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Sony HT-CT260

Powered 2.1-channel home theater sound bar with wireless subwoofer and Bluetooth®

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Our take on the Sony HT-CT260

by Woody Sherman
Sony

Sound bar speakers: room-filling sound with less clutter

Add big sound to your TV without a roomful of speakers. Sound bars require minimal space and wiring, and their sleek designs complement today's flat-panel TVs. Most sound bars have their own built-in amplification, so you won't need to use a home theater receiver. Some models use advanced surround processing and carefully aimed speaker drivers to simulate the effects of a full home theater audio system.

Get sound worthy of your high-definition image

Your HDTV looks awesome. But when you turn up the volume, it doesn't really sound awesome. The reason for that? Well, because lots of people like their TVs to be as thin as possible while delivering a big screen size, the built-in speakers are tiny.

The Sony HT-CT260 powered home theater sound bar

The Sony HT-CT260 powered home theater sound bar fits in any viewing room

Easy fix

So how do we remedy this? Well, there are, as you might imagine, lots of choices, some involving lots of speakers and high-tech components (we sell those, too). But if you're looking for a great-sounding, two-piece, one-audio-cable solution, you don't need to look further than this powerful HT-CT260 sound bar from Sony. With 300 watts of amplification feeding the sound bar and subwoofer, it has the power to reproduce anything from a whisper to a cataclysm, and with its S-Force® PRO Front Surround sound technology, you'll feel enveloped by your entertainment.

Wire-free at last

Installation is simple. Much of the time, one audio cable from your TV will take care of the setup. And your music sources haven't been forgotten, either. The HT-CT260 is Bluetooth® capable, so you can stream your music from compatible smartphones, tablets, media players and computers. And speaking of being wireless, the subwoofer for this system is wireless as well. Simply install the transmitter/receiver modules in the sound bar and sub and watch as your options for subwoofer placement in your listening room expand.

Ready for the latest

The 'CT260 has built-in Dolby® Digital, DTS®, and Dolby Pro Logic® II decoding for exciting surround-like effects with just about any entertainment source. So take the next step and make your make your TV sound as good as its picture looks.

Highlights:

    System specs:
    • 2.1-channel system with simulated surround sound
    • Bluetooth® capability for wireless streaming from your compatible smartphone, media player, tablet, or PC
    • 300 watts RMS system power (85 watts x 2 for the sound bar, plus 130 watts for the subwoofer)
    • 2 full-range speakers (2-1/4" x 3-1/4" each)
    • 2 digital audio inputs (1 optical and 1 coaxial)
    • 1 analog audio input (3.5mm minijack)
    • connect most HDTVs with one digital optical cable (included)
    • remote control
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    Sound bar:
    • Sony's S-Force PRO Front Surround sound technology delivers a powerful surround sound effect without the need for extra speakers
    • built-in Dolby® Digital, DTS®, and Pro Logic® II surround sound decoding
    • 6 selectable soundfields: Movie, Game, Stereo, Music, Personal Audio, and Standard
    • keyhole slots for wall-mounting
    • weight: 6.1 lbs.
    • 36-7/8"W x 4"H x 3-7/16"D
    Subwoofer:
    • bass-reflex (ported) design
    • 5-1/8" woofer
    • 10-5/8"W x 15-3/8"H x 10-5/8"D
     

