Sony HT-S2000, 3.1 Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundbar

The Japanese manufacturer announced a few hours ago its new 3.1 Dolby Atmos and DTS:X compatible soundbar, the Sony HT-S2000.

A fully integrated model, the Sony HT-S2000 can however be combined with a pair of Sony SA-RS3S wireless surround speakers and a Sony SA-SW5 or Sony SA-SW3 subwoofer (see photo below). below), in order to offer a significantly more advanced sound show, to take full advantage of a Home Cinema session for example.

Sony HT-S2000 main specs

This possibility of evolution is welcome with regard to the pedigree of the Sony HT-S2000. Model 3.1, it embeds Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoders for the best multi-channel sound from Blu-Ray or 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray.

Similarly, S-Force Pro Front Surround technology recreates a virtual surround system from a simple 3.1 sound bar, while the exclusive Vertical Surround Engine process recreates the height dimension of Dolby Atmos and/or DTS:X soundtracks. To be complete on the audio processing, it should also be pointed out that the Upmix Surround 3D also works from a simple stereo signal. Used via a Bluetooth source, it allows the music to perfectly fill the listening room. Finally, we note the exclusive DSEE function to significantly improve the sound reproduction, especially at the top of the sound spectrum.

Sony HT-S2000, acoustic package

The Sony HT-S2000 has three full-range loudspeakers for the three front channels, plus two X-Balanced Speaker Unit woofers (rectangular shape for better audio performance) whose low-frequency performance is reinforced by a sound guide. 'wave.

Sony HT-S2000, audio-video specifications and connectors

The Sony HT-S2000 delivers total power, delivered by five Class D amplifiers, displays 250 W and Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ac compatibility is required. Also worth noting is the Sony Home Entertainment Connect application for controlling the soundbar from a smartphone or tablet type device.

In terms of connectivity, there is an HDMI CEC 2.0 output with eARC function and an optical input (and a USB port, but the latter is dedicated to Firmware updates).

Availability announced for the month of June. Indicative price: 499 euros.

Reminder of the key features of the Sony HT-S2000:

• Type: soundbar

• System: 3.1

• Amplification: S-Master

• Total power: 250 W

• Speakers: 3 x wideband + 2 X-Balanced boomers

• Subwoofer: optional external wireless (Sony SA-SW5 or Sony SA-SW3)

• Bluetooth 5.2 compatibility

• Wi-Fi compatibility

• eARC compatibility

• S-Master function

• S-Force Pro Front Surround function

• Vertical Surround Engine function

• Connections: 1 optical input, 1 HDMI CEC 2.0 output

• Application: Sony Home Entertainment Connect

• Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoders

• DTS Virtual:X function

• HDCP 2.2 certification

• Dimensions (W x H x D, mm): 800 x 64 x 124 mm

• Consumption: 42 W (0.5 W in standby)

• Weight: 3.7 kg