(SINGAPORE, 3 March 2023) – Sony today announced its newest soundbar, the HT-S2000. This 3.1ch Dolby Atmos® / DTS:X® soundbar delivers cinematic surround sound by Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force PRO Front Surround. Thanks to a newly developed up mixer, this soundbar delivers a three-dimensional surround experience even when playing stereo content. The centre speaker ensures clear dialogue, while the built-in dual subwoofer delivers deep bass. This soundbar will also be the first compatible device for the new Sony | Home Entertainment Connect app.[i]
An immersive surround sound experience
With Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force PRO Front Surround, the HT-S2000 creates cinematic surround sound that lets consumers enjoy the thrill of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. With Sony’s virtual surround technology, the soundbar can position sound in vertical space. S-Force PRO virtually reproduces the surround sound field, with audio coming from both sides. Entertainment lovers can enjoy rich, cinematic surround sound without cluttering their living space.
Three-dimensional surround sound
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 streaming video or music services. Analysing the track in real time, Sony’s new algorithm extracts individual sound objects depending on their localisation and reallocates them, resulting in three-dimensional surround sound.
Clear dialogue, powerful rich bass
The powerful speakers include a dedicated centre speaker for clear dialogue and built-in dual subwoofer for punchy bass. They work together to deliver clear and wide-ranging sound throughout the room. Sony’s X-balanced Speaker Unit is the key technology to achieve louder sound pressure with less distortion and greater vocal clarity.
Sony | Home Entertainment Connect app
Introducing the new Home Entertainment Connect app
Setting up and using the soundbar is easier than ever with the Sony | Home Entertainment Connect app1. It can guide the user through initial settings, assist with troubleshooting, and give full control of volume, sound fields and more right from their smartphone. It also offers the user useful information such as recommendation of features, new software updates and more.
Upgraded home cinema experience
The optional wireless subwoofer (SA-SW5 / SA-SW3)[ii] will add rich bass sound. For even more cinematic thrills, including sound directly behind, add Sony’s optional wireless rear speakers (SA-RS3S)2. Paired with a compatible BRAVIA XR TV™1[iii], soundbar sound settings automatically appear on the BRAVIA Quick Settings menu for easy control.
Sustainability in mind
The home audio products from Sony are designed not only for an excellent sound experience but also with the environment in mind. Sony is committed to using less plastic in our products and packaging. The HT-S2000 uses specially developed recycled plastic[iv] in several parts of the product, which enables Sony to reproduce superb acoustic performance with recycled plastics. Approximately 95% of the packaging is made from recycled paper and paper-based materials to minimise the use of plastic[v]. To learn more, please visit: https://www.sony-asia.com/electronics/sustainable-audio
Pricing and availability
The HT-S2000 is available at selected retail shops and online stores from May 2023, with retail price to be announced at a later date.
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Authorised dealers: https://www.sony.com.sg/microsite/retailshops/?query=#buy-online
About Sony Electronics (Singapore)
Sony Electronics (Singapore) is responsible for the marketing and sales of Sony products in Singapore. It also handles export business for Sony products from Singapore to various parts of Asia. Since establishing our presence in Singapore in 1973, we have grown steadily over the years to become a leader in the electronics market. For more information on Sony’s products and services in Singapore, please visit http://www.sony.com.sg/
About Sony Corporation
Sony Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Group Corporation and is responsible for the Entertainment, Technology & Services (ET&S) business. With the vision of “continuing to deliver Kando and Anshin(*) to people and society across the world through the pursuit of technology and new challenges,” Sony will create products and services in areas such as home entertainment & sound, imaging, and mobile communications. For more information, visit: http://www.sony.net/.
* Both Japanese words, Kando means emotion and Anshin has various meanings such as peace of mind, reassurance, reliability and trust.
[i] Download app at Google Play and the App Store. Network services, content, and operating system and software subject to terms and conditions and may be changed, interrupted or discontinued at any time and may require fees, registration and credit card information.
[ii] Product availability varies by countries/regions.
[iii] Integrated UI works with compatible models. https://www.sony.net/hav_faq
[iv] The recycled plastics may not be used for parts depending on the time of production.
[v] Coating and adhesive materials excluded.