If there’s a name that most Indian consumers are comfortable putting their money on, it’s Sony. But not only do they make eye-watering televisions, they’re also out to make you salivate at their new range of single-box speakers. Or Soundbars, as most of us like to call them.
The four new models in the ‘clean-living concept’ series are the HT-RT3, HT-RT5, HT-CT790 and the HT-CT390, and they start from as low as ₹18,990. The essence is on simplicity to reproduce 5.1 channel surround sound, and to meet this demand, Sony has equipped all the models with built-in Bluetooth and one-touch NFC so you don’t have to wait to scratch that Bieber itch (we all get it sometimes).
Easy does it
The HT-RT3 and HT-RT5 come with more than 500 watts of power that is seamlessly distributed between the soundbar and the rear speakers via easy-to-hook-up colour-coded cables.
Move up to the HT-RT5 and you get wireless surround speakers and Songpal App compatibility, which basically allows you to control music on a pen drive connected to the home network. All the systems also make for easy connectivity to a Sony BRAVIA telly using BRAVIA Sync and are equipped with USB and HDMI ports.
Slim, but not shady
The HT-CT790 and HT-CT390 sweeten the deal by including a wireless subwoofer as well, reducing the wire clutter further, and using its S-Force PRO Front tech, Sony claims to put you right in the middle of the movie action.
The CT790's ultra-slim, 6.4cm profile makes it ideally suited to any room that can't be bothered by sonic embellishments. The CT390 is a further petite 5.2cm, making them both the interior designer’s foremost choice.
Power or technology isn’t compromised with size and all models use the S-Master Class-D digital amplifier technology to keep temperatures low and efficiencies high. All four models are being launched in a phased manner throughout July and we’ll be bringing you a review as soon as we get up from this couch. In front of the TV. Going through GoT S6.