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Sony Prices STR-DN1080 AVR, HT-ST5000 Flagship Soundbar, HT-MT300 Compact Soundbar

Products, shown at CES, start shipping this month. 3/14/2017 10:45:00 AM Eastern

Sony Electronics revealed pricing for a trio of its newest audio devices, first previewed at CES in January.

The lineup includes the STR-DN1080 audio/video receiver (AVR), HT-ST5000 flagship soundbar and HT-MT300 soundbar.

The company also announced pricing for its first flagship 4K TVs.

The STR-DN1080 AVR features Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support, as well as the company’s soundfield-compensation technology, D.C.A.C. EX, which combines Advanced D.C.A.C. with Speaker Relocation, Sony said. This technology is engineered to balance output to closely simulate the sound as if it were produced by optimally positioned and angled speakers.

The AVR also has six HDMI inputs and two outputs that are HDCP 2.2 compliant and support 4K 60p 4:4:4 Ultra HD content. It can distribute both 4K video and multichannel audio simultaneously to two different zones, and is compatible with the BT.2020 wide color gamut broadcast standard for HDR content. It also supports high-resolution audio, including DSD native playback, and is equipped with USB, Bluetooth, Google Assistant, Spotify Connect and wireless multi-room capabilities.

The STR-DN1080 will be available for presale in April and in stores May for $599.

The HT-ST5000 is Sony's new flagship 7.1.2-channel 800-watt soundbar featuring Dolby Atmos, high-res audio and 12 speakers. Features include three HDMI inputs, one HDMI ARC output, a USB input, Bluetooth, NFC, and digital optical and analog connections. It offers support for 4K and high dynamic range via HDMI with HDCP 2.2 support, and also works with Google Home.


Sony's HT-ST300 compact soundbar

The HT-ST5000 will available for pre-sale in May and in stores in July for $1,499.

Finally, the HT-MT300 compact soundbar has a slim wireless subwoofer that can stand upright or be used in Sofa Mode, in which it can be slid discreetly under furniture without comprising sound quality, said Sony.

The device features Bluetooth and NFC, as well as a USB port in the back. It is currently available for pre-sale and will be in stores this month for $349.

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