Sony Unveils 2013 Receivers and Soundbar

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Sony STR-DN1040

Sony has taken the wraps off a few of its new receivers and soundbars for this year, rebuilt from the ground up to take advantage of today’s streaming technologies.

First up is the STR-DN1040, a 7.2 1050 watt receiver, which reportedly delivers up to 165 watt per channel:

Sony offers consumers the only AV receivers with built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and AirPlay, and the STR-DN1040 receiver leads the way. Wi-Fi enables the STR-DN1040 receiver to easily access streaming media sources, and has integrated applications for Sony Entertainment Network’s Music Unlimited, Pandora®, Slacker®, vTuner®, and more, as well as capabilities to seamlessly stream music from DLNA® enabled PCs. Moreover, with consumers more often accessing, storing, and playing music from mobile devices, the receiver also has built-in AirPlay and Bluetooth, allowing it to wirelessly receive the broadest amount of music from phones, tablets and computers. Users can also operate the receiver with the free Media Remote™ app available for both iPhones® and Android™ phones.

Also available in June is the STR-DN840 AV receiver, a 7.2 channel, 1050 Watt2 juggernaut with the same connectivity convenience of built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and AirPlay. With six HDMI inputs, 4K pass-through, Sound Optimizer and more, the STR-DN840 is aggressively priced at just $449.

Sony has spent a lot of time re-designing everything from the ground up, making sure that components are protected from vibration and RF interference. Here’s a video sneak peak of the receiver, which comes in at a very reasonable $599.

Sony HT-CT660

Different spaces have different needs, and so Sony has a compact soundbar that can seamlessly integrate with up to three HDMI devices, delivering 330 watts of total system power to make your movies and music clear and impactful.

The 2-way, 4-driver mica reinforced speaker system delivers exceptional sound clarity with detailed highs and lows, with big sound and minimal distortion, all complemented by a wireless subwoofer that brings feeling back to the low end, along with an added convenience of being able to be placed anywhere in the room. The three HDMI inputs allow easy connection to up to three devices, such as gaming consoles, Blu-ray Disc players and cable or satellite boxes, while delivering superior high-definition picture and sound quality. Movies are presented as directors intended, with Dolby® TrueHD and dts® HD Master Audio modes the reproduce high definition sound for uncompromised listening

The HT-CT660 will be available soon for $399

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