The uniquely designed Sony HT-CT500 is your solution when you want a system that provides a big dynamic surround sound field in a small, easily set up package. It fills a room with rich, realistic sound from just two components: The Sound Bar and the subwoofer.
The Sound Bar contains three speaker drivers: one each for the front left and front right channels and one for the center channel. Each driver provides 100 watts of power as does the subwoofer for 400 watts total RMS power. So there's need to sacrifice audio oomph for the convenience and simplicity of the HT-CT500.
The Sound Bar can be wall-mounted, installed on an AV rack or, for an elegant and stylish look, directly to the TV stands of select Sony BRAVIA TVs. It's magnetically shielded so it won't interfere with CRTs (tube TVs and computer monitors).
Despite the small size of the Sound Bar (less than 38 inches wide and a scant 3 5/8 inches in height) this is a true home theater system. The Sound Bar is also an AV/receiver with 10 AM and 20 FM station presets.
Most of the inputs and outputs are on the subwoofer so the clean contemporary look of the Sound Bar isn't compromised by a cluster of cabling. Three HDMI inputs and three optical audio inputs allow you to connect a variety of high definition devices like your TV, Blu-ray Disc player and your PS2. But your older equipment isn't forgotten. Your DVDs and VHS tapes are automatically upscaled to 1080p, improving their images to near HD quality.