In a blog post Sony revealed a ton of new high-res audio products, ranging from Bluetooth speakers to multiroom systems.
To kick this off, Sony unveiled a brand new Sound Bar with a Wireless Subwoofer called the HT-NT5, much like the other products that Sony revealed today, it is capable of playing back high-resolution audio, with support for both 4K content and High Dynamic Range (HDR) content.
It does this using a HDMI with HDCP 2.2 port, but is also able to stream audio from internet services with Google Cast, allowing for audio playback from services like Google Play Music, Spotify Connect or Pandora.
It is also multi-room capable with the SongPal app.
The HT-NT5 is available to buy online now for $799.99 and will hit shelves on May 15th.
Sony then followed up with some speaker announcements, with the unveiling of both the SRS-ZR7 and SRS-ZR5 wireless speakers, both of which can connect to devices over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
The SRS-ZR7 features a total of four speakers, and is capable of playing hi-res content with Sony’s S-Master HX technology for reduced noise levels. It also features a built-in HDMI to connect to any Dolby Digital television. On top of this, it also supports Google Cast, Spotify Connect and multi-room setups via SongPal.
The SRS-ZR3 is a little cheaper than the ZR7, but still features wireless playback and a HDMI connection. It also has support for LDAC and NFC.
Both of these are on sale online now, and will hit shelves on May 15th, priced at $299.99 for the SRS-ZR7, or $199.99 for the SRS-ZR3.
If you were looking for something bigger than the CAS-1 might interest you, set to hit shelves on May 21st, it is a high-resolution speaker that is priced at $999.99 and features dual-amps to “recreate original sound spaces for an immersive listening experience” through either the units speakers or a set of headphones.
It also has full Bluetooth capability, with support for LDAC, NFC and Sony’s SongPal app for multi-room setups.
And we still aren’t finished, Sony also revealed some new A/V recivers in their blog post, including the STR-DN1070 and STR-DH770.
The STR-DN1070 uses Sony’s brand new DAC and supports DSD native playback for up to DSD 5.6 MHz/5.1ch, allowing for great reproduction of high-resolution audio according to Sony.
It also features 7.1 channel surround sound, with wireless multi-room compatibility, with Sony’s new wireless surround technology and S-Force PRO front surround, which should create a fuller audio experience. It also has Wi-Fi connectivity with support for AirPlay, Bluetooth, Google Cast and Spotify Connect, with a HDMI port that supprts HDCP2.2.
The STR-DN1070 will be available from May 15th for $599.99.
The STR-DH770 is the cheaper AV reciever, which features support for 4K HDR video, but with 7.2 channel audio.
It also has Bluetooth connectivity, with HDMI HDCP 2.2 inputs, S-Force PRO front surround sound.
It is available now for $349.99.
If you are going to pick up some new speakers, then you probably want a new Blu-Ray player to go with it, thankfully Sony has some new ones of those too.
The UHP-H1 is the new premium audio and video player from Sony, and is their first Hi-Res certified Blu-Ray player that allows for playback of SA-CD, DVD-Audio, Hi-Res Audio and MP3 content.
In terms of video, the UHP-H1 is capable of upscaling content to 4K, as well as playing 4K content naturally up to 60p, this comes alongside Bluetooth, LDAC and multi-room support.
It also features an anti-vibration, reinforced frame with a beam chassis design.
The UHP-H1 is available for pre-order now for $349.99.
If you need something simplier, than the BDP-s6700 might be a better option, priced at just $129.99, it is good for a budget but still provides features that allows it to upscale Hi-Definition content to near 4K quality.
It also has Bluetooth connectivity with support for LDAC and multi-room.
Finally, Sony revealed their new PS-HX500 Hi-Res Audio Turntable.
As the first turntable to “combine Sony’s state-of-the-art digital technology with a new advanced design”, it will be available from May 22nd for $599.99 and will provide users with Hi-Res audio quality from LP recordings.
It also has an in-built A/D coverter to transfer Hi-Res data in either native DSD or WAV.
You can find out more about all of these at the source link.
Source: Sony Blog