Sony HT-CT550W0 40" 3D Sound Bar System

Sony HT-CT550W0 40" 3D Sound Bar System

Sony HT-CT550W0 40" 3D Sound Bar System

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Product Highlights

  • 400W Powerful Sound
  • 2.1-Channel Sound Bar
  • HDMI 3D Pass-Through
  • BRAVIA Widget Control
  • Wireless Subwoofer
  • BRAVIA Sync Capable
  • HDMI Inputs x 3
  • 3D Surround Sound
  • Audio Return Channel
  • HDMI Standby Pass-Through
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Sony HT-CT550W overview

  • 1Description

You say you want a home theater system but those 5.1 channel and 7.1 channel systems seem too complicated, too expensive and just plain too much. For some people they seem like overkill. If you're one of them, the Sony HT-CT550W 40" 3D Sound Bar System might be exactly what you've been looking for.

A 2.1 system is simple. Think of a regular two speaker stereo system. Add a center speaker and a wireless subwoofer and voila! You've got a 2.1 channel home theater that's easy to set up, easy on the pocketbook and a joy to use.

We don't think it gets any simpler than the CT550W. It's a 2.1 channel system with only two main parts. The left, center and right, speakers are all contained in a single sound bar that's just 40" (1016mm) wide. It will look great on your TV stand or with the included hardware you can attach it to select Sony HDTVs, either on a tabletop or on the wall. With a little bit of additional hardware (not included) you can even hang the CT550W by itself from the wall.

It's got three HDMI inputs and an HDMI output. The HDMI Repeater function allows you to connect multiple devices via HDMI cables and easily switch between them keeping the HDMI signal intact on its way to your TV. Audio Return Channel (ARC) allows audio to be sent from your compatible TV to the system on the same HDMI cable that's sending high definition video and audio to your TV. That can eliminate one more cable from your setup.

The HDMI ports can also pass 3D signals from a 3D Blu-ray player or 3D gaming system through to a 3D compatible TV or projector. So you can start out very modestly and go all the way to 3D without having to buy a new home theater. To enjoy 3D you'll want to be sure to use high-speed HDMI cables. With high-speed cables you can also enjoy 1080p (in addition to 720p and 1080i high definition) and Deep Color (more than a billion colors!) on compatible TV sets. BRAVIA Sync is Sony's brand name for HDMI CEC, the industry standard that allows you to control multiple HDMI-connected devices from a single remote control. The subwoofer's Digital Media Port (DMP) allows you to connect an optional Sony adapter that enables you to plug in your iPod, Walkman or PC-based devices so you can enjoy your portable music through the system.

If you want great sound but you want to keep it simple and affordable, you want the Sony HT-CT550W 2.1 Channel Home Theater System.

2.1-Channel Sound Bar
The fast and easy way to add great sound to any HDTV, this sound bar matches the design of Sony televisions and is the perfect complement for 40" (1016mm) and larger televisions
Wireless Subwoofer
Place the subwoofer just about anywhere in the room. Sony's clever input/output box enables the sound bar to offer both a wireless subwoofer and HDMI connections to other equipment
Three HDMI Inputs
Connect three HD sources via HDMI and easily switch between them.7 HDMI connections combine the quality of pure digital-to-digital signal transfer with the simplicity of a single connection for audio, video and control
HDMI 3D Pass-Through
Enjoy 3D Blu-ray Disc movies, video games and other 3D content with compatible players and HDTVs
Dolby TrueHD and dts Master Audio
Experience theater-like sound in your home with Dolby TrueHD and dts Master Audio HD enhanced audio
3D Surround Sound
Using Sony's S-Force Surround technology, the HT-CT350 can deliver simulated surround sound from just the bar and the subwoofer. You get a powerful surround sound effect without the need to connect multiple speakers throughout the room
BRAVIA Widget Control
Controlling sound bars just got easier. With select 2011 BRAVIA HDTVs, you can pull up a menu on the TV screen to make comprehensive audio adjustments
HDMI Standby Pass-Through
Conveniently access all your HDMI sources without having to power on the sound bar
400W for Powerful Sound
Hear everything with incredible impact. The sound bar delivers 400W total power (133W x 2 +134W, measurements at 3 Ohms, 80 Hz - 1 kHz with a THD of 1%)
Audio Return Channel
Eliminate the need for extra cables connected to your TV. Send audio from a compatible TV to the sound bar through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your TV
BRAVIA Sync Capable
Easily control an entire system with one remote. Operates Sony equipment connected via HDMI cables, including compatible Blu-ray Disc players, BRAVIA HDTVs, Handycam camcorders and Cyber-shot digital cameras
Amplifier Features
Advanced Auto Volume: Yes
DSP: Yes
Equalizer (F/C/Sur/Sur B): Bass, Mid, Treble: Bass (+-6), Treble (+-6)
Night Mode: Yes
Number of Amp. Channels: 2 + 1ch
S-Force PRO Front Surround 3D: Yes
Sound Field Program: 2Ch. Stereo: Yes
Sound Field Program: Drama: Yes
Sound Field Program: Gaming: Yes
Sound Field Program: Movie: Yes
Sound Field Program: Music: Yes
Sound Field Program: News: Yes
Sound Field Program: Sports: Yes
Sound Field Program: Standard: Yes
Speaker Level Control: Center (+-6), Subwoofer (+-6)
Speaker Terminal: Colors Speaker Clips
Sub Woofer X' Over: Fixed 200Hz (Measured using the Standard Sound Mode)
Type: Digital
HDMI Specs
3D Signal Pass Thru: Yes
Audio Return Channel: Yes
BRAVIA SYNC (CEC Control): Yes
HDMI Pass Through: Yes
Home Theatre Control: Yes
Position Control Sync: Yes
Scene Select Sync: Yes
TV Theater Mode: Yes
Video Features
1080/24p: Yes
1080p: Yes
A/V SYNC: Yes (Fixed)
A/V Sync Time(mSec): On (70ms)/Off
Deep Color: Yes
x.v.Color (xvYCC): Yes
General Features
Front Grille Material: Punched Metal
Front Grille Type: Fixed
Auto Standby: YES (30min/off)
Hotel Mode: Yes
Input Selector: TV; BD/DVD; Game; SAT/CATV; Video; Line IN; Tuner FM
Pin Jack: Nickel
In the Box
Sony HT-CT550W0 40" 3D Sound Bar System
  • Remote Control: (RM-AAU113)
  • Receiver (STR-CT550WT)
  • FM Wire Antenna (aerial)
  • Operating Instructions
  • Subwoofer (SA-WCT550W)
  • 8.2' (2.5 m) Digital Optical Cord for TV
  • Speaker (SS-CT550W)
  • 4 x Speaker Foot Pads
  • Wireless Transceivers (EZW-RT50)
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • 1 Year Parts & Labor Warranty
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    Sony HT-CT550W specs