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    Features and Specs
    General
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    Bass Reflex
    Pieces in System
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    2
    Color
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    Black
    Tweeter
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    None
    Midrange
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    2.25" x 3.25" (2)
    Woofer
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    None
    Separate Subwoofer
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    Yes
    Subwoofer Driver
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    5.125
    Bluetooth Connectivity
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    Yes
    Wall-mountable
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    Mounting Bracket Included
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    No
    Surface Mount Stand Included
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    Yes
    Speaker Parts Warranty
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    1 Year
    Speaker Labor Warranty
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    1 Year
    Amplifier Parts Warranty
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    1 Year
    Amplifier Labor Warranty
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    1 Year
    Specifications
    System Frequency Response
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    Powered System
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    Yes
    Sound Bar RMS Power
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    170
    Subwoofer RMS Power
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    130
    Audio Inputs
    Mini Stereo Audio Inputs
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    1
    RCA Stereo Audio Inputs
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    None
    Optical Digital Audio Inputs
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    1
    Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs
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    1
    HDMI Audio Video Connections
    HDMI Inputs
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    HDMI Outputs
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    Dimensions
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    4H x 36-7/8W x 3-7/16D
    Sound Bar Weight
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    6.1 lbs
    Subwoofer (inches)
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    15-3/8H x 10-5/8W x 10-5/8D
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    15.8 lbs
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    What's in the box?

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    • Soundbar speaker (SA-CT260)
    • Powered subwoofer module (SA-WCT260)
    • 2 Wireless transceivers (EZW-RT50)
    • Remote control (RM-ANP084)
    • 2 "AA" batteries
    • 39" Optical digital cable
    • Operating Instructions (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Limited Warranty sheet (US)
    • Consumer 1 Year Warranty sheet (Canada)
    • Online Product Registration sheet

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    Features

    Overview: The Sony HT-CT260 Home Theater System is a two-piece surround sound system which includes an amplified soundbar speaker and a wireless powered subwoofer module. This two-piece home theater system brings simplicity and performance together by pairing an self-amplified soundbar speaker and a wireless powered subwoofer to create a surround sound experience in a compact and easy to install package. The HT-CT260 Home Theater System features Dolby Digital & DTS decoding, along with S-Force Front Surround; plus built-in Bluetooth. The HT-CT260 includes an IR remote control for wireless operation of the system.

    Amplified Soundbar Speaker: The HT-CT260's soundbar speaker houses two full-range, cone-type oval (2.25" x 3.25") drivers in a bass reflex enclosure, powered by a 85-watt x 2-channel S-Master digital amplifier. The soundbar speaker acts as your home theater systems front and center speakers as well as giving you the effect that you have rear speakers positioned behind you. The soundbar speaker can be securely placed on a stand or shelf via its two integrated feet, or even wall mounted using its two rear-mounted keyhole slots (mounting screws sold separately). The soundbar speaker's keyhole slots are spaced 10-3/16" apart.

    Wireless Powered Subwoofer: The HT-CT260 wireless powered subwoofer is equipped with a down-firing 5.125" cone-type woofer in a bass-reflex enclosure (down-firing port), powered by a built-in 130-watt S-Master digital amplifier. The wireless powered subwoofer gets its signal from the system's soundbar wirelessly, via the two included 5.8GHZ wireless transceivers (installed in the back of soundbar and subwoofer). The wireless powered sub can be placed virtually anywhere in your room. There are no extra audio cables to run; you do have to plug the powered sub into an AC outlet.

    S-Force Pro Front Surround: 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. You can select from one of the following sound fields to optimize your surround sound experience.

    • Standard: Suits various sources.
    • Movie: Recreates powerful and realistic sound, along with clear dialogue.
    • Music: Suited for music programs or music videos on Blu-ray Discs/DVDs.
    • Game: Produces powerful and realistic sound, suited for video games.
    • Stereo: Suited for music CDs.
    • Portable Audio: Suited for compressed audio music programs from a portable source.

    Note: You can set a different sound field for each input source.

    Digital Surround Formats: The HT-CT260 supports the following digital audio formats.

    • 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 audio.
    • LPCM: Linear PCM 2-channel of 48kHz or less.

    Digital + Analog Audio Inputs: The Sony HT-CT260 Home Theater System features both analog (minijack) audio and digital (optical/coaxial) audio inputs for connecting external audio sources such as your DVD player and CD player. There is single minijack (3.5mm) analog audio input, one optical (toslink) digital audio input, and one coaxial (RCA) digital audio input.

    Audio Adjustments: The HT-CT260 home theater system offers various audio adjustments to customize your music or movie listening experience.

