Will this be the game changer for HT? There is no need for proper speaker placement.
Looks available in Sg… even the larger sub looks a bit small (7 inch driver).
I would think the selling point is for the general public who will use it with Netflix or Disney+, etc. and OK with it being able to do the sound reasonably well.
Don’t think it’ll be for audiophiles/HTphiles.
Yes, for those who finds setting up the AVR / Speakers combo daunting but I think the gap is getting closer as technology evolved. The flexibility on the speakers placement is also a good selling point.
very interesting for those with limited space but wants a plug & play system with nice sound.
Great for those wants to do DIY .
Looks interesting…the MSRP listed on Sony Singapore website is $2,699 (GST included).
Interesting. If it can be deployed piecemeal for eg atmos and surround duties only, looks like it would overcome placement limitation issues?
Not bad for the price range
Online Reviews seems quite promising. Now need to hear HT user reviews
Depends on who the user is doing the review…
Some here… might say the bass can’t even hit below 40Hz.
The highs max out at 10kHz…
No highs, no lows… hmm…
You are right. Need to pair with their subwoofer which is sold separately.
Their biggest sub is a 7" driver with 300W amp…
But then, the target consumer will be users who won’t care about any measurements.
Anyone knows if the control box have a rca preout to subs that can allow shakers to be added? If yes, maybe adding shakers can help compensate the low bass and make it a good compromise solution assuming if the sound field is as impressive as stated
I think we have to be clear what is the target audience for this product. It is definitely not going to replace a full-fledged HT setup but rather a different take on a niche product that seat right in between a soundbar and those 5.1 HT satellite speakers with built in amp. From the control box, even the LAN throughput is using the old 100Mbps instead of a gigabit connection.
Clearly. the crown jewel of this product lies with its technology to connect seamlessly with its 4 speakers to create a bigger sound stage with phantom speakers “filling” up the gaps in the air to make it “sound” larger and expansive. This product is a lifestyle product which will shine in a living room setup imo.
The most worrying thing if the wireless connection goes off .
optional sub woofer is a must than . i thought it would come with it .
For full HT systems, can keep the speakers/sub and change the AVR to a newer AVR. Or change to pre / amp combo. Or upgrade the sub. Or add transducers or bass shakers.
If one part fail or gets outdated (maybe the AVR or 1 speaker or 1 sub), can replace just that one part.
I can see why the Sony HT-A9 has it’s attraction (looks good, no need to run speaker wires, sounds good enough), but there is no room to change/upgrade without changing out the whole system.