Summary of Content for Sony HT-CT370 Operating Instructions PDF
Sound Bar Operating Instructions
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.
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.
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 install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
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.
Recommended cables Properly shielded and grounded cables and connectors must be used for connection to host computers and/or peripherals.
Useful functions Installing the Bar Speaker on a wall ..................................... 4 Using the Control for HDMI function .................................... 6 Using BRAVIA Sync features ...............................................7 Controlling the system using a smartphone or tablet device
(SongPal) .......................................................................... 8 Adjusting the settings ..........................................................10 Linking the system (LINK) ..................................................... 12
Miscellaneous Precautions ........................................................................... 13 BLUETOOTH wireless technology ........................................ 15 Troubleshooting ................................................................... 16 Parts and controls ................................................................19 Specifications .......................................................................23
Refer to the supplied Startup Guide for setup and basic operations.
Table of contents
Installing the Bar Speaker on a wall You can install the Bar Speaker on a wall.
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.
1 Fix the supplied wall mounting brackets to the bracket fixing holes on the bottom of the Bar Speaker with the supplied screws so that the surface of each wall mounting bracket is as shown in the illustration. Fix the two wall mounting brackets to the left and right fixing holes on the bottom of the Bar Speaker.
Notes Screw (supplied)
Wall mounting bracket (supplied)
AC power cord (mains lead)
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2 Prepare screws (not supplied) that are suitable for the holes on the back of the wall mounting brackets.
3 Fasten the screws to two studs in the wall. The screws should protrude 6 to 7 mm.
4 Hang the wall mounting brackets fixed on the Bar Speaker on the screws. Align the holes in the wall mounting brackets with the screws, then hang the Bar Speaker on the two screws.
Tip The Bar Speaker automatically detects whether it is mounted on a wall or positioned flat, and it optimizes the sound for its orientation.
Hole on the wall mounting bracket
More than 25 mm
6 to 7 mm
Using the Control for HDMI function By using the Control for HDMI function, and connecting equipment that is compatible with the Control for HDMI function via a High Speed HDMI cable, operation is simplified with the features below. The Control for HDMI function is enabled by setting CTRL (Control for HDMI) to ON (page 11). The default setting is ON.
When you turn off the TV, the system and the connected equipment will turn off automatically.
If you turn on the system while you are watching the TV, the TV sound will be output from the speakers of the system automatically. The volume of the system will be adjusted when you adjust the volume using the TVs remote control. If the TV sound was output from the speakers of the system the last time you watched the TV, the system will be turned on automatically when you turn on the TV again.
If the TV is compatible with the Audio Return Channel (ARC) technology, a High Speed HDMI cable connection will also allow sending digital audio signals from the TV to the system. You do not need to make a separate audio connection for listening to TV sound from the system. The ARC function is enabled by setting ARC (Audio return channel) to ON (page 11). The default setting is ON.
When you activate the equipment (Blu-ray Disc player, PlayStation4, etc.) connected to the system with a High Speed HDMI cable, the connected TV is turned on automatically and the input signal of the system is switched to the appropriate HDMI input.
The above features may not operate with certain equipment. Depending on the settings of the connected equipment, the Control for
HDMI function may not work correctly. Refer to the operating instructions of the equipment.
System Power Off
System Audio Control
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
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Using BRAVIA Sync features The original Sony functions listed below can also be used with products that are compatible with BRAVIA Sync.
If a BRAVIA Sync-compatible TV is connected to the system, the power consumption will be reduced in standby mode by stopping HDMI signal transmission when the TV is turned off with the pass- through function* of the system set to AUTO (page 11). The default setting is AUTO. If any TV other than BRAVIA is connected, set the item to ON (page 11).
* The pass-through function for HDMI signals is used to output the signals from the HDMI OUT jack of this system even if it is in standby mode.
Use a High Speed HDMI cable. If you use a Standard HDMI cable, 1080p, Deep Color, 3D, and 4K images may not be displayed properly.
Use an HDMI-authorized cable. Use a Sony High Speed HDMI cable with the Cable Type Logo.
We do not recommend using an HDMI-DVI conversion cable. Check the setup of the connected equipment if an image is poor or
the sound does not come out of the equipment connected via the HDMI cable.
Audio signals (sampling frequency, bit length, etc.) transmitted from an HDMI jack may be suppressed by the connected equipment.
