Sony HT-S40R: New 5.1 soundbar complete with a wireless subwoofer

Sony HT S40R

Sony introduced the HT-S40R Wireless Surround Sound System. At the heart of this 600W 5.1-channel set is a soundbar that drives a subwoofer and two rear speakers.

According to Sony, the system will provide dynamic sound that fills the entire room.

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The signal to the HT-S40R can be broadcast wirelessly (Bluetooth) with a compatible Sony TV.

The soundbar also works wirelessly with a subwoofer and satellites, but additional speakers still have to be connected with wires to a special compact amplifier that comes with the kit. The amplifier can be simply placed next to it, or mounted on the wall.

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The soundbar was equipped with HDMI ARC, digital optical input and analog.

The model supports Dolby Digital sound, but compatibility with object-oriented formats is not declared.

The HT-S40R can stream music via built-in Bluetooth. There is also a dedicated USB port for this.

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Sales of the new kit will start in May. The kit will cost about $400

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