One of the main reasons why going to a cinema is often a more enjoyable experience compared to watching a movie back home is that cinemas have huge screens and impressive sound systems that unless one was extremely rich, would be hard to replicate in a home setting. However if you’re looking to attempt to replicate the same sound experience back home, Sony has announced a new soundbar dubbed the HT-ST7 that will set you back a cool $1,300.
According to Sony, the HT-ST7 is expected to provide an “immersive true 7.1 home theater experience”. The soundbar will support Bluetooth connectivity meaning that you will be able to pair Bluetooth devices with it, such as smartphones or tablets. It will also play nicely with NFC devices which we imagine was designed with some of Sony’s Xperia smartphones in mind. The soundbar will feature an aluminum casing and will sport nine independent speaker drivers, seven discrete amplifiers, along with the use of magnetic fluid speakers and S-Master Digital Amplifiers, with audio processing done by Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoders.
The Sony HT-ST7 is now on sale in the US via Sony retail stores and other electronic retailers.