Sound may be interrupted when the sampling frequency or the number of channels of audio output signals from the playback equipment is switched.
If the connected equipment is not compatible with copyright- protection technology (HDCP), the image and/or the sound from the HDMI OUT jack of this system may be distorted or may not be output. In such a case, check the specifications of the connected equipment.
When TV is selected as the input source of the system, video signals via one of the HDMI IN 1/2/3 jacks selected last time are output from the HDMI OUT jack.
This system supports Deep Color, x.v.Colour, 3D, and 4K transmission.
To enjoy 3D images, connect a 3D-compatible TV and video equipment (Blu-ray Disc player, PlayStation4, etc.) to the system using High Speed HDMI cables, put on 3D glasses, and then play back a 3D-compatible Blu-ray Disc, etc.
To enjoy 4K images, the TV and players that are connected to the system must be compatible with 4K images.
Notes on HDMI connections
Controlling the system using a smartphone or tablet device (SongPal) SongPal is the application to operate the system with your smartphone or tablet, etc. SongPal is available from either Google Play or App Store. This function is enabled by setting BT PWR (BLUETOOTH power) to ON (page 11). The default setting is ON.
1 Press the (on/standby) button on the remote control. The display of the Bar Speaker lights.
2 Search for SongPal with the Android device and download that application.
3 Run SongPal then follow the on-screen instructions.
4 After the BLUETOOTH connection display appears on the Android device, press the PAIRING button on the remote control. The lamp (blue) flashes quickly during BLUETOOTH pairing.
5 Select SONY:HT-CT370 from the BLUETOOTH device list of the Android device. When the connection has been established, the lamp (blue) of the Bar Speaker lights.
6 Operate the system with the display of the connected Android device.
When using an Android device
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One-Touch connection using the Android device with the NFC function built-in (NFC)
1 Perform steps 1 to 3 of When using an Android device.
2 After the BLUETOOTH connection display appears on the Android device, touch the Android device with the N mark of the Bar Speaker. When the connection has been established, the lamp (blue) of the Bar Speaker lights.
3 Operate the system with the display of the Android device.
1 Press the (on/standby) button on the remote control. The display of the Bar Speaker lights.
2 Press the PAIRING button on the remote control. The lamp (blue) of the Bar Speaker flashes quickly during BLUETOOTH pairing.
3 Set the iPhone/iPod touch to pairing mode and select SONY:HT-CT370 from the BLUETOOTH device list on the iPhone/iPod touch. When the connection has been established, the lamp (blue) of the Bar Speaker lights.
4 Search for SongPal with the connected iPhone/iPod touch and download that application.
5 Run SongPal then operate the system with the display of the iPhone/iPod touch.
When using an iPhone/iPod touch
Adjusting the settings You can set the following items with the AMP MENU button on the remote control. Your settings are retained even if you disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead).
1 Press the AMP MENU button on the remote control to display the amplifier menu window on the display of the Bar Speaker.
2 Select the desired setting, using the (return)/ (select)/ (proceed) button, and press the (enter) button.
3 Press the AMP MENU button to exit the amplifier menu window.
Menu Function Default
LEVEL DRC (Dynamic range control)
You can enjoy Dolby Digital sound at low sound volumes. (ON/ AUTO/OFF) ON: Compresses sound in accordance with the compression
information contained in the content. AUTO: Automatically compresses sound encoded in Dolby TrueHD. OFF: Sound is not compressed.
TONE BASS Low sound is emphasized. The setting can be changed from 6 to +6 in units of 1. 0
TREBLE High sound is emphasized. The setting can be changed from 6 to +6 in units of 1. 0
AUDIO SYNC (AV sync)
You can adjust the sound when the image and the sound are not in sync. (ON/OFF) OFF
DUAL (Dual mono)
You can enjoy multiplex broadcast sound of Dolby Digital audio. (M/S (main and sub channels)/MAIN (main channel)/SUB (sub channel))
AAV (Advanced auto volume)
Reduces the volume discrepancies between different programs or between programs and commercials. (ON/OFF) OFF
EFFECT (Sound effect)
ON: The sound of the selected sound field is played. It is recommended to use this setting.
OFF: The input source is down-mixed for 2 channels. Note: When EFFECT (Sound effect) is set to OFF, EFFECT (Sound
effect) is automatically set to ON when you change the SOUND FIELD setting.
