Active Soundbar: The Sony HT-X9000F's soundbar speaker houses two
full-range 1.625" x 4" cone drivers in an acoustic suspension (sealed) enclosure
powered by a 35 watt x 2-channel S-Master digital amplifier for clear and
dynamic sound. The soundbar
speaker acts as your home theater system's front speakers, as well as utilizes
two proprietary Sony technologies (S-Force Pro Front Surround & Vertical Surround Engine) to create virtual rear and height speakers for
an immersive surround sound experience. The soundbar can simply be placed on a
shelf or wall-mounted using its integrated rear-panel keyhole slots.
- S-Force Pro Front Surround: Enjoy immersive, cinematic audio and virtual
surround sound in your room with S-Force Pro Front Surround, a technology
that reproduces a virtual surround acoustic field from only two front
speakers. S-Force Pro Front Surround provides realistic surround sound from
this two-piece home theater system. Unlike other "virtual surround"
technologies, rear sound is generated from the soundbar speaker using
sophisticated digital sound processing and does not need to be bounced off
of side walls. No matter what the size or shape of the room or what is on
the wall, it is possible to hear sounds from behind you without needing to
place speakers behind you.
- Vertical Surround Engine: Vertical Surround Engine, Sony's latest
surround technology, lets you enjoy the thrill of
Dolby Atmos and
ceiling-facing or overhead speakers. No matter what type of room you're in, the
soundbar's two front speakers reproduce "vertical" audio, creating virtual
surround sound that seems to come from all around you. The HT-X9000F's advanced
digital signal processing can even upconvert non Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
content to an immersive surround sound effect.
Note: The main listening position should be between 8' to 12' from
soundbar speaker for optimum virtual surround sound performance.
Wireless Powered Sub: The included wireless powered
subwoofer features a front-firing 6.375" woofer inside a bass reflex enclosure
with a front-firing port that is powered by a built-in 100W amplifier for deep, dynamic
bass response. You can even increase or decrease the wireless powered sub's
volume level independent from the system's overall volume level. The powered
subwoofer receives its LFE audio signal wirelessly from the soundbar via RF
(5GHz) and has a range of approximately 32.8'. The wireless powered subwoofer
does require an AC outlet connection.
Digital Surround Sound Formats: The Sony HT-X9000F system supports the
following multichannel digital audio formats through its HDMI & optical digital
| Digital Connector |
|Audio Signal Type ||Audio Signal Format |
| HDMI ||Bitstream ||Dolby Digital:
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby
TrueHD, Dolby Atmos |
DTS: DTS, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio,
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS:X
|PCM ||2ch / 5.1ch / 7.1ch |
|DSD ||2ch / 5.1ch |
| Optical |
|Bitstream ||Dolby Digital, DTS |
|PCM ||2ch |
Note: To obtain optimum surround sound, you
are able to set the soundbar speaker and subwoofer distance (0-33') from your
listening position and adjust the output level (-6 to 6dB) of the soundbar
speaker and subwoofer independently from one another.
Sound Modes: Seven different Sound Modes enhance your entertainment
experience - choose from Auto Sound (ClearAudio+), Cinema, Music, Game Studio,
News, Sports, or Standard. The Cinema mode provides a more immersive sound for
movies, while Music mode lets you hear the detail in every song. Game Studio
mode was created by PlayStation developers for serious games, and Sports mode
gives you a stadium like atmosphere. News mode provides clearer dialog, while
Standard mode is suitable for any content. The Auto Sound mode utilizes Sony's
ClearAudio+ technology to automatically optimize the sound setting.
Sound Effects: The HT-X9000F incorporates two Sound Effect modes -
Voice & Night. With Voice mode, you'll be sure to hear every whisper and
character nuance of the dialog compared to other sounds in the scene for a
dynamic experience. Using Night mode, you can enjoy sound effects and hear the
dialog clearly even at a low volume levels.
DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine): The Digital Sound
Enhancement Engine (DSEE) enhances the sound quality of compressed audio files
or CDs (2ch 44.1/48kHz) by restoring high frequency sound removed in the
compression process. You can enjoy listening to sound that is more natural,
spatial, and closer to the original recording (up to 96kHz/24-bit equivalent).