    • Speaker/Sub Level: You can adjust the level (+/-6dB) of the soundbar speaker and the powered subwoofer. This setting will be applied to all sound fields.
    • Bass & Treble: You can adjust the system's bass and treble independently from -6 to +6 dB.
    • 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 source connected by a digital audio input.
    • Audio DRC: This feature narrows the dynamic range of a Dolby Digital/DTS sound track for enjoying movies at low volume.
    • Night Mode: You can enjoy sound effects and hear the dialogue clearly even at a low volume levels using this function.

    Built-in Bluetooth: The Sony HT-CT260 Home Theater System features built-in Bluetooth (ver. 2.1+EDR) technology with A2DP/AVRCP.  You can wirelessly stream and enjoy music from your smartphone, PC, tablet, music player, or other Bluetooth-enabled devices through the Sony HT-CT260.

    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 HT-CT260.

    Remote Control: The HT-CT260 comes supplied with a full-function IR remote control for wireless operation of the system. The remote can also control basic playback functions (Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next) for Bluetooth devices. In addition, the remote can be used to operate basic functions (Power On/Off, Volume Up/Down, Input) on select Sony, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Vizio, Sharp, Toshiba, and Funai TVs.

    Auto Standby: You can reduce the system's power consumption. The system enters standby mode automatically when you do no operate the system for approximately 30 minutes and the system is not outputting sound for approximately 30 minutes.

     
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    5 out of 5

    soundbar at last

    Written By Soundbar, Atlantic City, NJ on Saturday, November 02, 2013
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    It took me a few years to decide to give space, time and money for a soundbar. I'm glad I did.
    Pros:
    Easy to setup. Subwoofer makes attractive small table. Sound is better than it was without soundbar. Crutchfield free shipping good. Sound fills larger than average room.
    Cons:
    Optical cable a bit short (must it be?). Some TV programs do not utilize subwoofer.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome Sound

    Written By George Z, Zephyrhills Florida on Monday, October 28, 2013
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    Well if you made it this far you have done your homework. I did mine and purchased this soundbar because of the Sony name, reviews, and price. It puts the TV speaker to shame and sounds great. Easy set up out of the box and the wireless sub woofer is the ticket. Awesome sound for a mid priced soundbar with a wireless sub and would recommend to anyone looking for a mid priced system. If you want to spend less and can live with less features and a wired sub Sony makes a cheaper one that is also miles ahead of your TV speakers.
    Pros:
    Easy set up, Awesome sound, Great price, Can't go wrong with Crutchfield customer service and fast shipping.
    Cons:
    Bluetooth will not pair with windows 8.1 computers.
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Enjoy the Sony HT-CT260

    Written By Woody, Hilo, HI on Monday, October 28, 2013
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    Initial setup was mildly difficult due to unclear instructions but once installed the sounds of the TV were vastly improved. You are in the middle of the action scenes as the sounds jump out at you. The sounds of the sub woofer first catches you by surprise; had to tone it down but it has a great effect. I had checked this out on Consumer Reports prior to purchase; lives up to its ratings! Crutchfield had a super price that was irresistible + good communication.
    Pros:
    Movies, especially action movies Wireless sub woofer makes it an easy installation
    Cons:
    Mild setup difficulty with unclear instructions
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Good sound support

    Written By Jim, Coeur d'Alene, Id on Friday, October 25, 2013
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    This is a great improvement over the TV's sound system and much easier to use that the surround system that I use for movies. Because the on/off and volume are controlled through the TV's remote it is a seamless addition. The sub woofer and sound bar produce clear clean sound with rich base. It is super easy to set up, essentially plug and play.
    Pros:
    Good sound, easy set up, Bluetooth for other sources like the phone or computer, blends in with the looks of my TV which is also a Sony.
    Cons:
    None really
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    sony ht-ct260

    Written By t, roanokerapids on Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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    excellent quality for the price.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Sony HT-CT260