(return)/ (select)/ (proceed)/
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HDMI CTRL (Control for HDMI)
To switch the Control for HDMI function on or off. (ON/OFF) Refer to Using the Control for HDMI function (page 6) for details. ON
P. THRU (Pass through)
To set the power saving mode of the pass-through function for HDMI signals. (AUTO/ON) AUTO: Outputs signals from the HDMI OUT jack of the system in
standby mode according to the status of the TV. This setting saves power in standby mode compared with the ON setting.
ON: Always outputs signals from the HDMI OUT jack in standby mode. If any TV other than BRAVIA is connected, use the system with the ON setting.
Note: This item appears only when CTRL (Control for HDMI) is set to ON.
ARC (Audio return channel)
To listen to digital sound from a TV compatible with the Audio Return Channel (ARC) technology that is connected using a High Speed HDMI cable. (ON/OFF) Note: This item appears only when CTRL (Control for HDMI) is set
SET BT BT PWR (BLUETOOTH power)
To switch the BLUETOOTH function of this system on and off. (ON/ OFF) Note: If you change the setting to OFF, the BLUETOOTH function
and the NFC function become disabled.
BT.STBY (BLUETOOTH standby)
When the system has pairing information, the system is in the BLUETOOTH standby mode even when it is turned off. (ON/OFF) ON
AAC (Advanced audio coding)
To set whether or not the system will use AAC via BLUETOOTH. (ON/OFF) Note: If you change the setting when the system is connected with
a BLUETOOTH device, the system will be disconnected from the device.
SYSTEM A. STBY (Auto standby)
To switch the AUTO POWER OFF function on or off. (ON/OFF) The system turns off automatically when no operation has been made within a certain period (about 20 minutes) and the system is not receiving an input signal.
To display the current firmware version.
SYS.RST (System cold reset)
To reset menus and settings (sound fields, etc.) of the system to the initial status when it does not work properly. Refer to Troubleshooting (page 18) for details.
WS LINK To link the wireless sound system again (page 12).
RF CHK To check whether the wireless sound system of the system can communicate or not. (OK/NG)
Menu Function Default
(return)/ (select)/ (proceed)/
Linking the system (LINK) Set up the wireless subwoofer connection again.
1 Press the AMP MENU button on the remote control.
2 Select WS with the (select) button then press the (enter) or (proceed) button.
3 Select LINK with the (select) button then press the (enter) or (proceed) button.
4 When START appears on the display of the Bar Speaker, press the (enter) button. SEARCH appears, and the Bar Speker searches for equipment that can be used with Link. Proceed to the next step within 1 minute. To quit the Link function during a search for equipment, press the (return) button.
5 Press the LINK button on the subwoofer with the point of a pen, etc. The on/standby lamp on the subwoofer lights in green. OK appears on the display of the Bar Speaker. If FAILED appears, check to ensure the subwoofer is turned on and perform the process again from step 1.
6 Press the AMP MENU button. The amplifier menu turns off.
(return)/ (select)/ (proceed)/
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 at 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
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 sets.
If color irregularity is observed... Turn off the TV set, then turn it on again after 15 to 30 minutes.
If color irregularity is observed again... Place the system further away from the TV set.
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.
This system incorporates Dolby* Digital and the DTS** Digital Surround System. * Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
** Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent Nos: 5,956,674; 5,974,380; 6,226,616; 6,487,535; 7,212,872; 7,333,929; 7,392,195; 7,272,567 & other U.S. and worldwide patents issued & pending. DTS-HD, the Symbol, & DTS-HD and the Symbol together are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. Product includes software. DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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.
This system incorporates High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) technology. The terms HDMI and HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.
BRAVIA logo is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
DSEE is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
x.v.Colour and x.v.Colour logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
PlayStation is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
The N Mark is a trademark or registered trademark of NFC Forum, Inc. in the United States and in other countries.
Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.
"ClearAudio+" is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
Made for iPod, and Made for iPhone mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod or iPhone, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod or iPhone may affect wireless performance.
Made for iPod/iPhone models The compatible iPod/iPhone models are as follows. Update your iPod/ iPhone with the latest software before using with the system.
BLUETOOTH technology works with: iPhone
iPhone 5s/iPhone 5c/iPhone 5/iPhone 4s/iPhone 4/iPhone 3GS iPod touch
iPod touch (5th generation)/iPod touch (4th generation)
Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
BLUETOOTH wireless technology Supported BLUETOOTH version and profiles Profile refers to a standard set of functions for various BLUETOOTH product features. Refer to Specifications (page 23) for the BLUETOOTH version and profiles supported by this system.
