Sound Bar
Operating Instructions
HT-CT180
For the customers in Europe
WARNING
Do not install the appliance in a
confined space, such as a bookcase or
built-in cabinet.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover
the ventilation opening of the appliance
with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains,
etc.
Do not expose the appliance to naked
flame sources (for example, lighted
candles).
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this appliance to
dripping or splashing, and do not place
objects filled with liquids, such as vases,
on the appliance.
Notice for customers: the
following information is only
applicable to equipment sold in
countries applying EU directives.
This product has been manufactured by
or on behalf of Sony Corporation, 1-7-1
Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075
Japan. Inquiries related to product
compliance based on European Union
legislation shall be addressed to the
authorized representative, Sony
Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse
61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For any
service or guarantee matters, please
refer to the addresses provided in the
separate service or guarantee
documents.
The unit is not disconnected from the
mains as long as it is connected to the
AC outlet, even if the unit itself has been
turned off.
As the main plug is used to disconnect
the unit from the mains, connect the
unit to an easily accessible AC outlet.
Should you notice an abnormality in the
unit, disconnect the main plug from the
AC outlet immediately.
Do not expose batteries or appliances
with battery-installed to excessive heat,
such as sunshine and fire.
Indoor use only.
For the Bar Speaker
The nameplate is located on the
bottom.
Hereby, Sony Corp., declares that this
equipment is in compliance with the
essential requirements and other
relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/
EC.
For details, please access the following
URL:
http://www.compliance.sony.de/
Disposal of Old
Electrical &
Electronic
Equipment
(Applicable in the
European Union
and other
European
countries with
separate collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its
packaging indicates that this product
shall not be treated as household waste.
Instead it shall be handed over to the
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applicable collection point for the
recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment. By ensuring this product is
disposed of correctly, you will help
prevent potential negative
consequences for the environment and
human health, which could otherwise
be caused by inappropriate waste
handling of this product. The recycling
of materials will help to conserve natural
resources. For more detailed
information about recycling of this
product, please contact your local Civic
Office, your household waste disposal
service or the shop where you
purchased the product.
Disposal of waste
batteries (applicable
in the European Union
and other European
countries with
separate collection
systems)
This symbol on the battery or on the
packaging indicates that the battery
provided with this product shall not be
treated as household waste.
On certain batteries this symbol might
be used in combination with a chemical
symbol. The chemical symbols for
mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb) are added if
the battery contains more than 0.0005%
mercury or 0.004% lead.
By ensuring these batteries are
disposed of correctly, you will help
prevent potentially negative
consequences for the environment and
human health which could otherwise be
caused by inappropriate waste handling
of the battery. The recycling of the
materials will help to conserve natural
resources.
In case of products that for safety,
performance or data integrity reasons
require a permanent connection with an
incorporated battery, this battery
should be replaced by qualified service
staff only.
To ensure that the battery will be
treated properly, hand over the product
at end-of-life to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment.
For all other batteries, please view the
section on how to remove the battery
from the product safely. Hand the
battery over to the applicable collection
point for the recycling of waste
batteries.
For more detailed information about
recycling of this product or battery,
please contact your local Civic Office,
your household waste disposal service
or the shop where you purchased the
product.
For the customers in Australia or
New Zealand
It should be installed and operated with
at least 20 cm and more between the
radiator and person’s body (excluding
extremities: hands, wrists, feet and
ankles).
For the customers in Australia
and India
Disposal of Old
Electrical &
Electronic
Equipment
(Applicable in the
European Union
and other
European
countries with
separate collection systems)
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Copyrights and Trademarks
This system incorporates Dolby* Digital
Surround System.
* Manufactured under license from
Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby, and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
The BLUETOOTH® word mark and logos
are registered trademarks owned by
Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such
marks by Sony Corporation is under
license.
The N Mark is a trademark or registered
trademark of NFC Forum, Inc. in the
United States and in other countries.
Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc.
“ClearAudio+” is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
Other trademarks and trade names are
those of their respective owners.
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About these operating
instructions
• The instructions in these Operating
Instructions describe the controls on
the remote control. You can also use
the controls on the main unit if they
have the same or similar names as
those on the remote control.
• Some illustrations are presented as
conceptual drawings, and may be
different from the actual products.
