2.1Ch Home Theater System: The Sony HT-CT660 Home Theater
System is a two-piece surround sound system which includes an active soundbar
speaker and a wireless powered subwoofer module. This two-piece home theater
system brings simplicity and performance together by pairing a 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-CT660 Home Theater
System features Dolby Digital & DTS decoding, along with S-Force Front Surround;
plus built-in Bluetooth and Near Field Communication (NFC). In addition to these
advanced audio features, the HT-CT660 system provides HDMI v.1.4 switching with
4K and 3D-pass-through. The HT-CT660 includes an IR remote control for
wireless operation of the system.
Active Soundbar: The Sony HT-CT660's active soundbar speaker features a
2-way, 4-driver mica-reinforced speaker system powered by a built-in 100W (peak)
x 2ch S-Master digital
amplifier for exceptional sound clarity. The soundbar houses two 0.75" dome
tweeters and dual 2" x 3.5" midrange drivers. These poly-mica composite speakers are
ridged and durable, yet provide for a big sound and minimal distortion. The
HT-CT660 lets you experience amazing highs and lows in incredible detail and
clarity. The soundbar speaker acts as your home theater system's front and
center speakers, as well as giving you the effect that you have rear speakers
positioned behind you. The soundbar speaker's hexagonal design allows you to conveniently position the soundbar
speaker for the optimal listening experience. The soundbar speaker can be
securely placed on a stand or shelf via its two integrated foot, or even wall
mounted using its two rear-mounted keyhole slots (integrated-foot must be
removed; mounting screws sold
separately). The soundbar speaker's keyhole slots are spaced 26.75" apart.
Wireless Powered Sub: The HT-CT660 wireless powered subwoofer is
equipped with a down-firing 6.25" cone-type woofer in a bass-reflex enclosure
(down-firing port), powered by a built-in 130-watt (peak) S-Master digital
amplifier. This wireless powered sub produces deep, accurate bass response for
your movie and music soundtracks. The wireless powered subwoofer gets its signal from the system's
soundbar wirelessly (5.8GHz). 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.
HDMI (ver.1.4): The Sony HT-CT660 features 3 HDMI (ver.1.4)
inputs and 1 HDMI (ver.1.4) output which supports 4K pass-through, 1080/24p
video, x.v.Color, Deep
Color, and 3D; as well as ARC and standby pass-through. The system can detect and receive
the best possible video and audio signals from all connected devices via HDMI,
making connection and performance as simple as plugging in a single wire. Sony's
HDMI Active Intelligence, transmits both audio and video signals through one
HDMI cable. The system's HDMI inputs/output support 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p,
- 4K Pass-Through: 4K Pass-Through allows the Sony
HT-CT660 to receive super high-definition resolution video and pass the
video signal to a 4K compatible TV or display monitor. This ensures
compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats.
- 1080/24p: The Sony HT-CT660 allows you to watch movies
at their native frame rate 24p format (24 frames per second) when paired
with a 24p playback device like a Blu-ray Disc Player.
- 3D-Ready: The Sony HT-CT660 is compatible with
3D-ready Blu-ray disc movies, video games and other 3D content through its
HDMI (v.1.4) connections. 3D viewing requires 3D-ready source with 3D
content, 3D-ready HDTV, 3D glasses, and high-speed HDMI cable. Other 3D
accessories may also be required.
- Deep/x.v.Color: The Sony HT-CT660 also supports Deep Color and
x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than
standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture.
- Standby Pass-Through: You can conveniently access all
your HDMI connected devices without having to power on the HT-CT660 system.
- ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio
to be sent from your compatible HDTV to the HT-CT660 system through the
same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV.
This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.
Note: The HT-CT660 system does not feature composite,
S-video, or component video inputs/outputs.
S-Force Pro Surround 3D Technology: By using powerful
digital Sony S-Master digital amplifiers (330W total peak power) and DSP (Digital Signal
Processing) technology, realistic surround sound can be generated from this
two-piece surround sound 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 soundfields to optimize your surround
- Standard: Suits various sources.
- Movie: Recreates powerful and realistic sound, along
with clear dialogue.
