Japanese CE giant Sony has announced the launch of its newest soundbar – the HT-S2000, and it will be the first compatible device for the new Sony | Home Entertainment Connect app.
This 3.1ch Dolby Atmos®/DTS:X® soundbar promises cinematic surround sound by Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force PRO Front Surround, while the centre speaker ensures clear dialogue, and the built-in dual subwoofer delivers deep bass. Sony says its X-balanced Speaker Unit is the key technology to achieve louder sound pressure with less distortion and greater vocal clarity.
Thanks to “Sony-unique” technologies, Sony says its HT-S2000 produces an immersive audio experience without the need for extra speakers, with Vertical surround engine placing audio above the listener and S-Force Pro creating sound from the sides.
With Sony’s newly developed up mixer, users can experience three-dimensional surround sound not only with surround sound format content, but also with stereo content, like video or music content streamed from the internet or a Bluetooth® enabled device, Sony says.
Analysing the track in real time, Sony says its unique technology separates the audio into its individual parts (such as voices, sound effects or musical instruments) and wraps them around the listening, creating a more immersive experience.
Additionally, the soundbar is available with an optional wireless subwoofer (SA-SW5 / SA-SW3) for a richer bass sound, and to make the experience even more immersive, add Sony’s optional wireless rear speakers (SA-RS3S) and complete the cinematic experience.
Paired with a compatible BRAVIA TV™ TV, Sony says that soundbar sound settings automatically appear on the BRAVIA Quick Settings menu for easy control.
Sony says its also committed to sustainability and using less plastic in its products and packaging. The HT-S2000 uses recycled plastic in several parts of the product, and approximately 95% of the packaging is made from recycled paper and paper-based materials to minimize the use of plastic.
Finally, setting up and using the soundbar is said to be easier than ever with the Sony | Home Entertainment Connect app.
It can guide users through initial settings, assist with troubleshooting, and give full control of volume, sound fields and more right from a smartphone. It also offers useful information such as recommendation of features, new software updates and more.