Active Soundbar Speaker: The Sony HT-MT300's active soundbar
speaker houses two full-range, 1.5" x 3.9375" cone drivers in an acoustic
suspension (sealed) enclosure, powered by a 15 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.
Wireless Powered Subwoofer: The Sony HT-MT300's wireless
powered sub is equipped with a front-firing 4.75" woofer in a bass-reflex
enclosure with front-firing port, powered by a built-in 50W S-Master digital
amplifier. The wireless powered subwoofer gets its signal from the system's
soundbar wirelessly, via 5.8GHZ RF wireless transmission (up to 30'). You can
adjust the level of the powered sub independently from the system's main volume.
Note: You can specify the wireless connection between the soundbar
the subwoofer using the Secure Link function. This function can help prevent
interference if you use multiple wireless products.
Sony Technologies: The HT-MT300 incorporates three Sony
technologies to give you clear virtual surround sound without distortion.
- S-Master Digital Amplifier: Enjoy the best of digital
audio with the S-Master digital amplifier. Using a simplified, full digital
signal path, the S-Master amplifier reproduces digital audio signals without
the multiple analog stages required by conventional amplifiers. The result
is not just more power, but significantly less distortion from heat
- S-Force Pro Front Surround: Enjoy immersive, cinematic audio and
virtual surround sound in your room with S-Force Pro Front Surround, a
technology that reproduces a virtual surround acoustic field from only two front
speakers. 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.
- ClearAudio+: Unique to Sony, ClearAudio+ automatically
adjusts sound settings for an enriching listening experience. By bringing
together expertise in digital signal processing technologies, ClearAudio+ is
able to optimize audio formats to deliver a consistently clear, high-quality
Audio Modes: The HT-MT300 soundbar system offers various
audio modes to customize your music or movie listening experience.
- Movie: Audio is played back with surround effects that
are realistic and powerful; perfect for movies.
- Music: Audio is optimized for listening to music and
- Voice: 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.
- Night: Using Night mode, you can enjoy sound effects
and hear the dialog clearly even at a low volume levels. When you turn the
system off, the Night mode will also turn off.
DRC (Dynamic Range Control): A Dolby Digital soundtrack's dynamic
range is compressed making it easier to hear at lower volume levels.
Digital + Analog Audio Inputs: The Sony HT-MT300 soundbar
system features both digital (optical) & analog (minijack) audio inputs for
connecting your television. There is one optical (toslink) digital input and one
stereo minijack (3.5mm) analog audio input. The optical digital input supports
Dolby Digital and 2ch PCM audio signals.
Note: The digital optical output terminals of some newer
flat-panel TVs only send an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby
Digital 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 player or
USB-A Port: The Sony HT-MT300 offers a USB-A port for
connection of a USB mass storage class (MSC) device, like a USB thumbdrive or
portable digital audio player. The soundbar system's USB-A port supports MP3,
WMA, and WAV music playback from compatible USB MSC devices formatted in
FAT32 or NTFS. The unit can recognize up to 200 music folder and up to 200 music
files per folder. The USB-A port can also be used to charge your portable
digital audio player.
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Sony HT-MT300 features
built-in Bluetooth (version 4.2 with support for A2DP 1.2 & AVRCP 1.6 which
allows you to wirelessly stream and control music on your Bluetooth-enabled
device through the soundbar system. You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored
music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android
smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, Mac computer/laptop and more to the Sony
- Music Playback Control: You'll also be able to control basic
playback functions (Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track) 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 song/artist info.
- SSP + NFC Pairing: The HT-MT300 can wirelessly pair
with up to 10 Bluetooth-enabled devices, but only one device can be
connected and used at
a time. 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 NFC
logo 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-MT300 speaker system
will automatically re-connect to your device when within range (up to 33').
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-MT300.
SongPal Remote App (via Bluetooth): By downloading Sony's
free SongPal remote app (from
Apple's App Store or
Google Play), you can use your Apple iOS (9.0+) or Android (4.4+) device to
control the HT-MT300 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 can even use the SongPal Remote app
to stream stored music and music apps from your Apple iOS or Android device to
the Sony HT-MT300 system.
IR Remote The Sony HT-MT300 comes supplied with a
full-function IR remote control for wireless operation of the system.
Mounting Options: The active soundbar speaker features a
stylish, compact design with soft angles to complement almost any decor and fit
in front of your TV without blocking the screen or IR sensor. The wireless
powered subwoofer can be placed upright by your TV stand or end-table, or tucked
horizontally and discreetly under a sofa. There is a Sofa Mode that optimizes
bass frequencies and eliminates sound loss from sofa cushions.
Note: The soundbar and sub are not wall-mountable.
Power Requirements: The active soundbar speaker and wireless
powered sub will both need to be plugged into an AC wall outlet, surge
protector, or power conditioner. The active soundbar speaker comes with an AC
power adapter with an attached 55" DC cord and a detachable 21" AC power cord.
The wireless powered sub features an attached 5.5' AC power cord.
Auto Standby: When there is no audio signal and you do not
operate the soundbar system for approximately 20 minutes, the system will enter
standby mode automatically.