Sony Announces its 2014 Sound Bars and Sound Plate
Sony announced today two new soundbars and a new sound plate (pictured above). All feature updated electronics for 3D and 4K pass through, 3- HDMI 2.0 inputs and audio return channel (ARC) functionality.
Get all the specs and details after the break.
HT-XT1 Sound System
The HT-XT1 system is table mounted audio system we refer to as a sound plate. In addition to producing stereo sound, the plate contains to active woofers. Total power output 170 Watts. Features included 2.1 channel Sony S-force simulated front surround-sound. It supports Dolby TruHD and DTS-HD audio formats.
The plate scratch-resistant glass top supports TVs up 55-inches and 66 lbs. It also contains Bluetooth with Near Field Communications (NFC) for audio from smart phones. Priced at $299, it ships in April.
HT-CT370 has 2.1 channels including virtual front surround, Bluetooth NFC, a gyro sensor with built-in audio processor that detects the position of the bar for optimized sound. It has a built-in 300 watt amplifier and connects wirelessly to a separate 100 watt subwoofer. The subwoofer can be placed in either a horizontal of vertical position.
The HT-CT370’s soundbar is 2-inches high and can be wall mounted or placed on a TV table top.
It offers seven selectable sound models and adjustable voice and subwoofer level controls. It can be controlled by the included remote or with Sony’s SongPal app. The free downloadable app operates with either Android or compatible iPhones and iPods. Priced at $349 it ships in April.
HT-CT770 is Sony’s 2014 top of the line soundbar. In addition to all the features of the HT-CT370, the 770’s soundbar includes a built-in 330 watt amplifier that powers a 2-way 4 speaker array. The HT-CT770 comes with a separate 120 watt downward firing wireless subwoofer. The HT-CT770 ships in April for $449.
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