    Written By FearlessD, Dayton OH on Friday, August 16, 2013
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    Love it...couldn't be more pleased with our purchase. Would purchase again in the future.
    Pros:
    Light weight, versatile, great speakers
    Cons:
    None
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Easy to use

    Written By Ray S., Staunton, VA on Monday, August 12, 2013
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    The sound is pretty good. Not quite surround sound but close. a WHOLE lot easier to hook up!
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    SONY HT-CT260

    Written By BarneyW, Eatontown, NJ on Sunday, August 11, 2013
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    Perfect for my 42" HDTV. Great sound, easy hook-up, delivered when promised.
    Pros:
    Great sound, easy hook-up.
    Cons:
    None
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent Soundbar

    Written By Michael, Seymour, CT on Wednesday, August 07, 2013
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    Excellent soundbar! Set up is a breeze. I bought this to go with my LG 55LS5700. Like most people, I needed better sound than the speakers on the tv can provide. Wall mounting doesn't get any easier than this. I was able to pair up my iPod via Bluetooth with ease. Sony did very well with this product. The only drawback is the three foot optical cable they provide...it's too short. Other than that, I'm very happy with this purchase!
    Pros:
    Easy set up, crisp sound, easy iPod/Smartphone Bluetooth pairing, wireless subwoofer, preset equalizers offer great sound options, great selection for the money.
    Cons:
    Optical cable is to short, customizing settings could be a little less clunky.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Nice sound

    Written By BurtO, Wichita, KS on Monday, July 22, 2013
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    Nice sound for the price and easy to set up. Crutchfield support was very helpful, when needed.
    Pros:
    Nice sound and price.
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    4 out of 5

    sony ht ct260

    Written By Doug, Fayetteville, NC on Wednesday, June 05, 2013
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    Solid performer love the sub woofer
    Cons:
    a little difficult to adjust the tone and bass
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Ready from the box

    Written By Fabio, Long Island NY on Wednesday, June 05, 2013
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    Less than five minutes to install. Very nice sound. I liked the "Night" option, turn the subwoofer off.
    Pros:
    Easy to install, nice sound, Bluetooth option, good price
    Cons:
    None
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Sony HT-CT260

    Written By ChasPW, Ashburn VA on Saturday, May 25, 2013
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    This sound bar is a great improvement over the sound put out by the TV speakers. It was well-packed by Sony. The box had two holes but no damage to the contents. No problems in set up. The various settings such as Standard, Movies etc. made little difference in the sound that I heard. I should note that I use hearing aids so my personal reception of sound is no longer normal.
    Pros:
    Good sound.
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    the best sony sound system I've ever owned

    Written By padre, honolulu hi on Friday, May 17, 2013
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    When I originally ordered the Sony sound bar I did not expect the amount of bass and sound to come out of both component's. I replaced a older 5.1 Sony surround system. So far no complaints especially with the Bluetooth to play Pandora off of your cell phone. I would highly recommend this product.
    Pros:
    Bluetooth, portability, sound projected from sound bar
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Exactly What I Needed

    Written By Nelsonrock, Menominee, MI on Monday, May 13, 2013
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    Fully Satisfied; The wireless subwoofer is 20 feet away and works perfectly; The set up is amazingly easy. The optical cord was long enough for my Sony 55" flat screen. The sound is great. If I was forced to nit pick, I would say the speakers lack a little in the mid-range. But you more than get your money's worth for the price.
    Pros:
    Great sound; Easy set up; Wireless subwoofer
    Cons:
    Mid-range could be slightly stronger.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Perfect for our living room

    Written By Steve H., Edmond, OK on Saturday, May 11, 2013
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    I read all of the reviews on Crutchfield and several on other websites, so I knew what to expect from the CT-260. It meets and exceeds my expectations. The sound is perfect for our living room, which is also open to our kitchen and dining area. Overall, the sound covers probably covers a 30' x 20' area. It's a SONY, so I knew it would sound crisp and clear, even at louder volumes (which it does). I don't have any problems with connecting to our LG TV using the remote. Then again, I'm also not trying to program everything to work together, using different remotes for the TV and speakers is not that big of a deal for me. I could see how some people are disappointed if trying to use this in a "home theater", but I think you need to be realistic in your expectations. On a side note, I also purchased the CT-150 (200 watt) SONY sound bar system for a smaller room, the CT-260 sounds a lot better and offers better features.
    Pros:
    Sufficient power, crisp clean sound, wireless subwoofer, blue-tooth, contemporary design
    Cons:
    None
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great Sound Bar!