Table of Contents
Connecting  Startup Guide (separate document)
About these operating
instructions .......................... 4
Listening
Listening to sound from a TV,
cable/satellite box, etc. ....... 6
Listening to music from a
BLUETOOTH device ............. 6
Sound Adjustment
Additional Information
Precautions ............................... 12
Troubleshooting ....................... 13
Guide to parts and controls ..... 17
Supported audio formats ........ 20
Specifications .......................... 20
On BLUETOOTH
communication ..................22
Enjoying sound effects ...............7
BLUETOOTH Functions
Listening to music from a
BLUETOOTH device ............. 8
Turning on or off the
BLUETOOTH function .........10
Setting the BLUETOOTH
standby mode ....................10
Other Functions
Enabling the Secure Link
function ...............................10
Auto standby function .............10
Mounting the Bar Speaker on
a wall ....................................11
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Listening
Listening to sound from a
TV, cable/satellite box,
etc.
Press the input button of the jack to
which you connected the device you
want to listen.
The indicator of the selected device
lights up.
OPTICAL button
TV that is connected to the OPTICAL jack
ANALOG button
Analog device that is connected to the
ANALOG jack
(BLUETOOTH) button
BLUETOOTH device that supports A2DP
Tip
• If you press INPUT on the Bar Speaker, the
device changes cyclically as follows.
OPTICAL  ANALOG  BLUETOOTH
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Listening to music from a
BLUETOOTH device
Refer to “BLUETOOTH Functions”
(page 8).
Setting the Voice mode
Sound Adjustment
Enjoying sound effects
Press VOICE.
The ANALOG indicator flashes twice.
To inactivate the Voice mode, press
VOICE again. The OPTICAL indicator
flashes twice.
Selecting the sound effects
Press SURROUND repeatedly during
playback.
The surround effects change cyclically
as follows.
CLEARAUDIO+  SURROUND On 
SURROUND Off
CLEARAUDIO+
The suitable sound setting is automatically
selected for the sound source. The
CLEARAUDIO+ indicator lights up.
SURROUND On
Sounds are played back with surround
effects. The SURROUND indicator lights up.
SURROUND Off
The input source is down-mixed for 2
channels. The CLEARAUDIO+ and SURROUND
indicators turn off.
Setting the Night mode
Sounds are played back enhanced with
sound effects and clarity of dialog.
Selecting multiplex
broadcast sound (Dual
Mono)
You can enjoy multiplex broadcast
sound when the system receives a
Dolby Digital multiplex broadcast signal.
Press AUDIO repeatedly.
The channel changes cyclically as
follows.
Main  Sub  Main/Sub
Main
Outputs only the main channel. The OPTICAL
indicator flashes twice.
Sub
Outputs only the sub channel. The ANALOG
indicator flashes twice.
Main/Sub
Main sound is output from the left speaker
and sub sound is output from the right
speaker. The OPTICAL and ANALOG
indicators flash twice.
Press NIGHT.
The ANALOG indicator flashes twice.
To inactivate the Night mode, press
NIGHT again. The OPTICAL indicator
flashes twice.
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Sound Adjustment
To set sound effects, press one of the
sound effects buttons on the remote
control.
The Voice mode helps make dialogs
clearer.
Setting Dolby DRC (Dynamic
Range Control)
Useful for enjoying movies at low sound
volume. DRC applies to Dolby Digital
sources.
BLUETOOTH Functions
Listening to music from a
BLUETOOTH device
Hold down AUDIO for 5 seconds, then
VOICE for 5 seconds to turn on or off
Dolby DRC.
On
Compresses sound in accordance with the
information contained in the content. The
ANALOG indicator flashes twice.
Off
Sound is not compressed. The OPTICAL
indicator flashes twice.
Pairing this system with a
BLUETOOTH device
Pairing is the process required to create
a link between BLUETOOTH devices to
allow wireless connection. You must
pair a device with the system before you
start using the system.
Once BLUETOOTH devices are paired,
there is no need to pair them again.
1
2
3
Press PAIRING on the Bar Speaker.
The BLUETOOTH indicator (blue)
flashes quickly during BLUETOOTH
pairing.
