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Cinematic atmosphere, powerful built-in bass
Experience cinematic, three-dimensional surround sound with this 2.1 channel Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® sound bar featuring built-in subwoofers for deep bass sound and a slim, elegant design that fits perfectly in front of your TV.
Hear sound from all directions with simulated 7.1.2 surround sound
Vertical Surround Engine, our latest surround technology, lets you enjoy the thrill of Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® from a single slim unit. No matter what type of room you’re in, advanced DSP technology allows just two front speakers to reproduce full, cinematic sound from all around you, including from above.
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Experience sound from above
Thanks to Sony’s virtual surround technology, the soundbar can position sound in vertical space – so you can experience 3D audio without the need for in-ceiling or up-firing speakers. As well as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, Vertical Surround Engine lends a more realistic, multi-dimensional sound to other formats too.
VERTICAL SURROUND ENGINE
Surround made simple
Using front speakers only, Sony’s unique digital sound field processing technology virtually reproduces the surround sound field, with audio coming at you from both sides. There’s no need to add rear speakers, meaning you can enjoy rich, cinematic surround sound without cluttering your living space.
S-FORCE PRO FRONT SURROUND
Choose the perfect setting
A button for every sound – choose the one that’s right for what you’re watching or listening to.
Feel and hear the action all around you, as sound travels behind you and draws you into the movie experience.
Hear all the vividness and richness of your favourite music in fine detail.
With audio cues coming from all around you, Game mode helps enhance your spatial awareness, sharpen your responses, and improve your gaming performance.
Hear all the important information in news reports and TV programmes, as voice detail is brought out over the top of background music and effects.
Enjoy sport as if you were at the stadium. Ambient crowd noise is fine-tuned so you can feel the pitch-side excitement without losing what the commentators have to say.
Experience deep bass sound
The HT-X8500 has a powerful built-in dual subwoofer in the centre – so you can enjoy deep bass sound with minimal equipment cluttering up your living space.
Slim and elegant
Measuring just 890 x 64 x 96 mm, the HT-X8500 is slim, compact and unobtrusive, and complements your BRAVIA TV. Distinctive design elements include a punched metal speaker grille and sub-woofer ducts on both sides.
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Enjoy all your movies in 4K HDR quality
With the latest 4K HDR 18Gbps pass through and HDCP 2.2/HDCP 2.3, the HT-X8500 is made for the latest home cinema formats.
Easily added to your AV system
Connect a games console, UHD Blu-ray™ player or your set-top box, as well as your TV with HDMI and optical digital inputs.
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Wireless connectivity to your TV
With a Sony BRAVIA TV supporting Bluetooth® Transmitter you can send audio to your sound bar wirelessly2
One-cable HDMI eARC
With HDMI eARC3 you can enjoy the latest high bitrate surround sound formats, like Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X®, from your compatible TV.
Stream music with Bluetooth® technology
Stream all your favourite music
Pair the HT-X8500 with your smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth® technology to wirelessly stream all your favourite albums and playlists.
SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES
This 2.1 channel Dolby Atmos®/DTS:X® sound bar with a built-in dual subwoofer and Vertical Sound Engine delivers a cinematic, three-dimensional surround sound experience, and its elegant design fits perfectly in front of your TV.
- 2.1ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X with Vertical Sound Engine
- Slim, low-profile design complements your TV
- Built-in subwoofers for deep bass sound
- Buttons for sound modes for enhanced movies, music, gaming, news and sport
- 4K HDR compatibility
Size & Weight
MAIN UNIT SIZE – BODY ONLY (W X H X D) : 890 mm x 64 mm x 96 mm (35 1/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 3 7/8 in) *Not including projection portion
MAIN UNIT WEIGHT – BODY ONLY : 3.1 kg / 6 lb 13 2 / 5 oz
AMPLIFIER TYPE: Digital Amplifier, S-Master
AMPLIFIER CHANNELS: 3
INPUT AND OUTPUT TERMINALS: USB type A (Firmware update only)
BLUETOOTH: RX (reciever)
BLUETOOTH VERSION: 5.0
HDCP2.2: 2.2 / 2.3
NUMBER OF INPUT/OUTPUT: Input / Output: 1 / 1 (ARC / eARC)
DOLBY VISION™ COMPATIBLE: Yes
HLG (HYBRID LOG GAMMA): Yes
HDCP2.2: 2.2 / 2.3
BRAVIA SYNC: Yes
HDMI CEC: Yes
HDMI INPUT: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital plus, Dolby True HD, Dolby Dual mono, DTS, DTS HD High Resolution Audio, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS ES, DTS 96 / 24, DTS: X, MPEG2-AAC
HDMI EARC: Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital plus,Dolby TrueHD,Dolby Atmos,Dolby Dual mono,DTS,DTS HD High Resolution Audio,DTS HD Master Audio,DTS ES,DTS 96 / 24,DTS: X,MPEG2-AAC
OPTICAL INPUT: Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital plus,Dolby Digital plus / Atmos,Dolby Dual mono,DTS,LPCM 2ch,MPEG2-AAC
SOUND MODE: Auto Sound,Cinema,Music,Game,News,Sports,Standard
SOUND EFFECT: Night Mode,Voice Mode
VIRTUAL SURROUND TECHNOLOGY: S-Force PRO,Vertical Surround Engine (Dolby Speaker Virtual/DTS Virtual:X)
SPEAKER STRUCTURE: 2.1ch (built-in Subwoofer)
TV WIRELESS CONNECTION: Yes
POWER CONSUMPTION: 32W
What's In The Box
Batteries for remote commander
Quick Setup Guide
Sony HT-X8500 Soundbar 2.1Ch Dolby Atmos Dts:X Vertical Surround Engine Built-In Dual Subwoofer 320W
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