Sony Electronics has announced the addition of five new 8K products to its lineup of AV receivers, which were specifically tuned by the company’s engineers to provide a totally immersive experience for home theaters. Four of the receivers make up Sony’s new ES line and were designed for integrators with optimized configurability, flexible connectivity and advanced IP control compatibility with leading control systems. Compared to previous models, the ES receivers have a 200 percent thicker bottom and 120 percent thicker side wall for a more stabilized frame that produces better sound with less distortion.
The fifth new model is the STR-AN1000. The 7.2 channel 8K AV receiver provides an immersive surround sound and high quality visual with a simple set up. Sony’s new lineup of 8K receivers features 360 spatial sound mapping, as well as support for audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Additionally, the receivers provide high quality visuals for both gaming and movies, thanks to the addition of HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision, 8K1 and IMAX enhancements. Sony’s new AV products range in price from $899.99 to $3,299.99 and are currently available for pre-order.
In other news, sound and office solutions company Jabra has unveiled its new PanaCast 50 video bar system. The system is an integrated solution that was created in collaboration with Android and features speakers, microphones, a video camera, as well as network and display interfaces. Boasting a 10.1″ touch controller to manage the room experience, the video bar can securely run Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android or Zoom Rooms. The product costs $4,299 and will be available this coming June.
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