    Power Output Front L/Front R: 134W (per channel at 4 ohms, 1 kHz)
    Power Requirements 120 V AC, 60 Hz
    Power Consumption 50W
    Standby Mode: 0.3W or less (Control for HDMI is off)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 10.8 2.4 x 11.4" (270 x 60 x 286mm)
    Weight 4.3 lb. (1.9kg)
    Decoding 96k/24Bit PCM: Yes
    DTS 96/24: Yes
    DTS HD/Dolby TruHD/Dolby Digital+: Yes/Yes/Yes
    Dolby Digital/DTS: Yes/Yes Dolby Dual Mono: Yes LPCM (2Ch/5.1Ch/7.1Ch) Thru HDMI: Yes/Yes/Yes 192kHz
    No. of Channels 2.1
    Tuner Direct Tuning: Yes
    FM Mode: Mono/Stereo
    Preset Channel (Sirius/XM/FM/AM): 20 FM
    Station Name: Yes
    System: PLL Quartz-Locked Digital Synthesizer
    FM Tuner Section: Tuning range 87.5 - 108.0 MHz (100 kHz Step)
    Antenna (aerial) Terminals: 75 ohms, Unbalanced
    Inputs/Outputs Analog Audio In (Includes TV CEC) / Out (Excluding Tuner) / TV (CEC): Single Line In
    Coax: 1 Input
    HDMI In / Out: (Front Input): 3 In / 1 Out
    Opt. In / Out / TV (CEC): Includes Front Input and TV (CEC): 2 In
    Impedance 8 ohms
    Configuration Speaker System: Bass Reflex
    Speaker Type: Bass Reflex
    Speaker Unit 2" (50mm), Cone Type x 2
    Speaker Cords: 3
    Impedance 4 ohms
    Tweeter Tweeter Unit: 2.5" (65mm), conetype
    Woofer Woofer Unit: 3.1" (80mm), conetype
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 37.4 x 3 x 1.6" (948.2 x 75 x 40mm)
    Weight 5.1 lb. (2.3kg
    Power Output 134W (per channel at 4 ohms, 100 Hz)
    System Subwoofer, Bass reflex
    Unit: (6.4" (160mm) cone type
    Impedance 4 ohms
    Power Requirements 120 V AC, 60 Hz
    Power Consumption On: 30W
    Standby Mode: 0.5W or less
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 10.8 x 15.4 x 11.1" (270 x 389 x 280.5mm)
    Wireless Specifications
    Wireless Communication System: Wireless Sound-Specification Version 1.0
    Frequency Band 5.736GHz - 5.814GHz
    Power Requirements: DC 3.3 V, 300 mA
    Modulation Method: DSSS
    Dimensions: 1.3 x 0.4 x 2.4" (30 x 9 x 60mm)
    Mass: 4 oz (10 g)
    Weight 19.4 lb. (8.8kg)
    Color Black
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 36.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 40.0 x 18.0 x 13.0"

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