Turn on the BLUETOOTH function
on the BLUETOOTH device, search
for devices and select “HT-CT180.”
If a Passkey is requested, enter
“0000.”
Make sure that the BLUETOOTH
indicator (blue) lights up.
Connection has been established.
Note
• You can pair up to 8 BLUETOOTH
devices. If the 9th BLUETOOTH device
is paired, the least recently
connected device will be replaced by
the new one.
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Listening to music of the
registered device
1
2
3
(BLUETOOTH).
On the BLUETOOTH device, select
“HT-CT180.”
Make sure that the BLUETOOTH
indicator (blue) lights up.
Start playback on the BLUETOOTH
device.
Connecting to a BLUETOOTH
device by One-touch
functions (NFC)
By holding an NFC-compatible
BLUETOOTH device near to the N-Mark
on the system, the system and
BLUETOOTH device proceed to
complete pairing and the BLUETOOTH
connection automatically.
Compatible devices
Smartphones, tablets, and music
players with the NFC function built-in
(OS: Android 2.3.3 or later, excluding
Android 3.x)
1
Touch the N-Mark of the Bar
Speaker with the BLUETOOTH
device.
3
Make sure that the BLUETOOTH
indicator (blue) lights up.
Connection has been established.
Notes
• You can connect only one device at a
time.
• Depending on your device, you may need
to set the NFC function to on beforehand.
Refer to the operating instructions of your
device.
Tip
• If pairing and the BLUETOOTH connection
fail, do the following.
– Relaunch “NFC Easy Connect” and
move the BLUETOOTH device slowly
over the N-Mark.
– Remove the case from the BLUETOOTH
device if using a commercially available
device case.
Download, install, and start the
“NFC Easy Connect” application.
Notes
• The application may not be available
in some countries/regions.
• Depending on your BLUETOOTH
device, this operation may not be
required.
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Sound Adjustment/BLUETOOTH Functions
4
Press
2
Turning on or off the
BLUETOOTH function
Hold down SURROUND for 5 seconds,
then CLEARAUDIO+ for 5 seconds.
On: The ANALOG indicator flashes
twice.
Off: The OPTICAL indicator flashes
twice.
Note
• If you change the setting to off, the
BLUETOOTH function is disabled.
Setting the BLUETOOTH
standby mode
When the system has pairing
information, the system is in
BLUETOOTH standby mode even when
it is turned off.
Hold STANDBY down for 5 seconds.
On: The ANALOG indicator flashes
twice.
Off: The OPTICAL indicator flashes
twice.
Other Functions
Enabling the Secure Link
function
You can specify the wireless connection
to link the Bar Speaker to the subwoofer
using the Secure Link function. This
function can help prevent interference if
you use multiple wireless products or
your neighbors use wireless products.
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2
Press LINK on the rear of the
subwoofer.
You will hear beeps from the
subwoofer.
Hold down PAIRING on the Bar
Speaker for 5 seconds, then VOL –
for 5 seconds.
The OPTICAL and ANALOG
indicators flash alternately.
When the Bar Speaker is linked to
the subwoofer, the indicators stop
flashing.
If it failed, the indicators light up for
5 seconds. Try again the above
operation.
Note
• During BLUETOOTH standby mode,
standby power consumption increases.
Auto standby function
The system enters standby mode
automatically when you do not operate
the system for about 20 minutes and
the system is not receiving an input
signal.
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Mounting the Bar
Speaker on a wall
2
Fasten the screws to 2 studs in the
wall.
The screws should protrude by
8 mm to 9 mm.
560 mm
You can mount the Bar Speaker on a
wall.
Notes
1
8 mm to
9 mm
3
Hang the Bar Speaker on the
screws.
Align the holes at the rear of the Bar
Speaker with the screws, then hang
the Bar Speaker on the two screws.
Prepare screws (not supplied) that
are suitable for the holes on the
rear of the Bar Speaker.
4 mm
More than 30 mm
4.6 mm
9 mm
Hole on the rear of the Bar Speaker
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BLUETOOTH Functions/Other Functions
• Prepare screws (not supplied) that are
suitable for the wall material and
strength. As a plasterboard wall is
especially fragile, attach the screws
securely to two studs in the wall beam.
