Overview: The Sony HT-CT260 Home Theater System is a
two-piece surround sound system which includes an amplified soundbar speaker and a
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
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
- Game: Produces powerful and realistic sound, suited for
- 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
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
- 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.