To use the BLUETOOTH function, the BLUETOOTH device to be connected must support the same profile as this system. Even if the device supports the same profile, the functions may differ because of the specifications of the BLUETOOTH device.
Audio playback on this system may be delayed from that on the BLUETOOTH device because of the characteristics of the BLUETOOTH wireless technology.
Effective communication range BLUETOOTH devices should be used within approximately 10 meters (33 feet) (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
devices with a BLUETOOTH connection Locations where a wireless LAN is installed Around microwave ovens that are in use Locations where other electromagnetic waves are generated
Effects of other devices BLUETOOTH devices and wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b/g) equipment 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: Connect this system and BLUETOOTH mobile phone or BLUETOOTH
device when you are at least 10 meters (33 feet) away from the wireless LAN equipment.
Turn off the power to the wireless LAN equipment when using your BLUETOOTH device within 10 meters (33 feet).
Effects on other devices 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 to this system, BLUETOOTH mobile phone and BLUETOOTH device in the following locations: In hospitals, on trains or 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 as a means of ensuring security during communication using BLUETOOTH technology. However, this security may be insufficient, depending on the settings and other factors. So always be careful when performing communication using BLUETOOTH technology.
Sony shall not 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.
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.
The system does not power up. Check that the AC power cord (mains lead) is connected securely.
The system is turned off automatically. The A. STBY function is working. Set A. STBY (Auto standby) to
OFF (page 11).
No TV sound is output from the system. Repeatedly press the INPUT button on the remote control to
display TV in the display (refer to Listening to the audio of the TV in the supplied Startup Guide).
Check the connection of the HDMI cable, optical digital cable, or audio cable that is connected to the system and the TV (refer to Connection in the supplied Startup Guide).
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. When a TV compatible with the Audio Return Channel (ARC)
technology is connected with an HDMI cable, make sure the cable is connected to the HDMI input (ARC) terminal of the TV (refer to Connection in the supplied Startup Guide).
If the TV is not compatible with the Audio Return Channel (ARC) technology, connect the optical digital cable in addition to the HDMI cable in order to output sound (refer to Connection in the supplied Startup Guide).
The sound is output from both the system and the TV. Turn off the sound of the system or the TV.
The TV sound from this system lags behind the image. Set SYNC (AV sync) to OFF if it is set to ON (page 10).
No sound or only a very low-level sound of the equipment connected to the Bar Speaker is heard from the Bar Speaker. Press the VOL + button on the remote control and check the
volume level (refer to Parts and controls (page 19)). Press the MUTING or VOL + button on the remote control to cancel
the muting function (refer to Parts and controls (page 21)). Make sure the input source is selected correctly. You should try
other input sources by pressing the INPUT button on the remote control several times (refer to Listening to the sound in the supplied Startup Guide).
Check that all the cables and cords of the system and the connected equipment are firmly inserted.
No sound or only a very low-level sound is heard from the subwoofer. Press the SW VOL + button on the remote control to increase the
subwoofer volume (refer to Parts and controls (page 21)). Make sure that the on/standby lamp on the subwoofer is lit in
green. If not, refer to No sound is heard from the subwoofer. in WIRELESS SOUND (page 17).
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.
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 equipment.
BLUETOOTH connection cannot be completed. Make sure that the lamp (blue) of the Bar Speaker is lit (refer to
Listening to the sound from BLUETOOTH devices in the supplied Startup Guide).
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 system using your BLUETOOTH device first.
Pairing cannot be achieved. Bring this system and the BLUETOOTH device closer together
(refer to Listening to the sound from BLUETOOTH devices in the supplied Startup Guide).
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 lamp (blue) of the Bar Speaker is lit (refer to
Listening to the sound from BLUETOOTH devices in the supplied Startup Guide).
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 the 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.
No sound is heard from the subwoofer. Check that the AC power cord (mains lead) of the subwoofer is
connected properly. (Refer to Turning on the system in the supplied Startup Guide.)
The on/standby lamp 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 lamp flashes slowly in green or lights in red.
Move the subwoofer to a location near the Bar Speaker so that the on/standby lamp lights in green.
