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Great compact soundbar for an average sized room.
I had just paid $5,000 for a brand new Sony OLED TV with super thin screen, a magnificent picture, more connectivity than you can poke a stick at, and best of all, it's a SMART TV (smarter than some people I know). If you're like me, once you turn on your wonderful TV, get it working properly, you're a bit disappointed at the tinny sound it makes. YOU NEED A SOUNDBAR!
UNLucky for me, I already had one. A $1,500 Samsung Series 9 HW-K950. No more Samsung for me, because this only lasted just under two years! It just stopped working. I delighted ...at the sound of it breaking into three pieces when it hit our concrete driveway, after I threw it out the window. Now what? I decided to research soundbars thoroughly. I must have listened to dozens. Instead of becoming more informed, I just became confused. Sound familiar? I finally decided to stick with Sony. The SONY HTZ9RF. I bought it from Videopro for just under $1,000. A good price for a soundbar that comes with a subwoofer and two rear speakers too. It has great connectivity with two HDMI ports, TV in Optical, Analogue in, USB, and LAN port. I used the eARC cable to connect mine. I liked it because I plugged in the speakers, subwoofer and soundbar and it all worked straight away. What I liked:
Great sound system easy DIY installation highly recommend
The Sony HT-Z9RF is a solid wireless sound system. Easy DIY installation, not too many wires to fiddle around with (comes with wireless sub and rears) and very easy to set up. Although marketed as a Dolby Atmos sound system I would say it's more of a wireless 5.1 setup. For proper Atmos you are going to have to spend more and install ceiling speakers etc. Overall though great piece of kit imo sounds awesome highly recommend.
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