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Sony launches new 5.1 home theatre systems in India, prices start at Rs 29,990

Sony’s latest home theatre systems come with 5.1 channel surround sound, Bluetooth connectivity, and tweeters. The new devices will be available in India from August 10.

tech Updated: Aug 01, 2018 19:19 IST
Marcia Sekhose
Marcia Sekhose
Hindustan Times
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Sony HT-S700RF is priced at Rs 37,990, and it will be available starting August 10.(Sony)

Sony on Wednesday launched two new 5.1 channel Soundbar home theatre systems in India. Sony HT-S700RF is priced at Rs 37,990, while HT-S500RF will retail at Rs 29,990. The two devices will be available in India starting August 10.

Sony HT-S700RF, HT-S500RF: Key features

5.1 channel surround sound is the key feature of Sony’s latest home theatre systems. The company also highlights limited wiring system for the new home theatre systems. The entire system uses only three wires to connect the main speakers, sub-woofer and additional speakers. On a normal scenario these many devices would require up to seven wires.

Sony’s HT-S700RF differs from the HT-S500RF in some key areas. HT-S700RF comes with two front and two rear tweeters, while HTS500RF has only two front tweeters. The home theatre systems differ in woofer sizes as well. HT-S700RF has a bigger 20cm sub-woofer, and the HTS500RF packs a smaller 18cm one.

Another major differentiator is the additional speakers. HT-S700RF has two tall boy speakers, while users get two book shelf speakers with HT-S500RF. Rest of the specifications remains the same between the two albeit some minor differences.

Connectivity options available on the home theatre systems include Bluetooth 4.2, one USB port, one HDMI port, one optical audio port, and one analog audio output. Both HT-S700RF and HT-S500RF offer 1000W audio output and 5.1 channel surround sound.

Users can also connect their smartphones to the sub-woofer via Bluetooth to play music. At the same time they can control music via Sony Music Center app. However, audio output through Bluetooth music playback will not support the 5.1 channel sound.

First Published: Aug 01, 2018 16:39 IST