- Drama: Suited for TV dramas.
- Music: Suited for music programs or music videos on
- Sports: Produces the play-by-play commentary clearly
and realistic sound with surround effects, such as cheering.
- News: Produces the announcer's voice clearly.
- Game: Produces powerful and realistic sound, suited for
- 2CH Stereo: Suited for music CDs.
- Portable Audio: Suited to replay portable compressed
audio source (available only on DM Port).
Note: You can set a different soundfield for each input source.
Digital Surround Formats: The HT-CT660 supports the
following digital audio formats.
- Dolby Digital: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby
- DTS: DTS, DTS HD High Resolution, DTS HD Master Audio,
- Linear PCM: 2ch (48 kHz or less), 5.1ch (96 kHz or
less), or 7.ch (192 kHz or less)
Note: Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master
Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, and LPCM 7ch is only supported via HDMI.
Digital + Analog Audio Inputs: The Sony HT-CT660 home
theater system features both analog (minijack) audio and digital
(optical) 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 Adjustments: The HT-CT660 home theater system offers
various audio adjustments to customize your music or movie listening experience.
- Voice/Sub Level: You can adjust the voice level (+/-6dB) to increase dialogue clarity. You can
also adjust the level (+/-6dB) of the wireless powered sub independently from the main volume.
- Bass & Treble: You can adjust the system's bass and
treble independently from -6 to +6 dB.
- Auto Volume: Auto Volume adjust the volume automatically
depending on the input signal or content from the connected equipment. This
function is useful, for example, when the sound of a commercial is louder
than the TV programs.
- 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.
- 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 or Linear PCM source connected by a digital audio input or
HDMI. The A/V sync delay is set at 70 msec.
Built-in Bluetooth w/ Near Field Communication (NFC): Utilizing Near Field Communication and
Bluetooth, you can connect and wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your smartphone,
tablet or other Bluetooth & NFC enabled device. The Sony HT-CT660 home theater system
features built-in Bluetooth (ver. 3.0) 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-CT660. You can
manually pair your device with the HT-CT660 or use Near Field Communication
(NFC) to automatically pair your device with integrated NFC tag. Up to 9 devices
can be paired (only one can be played at a time). Once you have paired your
Bluetooth-enabled device, your mobile device will automatically connect with the
soundbar speaker when in range (up to 33'). The soundbar will then automatically turn-on and start to stream music from
your mobile device without any additional steps or having to turn on additional
components. The included remote can control basic playback functions (Play/Pause,
Fast Forward/Reverse, Previous/Next Track) of your connected Bluetooth-enabled device.
Note: NFC is compatible with Android smartphones (2.3.3 or later,
excluding 3.x). You will also need to download the
NFC Easy Connect App onto
your compatible Android smartphone from Google Play. The NFC tag of the HT-CT660's
soundbar speaker is located on its top-panel. 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-CT660.
Programmable Remote w/ HDMI Control & IR Pass-Through: The HT-CT660 comes supplied with a
full-function IR remote control for wireless operation of the system. The IR
remote is programmable and offers HDMI control. The HT-CT660 also provides and
IR pass-through function on the soundbar speaker.
- Programmable: 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.
- HDMI Control: HDMI Control allows you to easily manage
and operate an HDMI Control compatible television and other audio/video
components with a single remote, when all components are connected via HDMI.
By connecting HDMI-CEC components operation is simplified in the following
- One-Touch-Play: When you playback a component such as a
DVD/Blu-ray Disc Player, the receiver and the TV are turned on automatically
and switch to the appropriate HDMI input.
- System Audio Control: While watching TV, you can select
to output the sound from the TV speaker or the speakers connected to the
- System Power Off: When you turn off the TV, the
receiver and connected components are also turned off simultaneously.
- IR Pass-Through: With many other soundbar systems, placing the soundbar
speaker on your TV stand can be problematic and block the TV's remote control sensor, forcing you
to stand up and angle your remote to control your TV. The HT-CT660 soundbar
speaker's features an IR repeater pass-through which allows your TV remote
control commands to pass-through the front of the soundbar to the TV behind it,
eliminating this problem.
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.