Sony has unveiled its latest soundbar, the HT-S2000, which promises to deliver an immersive surround sound experience with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X technology. This 3.1 channel soundbar is packed with advanced features, including Vertical Surround Engine, S-Force PRO Front Surround, and a newly developed up mixer. The HT-S2000 will also be the first compatible device for Sony’s new Home Entertainment Connect app. In this article, we will explore the cutting-edge features and functionalities of this innovative soundbar.
Key Features of the Sony HT-S2000 Soundbar
Immersive Surround Sound Experience
Vertical Surround Engine
The HT-S2000 soundbar is designed to offer an immersive surround sound experience, thanks to its Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force Pro Front Surround technology. These features facilitate cinematic-quality audio reproduction, allowing you to enjoy the full thrill of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio formats.
S-Force Pro Front Surround
S-Force Pro Front Surround is another innovative technology that enables the HT-S2000 to produce sound from the sides. This creates an enveloping audio experience that simulates the sensation of having speakers positioned all around you, enhancing the cinematic feel of your home entertainment setup.
Sony’s New Up Mixer
The HT-S2000 soundbar also features a newly developed up mixer, which enables it to deliver a three-dimensional surround sound experience even when playing stereo content.
This innovative technology analyzes audio tracks in real time, separating the audio into individual components, such as voices, sound effects, or musical instruments.
It then wraps these elements around you, creating an exciting and immersive audio experience for any content, whether it be video or music streamed from the Internet or Bluetooth-enabled devices.
The HT-S2000 soundbar has a dedicated center speaker and built-in dual subwoofer. This is designed to provide clear dialogue and powerful bass. These components work together to deliver a wide-ranging and balanced sound that fills the room.
Dedicated Center Speaker
The center channel speaker plays a crucial role in surround sound ensuring that the dialogue is clear and easy to understand, even during the most action-packed scenes. Sony’s X-balanced Speaker Unit technology, makes this possible delivering louder sound pressure with less distortion and improved vocal clarity.
Built-in Dual Subwoofer
The HT-S2000 also features a built-in dual subwoofer. This contributes to the soundbar’s powerful and punchy bass performance. This integrated design eliminates the need for a separate subwoofer, helping you save space in your home entertainment setup.
Sony Home Entertainment Connect App
Sony’s Vertical Surround Engine is a unique technology that creates an immersive audio experience without requuiring additional speakers. This feature places audio above you, providing a three-dimensional sound that transports you right into the heart of the action.
The HT-S2000 soundbar is the first device to be compatible with the new Sony Home Entertainment Connect app. This app makes it easy to set up and control your soundbar. It guides you through the initial settings and assists with troubleshooting when needed.
The app also offers full control of volume, sound fields, and more, right from your smartphone. Additionally, it provides useful information, such as feature recommendations, new software updates, and more.
Upgrade Your Existing Home Cinema
The HT-S2000 soundbar can be easily integrated into your existing home cinema setup. To enhance your home theater experience even further, you can add optional wireless components, such as a subwoofer and rear speakers.
Optional Wireless Subwoofer
Sony offers two optional wireless subwoofers, the SA-SW5 and SA-SW3. You can add these to your HT-S2000 soundbar to provide even richer bass performance.
These subwoofers complement the soundbar’s built-in dual subwoofer, ensuring that your home theater setup delivers the deepest and most powerful bass possible.
Optional Wireless Rear Speakers
Want more? For a truly immersive surround sound experience, you can add Sony’s optional wireless rear speakers, the SA-RS3S. These speakers easily connect to your HT-S2000 soundbar to create a complete surround sound setup that rivals any dedicated home cinema system.
Integration with BRAVIA TVs
If you own a BRAVIA TV, you’ll be pleased that the HT-S2000 soundbar is designed to work seamlessly with it. When connected to the TV, the soundbar’s settings will automatically appear on the BRAVIA Quick Settings menu for easy control.
Sustainability in Mind
Sony engineers their audio products for exceptional sound quality while also designing them with the environment in mind. The HT-S2000 soundbar is an example of this commitment, as it incorporates recycled materials in its construction and packaging. It uses specially developed recycled plastic in several parts of the product, thus enabling Sony to reduce the environmental impact of its manufacturing processes.
The HT-S2000 soundbar packaging comprises approximately 95% recycled paper and paper-based materials. This eco-friendly approach minimizes the use of plastic, further demonstrating Sony’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
The Sony HT-S2000 3.1ch Dolby Atmos soundbar is a cutting-edge audio solution that promises to deliver an immersive surround sound experience.
With advanced features like Vertical Surround Engine, S-Force PRO Front Surround and a newly developed up mixer, it promises a truly cinematic audio experience for your home entertainment setup. Combined with the optional wireless components and seamless integration with compatible BRAVIA TVs, the HT-S2000 soundbar is a fantastic addition to any home theater system.
The Sony HT-S2000 soundbar costs about €499 / £449 and is available now for purchase from the official store as well as Amazon.