Overview: The Sony HT-CT370 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-CT370 home theater system
features HDMI connectivity, Dolby Digital & DTS decoding, along with S-Force
Front Surround; plus built-in Bluetooth w/ NFC. The HT-CT370 includes an IR
remote control and offers a free app for your Apple iOS or Android device for
wireless operation of the system.
Active Soundbar Speaker: The HT-CT370's soundbar speaker
houses two 2.375" full-range, cone drivers in an acoustic suspension (sealed)
enclosure, powered by a 100-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 the included brackets and their rear-mounted keyhole slots
(mounting screws sold separately). The wall-mount bracket's keyhole slots are
spaced 25.6875" apart.
Wireless Powered Subwoofer: The HT-CT370 wireless powered
subwoofer is equipped with a front-firing 4" x 6" oval-cone woofer in a
bass-reflex enclosure (rear-firing port), powered by a built-in 100W S-Master
digital amplifier. The wireless powered subwoofer gets its signal from the
system's soundbar wirelessly, via 5.8GHZ RF wireless transmission. The wireless
powered sub can be placed virtually anywhere in your room; it can be mounted
vertically or horizontally. 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
- Sports: Suited for sporting events with greater
- Portable Audio: Suited for compressed audio music
programs from a portable source.
Note: You can also activate ClearAudio+ which
automatically makes sound adjustments based on the type of content you are
Digital Surround Formats: The HT-CT370 features Dolby
Digital and DTS decoding, as well as support for multi-channel PCM. Supported
Note: Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS 96/24, and LPCM 2Ch are supported by
the system's HDMI and optical digital inputs. *Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby
TrueHD, DTS-HD, and LPCM 7.1ch are only supported by the system's HDMI
Audio Adjustments: The HT-CT370 home theater system offers
various audio adjustments to customize your music or movie listening experience.
- Tone & Subwoofer Levels: You can adjust the system's bass
treble independently from one another. You can also adjust the level
of the powered sub independently from the system's main volume.
- Voice & Night Modes: With Voice mode, you'll be sure to hear
every whisper and character nuance of the dialog compared to other sounds in
the scene for a dynamic experience. Using Night mode, you can enjoy sound
effects and hear the dialog clearly even at a low volume levels.
- Audio DRC: This feature narrows the dynamic range of a
Dolby Digital/DTS sound track for enjoying movies at low volume.
- Advanced Auto Volume: Reduces the volume discrepancies between
different programs or between programs and commercials.
- 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.
Note: An internal gyro-sensor detects positioning (wall or table-top) of
soundbar speaker to optimize the sound depending on orientation.
HDMI Inputs/Output: The Sony HT-CT370 features 3 HDMI
inputs and 1 HDMI output which support 4k pass-through,
1080/24p, x.v./Deep Color, and 3D video; as well as ARC & HDMI control, plus
Standby Pass-Through. The HDMI jacks transmit both multi-channel audio and
high-definition video signals. The system's HDMI inputs/output supports 480i,
480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, and 4K.
- 4K Pass-Through: 4K Pass-Through allows the Sony
HT-CT370 to receive ultra high-definition resolution video and pass the
video signal to a 4K compatible TV or display monitor. The HDMI jacks do not
support the latest HDCP 2.2 copyright protection for 4K ultra-HD content, so
it will not support 4K content from satellite/cable providers, online video
services, and Blu-ray disc which are copyright protected with HDCP 2.2.
- 1080/24p: The Sony HT-CT370 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-CT370 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-CT370 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.
- ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio
to be sent from your compatible HDTV to the HT-CT370 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.
- Standby Pass-Through: You can conveniently access all
your HDMI connected devices without having to power on the HT-CT370 system.
Note: Because with most televisions, the ARC-enabled HDMI input will only pass 2ch PCM
from devices connected to the TV via HDMI or analog, we recommend that you
connect your Blu-ray/DVD player, Satellite/Cable box, or Gaming console to the
Sony HT-CT370 directly; and then connect the HT-CT370's ARC-enabled HDMI output
to your TV's ARC-enabled HDMI input. This setup will give you with the best
overall sound performance.
Digital + Analog Audio Inputs: The Sony HT-C370 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 that
do not offer HDMI connectivity.
There is single minijack (3.5mm) analog audio input and one optical (toslink)
digital audio input. The optical digital input supports Dolby Digital, DTS, and
2ch PCM audio signals.
Note: The digital optical output terminals of most newer
flat-panel TVs only send an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby
Digital/DTS surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection,
or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch stereo from sources
connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blue-ray/DVD player or
Built-in Bluetooth: The Sony HT-CT370 features built-in
Bluetooth (version 3.0) with support for A2DP 1.2 & AVRCP 1.3 which allows you
to wirelessly stream and control music on your Bluetooth-enabled through the
- SSP + NFC Pairing: The HT-CT370 pairs wirelessly and
effortlessly with up to 9 Bluetooth-enabled devices (only one can be used
at a time) with a single press of a button. Bluetooth-enabled devices
(like Android 2.3.3 or later) that have Near Field Communication (NFC) are
even easier to pair with; simply touch the device to the soundbar speaker's
and they're paired. NFC Easy Connect app is needed for your Android device,
unless you have Android OS 4.1 or later installed. Once paired, the HT-CT370
speaker system will automatically re-connect to your device when within
range (up to 33').
- Wireless Audio Streaming: You'll be able to wirelessly
stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple device, Android
smartphone/tablet, portable audio player, laptop, or PC to the Sony
HT-CT370. You'll also be able to control basic playback functions
(Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip) using the included remote control. Advanced music
operation will still need to be handled from your Bluetooth-enable device.
There is no song/artist information display on the speaker system or
connected TV. Continue to use your Bluetooth device's screen to view
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-CT370.
IR Remote w/ HDMI Control: The HT-CT370 comes
supplied with a full-function IR remote control for wireless operation of the
system. The IR remote is programmable and offers HDMI control. In addition
to controlling the soundbar speaker system, 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 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 receiver.
- System Power Off: When you turn off the TV, the
receiver and connected components are also turned off simultaneously.
SongPal Remote App (via Bluetooth): By downloading Sony's
free SongPal remote app (fromiTunes or
Google Play), you can use your Apple iOS (6.0+) or Android (2.3+) device to
control the HT-CT370 system via Bluetooth. From the SongPal remote app, you can
select input sources, switch to other entertainment apps, and customize sound settings of the soundbar speaker
system. You'll need to exit this app to stream & control stored music
or music apps on your Bluetooth-connected phone.