Sony has introduced two new soundbars with the launch of the HT-G700 and HT-S20R.
The HT-G700 is a 3.1 channel Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundbar that combines surround sound with clear dialogue thanks to up to 7.1.2 channel surround sound.
The HT-G700 includes Sony’s Vertical Surround Engine, meaning that the HT-G700’s three front speakers, combined with Sony’s signal processing, enable sound placements that can envelop viewers in both vertical and horizontal planes.
The signal processing has also been improved to deliver surround sound to a wider area. Plus, by selecting the Immersive AE (Audio Enhancement) button, the HT-G700 can also upscale even regular stereo audio to up to 7.1.2 surround sound so every TV show and movie gets the surround sound treatment.
In addition, the HT-G700 offers a dedicated centre speaker so that vocals can be heard clearly, whether it’s quick-fire dialogue or whispered lines. It’s also great for music, creating a rich, detailed listening experience. Furthermore, the HT-G700 includes finely tuned S-Force PRO that uplifts sound to fit larger TVs (over 55in).
The sound or audio mode best suited to what a user is listening to can be selected directly via a button on the remote control, with choices such as cinema mode, music mode, as well as additional voice mode and night mode settings. Voice mode tailors sound settings to accentuate speech, and night mode optimises the sound balance so users can hear clearly, even at low volume levels.
The HT-G700 comes with a wireless subwoofer that delivers a deeper, richer bass sound. In addition, a larger interior cabinet creates much deeper and richer bass. Finally, set-up with a TV is quick and easy via Bluetooth or HDMI eARC/ARC.
The HT-S20R is an affordable 5.1 channel soundbar. Housed in a sleek design that belies its capabilities, it offers 400W of power, two rear speakers and subwoofer. Designed to perfectly fit alongside TVs, the HT-S20R is also easy to connect to a TV via HDMI, optical or analogue input. Users can also enjoy music via Bluetooth connection or USB.
The HT-G700 will be available from May 2020 priced at approximately £450 and €540 for IE.
The HT-S20R will be available from May 2020 priced at approximately £250 and €300 for IE.