Sony’s New RHT-G Series Offers Home Cinema Surround Audio Concealed in a Stylish TV Stand
Elegantly designed and perfectly unobtrusive, Sony’s RHT-G Series offers multi-channel surround audio artfully concealed in a TV stand. For anyone wanting the heightened home cinema viewing experience without the visible speakers or cabling, it is the ideal solution.
• Multi-channel home cinema audio system with S-Master digital amplification
• 3 Models available to suit a wide range of TV sizes
• 3 HDMI™ inputs and BRAVIA Sync for single remote, one-touch easy operation
The three new models cater for a wide range of TV sizes. The RHT-G950 is designed for 40-46” TVs, while the RHT-G1550 is the perfect match for larger 46-55” sets. The RHT-G550 completes the range, and is intended for use with 32-40” screens.
Both the RHT-G950 and the RHT-G1550 incorporate 5.1 channel speaker arrays capable of great power, with a total output of 470W and 550W respectively. The smaller RHT-G550 features 3.1 channel audio with a combined output of 330W.
The RHT-950 and the RHT-550 have a special, space-saving design where the rear corners of the unit are cut away so that it will fit further back into the corner of the room. A premium gloss black finish and glass top ensure that the look and feel are stylish yet visually restrained, while carefully thought-out cable management keeps everything out of sight and tidy at the back.
Internally, the physical orientation of the speakers is optimised for front surround audio. The angle between the centre and outer units is carefully calculated to increase the separation of the front and rear aspects of the sound picture. Newly enhanced S-Force PRO Front Surround technology from Sony works together with the physical speaker array to generate a truly immersive surround effect, seemingly enveloping the listener in sound, yet without any need for speakers at the rear of the room.
Sony’s S-Master digital amplification and signal processing yields superlative accuracy of reproduction and a rich, detailed sound virtually free of unwanted noise. Features like the vibration-damped sub-woofer and a special bass-reduced ‘night mode’ ensure that loud or quiet, the unit always delivers exceptional quality audio.
With no fewer than 12 selectable sound modes ranging from Movie, Sport and News to Rock, Jazz and Classic, the amplification system is capable of huge versatility and great results whatever use it is put to. As well as enjoying enhanced home cinema and gaming experiences, this will also include listening to the radio thanks to the presence of an integrated FM/AM tuner.
Using the RHT-G Series is simplified by BRAVIA Sync technology, which allows a single remote to control several A/V components connected via HDMI. One-Touch Play turns on the TV and the stand, and whichever Disc player or other HDMI source you require is automatically selected. System Audio Control switches between the TV speakers and the stand as desired, while System Power Off automatically turns off the stand and connected components when you power down the TV.
Convenience and flexibility are ensured by a generous allocation of inputs. Three HDMI connectors provide for a full complement of A/V devices including DVD or Blu-ray Disc™ players and PLAYSTATION®3. A special Digital Media Port is designed for accessing music held externally on a Walkman®, PC, mobile phone or iPod®.
The RHT-G Series makes the perfect partner for BRAVIA LCD TVs, both functionally and aesthetically. The RHT-950 and RHT-1550 will be available in stores in May, and the RHT-550 in July.
Source: Press Release