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.
It's no exaggeration to say that Sony continues to shatter expectations. Not only is the BRAVIA range a great addition to any home, but they also represent the best of what TVs can and should deliver.
Find out more by visiting www.sony.com.sg/braviasound.
1 Only for models 55-inch and above.
2 Sony X-Wide Angle only available on 75-inch and 85-inch models.