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Sony is aggressively increasing its range of TV, audio and more. Its CES 2109 announcements included an interesting glass 360° speaker and adding Alexa as an alternative to Google Assistant on some devices.

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Sony TVs – new 8K Master should be superb

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Sony has announced the new MASTER Series Z9G 8K LCD and A9G 4K OLED televisions. 

Sony’s MASTER Series TVs represent the pinnacle of picture quality available to home viewers, capable of displaying images that faithfully convey the creators’ intent. 

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The MASTER Series is the name given to only the very best Sony TVs and provides premium picture quality, colour, contrast, and clarity approaching that of a professional-grade monitor. The MASTER Series TVs also feature Netflix Calibrated Mode and IMAX Enhanced to ensure further that content is as the creator intended.

 Sony also welcomed the A8G BRAVIA OLED 4K TV and X9500G and X8500G 4K HDR TVs to their industry-leading TV line up.

MASTER Series Z9G 8K LED TV -Available in 85” from the 2nd half of 2019. Pricing TBC
MASTER Series A9G 4K OLED TV- Available in 55” and 65” from August and 77” from September. Pricing TBC
A8G BRAVIA OLED 4K TV – Available in 55” and 65” from July. Pricing TBC
X9500G 4K TV – Available in 55”, 65” and 75” from May and 85” from July. Pricing TBC
X8500G 4K HDR TV – Available in 55”, 65” and 75” from May and 85” from July. Pricing TBC

And, a glass 360° speaker. Interesting! Portable?

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Sony has a new Glass Sound Speaker, the LSPX-S2, a minimalistic and elegant portable home speaker that uses its design to produce stunning sound quality. 

Authentic, crystal clear sound that will fill every corner of the room thanks to Sony’s unique Advanced Vertical Drive Technology that makes the speaker reproduce 360-degree sound. 

The Glass Sound Speaker has a small, compact body with a subtle design finish with eight hours of battery life. Whether you are having a cozy family get-together or you’re having a moment of peace to yourself, this speaker has you covered.

LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker -Available from July for $699

Retro Turntable with Bluetooth

Whether you are revisiting your old records or building up your collection with new releases, transport your vinyl into the present day with the new Sony PS-LX310BT turntable. 

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The LX310BT brings the warm sound of vinyl to any wireless speaker, sound bar or headphones with the addition of a BLUETOOTH transmitter built in, giving you complete listening freedom. 

Sony fuses the much-loved vinyl sound quality with the convenience and flexibility of connecting to a wired or wireless device, perfect for enjoying vinyl in today’s connected world.

PS-LX310BT Turntable -Available from May for $299

Soundbars with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X upscale

Upgrade your home theatre set up with Sony’s new HT-X8500 and HT-S350 sound bars. 

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Experience cinematic surround sound from the comfort of your home with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support on the new HT-X8500 soundbar with built-in dual subwoofer. This 2.1ch single sound bar delivers object-based cinema sound which puts you in the middle of the action. With 320W of high power sound, the new HT-S350 sound bar delivers impressive surround and deep, powerful bass with its wireless subwoofer. 

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HT-X8500 Soundbar -Available from April for $599
HT-S350 Soundbar -Available from June for $399

Extra Bass means extra bass! Party Hard Part I

Sony refreshes its EXTRA BASS wireless speaker line up with the addition of the SRS-XB32, SRS-XB22 and SRS-XB12 portable speakers.