Install the Bar Speaker horizontally, hung
by screws in studs in a continuous flat
section of the wall.
• Be sure to subcontract the installation to
Sony dealers or licensed contractors and
pay special attention to safety during the
installation.
• Sony shall not be held responsible for
accidents or damage caused by improper
installation, insufficient wall strength,
improper screw installation or natural
calamity, etc.
Additional Information
Precautions
On safety
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into
the system, unplug the system and have
it checked by qualified personnel before
operating it any further.
• Do not climb on the Bar Speaker and
subwoofer, as you may fall down and
injure yourself, or system damage may
result.
On power sources
• Before operating the system, check that
the operating voltage is identical to your
local power supply. The operating voltage
is indicated on the nameplate on the
bottom of the Bar Speaker.
• If you are not going to use the system for
a long time, be sure to disconnect the
system from the wall outlet (mains). To
disconnect the AC power cord (mains
lead), grasp the plug itself; never pull the
cord.
• One blade of the plug is wider than the
other for the purpose of safety and will fit
into the wall outlet (mains) only one way.
If you are unable to insert the plug fully
into the outlet, contact your dealer.
• AC power cord (mains lead) must be
changed only at a qualified service shop.
On heat buildup
Although the system heats up during
operation, this is not a malfunction.
If you continuously use this system at high
volume, the system temperature at the
rear and bottom rises considerably. To
avoid burning yourself, do not touch the
system.
On placement
• Place the system in a location with
adequate ventilation to prevent heat
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buildup and prolong the life of the
system.
• Do not place the system near heat
sources or in a place subject to direct
sunlight, excessive dust, or mechanical
shock.
• Do not place anything at the rear of the
Bar Speaker and subwoofer that might
block the ventilation holes and cause
malfunctions.
• If the system is being used in combination
with a TV, VCR, or tape deck, noise may
result and picture quality may suffer. In
such a case, place the system away from
the TV, VCR, or tape deck.
• Use caution when placing the system on a
surface that has been specially treated
(with wax, oil, polish, etc.), as staining or
discoloration of the surface may result.
• Take care to avoid any possible injury
from the corners of the Bar Speaker and
subwoofer.
On operation
Before connecting other equipment, be
sure to turn off and unplug the system.
If you encounter color irregularity
on a nearby TV screen
Color irregularities may be observed on
certain types of TV.
• If color irregularity is observed...
Turn off the TV, then turn it on again after
15 to 30 minutes.
• If color irregularity is observed again...
Place the system further away from the
TV.
On cleaning
Clean the system with a soft, dry cloth. Do
not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring
powder, or solvent such as alcohol or
benzine.
If you have any question or problem
concerning your system, please consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following
difficulties while using the system, use
this troubleshooting guide to help
remedy the problem before requesting
repairs. Should any problem persist,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Be sure to bring both your Bar Speaker
and subwoofer, even if it seems as
though only one has a problem, when
you request to repair.
General
The system does not work normally.
 Disconnect the AC power cord
(mains lead) from the wall outlet
(mains), then reconnect after
several minutes.
Sound
No TV sound is output from the system.
 Press the input button of the jack to
which you connected the TV
(page 6).
 Check the sound output of the TV.
Refer to the operating instructions
of the TV for the TV settings.
 Increase the volume on the TV or
cancel muting.
 If no sound is output from an optical
digital output jack or the TV does
not have an optical digital output
jack, connect the cable box or
satellite box directly to the OPTICAL
jack of the system.
The sound is output from both the
system and the TV.
 Turn off the sound of the TV.
No sound or only a very low-level
sound of the device connected to the
Bar Speaker is heard from the Bar
Speaker.
 Press the  (volume) + button on
the remote control and check the
volume level (page 17).
 Press the  (muting) or 
(volume) + button on the remote
control to cancel the muting
function (page 17).
 Make sure the input source is
selected correctly. You should try
other input sources by pressing a
different input button on the
remote control (page 6).
 Check that all the cables and cords
of the system and the connected
device are firmly inserted.
No sound or only a very low-level
sound is heard from the subwoofer.
 Press the SW (subwoofer
volume) + button on the remote
control to increase the subwoofer
volume (page 17).
