In many ways, an ideal home entertainment setup is no different from a symphony.
In many ways, an ideal home entertainment setup is no different from a symphony. The latter requires flawless coordination and timing to pull off, which is exactly what Sony has accomplished with their Sound-fromPicture Reality TVs.
The concept is simple but difficult to realise: to deliver picture and sound in perfect harmony. The secret lies in two unique and ground-breaking features: Acoustic Surface Audio (ASA) and Acoustic Multi-Audio (AMA).
USING YOUR ENTIRE TV FOR SOUND
ASA makes us look at televisions in a new light. Two actuators behind the display vibrate the screen for a dynamic 2.2ch audio experience. They aren’t strong enough to make the TV shake, but they are precise enough to isolate the sound of on-screen objects.
Matching what you hear with where you see it is a huge immersion boost. A slowly turning lock in a horror film is way more bone-chilling when you can pinpoint the sound! Sony’s super-slim TVs allow that delicate magic to happen, turning the display itself into an acoustic surface.
A COMPLETE SOUND SYSTEM RIGHT OUT THE BOX
AMA takes a different approach. Two side-facing, sound-positioning tweeters at the back enhance the TV’s ability to deliver audio from the centre, making for a more accurate centre channel. It works in tandem with two Bass Reflex speakers, likewise situated behind the display.
Collectively, they form a mini sound system that cover the entire range of frequencies. They also help with the sound-picture alignment for a more natural sound. It takes listening to a live demo to truly appreciate what they can do.
TAKE YOUR PICK – OLED OR LED?
Sony are leading with their A9G and A8G OLED TVs. The flagship Master Series A9G sports the enhanced ASA+, which has a higher sound pressure for a more impactful sound and wider sound field.. You can also connect an amplifler to enable the A9G’s Centre Speaker Mode for a more involved role in your surround system.
Joining the Sound-fromPicture Reality range are the X9500G and X8500G
TVs. The first pairs AMA with Sony’s proprietary X-Wide Angle 1 2 technology for an impressive cinematic experience. The latter scales back some features so more can enjoy these enhancements.