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Sony outs HT-Z9F - the world’s first 3.1ch Atmos sound bar at CES 2018

By Yrda Veanssa Sy Fernandez & Marcus Wong - on 10 Jan 2018, 2:33pm

Sony outs HT-Z9F - the world’s first 3.1ch Atmos sound bar at CES 2018

A premium sound bar from Sony, the HT-Z9F has been developed with support for movie lovers in mind. It supports both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X formats, and uses Sony’s Vertical Surround Engine technology to up mix two channel stereo content to close to 7.1.2 channel quality. Get a virtual three-dimensional sound experience right in your living room even without Dolby Atmos/DTS:X content!

With the use of Sony technologies, you get the full Atmos effect even with just a sound bar.

It also supports 4K HDR and Dolby Vision so that the image feed is sent directly to the TV without any loss of quality. High-resolution audio formats are supported of course, and the sound bar also comes with DSEE HX, so all audio sent to it will be upscaled to the highest possible resolution for an optimal listening experience.

Plenty of connectivity options with this sound bar.

Wi-Fi connectivity means you can easily stream online music services to the HT-Z9F, and the sound bar itself comes with Chromecast support built-in.  Like many of the products released at CES this year, it also works with Google Assistant so you can enjoy a voice-operated music experience. Of course, the sound bar is also compatible with the Sony Music Center App, so you can use it for multi-room audio too.

Measuring just 100.0 × 6.4 × 9.9 cm, the HT-Z9F bar speaker will fit easily under any television. The subwoofer also measures just 19.0 x 38.2 x 38.6 cm, so the entire system will easily fit in with your existing decor.

The HT-Z9F will be available in selected Asia Pacific countries in May 2018, but price has yet to be announced.

Find out more here.