 Make sure that the on/standby
indicator on the subwoofer is lit in
green. If not, refer to “No sound is
heard from the subwoofer.” in
“Subwoofer wireless sound”
(page 15).
 A subwoofer is for reproducing bass
sound. In the case of input sources
that contain very little bass sound
components (i.e., a TV broadcast),
the sound from the subwoofer may
be difficult to hear.
 When you play content compatible
with copyright protection
technology (HDCP), it is not output
from the subwoofer.
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Additional Information
The power does not turn on.
 Check that the AC power cord
(mains lead) is connected securely.
The TV sound from this system lags
behind the image.
 When you are watching movies, you
may hear the sound with a slight
delay from the image.
The surround effect cannot be
obtained.
 Depending on the input signal and
the sound field setting, surround
sound processing may not work
effectively. The surround effect may
be subtle, depending on the
program or disc.
 To play multi channel audio, check
the digital audio output setting on
the device connected to the system.
For details, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the
connected device.
BLUETOOTH device
BLUETOOTH connection cannot be
completed.
 Make sure that the BLUETOOTH
indicator (blue) is lit (page 17).
System status
BLUETOOTH
indicator
(blue)
During BLUETOOTH
pairing
Flashes quickly
The system is attempting Flashes
to connect with a
BLUETOOTH device
The system has
established connection
with a BLUETOOTH
device
Lit
The system is in
BLUETOOTH standby
mode (when the system
is off)
Unlit
 Make sure the BLUETOOTH device
to be connected is turned on and
the BLUETOOTH function is
enabled.
 Bring this system and the
BLUETOOTH device closer together.
 Pair this system and the
BLUETOOTH device again. You may
need to cancel the pairing with this
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system using your BLUETOOTH
device first.
 If the BLUETOOTH function is turned
off, turn it on (page 10).
Pairing cannot be achieved.
 Bring this system and the
BLUETOOTH device closer together.
 Make sure this system is not
receiving interference from a
wireless LAN equipment, other
2.4 GHz wireless devices, or a
microwave oven. If a device that
generates electromagnetic
radiation is nearby, move the device
away from this system.
No sound is output from the connected
BLUETOOTH device.
 Make sure that the BLUETOOTH
indicator (blue) is lit (page 17).
 Bring this system and the
BLUETOOTH device closer together.
 If a device that generates
electromagnetic radiation, such as a
wireless LAN equipment, other
BLUETOOTH devices, or a
microwave oven is nearby, move
the device away from this system.
 Remove any obstacle between this
system and the BLUETOOTH device
or move this system away from the
obstacle.
 Reposition the connected
BLUETOOTH device.
 Try changing the wireless frequency
of the Wi-Fi router, computer, etc.
to 5 GHz band.
 Increase the volume on the
connected BLUETOOTH device.
The sound is not in sync with the
image.
 When you are watching movies, you
may hear the sound with a slight
delay from the image.
Subwoofer wireless sound
Remote control
The remote control does not function.
 Point the remote control at the
center of the front panel (remote
control sensor) of the system
(page 17).
 Remove any obstacles in the path
between the remote control and the
system.
 Replace both batteries in the
remote control with new ones, if
they are weak.
 Make sure you are pressing the
correct button on the remote
control (page 19).
Others
Sensors of the TV do not work properly.
 The Bar Speaker may block some
sensors (such as the brightness
sensor) and the remote control
receiver of your TV, or the “emitter
for 3D glasses (infrared
transmission)” of a 3D TV that
supports the infrared 3D glass
system or the wireless
communication. Move the Bar
Speaker away from the TV within a
range that allow those parts to
operate properly. For the locations
of the sensors and remote control
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Additional Information
No sound is heard from the subwoofer.
 Check that the AC power cord
(mains lead) of the subwoofer is
connected properly. (Refer to the
supplied Startup Guide.)
 The on/standby indicator does not
light.
– Check that the AC power cord
(mains lead) of the subwoofer is
connected properly.
– Press the / (on/standby)
button of the subwoofer to turn
on the power.
 The on/standby indicator flashes
slowly in green or lights in red.
– Move the subwoofer to a
location near the Bar Speaker so
that the on/standby indicator
lights in green.
– Follow the steps in “Enabling the
Secure Link function” (page 10).