Advanced Auto Volume + Audio DRC: The Advanced Auto Volume function keeps the
volume level constant across all programs and advertisements. This function is
effective when the volume of a TV commercial is louder than that of the TV
program. The Audio DRC function allows you to compress the dynamic range of
Dolby Digital sound tracks.
ARC & eARC Compatible: Along with standard ARC (Audio Return
Channel), the soundbar system will support eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
through an available firmware update. ARC and eARC allow audio to be sent from
your compatible TV to the soundbar system through the same HDMI cable already
being used to send audio and video to your television. This eliminates the need
for extra cables connected to your television. eARC will support uncompressed
audio formats like Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, & DTS HD Master Audio -
where standard ARC is limited to Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, DTS HD,
- Your TV will also need to support eARC or ARC for this feature to
work. Some newer TVs will support eARC, but most TVs only support ARC.
- The ARC-enabled HDMI input on some TVs will only pass 2ch PCM from
devices connected to the TV via HDMI or analog, we recommend that you
connect your Blu-ray/DVD player, Satellite/Cable box, or Gaming console
to the soundbar system directly; and then connect the system's
ARC-enabled HDMI output to your TV's ARC-enabled HDMI input. This setup
will give you with the best overall sound performance.
Digital + Analog Audio Inputs: The Sony HT-X9000F soundbar
system features both analog (minijack) and digital (optical) audio inputs for
connecting external audio sources, such as your DVD player and CD player, that
do not offer HDMI connectivity. There is single minijack (3.5mm) analog audio
input and one optical (toslink) digital audio input. The optical digital input
supports Dolby Digital (up to 5.1ch), DTS (up to 5.1ch), and PCM (up to 2ch)
Note: The digital optical output terminals of some
flat-panel TVs only send an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby
Digital/DTS surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection,
or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch stereo from sources
connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blue-ray/DVD player or
USB Port: The soundbar speaker system is equipped with a
(type-A) port that allows you to enjoy music files stored on a USB mass storage
class (MSC) device, such as a Sony WALKMAN or USB thumbdrive (formatted in
FAT12/16/32). Compatible music files include MP3, WMA, AAC, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC,
WAV, and DSD. You can use
the system's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control to navigate your
stored music files with song/artist info (no album art) on your connected USB memory device. USB portable audio
devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the
soundbar speaker system's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode. Compatible
music files include -
Note: The USB port is not compatible with Apple iOS and
Android OS devices.
The USB port does not support the connection of USB hubs, card-readers, or
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Sony soundbar
speaker system features built-in Bluetooth 4.2 for wireless audio streaming
(A2DP 1.2) and control (AVRCP 1.6). You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored
music, music apps, and other audio content from your Bluetooth source
device to the Sony soundbar system (supports SBC and AAC codecs). You'll also be able to control basic
playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip) using the included remote control.
Song/artist information (no album art) is displayed on the system's on-screen menu (via HDMI).
You can pair up to nine devices, but only one device can be connected and used at a
time. The system has a wireless Bluetooth range of approximately 98'.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not
support all features when used with the Sony system.
HDMI 2.0a: The Sony HT-X9000F is equipped with one HDMI 2.0a
input and one HDMI 2.0a output to connect your Ultra HD Blu-ray player or
satellite/cable box and TV. The HDMI input and output support the latest HDMI
2.0a specifications - including 4K pass-through, HDCP 2.2, 4:4:4 color
sub sampling, BT.2020 wide color space, & HDR (high dynamic range) video.
- 4K/60Hz Pass-Through: 4K/60Hz pass-through allows the
HT-X9000F to receive ultra high-definition resolution video and pass the
video signal to a 4K/60Hz compatible TV or display monitor. It will also
pass a 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p video signal.
