Sony Wireless Audio Systems and Blu-ray Players at CES 2014

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For CES 2014 Sony is introducing four new wireless audio products along with four new Blu-ray Disc Players.

Sony Wireless Audio Products:

Sony will be introducing four new wireless audio products in time for CES 2014; including: the SRS-X9 High-Resolution wireless speaker system, SRS-X7 and SRS-X5 wireless speaker systems, and the CMT-X5CD wireless all-in-one audio system. 

Connectivity

Sony’s wireless speakers connect wirelessly to nearly any Bluetooth-enabled device, including smartphones, tablets, and computers.  In addition, users with NFC-enabled smartphones and tablets can simply tap the wireless speaker with their device to instantly stream high-quality music.  Some models support music streaming via on-board WiFi  (for direct access to online music and internet radio services such as Music Unlimited, Spotify,and TuneIn Radio with no PC required), as well as Apple Airplay and DLNA.

All speakers offer a built-in USB charging port as well as an auxiliary input for easy connection of virtually any music playing device.

Sony Wireless CES

Form and Function

Sony’s new wireless speakers incorporate a “Definitive Outline”, which is a frame of 12 outlines around the square form that create the most suitable sound wave. The wireless speakers have clean lines and metal and glass surfaces to complement any decor.  

The SRS-X9 and SRS-X7 speakers include SongPal app functionality for easy control of equipped Sony audio devices including device settings and more.

SRS-X9 High-Resolution Wireless Speaker System

Sony’s flagship model SRS-X9 supports High-Res Audio.  High-Res Audio retains far more detail during the analog-to-digital conversion process than MP3 or even CD format, allowing listeners to experience music as artists originally intended.

The premium WiFi-enabled SRS-X9 model incorporates Sony’s advanced Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE HX), which upscales the existing sound source to near High-Resolution sound quality, improving the sound of compressed MP3/AAC files.  The SRS-X9 has 154W of music output power, a bi-amped subwoofer, and dual passive radiators.  Its eight-channel S-Master  HX Digital Amplifier technology was uniquely developed for High-Resolution audio, with lower noise and distortion and greater high-frequency detail.  Together with Clear Audio+, a unique technology that leverages Sony’s expertise in digital signal processing developed over generations of perfecting sound, it delivers a rich, high-quality listening experience.  

SRS-X7 Wireless Speaker System

Equally attractive in its modern design but more compact than the SRS-X9, the SRS-X7 wireless speaker is also a premium 2.1 channel system with WiFi and Bluetooth. The SRS-X7 wireless speaker shares many of the audio features of its larger sibling including DSEE – Digital sound enhancement, ClearAudio+, an S-Master Digital Amplifier, and built-in NFC technology. Its built-in rechargeable battery offers up to 6 hours of play time.

SRS-X5 Wireless Speaker System

Ideal for indoor/outdoor use in a portable size, the high-quality 2.1 channel SRS-X5 Bluetooth wireless speaker is packed with 20W of powerful audio.  As with the other wireless speaker models, the SRS-X5 wireless speaker includes DSEE, ClearAudio+ and S-Master Digital Amplifier technology, NFC tap-to-play, and aptX codec support. In addition, the SRS-X5 features a built in hands-free speaker phone.  The SRS-X5 wireless speaker offers up to eight hours of continuous playback.

All-in-One Audio System with Integrated CD Player and Radio

The new CMT-X5CD compact all-in-one wireless audio system provides 40 watts of output power and includes SongPal compatibility, aptX codec support, DSEE, ClearAudio+, and an S-Master Digital Amplifier.  The CMT-X5CD incorporates full range speakers and a passive radiator for rich bass response.  In addition to Bluetooth, there is CD, USB, and FM radio to choose from.  

Sony Blu-ray Disc Players:

Sony Blu-ray CES

The 2014 Sony Blu-ray Disc players include models BDP-S6200, BDP-S5200, BDP-S3200 and BDP-S1200.

The new models feature a Quick Start/Quick Load feature that lets viewers jump right into their entertainment, while Miracast allows viewers to display photos and video from compatible Android devices on compatible TV screens via wireless connecting through the Blu-ray Disc player.

With the exception of the entry-level BDP-S1200, all the new models provide enhanced access to home wireless networks, resulting in boosted Wi-Fi performance, extended range and great-quality video streaming.  The top-of-the-line BDP-S6200, Sony has incorporated IP Content Noise Reduction Pro technology to improve the appearance of low-resolution clips streamed from the web, as well as enhancing video from Blu-ray Discs to 4K Ultra HD resolution. In addition, the BDP-S6200 has a Digital Music Enhancer which combines Sony’s proprietary audio technologies to restore those subtle high frequency details that get lost when listening to heavily-compressed digital music files and also restores lost dynamics in low-bit rate audio tracks for a more spacious, natural listening and viewing experience.

BDP-S6200 Blu-ray Disc Player – built-in, dual-core processor and 4K output – Available in February

  • 4K upscaling and 3D capable, with Dual Core processor for fast performance
  • Full HD1080p Blu-ray Disc playback with 2D to 3D conversion for 3D compatible TVs
  • TRILUMINOS Display technology produces high-quality images
  • Outstanding Wi-Fi performance with superior wireless reception for streaming over 200 pre-loaded online services
  • IP Noise Reduction Pro improves picture quality of streamed content
  • Quick Start/Load allows watching movies faster than ever
  • Miracast technology mirrors mobile device on compatible TVs

BDP-S5200 Blu-ray Disc Player – Available in March

  • 3D capable
  • Full HD1080p Blu-ray Disc playback with 2D to 3D conversion for 3D compatible TVs
  • TRILUMINOS Display technology produces high-quality images
  • Outstanding Wi-Fi performance with superior wireless reception for streaming over 200 pre-loaded online services
  • Quick Start/Load allows watching movies faster than ever
  • Miracast technology mirrors mobile device on compatible TVs

BDP-S3200 Blu-ray Disc Player – Available in February

  • Full HD1080p Blu-ray Disc playback
  • Outstanding Wi-Fi performance with superior wireless reception for streaming over 200 pre-loaded online      services
  • Quick Start/Load allows watching movies faster than ever
  • Miracast technology mirrors mobile device on compatible TVs

BDP-S1200 Blu-ray Disc Player – Available in February

  • Full HD1080p Blu-ray Disc playback
  • Easy, convenient streaming of over 200 pre-loaded online services
  • Quick Start/Load allows watching movies faster than ever
  • USB slot enables enjoyment of music, photos, and video

For more information on 2014 Sony products visit: www.sony.com.

 

 

 

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