Sony HT-Z9F 400W 3.1-Channel Network Soundbar System

Sony HT-Z9F 400W 3.1-Channel Network Soundbar System

Sony HT-Z9F 400W 3.1-Channel Network Soundbar System

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Sony HT-Z9F 400W 3.1-Channel Network Soundbar System

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Product Highlights

  • 3.1-Channel Configuration
  • Up to 400W of Total Power
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & Ethernet Connectivity
  • Chromecast built-in
  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming
  • External Wireless Subwoofer
  • Optical, USB, 1/8" Analog, 2x HDMI In
  • HDMI Out with ARC
  • HDR, Dolby Vision, HLG, 3D Pass-Through
  • HDMI Cable & Wall Mounting Hardware
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Sony HTZ9F overview

  • 1Description

Get enhanced audio quality for your favorite TV shows and movies with the Sony HT-Z9F 400W 3.1-Channel Network Soundbar System. It outputs up to 400W to deliver more powerful audio than can be found in typical flat-panel display speakers. The soundbar features an 1/8" analog, optical audio, two HDMI inputs, and a USB port to connect compatible drives. Its HDMI output is ARC-compatible to bring display-based sound, such as that from built-in apps like Netflix or YouTube, directly into the soundbar. The HT-Z9F also features Bluetooth for pairing with your compatible smart device or display and Chromecast built-in for wireless streaming of your audio content. It includes an HDMI cable for instant connectivity and wall mounting hardware.

Vertical Surround Engine
Vertical Surround Engine technology is designed to simulate 7.1.2-channel surround sound from Dolby Atmos and DTS:X content over HDMI, to make the sound seem like it's coming from all around you.
Virtual 7.1.2-Channel Upscaling
Sony's digital signal processing can convert nearly all your audio into immersive surround sound with the push of a button on the remote.
Sound Modes to Match Your Entertainment
Five different sound modes help enhance your entertainment experience. Cinema mode helps provide a more immersive movie experience, while Game mode helps enhance the action in your gameplay. Sport mode helps to fine-tune ambient crowd noise so you can feel field-level action, while Music mode lets you hear the detail in your songs. News/Voice mode is designed to provide clear dialogue.
Bring Your Equipment Together
Connect via HDMI, LAN, USB, and more to enjoy music and movies from different sources.
4K HDR Pass-Through
Retain image quality from all your HDMI sources with 4K HDR pass-through at up to 18 Gbps with HDCP 2.2 compatibility. HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, and 3D pass-through are supported.
High-Resolution Audio Playback
Enjoy the subtle nuances of studio-quality sound with High-Resolution Audio.
Integrated Wi-Fi
Wirelessly connect to online music streaming with built-in Wi-Fi.
Enhance Detail with DSEE HX
DSEE HX upscales your existing music to near-High-Resolution Audio sound quality.
Chromecast built-in for Smartphone Streaming, Via Future Firmware Update
Stream music, online radio, and podcasts from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to the soundbar with a tap of the Cast button. This feature is scheduled to be made available via a future firmware update.
Stream Music Throughout the House, Via Future Firmware Update
Use the Sony | Music Center app (previously called SongPal) to group selected Sony soundbars and speakers together to stream music in multiple rooms. This feature is scheduled to be made available via a future firmware update.
Connect to Rear Speakers, Via Future Firmware Update
Extend your surround sound setup with optional compatible wireless rear speakers. This feature is scheduled to be made available via a future firmware update.
Additional Features
  • S-Master HX Digital Amplifier
  • DSEE HX upscaling from 44.1/48 kHz, 16/24-bit to 88.2/96 kHz, 24-bit
  • S-Force PRO Front Surround
  • BRAVIA SYNC HDMI CEC
  • Scene Select Sync
  • A/V Sync (0 to 300 ms)
  • Auto Power Off
  • Easy Setup
  • Firmware updates via USB or network
  • NUX GUI for USB browsing
  • DEMO mode
  • Repeat all, repeat folder, repeat track, stop resume, and shuffle USB playback options
UPC: 027242908161
In the Box
Sony HT-Z9F 400W 3.1-Channel Network Soundbar System
  • Remote Control with Batteries
  • HDMI Cable
  • Wall Mounting Hardware
  • Wall Mount Template
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Sony HTZ9F specs

    System
    Channels 3.1
    Power Output Total: 400 W
    Soundbar: 3 x 100 W
    Subwoofer: 100 W
    Drivers Soundbar: 3x 1.81" / 46 mm mica diaphragm full-range drivers
    Subwoofer: 6.3" / 160 mm
    Speaker Design Soundbar: Acoustic suspension
    Subwoofer: Bass reflex
    Audio Decoding DSD, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, Dolby Dual Mono, DTS:X, DTS 96/24, DTS, LPCM up to 7.1-channel via HDMI (only 2-channel 48 kHz, 24-bit via ARC or optical)
    Connectivity
    Wi-Fi Yes, dual-band (2.4/5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n
    Bluetooth Yes, version 4.2
    Bluetooth Compatibility SBC (receiver, transmitter)
    AAC (receiver)
    A2DP (SINK, SOURCE 1.3)
    AVRCP (TG/CT VERSION 1.5)
    LDAC (receiver, transmitter)
    Inputs 2 x HDMI
    1 x optical TOSLINK
    1 x USB Type-A
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm audio
    Output 1 x HDMI with ARC
    Other Connectors 1 x Ethernet LAN
    USB Formats DSD (.dsf/.diff), WAV, FLAC, ALAC (.m4a), AIFF, HE AAC, AAC, MP3, Monkey Audio, WMA, Ogg Vorbis
    Drive Support exFAT, FAT12/16/32, vFAT, up to 2 TB
    General
    Wall Mountable Soundbar: Yes
    OSD Languages American English, British English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Canadian French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Latin American Spanish
    Power Requirements 120 VAC
    Power Consumption (Active) Soundbar: 52 W
    Subwoofer: 20 W
    Power Consumption (Standby) Soundbar: 0.5 W
    Soundbar, Bluetooth Standby Mode On: 2.4 W
    Subwoofer: 1 W
    Dimensions (W x H x D) Soundbar, Without Grille Frame: 39.37 x 2.52 x 3.86" / 1000 x 64 x 98 mm
    Soundbar, With Grille Frame: 39.37 x 2.52 x 3.9" / 1000 x 64 x 99 mm
    Subwoofer: 7.48 x 15.04 x 15.2" / 190 x 382 x 386 mm (excluding protrusions)
    Weight (Approximate) Soundbar: 6.8 lb / 3.1 kg
    Subwoofer: 17.9 lb / 8.1 kg
    Packaging Infobwrexawdrdtfcbrbbveydczxffffwdzyea
    Package Weight 32.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 42.0 x 21.0 x 10.0"

    Sony HTZ9F reviews

    HT-Z9F 400W 3.1-Channel Network Soundbar System is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good with something to desire I have been selecting a high end bar based on reviews (no showroom near by) and chose Sony (over Sonos, as the last two contenders on my list) because of the inclusion of the sub-woofer and the variety of input ports. I like the sound quality and the amount of power is more than enough for my room. TV now sounds significantly better and music sounds fine, but it has too much bass for my taste, and unfortunately I could not find a way to adjust the bass levels on the bar. Another issue was that music playback over Bluetooth would have frequent dropouts when the bar was on for a while. Restarting the bar resolves the issue. What bothered me most, was that reaching Sony support is impossible, no response over email and the chat function on their site does not work. I expected better support from Sony. Overall I am happy with the bar, but would be happier if they released a firmware update with and equalizer and a fix for bluetooth connectivity.
    Date published: 2018-09-13
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