- HDCP 2.2: HDCP 2.2 is supported by the soundbar
system's HDMI input and output. HDCP 2.2 is short for "High bandwidth
Digital Content Protection" and is used for 4K video copyright protection
for compatibility with Ultra HD Blu-ray players and 4K Satellite/Cable
- 4:4:4 Color Sub sampling: The system's HDMI jacks
support RGB, Cyber 4:4:4 color sub sampling for more vibrant and lifelike
images, as well as Cyber 4:2:2 and Cyber 4:2:0 color sub sampling. With
4:4:4, luminance (brightness) and Chroma (color) are sampled at the same
rate, resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate
for a video image with more total colors, plus greater color accuracy and
- Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020): The BT.2020 color standard
delivers a much wider color gamut and represents about 75% of the total
visual color spectrum, while the current Rec. 709 color standard selected as
the color space for HDTVs and early generation 4K Ultra HDTVs covers only
35% of the total visual color spectrum.
HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR (High Dynamic Range)
reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, bringing
greater contrast & wider color spectrum to the screen. This increased contrast
reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the
brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth. Previously hidden areas of dark
shadow and sunlight are now full of clarity and detail.
- HDR 10: HDR 10 is an open standard and currently the
most popular HDR format on the market. It supports 10-bit color and 1,000
nits. It uses static metadata at the start of a movie to tell the soundbar
system and your TV that the video content is encoded using HDR.
- HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma): HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) is
primarily designed for live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It uses
no pre-encoded metadata and is backwards compatible with SIR. HLG's native
compatibility allows much of today's existing SIR infrastructure to be
re-used for HDR in the future.
- Dolby Vision: Unlike HDR 10 which contains static
metadata and HLG which uses not metadata, Dolby Vision adjusts brightness,
color, and contrast automatically for each scene. Dynamic metadata carries
information that maps every image to your TV's display capabilities, so you
see more of what the content creator intended.
Note: Note: Use a premium high-speed
18Gbps HDMI cable for the best 4K/HDR performance.
Triluminos Color: The Sony soundbar speaker system utilizes
Sony's Triluminos Color technology to create a heightened sense of depth and
incredibly true, natural shades of colors. Hard-to-reproduce reds, aqua blues
and emerald greens are displayed beautifully, so landscapes and seascapes look
more vivid. Faces look better too, with natural skin tones.
3D-Ready: The HT-X900F is compatible with 3D-ready Blu-ray
disc movies, video games and other 3D content through its HDMI connection
(720p/1080i/1080p only). 3D viewing requires 3D-ready source with 3D content,
3D-ready HDTV, 3D glasses, and high-speed HDMI cable. Other 3D accessories may
also be required.
AV Sync: The audio output can be delayed so that the time
gap between the audio output and the visual display is minimized. This is
especially helpful when you are using a large TV or a projection screen. When
activated, the delay can be adjusted from 0-300 ms (in 24 ms increments) or set
Standby Pass-Through: You can conveniently access the
HT-X9000F's HDMI input and HDMI output through your TV without having to power on the system.
IR Remote w/ Pass-Through: The HT-X9000F comes supplied with
a full-function IR remote control for wireless operation of the system. With
many other soundbar systems, placing the soundbar speaker on your TV stand can
be problematic and block the TV's remote control sensor, forcing you to stand up
and angle your remote to control your TV. The HT-X9000F's soundbar speaker
features an IR repeater pass-through which allows your TV remote control
commands to pass-through the front of the soundbar to the TV behind it,
eliminating this problem.
HDMI Control: HDMI Control allows you to easily manage and
operate an HDMI Control compatible television and other audio/video components
with a single remote, when all components are connected via HDMI. By connecting
HDMI-CEC components operation is simplified in the following ways -
- One-Touch-Play: When you playback a component such as a
Blu-ray Disc Player, the soundbar speaker system and the TV are turned on
automatically and switch to the appropriate HDMI input.
- System Audio Control: While watching TV, you can select
to output the sound from the TV speaker or the soundbar speaker system.
- System Power Off: When you turn off the TV, the
soundbar system and connected components are also turned off simultaneously.
On-Screen Display: The Sony HT-X9000F provides an on-screen
display through its HDMI output for setup, operation, and song/artist info with
album art. There is no front-panel display.
Auto Standby: The soundbar speaker system entering standby
mode automatically when you do no operate the system for approximately 20
minutes and the system is not receiving an input signal.