    Written By Ron, Endicott NY on Tuesday, May 07, 2013
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    This a great sound bar! The sound is awesome and set up was a breeze! I have a medium sized living room and this sound bar fills it wonderfully. The wireless sub woofer paired itself automatically to the sound bar and really brings out the bass in movies.
    Pros:
    Great sound. Easy set up. Looks good.
    Cons:
    None yet.
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    4 out of 5

    Not bad but not want I wanted

    Written By brad, Cashiers nc on Tuesday, May 07, 2013
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    It's not a bad speaker but it just doesn't do enough for me for the price. I would just spend a Hundred or so more and get a bigger system with wireless speakers.
    Pros:
    It was a good sound bar.
    Cons:
    Not enough bang for the buck
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    5 out of 5

    Review for the Sony HT-CT 260

    Written By Luis, Oakland Park, Fl. on Saturday, April 20, 2013
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    Excellent product. Easy to install.
    Pros:
    Pretty easy to install. I used the digital optical cable and everything else was a matter of adjusting the different options with the remote control.
    Cons:
    If your TV does not have optical digital capability, you need to order an additional RCA cable (red and white).
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    SONY HT-CT-260

    Written By rangerstx, Maryland on Sunday, April 14, 2013
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    I purchased this sony sound bar to replace my 5 speaker 2000.00 surround sound system its not as loud or separated it does sound really good and very easy to set up and operate I am very happy with this purchase and Crutchfield delivered in 1 day no ones every gave me free shipping Awesome 5 stars
    Pros:
    best sound for the price
    Cons:
    none
    1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Sony HT-CT260

    Written By FredM, San Diego, CA on Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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    Easy set up, good sound, good remote control
    Pros:
    Sound quality very good.
    Cons:
    Optical cable too short. Surround sound simulation pretty poor.
    5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Sony Soundbar

    Written By Drew, DuPont, WA on Sunday, February 24, 2013
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    Fantastic sound and easy set-up. As mentioned in other reviews, the Optical cord is too short, but that's an easy item to replace. I use this with my main TV in my family room and it is a huge improvement in sound over the flat screen speakers. The Bluetooth streaming is awesome - I can play music from my phone without having to plug in to the system. Sound is clear and if you want to crank it up there is plenty of power with the subwoofer to rattle the walls. Highly recommend.
    Pros:
    Easy to set up, great sound, wireless subwoofer, Bluetooth
    Cons:
    Optical cord too short
    6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    A Soundbar No One Can Dis!

    Written By Hank144, Philadelphia, PA on Thursday, February 07, 2013
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    This unit has fabulous audio and ample controls to set up to your taste. TV voice dialogue marvellously clear. Makes you want to get up & dance to the music you're playing. The cons below are just minor glitches and no great hassle.

    No: if you've had a 5.1 or 7.1 six 0r 7 speaker surround system like we did in another house, you won't feel like you're on the Holodeck or the Enterprise engines rumbling around & beneath you, but you're not spending $1000+, running wires all over & filling up a space with all those speakers. So modify your expectations and you'll love this Sony.
    Pros:
    Wireless subwoofer. Great bass! Blutooth. Analog input for MP3 players, etc. Optical audio connection.
    Cons:
    No HDMI inputs. Optical connector that comes with it is a on the short side if you place it on furniture, instead of wall just below HDTV, esp if you run wires thru wall.. Remote control ergonomics not so hot.. Needed tech support-who solved problem- as after set-up sound was great but Sony unit completely disabled remote on our Panasonic Viera TV. User's manual could be clearer.
    10 out of 10 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Sony 260 soundbar