Follow the steps in Linking the system (LINK) (page 12). Check the communication status of the wireless sound system
with the RF CHK of the amplifier menu (page 11). The on/standby lamp flashes quickly in green.
Consult your nearest Sony dealer. The on/standby lamp 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 VOL + button on the remote control to increase the volume of the subwoofer (refer to Parts and controls (page 21)).
System status Lamp (blue) status
During BLUETOOTH pairing Flashes quickly
The system is attempting to connect with a BLUETOOTH device
The system has established connection with a BLUETOOTH device
The system is in BLUETOOTH standby mode (when the system is off)
Sound skips or has noise. If there is a device nearby that generates electromagnetic waves
like a wireless LAN or an electronic 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 range.
The remote control of this system does not function. Point the remote control at the remote control sensor on the Bar
Speaker (refer to Parts and controls (page 21)). 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
The Control for HDMI function does not work properly. Check the HDMI connection (refer to Connection in the supplied
Startup Guide). Set up the Control for HDMI function on the TV. Refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the TV for TV setting. Make sure that any equipment connected is compatible with
BRAVIA Sync. Check the Control for HDMI settings on the connected equipment.
Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the connected equipment.
If you connect/disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead), wait more than 15 seconds before operating the system.
If you connect the audio output of video equipment with the system, using a cable other than an HDMI cable, no sound may be output because of BRAVIA Sync. In such a case, set CTRL
(Control for HDMI) to OFF (page 11) or connect the cable from the audio output jack of the video equipment directly to the TV.
PRTECT (protect) appears on the display of the Bar Speaker. Press the (on/standby) button to turn off the system. After the
indicator disappears, disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead) then check that nothing is blocking the ventilation holes of the system.
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. 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 receiver, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the TV.
If the system still does not operate properly, reset the system as follows:
1 Press the (on/standby) button on the remote control to turn the Bar Speaker on.
2 Press the AMP MENU button on the remote control.
3 Press the (select) button repeatedly until SYSTEM appears, then press the (enter) button.
4 Press the (select) button repeatedly until SYS.RST appears, then press the (enter) button (page 11).
5 Press the (enter) button after displaying START. RESET appears on the display, and the settings of the menu and sound fields, etc. return to their initial statuses.
6 Disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead).
Parts and controls Bar Speaker
Front/Top (on/standby) button INPUT button PAIRING button VOL (volume) +/ buttons N mark
When using the NFC function, touch your NFC device to the mark. Remote control sensor Lamp
White: when the display of the Bar Speaker is turned off. Blue: BLUETOOTH mode (page 17)
Rear/Bottom AC power cord (mains lead) ANALOG IN jack DIGITAL IN (OPT (TV)) jack HDMI IN 1/2/3 jacks HDMI OUT (TV (ARC)) jack
Subwoofer On/standby lamp LINK button (on/standby) button AC power cord (mains lead)
The supplied remote control can control the system and the connected devices. Some devices may not be controlled by it. In such a case, use the remote control of the device.
Operate the remote control by aiming it at the remote control sensor of the Bar Speaker.
Operation of the system INPUT button (on/standby) button DISPLAY button
To switch the brightness (Bright/Dark/Off) of the display of the Bar Speaker. When the display brightness is set to Off, the display is
turned off after the display shows operation status for several seconds.
When switched from Off to Bright, the display shows the audio stream information.
SW VOL (subwoofer volume) +/ buttons SOUND FIELD buttons*1
NIGHT (night mode) button*1
MUTING button VOL (volume) +*2/ buttons AMP MENU button PAIRING button RETURN button (return)/ (select)/ (proceed)/ (enter) buttons
Press the , , , or button to select a setting then press the button to register the setting.
Operation of the TV TV CH (channel) +/ buttons
To change the channel. TV INPUT button
To switch the input in the TV. TV (on/standby) button
To turn on and off a TV that can be controlled by the remote control of the system.
Operation of the BLUETOOTH device / buttons
To skip a track. / buttons
To fast reverse or to fast-forward the music when pressed during playback.
Playback control buttons *2 (playback)/ (pause)/ (stop) To start, pause or stop the playback. To restart playback during a pause, press the button again.
These are the basic operation examples. There may be a device that may not be operated or may work differently.
*1 Refer to Enjoying the sound effects in the supplied Startup Guide. *2 The (playback) and VOL (volume) + buttons each have a tactile dot.
Use it as a guide during operation.
