Sony Electronics Announces Release of New Home Audio Products

New wireless speakers, TV sound bars, A/V receivers, turntables and portable audio devices deliver connected listening experiences

TORONTO – May 3, 2016 – Today, Sony Electronics announced the availability and pricing for its newest lineup of sound products that support a more immersive listening experience and build upon Sony’s wireless multi-room offerings with wireless speakers, TV sound bars, A/V receivers, and a premium audio & video player. Additionally, Sony is introducing a new reference quality turntable, strategically designed to expand the company’s range of premium Hi-Res Audio products. These products introduce a new audio functionality that give consumers the freedom to combine a variety of sound products to fit their unique entertainment needs. Sony’s new sound products will be available for purchase at Sony.ca, BestBuy and other authorized dealers nationwide.

“At Sony, we are committed to creating optimal listening experiences for our consumers,” said Yukio Ishikawa, Director, Head of Home Audio Business, Home Entertainment and Sound, Sony Electronics, North America. “Our new lineup of sound products enables music enthusiasts to achieve immersive, wireless, multi-room audio experiences, customized to meet their home’s unique specifications and their own personal listening preferences.”

HT-NT5 TV Sound Bar

Available online early June and in-store June 17th for $949.99 CAD

The new HT-NT5 Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer continues Sony’s lineup of premium sound technology. Thanks to Sony’s Super Tweeter Technology, the HT-NT5 boasts High-Resolution Audio playback, while supporting both 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR) content from major movie studios via HDMI HDCP 2.2. With features like Google Cast™ built-in, consumers can cast music apps such as Google Play Music or Spotify Connect straight from their mobile device or laptop to their speakers. Also, sending music into any room in the house just got easier thanks to the HT-NT5’s Multi-room capability via the SongPal app. Uniquely designed with six powerful speakers, the new HT-NT5 delivers an immersive surround sound experience with the exceptional clarity of Hi-Res listening.

SRS-ZR7 Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Available in June for $479.99 CAD

The new, four-speaker Sony SRS-ZR7 features Hi-Res audio playback combined with S-Master HX™ technology, which reduces noise levels. In addition, the SRS-ZR7 has a built-in HDMI® (ARC) to connect the speaker to any Dolby® Digital/ DTS format television. The SRS-XR7 gives consumers the freedom to easily listen to the music service of their choice with support for Google Cast, Spotify Connect and multi-room capability via SongPal app.

SRS-ZR5 Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Available in June for $349.99 CAD

The new SRS-ZR5 features wireless listening with an HDMI® (ARC) connection in a slightly smaller form factor. This simplifies connecting to the music service of a user’s preference with support for Google Cast and multi-room via the Sony SongPal, while also having full Bluetooth capability with LDAC and NFC support. The SRS-ZR5 supports a Wireless Stereo function and can be paired – with two of the same model or one of each – to create a wider stereo affect.

STR-DH770 Home Theater AV Receiver

Available at the end of June at select dealers for $499.99 CAD

Immerse yourself in full 4K HDR video and 7.2 channel audio, plus Bluetooth connectivity for easy wireless streaming from your favourite apps and devices. Enjoy true 4K quality through four HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.2 compatibility, as well as S-Force PRO front surround sound technology which provides surround sound effects using only two front speakers. The STR-HD770 A/V also supports HDMI (6in/2out) with HDCP2.2 for 4K/60p (4:4:4) supporting 4K and HDR content from the major studios.

BDP-S6700 4K Upscaling 3D Streaming Blu-ray Disc player

Available early May for $189.99 CAD

The BDP-S6700 Blu-ray player features technology that upscales Hi-Definition content to near 4K quality for enhanced viewing enjoyment. The BDP-S6700 also offers Bluetooth connectivity with LDAC support to enjoy great sound with Bluetooth enabled wireless headphones or speakers. And with multi-room capabilities you can connect via SongPal App to Sony audio products to playback audio from CD’s and other music files stored on USB memory for wireless multi-room listening.

PS-HX500 Hi-Res Audio TurntableHT-NT5 front3 woTV tiff

Available online and in-store at the end of May for $789.99 CAD

The HX500 is the first turntable to combine Sony’s state-of-the-art digital technology with a new advanced design. The PS-HX500 is targeted for music enthusiasts who collect and enjoy LP recordings and provides them with unprecedented flexibility and performance.  Its built-in A/D converter supports Hi-Res digital transfers in either native DSD (up to 5.6 MHz) or WAV files (up to 192 KHz/24-bit resolution).This enables users to digitally store their favourite music from vinyl recordings and play them for personal use on virtually any compatible Hi-Res Audio device.

CAS-1 High-Resolution Audio System

Available at the end of June at select dealers for $1,399.99 CAD

The CAS-1 audio system’s compactness belies its power and resonance when used with either speakers or headphones. This High-Resolution Audio system features dual-amps to accurately recreate original sound spaces for an immersive listening experience whether using the unit’s speakers or headphones of your choice. The CAS-1 has full Bluetooth capability with LDAC and NFC support to connect wirelessly to a phone, tablet or computer. You can also connect via the Sony SongPal app, available on Android and iOS for phones and tablets.

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Sony of Canada Ltd.
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416-495-3703

Kristen Schaffrath (on behalf of Sony of Canada Ltd.)
NATIONAL Public Relations
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About Sony of Canada Ltd.

Sony of Canada is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, one of the most comprehensive entertainment company in the world, with a portfolio that encompasses music, motion pictures, mobile, gaming and financial services. Through its headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, Sony of Canada is a leader in electronics for the consumer and professional markets.

By focusing on engineering and a passion to inspire, Sony is creating world-leading products that innovate and inspire generations, such as the iconic PlayStation, the award-winning Alpha Interchangeable Lens Cameras and revolutionary high-resolution audio products. Sony is also a leading manufacturer of end-to-end solutions from 4K professional broadcast and A/V equipment to the marketing leading 4K Ultra HD TVs.

For more information, visit www.sony.ca.

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