Sony already has a new sound bar on the Spanish market. It's called the Sony HT-XF9000 and it offers 7.1.2 surround sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS: X in a compact body . The HT-XF9000 has 2.1 channels that offer a total power of 300W. However, thanks to the Vertical Surround Engine it is capable of simulating 7.1.2 channel surround sound. This makes it compatible with object sound systems, Dolby Atmos and DTS: X.
A sound bar that has been designed to be the perfect match for the Sony Bravia XF90. It supports 4K resolutions and all types of HDR . In addition, it includes two USB ports (one input and one output) and a USB port to play music directly on the soundbar. The Sony HT-XF9000 will go on sale in spring with a price of 500 euros.
Sony HT-XF9000 datasheet
|Audio technology||2.1ch, S-Master amplifier, 300W|
|Connections||HDMI (input and output), optical audio input, analog input (stereo mini jack), USB type A|
|Compatible sound||Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Dual Mono, DTS, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS: X, LPCM (2ch / 5.1ch / 7.1ch), DSD (2ch / 5.1ch)|
|USB||DSD (.dsf / .diff), WAV, FLAC, ALAC (.m4a only), AIFF, HE AAC, AAC, mp3, Monkey Audio, WMA, Ogg Vorbis|
|Dimensions||Soundbar: 930 x 58 x 85mm|
Subwoofer: 190 x 382 x 387mm
|Weight||Soundbar: 2.5 kg|
Subwoofer: 7.8 kg
Dolby Atmos compatible
Despite having 2.1 channels, the Sony HT-XF9000 is capable of reproducing Dolby Atmos and DTS: X sound. To simulate 7.1.2 surround sound, it has the Vertical Surround Engine . Sony's latest surround technology lets you enjoy Dolby Atmos without complicated speaker setup.
The two front speakers reproduce “vertical” audio to create virtual surround sound that surrounds the viewer. In addition, the Sony HT-XF9000 allows to reproduce any content with sound of 7.1.2 channels maximum . The sound undergoes advanced digital signal processing that converts any audio into immersive surround at the push of a button on the remote control.
On the other hand, the Sony HT-XF9000 offers up to 5 audio modes to adapt the sound to the content we are watching . The Cinema Mode will offer virtual surround sound, the Video Games Mode will optimize the dialogues and the Sports Mode will adjust the sound to set our living room as if we were in the field.
As we mentioned, the Sony HT-XF9000 soundbar has been designed to be the ideal companion for the new Sony Bravia XF90 televisions . They are just the right size to fit between the legs of the TV. In addition, the corners are slightly inclined, following the same design of the legs of the same.
So much so that the Sony HT-XF9000 can be connected wirelessly to the Sony XF90 . This will allow us to have a cleaner and more orderly audiovisual area.
If the idea is to perfectly accompany the new televisions, the sound bar must be compatible with the latest technologies. The Sony HT-XF9000 supports 18 Gbps 4K HDR transfer and HDCP 2.2 .
Furthermore, the soundbar is compatible with any HDR system , including Dolby Vision and HLG.
The connectivity is also quite complete, taking into account its small size. The Sony HT-XF9000 has an HDMI (ARC) input and output, an optical input, an analog input and a USB port . And if we don't want to connect cables, we also have the possibility to send content to you through the Bluetooth connection.
Price and availability
In short, a compact soundbar that will provide us with Dolby Atmos sound without the need to fill the room with speakers. The Sony HT-XF9000 will hit the market in spring 2018 with a price of 500 euros .