Published On: April 17, 2024

Sony Electronics Launches Sony BRAVIA Theater Home Audio Lineup

Published On: April 17, 2024
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Sony Electronics Launches Sony BRAVIA Theater Home Audio Lineup

Sony Electronics debuts its Sony BRAVIA Theater home audio range, featuring new soundbars, a home theater system, and a neckband speaker.

Sony Electronics Launches Sony BRAVIA Theater Home Audio Lineup

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Sony Electronics Inc. has unveiled an exciting array of home audio products under its new BRAVIA Theater line. The newly introduced Sony BRAVIA Theater range includes sophisticated soundbars, a home theater system, and a unique neckband speaker, all designed to seamlessly integrate with Sony's latest BRAVIA TVs.

Sony BRAVIA Theater - Bravia Theater Quad.

At the forefront of this release is the Sony BRAVIA Theater Quad, a flagship home theater surround sound system designed to bring movies to life. Boasting a revolutionary design and equipped with 16 speakers, including an optional wireless subwoofer, the Quad promises to deliver heart-pounding bass and exceptional acoustic performance. 

Accompanying the Quad are the BRAVIA Theater Bar 9 and BRAVIA Theater Bar 8 soundbars, featuring 13 and 11 speakers respectively, aimed at transforming any living space into a bona fide movie theater experience. For those seeking a more personal audio encounter, the BRAVIA Theater U neckband speaker offers immersive surround sound tailored to individual preferences.

Sony BRAVIA Theater Bar 9 in a living room.

One of the standout features across the BRAVIA Theater range is Sony's proprietary 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology. This groundbreaking innovation generates multiple phantom speakers to create a wide sound field, enveloping listeners in immersive audio from various directions, akin to the cinema experience. 

With 360 Spatial Sound Mapping, users can enjoy an expansive audio environment without the need for complex installations. Additionally, the Sony BRAVIA Theater Bar 9, Bar 8, and Quad are all compatible with Sound Field Optimization, automatically tuning each speaker based on the room layout to optimize audio performance.

Skeleton view of the Sony BRAVIA Theater Bar 8.

Moreover, when paired with Sony's BRAVIA TVs, the BRAVIA Theater products offer improved functionality through features like Acoustic Center Sync, seamlessly blending the soundbar's audio with the TV speakers for a cohesive viewing experience. The integration extends further with the new Voice Zoom 3 feature, which leverages AI algorithms to enhance human dialogue, ensuring clear and intelligible sound even at low volumes.

Woman wearing Sony BRAVIA Theater U neckband speaker.

Adding to the versatility of the lineup is the BRAVIA Connect App, formerly known as the Home Entertainment Connect App, allowing users to control settings for Voice Zoom 3 and BRAVIA Theater audio products directly from their smartphones. Furthermore, with compatibility with IMAX Enhanced and Dolby Atmos immersive audio technologies, the BRAVIA Theater series should provide a premium audiovisual experience.

“Storytelling is at the heart of everything we do at Dolby,” said Mahesh Balakrishnan, Vice President of Consumer Entertainment, at Dolby Laboratories. 

“With Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, creatives have a wider set of tools to work with so audiences can experience their stories exactly as they envisioned. Through the combination of Sony best-in-class engineering and Dolby’s industry leading innovations, consumers can enjoy truly cinematic Dolby experiences on their favorite Sony BRAVIA TVs and BRAVIA Theater devices.”

Sony BRAVIA Theater RangeBRAVIA Theater: UBRAVIA Theater: Bar 8BRAVIA Theater: Bar 9BRAVIA Theater: Quad
SizeW235 x H151 x D178 mmW1100 x D113 x H64 mmW1300 x D113 x H64 mmSPK: W289 x H275 x D55 mm Control Box: W160 x H56 x D160 mm
Speaker Configuration2 X-Balanced SpeakersTweeter x3, Woofer x4, Up-firing x2, Side-firing x2Tweeter x3, Up-firing x2, Side-firing x2, Passive radiator x4Tweeter x4, Mid x4, Woofer x4, Up-firing x4
Audio Formats360RADolby ATMOS / DTS:X / IMAX Enhanced* / 360RA / Hi-ResDolby ATMOS / DTS:X / IMAX Enhanced* / 360RA / Hi-ResDolby Atmos / DTS:X / IMAX Enhanced* / 360RA / Hi-Res
Surround360 Spatial Sound Personalizer360 Spatial Sound Mapping360 Spatial Sound Mapping360 Spatial Sound Mapping
Other DSP Technologies-Advanced Up mixer & AI sound separation for 2ch / DSEE ULTIMATE / Sliding EQAdvanced Up mixer & AI sound separation for 2ch / DSEE ULTIMATE / Sliding EQAdvanced Up mixer & AI sound separation for 2ch / DSEE ULTIMATE / Sliding EQ
Calibration-Sound Field Optimization (Speaker position / Listening position)Sound Field Optimization (Speaker position / Listening position)Sound Field Optimization (Speaker position / Listening position / Room condition)
w/BRAVIADolby ATMOSUpgraded Acoustic Center Sync / Voice Zoom 3 / AV Sync AutoUpgraded Acoustic Center Sync / Voice Zoom 3 / AV Sync AutoUpgraded Acoustic Center Sync / Voice Zoom 3 / AV Sync Auto
HDMI In/Out-1/1 (eARC / VRR / ALLM / HDMI 2.1)1/1 (eARC / VRR / ALLM / HDMI 2.1)1/1 (eARC / VRR / ALLM / HDMI 2.1)
UIMusic Connect app / 360 Spatial Sound PersonalizerBRAVIA Connect app / Simple 10 key remoteBRAVIA Connect app / Simple 10 key remoteBRAVIA Connect app / Simple 10 key remote
Optional Speakers-Rears: SA-RS5 / SA-RS3S Subwoofer: SA-SW5 / SA-SW3Rears: SA-RS5 / SA-RS3S Subwoofer: SA-SW5 / SA-SW3Rears: SA-SW5 / SA-SW3
Battery Life12h---

The Sony BRAVIA Theater line-up is available now, with the BRAVIA Theater Quad priced at $2,499.99, the BRAVIA Theater Bar 9 at $1,399.99, the BRAVIA Theater Bar 8 at $999.99, and the BRAVIA Theater U neckband speaker at $299.99. These products will be available for purchase from leading retailers including Amazon, and Crutchfield.

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