Sony HT-IS100

 - Jun 7, 2008
References: gizmodo
Shrinking hi-def speakers to new levels, the new Sony HT-IS100 450 watts power system features five incredibly small speakers, each about the size of a golf ball.

The 5.1 channel system includes a subwoofer with integrated 32-bit S-Master® digital amplifier, and three 1080p HDMIâ„¢ inputs with repeater functionality and support for eight channels of uncompressed audio. Sony's S-AIRâ„¢ technology allows you to conveniently add wireless multi-room listening throughout the home using Sony S-AIR Air Station speakers.

“Consumers want a cinema-like surround sound experience in their homes, but are hesitant to add large equipment that overpowers the décor," explains Tyler Ishida, director of marketing for Sony Electronics' Digital Imaging and Audio Division. "The HT-IS100 packs all the power of a conventional home theater system in five discrete speakers that practically disappear in your living room."

Sony's HT-IS100 is out next month for $700 with an optional speaker kit (WAHT-SA10) that delivers audio wirelessly to rear speakers, eliminating the need to run speaker wires across the room.