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Sony Announces Two Sound Bars and Under-TV Audio System for 2014

By April 1, 2014

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Dateline: 04/01/2014
Sony has taken the lid off three new audio products for 2014, the CT770 and HT-CT370 Sound Bars the HT-XT1 TV Sound System.

HT-CT770 and HT-CT370 are 2.1 channel sound bars that have a lot of features in common, including Sony's S-Master amplifier design (330 watts output for the HT-CT770 and 300 watts out for the HT-CT370) both also include wireless subwoofers (120 watts output for the HT-CT770 and 100 watts out for the HT-CT370). Both sound bars decode incoming Dolby Digital and DTS bitstreams (including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio), which is then mixed down to the Sound Bar's 2.1 channel configuration. However, Sony also includes its own S-ForceŽ PRO Front Surround processing option for an added 3D surround sound effect.

In addition to providing the sound you need to make your TV viewing experience more satisfying, both sound bars provide three 3D and 4K pass-through HDMI inputs, Digital Optical audio input, a set of RCA analog audio inputs. To further simplify connection to your TV, the HDMI output on both sound bars is Audio Return Channel-enabled.

An added bonus is that wireless connectivity is also provided for compatible portable audio playback devices via Bluetooth and NFC.

Moving on the Sony HT-XT1, this unit is similar to the two sound bars, including the sound processing and video pass-through fetures. However, what makes the HT-XT1 different is that everything is incorporated (including two subwoofers) into a single cabinet that also doubles as the base to set your TV (provided it weighs 66 lbs or less and is 55-inches or less in size).

Here is where you can find more details on all three systems:

HT-CT370 - Official Product Page - $349.99 Compare Prices

HT-CT770 - Official Product Page - $449.99 Compare Prices

HT-XT1 - Official Product Page - $299.99 Compare Prices

Image Top Right: Sony HT-CT370, Left Side: HT-CT770, Right Side: HT-XT1 provided by Sony Electronics

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