Sony Electronics Announces Pricing and Availability for Home Audio Devices Designed for Immersive Sound

Sony Electronics announced pre-sales begin today on its new line of audio products for 2017, designed to support a more enhanced, connected, and immersive listening experience for consumers. The line-up features an advanced audio/video receiver (AVR) and two new sound bars, the flagship HT-ST5000 and compact HT-MT300 models. The lineup will be available in stores March 2017 at authorized Sony dealers.

“With the release of these devices, Sony continues to provide consumers with the ability to experience immersive sound in their homes,” said Yukio Ishikawa, Director of Product Marketing for Home Audio and Video, Sony Electronics. “Through Sony’s product innovation, we are thrilled to share unique, new products each year that help consumers harness the latest technology for sound that truly surrounds them.”

STR-DN1080 HiFi Audio Video Receiver
The STR-DN1080 HiFi AV Receiver offers improved sound quality, flexible speaker solutions, and support for the latest audio formats such as Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X®. In combination with Sony’s “Phantom Surround Back” technology, consumers can enjoy 7.1.2ch surround effects even if a 5.1.2ch speaker system is a better fit for their space.

The STR-DN1080 includes Sony’s latest sound field compensation technology, D.C.A.C. EX, which combines Advanced D.C.A.C. with Speaker Relocation. This technology balances output to closely simulate sound as would be produced by optimally positioned and angled speakers resulting with the entire sound field seamlessly integrated for outstanding surround sound.

The STR-DN1080 helps deliver optimal video with six HDMI inputs and two outputs that provide full HDCP 2.2 compliance and supports the latest 4K 60P 4:4:4. Ultra HD content. It can also distribute both 4K video and multichannel audio simultaneously to two different zones. The STR-DN1080 is even compatible with the new BT.2020 wide color gamut broadcast standard for HDR content.

The STR-DN1080 also supports High-Resolution Audio including DSD native playback and is equipped with USB, Bluetooth, Google Assistant, Spotify Connect and Wireless Multi-Room capabilities.

The STR-DN1080 is available for presale in April and will be available in stores May 2017 for $599.99 MSRP from authorized Sony dealers.

HT-ST5000 Flagship Sound Bar
The HT-ST5000 is Sony’s new flagship 7.1.2ch 800W sound bar featuring Dolby Atmos®, Hi-Res Audio and twelve advanced speakers with a sleek, stylish design. The ST5000 utilizes separate drivers to reproduce a full range of sound that supports High-Resolution Audio playback. While a powerful addition to a television or projector all on its own, this sound bar is designed to be the cornerstone of a home theater setup. With three HDMI inputs, one HDMI ARC output, a USB input, Bluetooth, NFC, as well as digital optical and analog connections, there’s a connection for all your equipment. The ST5000 maintains quality from source to screen with support for 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR) content from major studios via HDMI with HDCP 2.2 support.

The ST5000 supports multi-room capability and also works with Google Home a voice-activated speaker powered by Google Assistant. With Google Home, you can voice control your ST5000 sound bar to turn up the volume, skip to the next track, or stop the music — all without lifting a finger.

The HT-ST5000 will available for pre-sale in May will be available in stores July 2017 for $1,499.99 MSRP from authorized Sony dealers.

HT-MT300 Compact Sound Bar
The HT-MT300 is an elegant and compact sound bar with soft angles and a choice of neutral colors designed to complement any space or décor. The slim wireless subwoofer stands neatly upright next to or in between your furniture to deliver clear, defined bass or can be used in Sofa Mode, discreetly under the sofa with no compromise to the sound through the cushions. In addition to great style there’s great sound with the S-Force PRO Front Surround technology placing the listener right in the heart of the movies by emulating theater-style surround sound. There is also support for Bluetooth and NFC as well as the ability to change settings and control playback from a smartphone. A USB port in the back allows you to connect USB devices for easy playback.

The HT-MT300 is available for pre-sale today and will be available in stores March 2017 for $349.99 MSRP from authorized Sony dealers.