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Sony’s new HT-G700 soundbar is an affordable 3.1-channel soundbar that supports Dolby Atmos

By Ng Chong Seng - on 13 May 2020, 11:18am

Sony’s new HT-G700 soundbar is an affordable 3.1-channel soundbar that supports Dolby Atmos

(Image: Sony.)

Sony has announced that its new HT-G700 soundbar will be available in Singapore from Sep 2020.

A Dolby Atmos and DTS:X-capable soundbar, the HT-G700 is a 3.1-channel package that packs three front speakers on the main unit and an external wireless subwoofer.

Despite lacking any upward-firing speakers, Sony says the HT-G700 is able to deliver a convincing surround or Atmos experience (sense of height and all) thanks to its Immersive Audio Enhancement tech, Vertical Sound Engine and new signal processing.

In fact, with a press of a button on the remote, the soundbar is able to recreate up to 7.1.2-ch surround sound for any TV show or movie. With an improved S-Force Pro tuning, Sony claims the sound is able to envelope even very large-screen TVs (55-inch and up). Another new addition is a dedicated centre speaker to improve dialogue clarity.

The HT-G700 also features an HDMI eARC port to support lossless audio streams such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio (including Atmos, of course). One thing to take note is that like the Sonos Arc, if you’ve a lot of sources that you connect to your TV, your TV needs to support eARC too so that it can send the high-quality streams to the soundbar.

Bluetooth is also supported on the HT-G700 for easy set up and streaming from a mobile device. Sound or audio modes (e.g. Music, Cinema, Voice, Night) are all easily accessible from the remote.

The Sony HT-G700 will be available at selected Sony Stores, Sony Centres, Sony’s flagship store on Lazada, leading electronics stores and selected authorised dealers this coming Sep. Local pricing isn’t available at the moment, but to give you an idea, the soundbar has a list price of US$600 in the US.

(Image: Sony.)