 The on/standby indicator flashes
quickly in green.
– Consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
 The on/standby indicator flashes in
red.
– Press the / (on/standby)
button of the subwoofer to turn
off the power and check
whether the ventilation opening
of the subwoofer is blocked or
not.
 The subwoofer is designed for
playback of bass sound. When the
input source does not contain much
of bass sound, as is the case with
most TV programs, the bass sound
may not be audible.
 Press the SW (subwoofer
volume) + button on the remote
control to increase the volume of
the subwoofer (page 19).
Sound skips or has noise.
 If there is a device nearby that
generates electromagnetic waves
like a wireless LAN or a microwave
oven in use, locate the system apart
from it.
 If there is an obstacle between the
Bar Speaker and the subwoofer,
move or remove it.
 Locate the Bar Speaker and the
subwoofer as close as possible.
 Switch the wireless LAN frequency
of any nearby Wi-Fi router or
personal computer to 5 GHz band.
receiver, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the TV.
Reset
If the system still does not operate
properly, reset the system as follows:
1
2
While holding down the / (on/
standby) button on the system,
hold down the INPUT and VOL –
buttons simultaneously for 5
seconds.
All 5 indicators on the Bar Speaker
flash 3 times, and the settings
return to their initial status.
Disconnect the AC power cord
(mains lead).
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Guide to parts and controls
For more information, refer to the pages indicated in parentheses.
Bar Speaker
Top, front, and side panels
BLUETOOTH status
– During BLUETOOTH pairing:
Flashes quickly
– BLUETOOTH connection is being
attempted: Flashes
– BLUETOOTH connection has been
established: Lit
– BLUETOOTH standby mode (when
the system is off): Unlit
Tip
• When the BLUETOOTH function is
disabled (page 10), the BLUETOOTH
indicator turns amber.
 SURROUND indicator (page 7)
 CLEARAUDIO+ indicator
(page 7)
 N-Mark (page 9)
When using the NFC function, touch
your NFC-compatible device to the
mark.
 Remote control sensor
 / (on/standby) button
Turns on the system, or sets it to
standby mode.
 INPUT button (page 6)
 PAIRING button (page 8, 10)
 VOL (volume) +/– buttons
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Additional Information
 OPTICAL indicator (page 6)
 ANALOG indicator (page 6)
 BLUETOOTH indicator (blue)
Rear panel
 ANALOG jack
 OPTICAL jack
 AC power cord (mains lead)
Subwoofer
 On/standby indicator
 / (on/standby) button
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 LINK button (page 10)
 AC power cord (mains lead)
Remote control
* The AUDIO and  + buttons have a
tactile dot. Use it as a guide during
operation.
Controlling a connected TV
You can control a Sony TV connected to
the system with the following buttons.
 TV / (on/standby) button
Turns on or off the TV.
 TV INPUT button
Selects the input signal.
 TV  (muting) button
Turns off the sound temporarily.





TV / (on/standby) button
/ (on/standby) button
TV INPUT button
TV  (muting) button
(BLUETOOTH) button
(page 6)
 STANDBY button (page 10)
 ANALOG button (page 6)
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 OPTICAL button (page 6)
  (volume) +*/– buttons
Adjusts the volume.
 SW  (subwoofer volume) +/–
buttons
Adjusts the volume of bass
sound.
  (muting) button
Turns off the sound temporarily.
 CLEARAUDIO+ button
Automatically selects the suitable
sound setting for the sound
source.
 SURROUND button (page 7)
 VOICE button (page 7)
 AUDIO button* (page 7)
 NIGHT button (page 7)
Supported audio formats
Audio formats supported by this system
are as follows.
