Sony HT-IS100 BRAVIA Theatre Micro System
Sony has rolled out its HT-IS100 BRAVIA Theatre Micro System that will definitely elicit “ooohs” and “aaahs” from anyone who lays their eyes on it. The main reason behind this sense of awe and wonder is the fact that the micro system comprises of five extremely small speakers which are roughly the size of a golf ball. Don’t let the tiny size fool you though, as the new audio/video system delivers a rich surround sound experience that can be easily integrated into a home theater. It comes with a trio of 1080p HDMI inputs with repeater functionality, providing support for eight channels of uncompressed audio. What is this ideal for? It will go down well with your Blu-ray disc players, PlayStation 3 consoles and other high-definition sources.
The 5.1 channel system, with 450 watts (RMS) of power, includes a subwoofer with integrated 32-bit S-Master(R) digital amplifier for superb audio performance. Featuring Sony’s S-AIR technology, you can add wireless multi-room listening throughout the home using Sony S-AIR Air Station speakers, which are sold separately. Television audio and music can be transmitted from the main system to multiple rooms throughout the home by connecting the Air Station into a power outlet. An optional speaker kit (WAHT-SA10 sold separately) delivers audio wirelessly to rear speakers, eliminating the need to run speaker wire from the front to the back of the room. The system features Sony’s Digital Media Port, which adds control, networking and connectivity options for music playback through various accessories, including a Cradle for iPod (TDM-iP10), a Network Walkman cradle, a PC client device and a Bluetooth adapter (each is sold separately).
You can pick up the HT-IS100 system when it hits retail stores this July for approximately $700.