrough with HDMI repeater (three inputs/one output) and standby passthrough for audio and video devices connected via HDMI. Supported features of all models include lossless linear pulse code modulation (LCPM) Blu-ray audio support via HDMI input; BRAVIA Sync for controlling similar devices with one remote; Sony’s Digital Media Port for iPod; lastly, two digital audio inputs (coaxial and optical).

HT-CT150, CT350 Soundbars

Sony HT-C150 Soundbar

Sony HT-C150 Soundbar

The HT-C150 and HT-C350 sound bars offer 3.1 sound. The C150 is a 340W system (85W x3 channels and 85W subwoofer) while the C350 is 400W (100W x3 channels and 100W subwoofer). The C150 is designed to complement Sony’s 2010 BRAVIA 32-inch HDTVs.

Sony HT-C350 Soundbar

Sony HT-C350 Soundbar

The C350 includes a bracket that allows it to attach directly to several 40-inch plus sets (wall mounted or table top).

The HT-C150 and HT-C350 will be available this may for $300 and $400, respectively.

HT-SF470 5.1 Surround Sound System

Sony HT-SF740 5.1 Surround Sound System

Sony HT-SF740 5.1 Surround Sound System

The HT-SF740 is a 1000W 5.1 surround sound system (157W x5 channels and 167W subwoofer). It has floor-standing front and rear speakers; S-Air wireless technology is optional.

The HT-SF740 will be available this June for $550.

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