1 Press the button correspnding to the manufacturer while holding the TV (on/standby) button on the remote control of the system pressed.
2 Keep holding the TV (on/standby) button and press the (enter) button.
3 Release the TV (on/standby) button on the remote control of the system pressed.
Setting the manufacturer of the TV
SONY TV CH +
LG SW VOL +
Panasonic TV CH
Sharp SW VOL
Amplifier section POWER OUTPUT (rated)
Front L/Front R: 50 W (per channel at 4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD) POWER OUTPUT (reference)
Front L/Front R: 100 W (per channel at 4 ohms, 1 kHz) Inputs
HDMI IN 1/2/3* ANALOG IN DIGITAL IN (OPT (TV))
* These 3 jacks are identical. Using any of them makes no difference. Output
HDMI OUT (TV (ARC))
BLUETOOTH section Communication system
BLUETOOTH Specification version 3.0 Output
BLUETOOTH Specification Power Class 2 Maximum communication range
Line of sight approx. 10 m1) Maximum number of devices to be registered
9 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) AVRCP 1.3 (Audio Video Remote Control Profile)
Supported Codecs3) SBC4), AAC5)
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.
3) Codec: Audio signal compression and conversion format 4) Subband Codec 5) Advanced Audio Coding
Front L/Front R speaker section Speaker system
Full-range speaker system, Acoustic suspension Speaker
60 mm cone type Rated impedance
General Power requirements
110 V - 240 V AC, 50 Hz/60 Hz Power consumption
On: 34 W Standby mode (Control for HDMI is set to on): 0.5 W or less Standby mode (Control for HDMI is set to off): 0.3 W or less BLUETOOTH Standby mode: 0.5 W or less
Dimensions (approx.) (w/h/d) 900 mm 50 mm 113 mm (without wall mounting brackets) 900 mm 113 mm 72 mm (with wall mounting brackets)
Mass (approx.) 2.4 kg (5 Ib 4 5/8 oz)
Bar Speaker (SA-CT370)
POWER OUTPUT (reference) 100 W (per channel at 4 ohms, 100 Hz)
Speaker system Subwoofer system, Bass reflex
Speaker 100 mm 150 mm cone type
Rated impedance 4 ohms
Power requirements 110 V - 240 V AC, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Power consumption On: 30 W Standby mode: 0.5 W or less
Dimensions (approx.) (w/h/d) 135 mm 361.5 mm 394 mm (vertical) 361.5 mm 135 mm 394 mm (horizontal)
Mass (approx.) 7.0 kg (15 Ib 6 7/8 oz)
Speaker system Wireless Sound Specification version 2.0
Frequency band 2.4 GHz (2.4000 GHz - 2.4835 GHz)
Modulation method Pi / 4 DQPSK
Digital audio input formats supported by the system
* It is possible to input these formats only with HDMI connection.
Video formats supported by the system Input/Output (HDMI Repeater block)
*1 YCbCr 4:2:0/Supported 8-bit only *2 Supported 8-bit only
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Wireless transmitter/receiver section
Dolby Digital DTS-HD Master Audio* Dolby Digital Plus* DTS-HD High Resolution Audio* Dolby TrueHD* DTS-HD Low Bit Rate* DTS Linear PCM 2ch 48 kHz or less DTS 96/24 Linear PCM Maximum 7.1ch 192 kHz or less*
Side-by- Side (Half)
Over-Under (Top-and- Bottom)
4096 2160p @ 59.94/60 Hz*1
4096 2160p @ 50 Hz*1
4096 2160p @ 23.98/24 Hz*2
3840 2160p @ 59.94/60 Hz*1
3840 2160p @ 50 Hz*1
3840 2160p @ 29.97/30 Hz*2
3840 2160p @ 25 Hz*2
3840 2160p @ 23.98/24 Hz*2
1920 1080p @ 59.94/60 Hz
1920 1080p @ 50 Hz
1920 1080p @ 29.97/30 Hz
1920 1080p @ 25 Hz
1920 1080p @ 23.98/24 Hz
1920 1080i @ 59.94/60 Hz
1920 1080i @ 50 Hz
1280 720p @ 59.94/60 Hz
1280 720p @ 50 Hz
1280 720p @ 29.97/30 Hz
1280 720p @ 23.98/24 Hz
720 480p @ 59.94/60 Hz
720 576p @ 50 Hz
640 480p @ 59.94/60 Hz
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