    Written By KCML, Green Bay, WI on Tuesday, February 05, 2013
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    I just set it up in my shop yesterday, so I dont't have long term usage of the system. It is definitely better sound than the flat screen tv that it is paired with.
    Pros:
    Easy to set up and operate. I feel if it were in a living/bedroom/family room situation of average size it would have plenty of power.
    Cons:
    The system could use a little more power for my larger two stall garage/shop. As I stated in my review, it is much better than the tv speakers.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Sound!

    Written By RK, Oxford, Mi on Saturday, February 02, 2013
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    The sound is great and I love the "night mode" for hearing dialogue when the family is sleeping. Bluetooth is a plus for streaming music.
    Pros:
    Bluetooth with up to 11 devices
    Cons:
    None
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Sony HT-CT260

    Written By Dan S, Jacksonville, NC on Friday, February 01, 2013
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    Excellent sound, simple set-up even for this old techniphobe
    2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    The review that yocu requested

    Written By Canyonman, Montrose, CO on Friday, January 25, 2013
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    Great soundbar for a very reasonable price - better than the cheapies by far but didn't break the bank. Very easy install and the sound is great. Optical cable is very handy for connection to your set. Handsome unit that fits right in with my system.
    Pros:
    Easily installed and simple operation.
    Cons:
    Could be easier to wall mount
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    HT-CT260

    Written By Jerry G, Hemet, Ca. on Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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    My hearing is degraded and my TV speakers are also poor quality, so was having a problem understanding a lot of TV speech. I read about the Product in C.U. I had never purchased from Crutchfield before but knew of their reputation from friends and reading. AND, they were having a sale on the sound bar. I bought on the Internet. The item was out of stock, BUT less than a week later I was notified that the item had been shipped. It arrived about 5 days later (free shipping Va. to Ca.). I had the system upand running within 1 hour of arrival. Music sounds GREAT. Still having a problem understanding some speech, but that's improved some, also. I will mount the Bar above the TV so it appears the Bar is part of the TV, using the four threaded Wall mount nuts on rear of TV wall and home made alum bars.
    Pros:
    High quality product. Easy setup.
    Cons:
    None.
    3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Sony Sound Bar

    Written By Elaine P., Goshen, IN on Monday, January 14, 2013
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    Great product. Read the Consumer Report review and ordered after buying a new TV. Sound is over the top.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Good sound great price

    Written By JJ, Ohio on Sunday, January 13, 2013
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    I was not expecting this much from the small unit. Installed with optical cord in less than 5 minutes. The blue tooth feature is pretty cool when you want to listen to music from you phone or tablet. There are much better units out there but not at this price.
    Pros:
    Exceptionally easy setup. Great looks, deep rich bass.
    Cons:
    Would be much better if you could work volume on TV remote. Does work on cable remote but you need the smart tv remote to operate the TV features and unless you have a Sony TV your kinda stuck.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Satisfied But Not Totally

    Written By Mauiman, Maui, HI on Thursday, January 10, 2013
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    I am relatively satisfied with the Sony soundbar -- I realized it would not be as good as a true surround sound system. Having said that, the following things could be better. The dialog enhancement feature is in the "Night" mode for lower volume level listening. It is not too noticeably different than dialog clarity in the "Standard" setting. The digital optical audio cord furnished with the soundbar is only 1 meter long, probably only suitable if you are setting the soundbar directly in front of your TV. Soundbar would be more versatile if it had at least one HDMI input/output. Other than that, I am satisfied with the ease of set-up/installation and the sound quality. Haven't really had a chance to test it with a true surround sound blu-ray or 3D DVD yet so can't comment on how it performs. Streams music via blue tooth very well. Seems to work fine with a "universal remote". It has a nice appearance in our TV cabinet.
    Pros:
    Sub-woofer can be set anywhere in the room where an electrical outlet is located. Less than 40" long Blue Tooth capable Looks good
    Cons:
    No HDMI; Digital Optical Audio cord may be too short for many locations; Dialog enhancement could be better
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Working as expected

