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Uniting outstanding design and premium sound; the new wireless speakers and audio systems from Sony

Press release   •   Jan 07, 2014 02:00 CET

The new wireless speaker and audio systems make listening to your music, easier and more pleasurable wherever you are. Boasting a wealth of wireless connectivity options, you can access your music simply wherever it is stored and then enjoy the beautiful acoustics from the new models, all packaged in the new stunning “definitive outline” design concept.

The new wireless speaker and audio systems deliver powerful sound, making it the focal point of any living space. Developed in collaboration with Sony Music, the new wireless systems are explicitly tuned for balanced equalization and richness of sound, reflecting today’s music trends. Bass-rich thumping tunes are brought to life via the sub-woofer in the premium 2.1ch speaker system[i], which is achieved while maintaining the tone balance for a truly accurate, high-quality audio experience. Exceptional wireless listening is supported by aptX – specifically for Bluetooth® audio, a technology that matches the audio performance of CD players and wired speakers.

Designed for today’s digital lifestyles, the new systems let you enjoy music with a multitude of connectivity and streaming options. If you’ve got an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet, simply touch the top of the main unit for one-touch listening of your songs. A Bluetooth® connection is made automatically and the music on your smartphone or tablet will boom out straightaway into your living room for everyone to hear. Simple wireless music streaming is supported through on-board WiFi[ii] and Bluetooth®. It is easy to access and use music streaming services such as Music Unlimited Spotify and TuneIn Radio, directly with no PC required. The SongPal™ app functionality allows easy and intuitive control of your compatible Sony audio devices and AirPlay lets you easily enjoy music stored on your iPad or iPhone. The audio input and up to two USB ports, incorporated in the new wireless speakers and audio systems enable you to play directly or connect to a laptop, phone and more.

SRS-X9 Wireless Speaker System

The all-new wireless speaker and audio systems is headed by the premium sound SRS-X9 WiFi model that delivers next-level listening with High-Resolution Audio playback capability. Sony’s advanced Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE HXTM)[iii] refines and restores the audio signal, re-creating subtle high-frequency harmonics that are typically lost in heavily compressed MP3 and AAC files. With DSEE HX you’ll enjoy High-Resolution Audio that delivers the detailed sound quality as the artist intended. From the bi-amped subwoofer and dual passive radiators, the premium 2.1 channel system delivers powerful, full-range audio with a good tone balance and a rich, precise bass. The eight channels of S-Master HXTM Audio Amplifier[iv] deliver an impressive 154W of music output power and combined with Clear Audio+TM[v], Sony’s unique technology for enhancing bass, provide realistic and rich mid-tones.

SRS-X7 Wireless Speaker System

Equally attractive in its modern design but more compact than the SRS-X9, the SRS-X7 delivers a room-filling 32W total output power. It is a high-quality wireless speaker with WiFi and Bluetooth® which shares many of the audio features of its larger sibling, including aptX coding technology, DSEE - Digital sound enhancement, Clear audio+ and S-Master Digital Amplifier. The built-in rechargeable battery offers up to six hours play time meaning your music can follow you wherever you go.

SRS-X5 Wireless Speaker System

Ideal for indoor as well as outdoor use, the SRS-X5 is a high-quality Bluetooth® portable speaker. The speaker system features a built-in rechargeable battery offering up to eight hours play time, perfect for if you want to take it out and about or on holidays. The SRS-X5 offers 20W of powerful audio with a good tone balance and a strong bass. As with the complete new wireless speaker and audio systems line-up, this high audio quality for wireless audio streaming is assured by the different technologies including aptX codec, Clear Audio+ and S-Master Digital technology that deliver beautiful refined sounds. Bluetooth® connectivity facilitates wireless music streaming and for even more convenience the SRS-X5 features a built-in hands-free speaker-phone so you can have a hands-free conversation without losing your place on your playlist.

The new specially designed case for the wireless speaker makes carrying it from place to place easier than ever. The hard case for the SRS-X5 (also available for the SRS-X7) has a foldable design which matches stunning design of the speakers and shields them from knocks and scuffs.

CMT-X5CD and CMT-X7CD Wireless All-in-One Audio System: with integrated CD player and radio

The ultra-compact all-in-one wireless audio system is a component stereo that is a happy marriage of wireless audio streaming and traditional high-quality audio. The CMT-X5CD and CMT-X7CD boast the stylish design that is the hallmark of the new wireless speakers and audio systems line-up: a premium and comprehensive look with a sleek finish that adds extra style and panache to the modern living room.

A treat for both the eyes and the ears, the CMT-X5CD and CMT-X7CD provide a high-quality audio output power of 40W. Sharing many of the audio features of the new wireless speakers, the audio systems include aptX coding technology, DSEE, Clear Audio+ and S-Master Digital Amplifier. With full-range speakers and a passive radiator, the audio systems provide a rich deep bass combined with a refined listening experience.

These all-in-one wireless audio systems offer the opportunity to enjoy music from whichever source you like! The built-in functions offer CD and USB playback, FM or DAB-radio[vi]. Wireless connections are supported through Bluetooth®, NFC and WiFi;[vii] a perfect example of an “all-in-one” audio system.

Completing the new wireless speaker and audio systems line-up is a range of new clock radios[viii]; recognisable immediately by their attractive and user-friendly design.

The new wireless speaker and audio systems by Sony are available in Europe from April 2014.

[i] Featured in models: SRS-X5, SRS-X7 and SRS-X9.

[ii] Featured in models: SRS-X7, SRS-X9 and CMT-X7CDB.

[iii] The DSEE HX TM up-scales existing sound source to near hi-resolution sound quality, and makes you feel as if you are really there at the recording studio or concert.

[iv] Digital amp technology, uniquely developed for high resolution audio, reduces distortion and noise at wider frequency ranges. It allows to reproduce high frequency sound in detail.

[v] ClearAudio+ is a Sony unique technology for enjoying high-quality sound by bringing together the expertise in digital signal processing technologies that Sony has cultivated throughout history as an audio brand.

[vi] DAB Radio is featured in the CMT-X5CDB and CMT-X7CDB

[vii] WiFi is featured in the CMT-X7CD

[viii] The new clock radios are ICF-C1, ICF-C1T and ICF-C1PJ