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.
â€œConsumers want a cinema-like surround sound experience in their homes, but are hesitant to add large equipment that overpowers the dÃ©cor," 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.