    Written By Terry H, Madison WI on Sunday, December 30, 2012
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    I received great advice from the Crutchfield representative. The Sony soundbar is working great, both with the TV and all of the related components and with any iPods connected directly to it. We are very pleased.
    Pros:
    Sound quality, ease of use, enough inputs that matter
    Cons:
    None so far.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    soundbar

    Written By pete, spokane wa on Saturday, December 29, 2012
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    bought the unit received it when I was supposed to. setup was quick sounds excellent.. well worth the money and doesn't clutter up my living room
    Pros:
    good sound/don't have to have speakers all over the place
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great product for a great price!

    Written By CSB540, Bethel, ME on Thursday, December 13, 2012
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    This has great sound, super easy to set up, and looks nice! The bluetooth feature is also very nice. Can listen to my tunes via iphone throughout the entire house. If you're looking for quality sound for an affordable price, I would highly recommend this system!
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Sony sound bar HT-CT260

    Written By Mac, Mukwonago, Wisconsin on Monday, December 10, 2012
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    No problems so far. Very easy to set up. Took longer to get everything out of the box than to set up. Wanted something so I could listen to the radio, works perfect with my iPhone bluetooth & I heart radio.
    Pros:
    Easy set. Great sound. Bluetooth
    Cons:
    Have cable & I can't use the volume on my cable remote. Have to use sound bar remote. Not a big deal.
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    5 out of 5

    The Sony HT-CT260 Is Excellent

    Written By mldmediaman, Compton, Illinois on Sunday, December 09, 2012
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    Connected the HT-CT260 with a Sony 65' XBR and what a perfect fit. Clean lines and easy set-up buy archaic programming. The sound is clear and precise. The Bluetooth capability is absolutely fantastic... Pairing with the NEW Ipad was quick and painless. Sony should be pleased with their new offering. Though the programming modes are quite cumbersum to enter and step-thru, the product is so enjoyable that I still gave FIVE stars.
    Pros:
    Almost everything but..
    Cons:
    Stepping through the set-up 'AMP MENU' using the arrow keys is most cumbersome and certainly less than fitting for such an otherwise wonderful product. As stated earlier, the Optical interconnect cable (provided) is much too short and basically useless.
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    HT-CT260

    Written By Jim, Willis, TX on Wednesday, December 05, 2012
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    Easy to set up; great sound; reasonable price
    Pros:
    Blue tooth capability with smart phone music is great
    Cons:
    none
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    4 out of 5

    Equal Parts Quality and Value

    Written By AdRock011, Rochester, NY on Thursday, November 29, 2012
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    I bought this product seeking a low profile, clutter free replacement for my old school boxy all-in-one shelf stereo. I simply needed something compact but powerful and reliable. If your situation is similar - this really is the product for you. Setting up was a breeze really, though I was a bit annoyed that the optical cable is only about 2 feet long. Many will find they have to go buy their own. No coax/component audio or analog 3.5" jacked wires are supplied which makes no sense given how it must cost Sony pennies to produce. Anyway - the unit sounds great and is easy to operate after you give manual a good read. It auto detects Dolby broadcast streams and automatically optimizes for best sound. You can also tweak the sound dynamics (movie, talk, music, sports). The Bluetooth connectivity is a HUGE bonus for those with smartphones. Who doesn't love less wires? Speakers produce crisp and clear sound Subwoofer is adequate. I don't think though you'd want this system for a great room or large living area, since it doesn't have the heft to fill large rooms. Small living rooms and bedrooms only and you got yourself a perfect, low cost solution!
    Pros:
    Sounds Great, Sleek Design, Wireless Capability
    Cons:
    No wires supplied except much too short Optical Cable
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