Overview: The Sony HT-CT100 Component Home Theater System is a
two-piece surround sound system which includes a front/center satellite speaker
unit (SS-MCT100) and a powered subwoofer module (SA-WCT100). This two-piece home
theater system brings simplicity and performance together by pairing a
center/front speaker and a powered subwoofer to create a surround sound
experience in a compact and easy to install package.
Front/Center Satellite Speaker Unit: The HT-CT100 Home Theater
System's front/center satellite speaker unit (SS-MCT100) is equipped with 3
magnetically shielded 1-5/8" x 2-7/8" cone type drivers in a bass reflex
enclosure. The front/center speaker unit features a 10' proprietary cable which
plugs into the rear panel of the powered subwoofer module (SA-WCT100). The
front/center satellite speaker can be securely placed on a stand or shelf using
its eight rubber-feet or mounted to the wall with its two rear-mounted keyhole
slots and mounting screws (screws sold separately). The SS-MCT100 act as your
home theater systems front and center speakers as well as giving you the effect
that you have rear speakers positioned behind you.
Powered Subwoofer Module: The HT-CT100 Home Theater System's powered
subwoofer module (SA-WCT100) is equipped with a 6-1/2" cone type subwoofer in a
bass-reflex enclosure powered by a built-in digital Sony S-Master amplifier. The
built-in digital amplifier also provides power to the connected front/center
satellite speaker unit (SS-MCT100). The digital amplifier is rated at 50 watts
per channel for the front/center speaker unit and 100 watts per channel for the
subwoofer. The powered subwoofer module also features the HT-CT100 system's
inputs and outputs as well as basic controls and an LCD display. The SA-WCT100
is equipped with the following connections.
- HDMI: The SA-WCT100 is equipped with 3 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI
output which supports x.v.Color as well as 1080/24p. The system can detect
and receive the best possible video and audio signals from all connected
devices via HDMI, making connection and performance as simple as plugging in
a single wire. Sony's HDMI Active Intelligence, transmits both audio and
video signals through one HDMI cable.
- Digital Audio: The powered subwoofer module is equipped with 3
optical inputs and 1 coaxial input.
- Analog Audio: The unit is also equipped with 1 pair of RCA stereo
- DM Port: Sony's DIGITAL MEDIA PORT (DMP) interface is a
proprietary interface that adds networking and connectivity options to your
home theater system. Just connect optional accessories (sold separately)
which provide the ability to control and power devices while making set up
easy and operation simple to use. The DMP will be compatible with various
accessories which include a PC Client ready device (158TDMNC1,
sold separately), and iPod Docking station (158TDMIP50,
- Proprietary Port: The powered subwoofer's proprietary port is
used to connect the front/center speaker (SS-MCT100).
S-Force Surround: By using a powerful 100% digital Sony S-Master
amplifier and DSP (Digital Signal Processing) technology, realistic surround
sound can be generated from this two-piece surround sound system. Unlike other
"virtual surround" technologies, rear sound is generated from the front/center
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.
Digital Surround Formats: The HT-CT100 supports the following digital
- Dolby Pro Logic II: Creates five full-bandwidth output channels
from 2 channel sources.
- Dolby Digital: All six channels in this format are recorded
separately for superior channel separation.
- DTS: Provides 5.1 discrete channels of high quality digital
- Linear PCM: Linear PCM is a method of encoding audio
information digitally which can have up to 8 channels of uncompressed audio.
This wider bandwidth allows for high resolution audio which is closer to the
original. This system can accommodate 2ch LPCM through its digital audio or
HDMI inputs, as well as 5.1ch and 7.1ch LPCM through its HDMI inputs.
Note: This system does not support Dolby Digital Plus,, Dolby True
HD, DTS-HD or Linear PCM sampling frequencies of no more than 48 kHz.
Sound Fields: You can select from one of the following sound fields to
optimize your surround sound experience.
- Standard: Normal Sound.
- Movie: Powerful sound in which low-pitched sound is emphasized
with enhance presence.
- Music: Best for listening to music with full surround sound
- Sports: Allows you to enjoy the atmosphere of a game, and listen
to play-by-play description.
- Portable Audio: Enjoy enhanced sound when you listen to MP3 or other
compressed music files using a portable audio source.
Speaker Level: You can adjust the level (+/-6dB) of the center/front
speaker and the powered subwoofer. This setting will be applied to all sound
A/V Sync: You can delay the sound using this function when the image
is slower than the sound when you are playing a Dolby, Digital, DTS or Linear
PCM source connected by a digital audio input or HDMI.
Audio DRC: This feature narrows the dynamic range of a Dolby
Digital/DTS sound track for enjoying movies at low volume.
Max Volume Limiter: You can limit the maximum volume level of the
system from 1 to 49 in 1-step increments.
BRAVIA Sync: When combined with a select number of BRAVIA televisions and
other Sony audio and video products, control functions will be transmitted via
the HDMI cable. With "One Touch Play," operations that took several steps have
been reduced to one. Press the PLAY button on the remote, watch the audio and/or
the video component(s) turn on then the BRAVIA television turn on and switch to
the correct video input.
Wireless Remote Control: The HT-CT100 comes supplied with a
full-function IR wireless remote control which is pre-programmed to operate
other Sony audio/video equipment.
Sleep Timer: The Sony home theater system features a built-in Sleep
Timer which turns the system off automatically after a preset duration between
10 and 90 minutes in 10-minute increments.
LCD Display: The powered subwoofer's LCD display can be set to one of
two brightness levels.
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