• Dolby Digital
• Linear PCM 2ch 48 kHz or less
Specifications
Bar Speaker (SA-CT180)
Amplifier section
POWER OUTPUT (rated)
Front L + Front R:
13 W + 13 W (at 4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD)
POWER OUTPUT (reference)
Front L/Front R speaker:
25 W (per channel at 4 ohms, 1 kHz)
Inputs
OPTICAL
ANALOG
BLUETOOTH section
Communication system
BLUETOOTH Specification version 4.0
Output
BLUETOOTH Specification Power Class
2
Maximum communication range
Line of sight approx. 10 m1)
Maximum number of devices to be
registered
8 devices
Frequency band
2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz 2.4835 GHz)
Modulation method
FHSS (Freq Hopping Spread Spectrum)
Compatible BLUETOOTH profiles2)
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile)
Supported Codecs3)
SBC4)
Transmission range (A2DP)
20 Hz - 20,000 Hz (Sampling frequency
44.1 kHz)
1) The
actual range will vary depending on
factors such as obstacles between
devices, magnetic fields around a
microwave oven, static electricity,
cordless phone, reception sensitivity,
operating system, software application,
etc.
2) BLUETOOTH standard profiles indicate
the purpose of BLUETOOTH
communication between devices.
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3)
Codec: Audio signal compression and
conversion format
4)
Subband Codec
Speakers
Front L/Front R speaker section
Speaker system
2-way speaker system, Acoustic
suspension
Speaker
Tweeter: 14 mm - 25 mm balance
dome type
Woofer: 40 mm × 120 mm cone type
Wireless transmitter/
receiver
Frequency band
2.4 GHz band (2.404 GHz - 2.476 GHz)
Modulation method
GFSK
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
General
Additional Information
Power requirements
220 V - 240 V AC, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Power consumption
On: 17 W
Standby mode: 0.5 W or less
BLUETOOTH Standby mode: 3 W or
less
Dimensions (approx.) (w/h/d)
901 mm × 52 mm × 84 mm
Mass (approx.)
2 kg
Subwoofer (SA-WCT180)
POWER OUTPUT (reference)
50 W (per channel at 4 ohms, 100 Hz)
Speaker system
Subwoofer system, Bass reflex
Speaker
130 mm cone type
Power requirements
220 V - 240 V AC, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Power consumption
On: 13 W
Standby mode: 0.5 W or less
Dimensions (approx.) (w/h/d)
170 mm × 342 mm × 325 mm
Mass (approx.)
5.5 kg
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On BLUETOOTH
communication
• BLUETOOTH devices should be used
within approximately 10 meters
(unobstructed distance) of each other.
The effective communication range
may become shorter under the
following conditions.
– When a person, metal object, wall or
other obstruction is between the
devices with a BLUETOOTH
connection
– Locations where a wireless LAN is
installed
– Around microwave ovens that are in
use
– Locations where other
electromagnetic waves occur
• BLUETOOTH devices and wireless LAN
(IEEE 802.11b/g) use the same
frequency band (2.4 GHz). When using
your BLUETOOTH device near a device
with wireless LAN capability,
electromagnetic interference may
occur. This could result in lower data
transfer rates, noise, or inability to
connect. If this happens, try the
following remedies:
– Use this system at least 10 meters
away from the wireless LAN device.
– Turn off the power to the wireless
LAN device when using your
BLUETOOTH device within 10 meters.
– Install this system and BLUETOOTH
device as closer to each other as
possible.
• The radio waves broadcast by this
system may interfere with the
operation of some medical devices.
Since this interference may result in
malfunction, always turn off the power
on this system and BLUETOOTH device
in the following locations:
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– In hospitals, on trains, in airplanes, at
gas stations, and any place where
flammable gasses may be present
– Near automatic doors or fire alarms
• This system supports security
functions that comply with the
BLUETOOTH specification to ensure
secure connection during
communication using BLUETOOTH
technology. However, this security
may be insufficient depending on the
setting contents and other factors, so
always be careful when performing
communication using BLUETOOTH
technology.
• Sony cannot be held liable in any way
for damages or other loss resulting
from information leaks during
communication using BLUETOOTH
technology.
• BLUETOOTH communication is not
necessarily guaranteed with all
BLUETOOTH devices that have the
same profile as this system.
• BLUETOOTH devices connected with
this system must comply with the
BLUETOOTH specification prescribed
by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and must be
certified to comply. However, even
when a device complies with the
BLUETOOTH specification, there may
be cases where the characteristics or
specifications of the BLUETOOTH
device make it impossible to connect,
or may result in different control
methods, display or operation.
• Noise may occur or the audio may cut
off depending on the BLUETOOTH
device connected with this system,
the communications environment, or
surrounding conditions.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your system, please consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
Additional Information
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