Sony has launched its new HT-X8500 Soundbar in India. The new Sony soundbar comes with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support and also features Bluetooth connectivity. It offers five 'optimised' sound modes as well and comes equipped with Sony’s Digital Signal Processing technologies such as Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force PRO Front Surround technology, which is said to enable maximum 7.1.2 channel surround sound without adding extra speakers.
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Sony India today announced the launch of HT-X8500 Soundbar with Dolby Atmos which creates cinematic quality surround sound in a single bar design without the need for extra speakers. The HT-X8500 has a powerful built-in dual subwoofer in the centre to experience deep bass sound with minimum space taken in your living space. This 2.1ch single soundbar delivers object-based cinema sound that puts you in the middle of the action.
Cinematic surround sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support in a unique single bar without any extra speakers
HT-X8500 soundbar allows you to experience, three-dimension cinematic surround sound from the comfort of your home with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. It has a unique single bar design without any extra speakers.
“Sony HT-X8500 soundbar is designed to enhance the audio to complement the TV viewing experience. With Dolby Atmos and built-in subwoofer, cinema and music lovers will see, hear and feel their favorite shows, movies, and music like never-before” said Hidenori Hino, Business Head, Audio, Sony India.
“Dolby aims to enhance every moment you are experiencing entertainment and communications – including in your home,” said Ashim Mathur, Senior Regional Marketing Director, Emerging Markets, Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby and Sony collaboratively are working to ensure Indian consumers can enjoy the best content on devices that bring the listener into the story.”
Unique vertical surround engine and S-Force Pro Front Surround Technology
With Sony’s unique Digital Signal Processing technologies such as Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force PRO Front Surround technology, maximum 7.1.2ch surround sound can be experienced from the HT-X8500 without the need for extra speakers. The built-in dual subwoofer delivers deep bass sound and with Cinema Mode on one of the seven optimized sound modes, you can experience every film at its best with just a click of a button. The HT-X8500 has eARC support for high quality audio codecs to pass through from your TV to your soundbar.
Simple & elegant design fits perfectly in your home
Integrate your new cinema tech into the home seamlessly thanks to the sleek design, which fits perfectly in front of your TV. The soundbar has a stylish design with punching metal and a built-in dual subwoofer.
Bluetooth feature for seamless wireless connectivity with BRAVIA TV
BLUETOOTH wireless connectivity[i] is also available in the HT-X8500, which allows you to wirelessly connect your soundbar to your Sony BRAVIA TV* to achieve a clean look in your home. You can also pair your smartphone or tablet to wirelessly stream your playlist.
* As for Wireless connection via Bluetooth, BRAVIA supporting Bluetooth A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) is needed.
A button for every sound – Now you can choose the button which is right for what you’re watching. There is a different sound mode for movies to music to sports: Theatre, Music, Game, News and Sport Mode
The HT-X8500 is available across all Sony Center, major electronic stores and e-commerce portals in India.