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Sony HTST3 4.1 Channel S-Force Pro Front Surround Sound Premium Soundbar

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3.9 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
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  • 4.1ch sound bar with powerful, adjustable twin-drive subwoofer, S-Force pro front surround, NFC, Bluetooth and four HDMI ports
  • 250W output for home cinema
  • NFC One-touch sharing and remote control
  • Immersive S-Force Pro front surround

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 90 x 4.2 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 13 Kg
  • Delivery information: We cannot deliver certain products outside mainland UK ( Details). We will only be able to confirm if this product can be delivered to your chosen address when you enter your delivery address at checkout.
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: HTST3.CEK
  • ASIN: B00H3LL6RK
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 4 Feb. 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83,670 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

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At a glance

  • Enjoy big, high fidelity sound on an exceptionally slim 4.1 channel Sound Bar
  • Get rich, clear audio with wide range multi-channel surround sound, thanks to S-Force Pro Front Surround technology
  • Stream music from your smartphone in an instant with the built-in one-touch listening via NFC
  • Customise bass tone at the flick of a switch with the compact, twin-drive subwoofer
  • Connect your TV, Blu-Ray Disc player or Playstation to the Sound Bar using one of the four built-in HDMI ports

A slim Sound Bar with big features

Don't let its size fool you. Behind the sleek, stylish façade lies a powerful speaker system capable of delivering an immersive, true movie theatre experience. The Sound Bar utilises speaker technology to minimise speaker vibrations and deliver sharp, high-resolution audio. And with the power of the 4.1 channel S-Force Pro Front Surround 3D technology and accompanying subwoofer at its core, you can breathe life into your favourite movies, games, and music. It comes with three HDMI ports, built-in one-touch listening via NFC, and Bluetooth functionality, too - so whatever you connect and however you connect it, you'll always be able to enjoy rich, high definition sound.

Designed with discretion in mind

You don't need a big, bulky audio system to deliver powerful true movie theatre sound. The HT-ST3 is the perfect combination of style and substance, so you'll certainly feel and hear its presence even when you can't see it. The Sound Bar's slimline design enables it to be discreetly mounted in any living space, so it won't pull focus while you're watching the latest blockbuster movie. The accompanying super-slim, compact subwoofer system has also been designed with flexible installation in mind: lay it horizontal for an easy fit into your TV unit or rack, or stand it upright for a freestanding floor-based subwoofer that can be positioned anywhere in your living room.

Immerse yourself in sound

Hear every whisper and creak. With 4.1 channel S-Force Pro Front Surround 3D technology and an enlarged subwoofer, the HT-ST3 creates a realistic, immersive soundtrack that's perfect for family entertainment. Sit back and enjoy your favourite movies and games with a wide range of sound that puts you right at the heart of the action.

Wireless streaming in an instant

Stream your music collection in an instant - without the need for docks or auxiliary cables. The HT-ST3 Sound Bar's built-in NFC technology means you're never more than a touch away from seamless streaming and realistic, high fidelity sound. Simply pair your NFC enabled device with the Sound Bar by touching it to the N-mark and you're ready to go. No NFC? No worries. You can also stream your music to the Sound Bar via Bluetooth.

Add depth to your audio

The HT-ST3 enables you to adjust the tone of the subwoofer, so you can customise your listening experience. Throttle up the bass level and hear every booming explosion while watching films, or tighten the tone to keep pace with today's hottest, bass-driven music tracks - just flick a switch and you're in complete control. The slim design also makes this subwoofer particularly versatile, allowing it to be either discreetly placed flat on a shelf or stood on its side.

The power of HDMI

Consoles, televisions, music systems - your living room is the entertainment hub of your house, so why should high definition sound be restricted to the movies? With four HDMI ports built in to the HT-ST3, you'll always be able to get enjoy flawless, high-quality sound. Whether it's listening your music collection or hearing every boom, blast and tyre screech while gaming on your Playstation - if it has an HDMI connection, you're just a cable away from an incredible audio experience.

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Power 60 Watts 260 Watts 170 Watts 300 Watts 330 Watts 250 Watts 450 Watts
Channels 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 4.1 7.1
Wireless Subwoofer Built-in Subwoofer
HDMI Inputs / HDMI Outputs 3x / 1x 3x / 1x 3x / 1x 3x / 1x 3x / 1x
Control via App (SongPal)
Positioning Above & Below TV / Wall Above & Below TV / Wall Free standing on Subwoofer Below TV Above & Below TV / Wall Above & Below TV / Wall Above & Below TV / Wall Above & Below TV / Wall
Additional Information Carrying Handle Holds TVs up to 35kg

Box Contains

Shelf Board
Foot Pad
Optical Cable

Customer Reviews

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I decided to get a decent sound bar to accompany my new Sony 50W829 and decided on a Sony , partly because of the HDMI connectivity they all offer .
My short list consisted of this and the 770 , so I started to read every review that I could find on line.
Reviews on the ST3 are mixed to say the least and I almost bought a 770 until I saw that Amazon Germany are selling the ST3 for the equivalent of only £308.00 delivered , so I took the plunge and ordered one .
If you do the same ensure that you download the English manual on line and have a euro plug converter (to avoid invalidating the warranty by chopping off the two pin plug)
Five days later it arrived via Italy and Dunfermline !!
In my opinion the sound when adjusted correctly is excellent ,using it as an HDMI hub also makes things very straight forward , it even sounds pretty good via blue tooth from my Kindle and is very well made .
Highly recommended , especially if you save yourself a few pounds by buying from Germany.
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This is my first foray into the world of surround sound products, in my own home anyway, believe it or not. The problem has been that the way my living room and television are set up (the television is in a corner) isn't really the ideal or classic shape for the full surround sound experience, or that's what I thought.
I am a big fan of Sony products and I don't think that I have ever been let down by one and I doubt very much that this one will either.
Out of the box both the soundbar and the solidly built (and heavy) sub-woofer appear to be very well made, quality items.
I had to re-organise my entertainment centre to accommodate the sub-woofer but once that was done, everything was connected and I figured out the settings it has been plain sailing.
The sound is full, rich and vibrant without being overbearing or booming during the loud parts of films, which is exactly what you want a surround sound system to be. A fantastic product and I am delighted with it.
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Sound is very good and fills a room, the various settings work very well - particularly like the movie and football settings.
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I bought this Sound Bar from another retailer for £379 a month ago and what a brilliant product by Sony. I already have the Sony HTXT1 and had the HTGT1 before this HTST3. I am running the sound bar via hdmi cables to get the best sound & picture from it. You also need to change the settings from the default ones as I prefer the sound to be more treble than bass. When watching the Sky box the sound is good but once you start the blu ray player it goes to the next level, movies and music sounds superb and it feels like a 5.1 not a 4.1. I also bought the Sony nwz a15 walkman and the music in hi res also sounds brilliant no distortion or lack of sound at all. To me the sound bar is very loud and when turning up the volume it even sounds better!
The subwoofer is big in size but then all the connections and amp is built into it. The sound bar itself is very thin and long and well made as the sub. The sub is connected via a lead, so not wireless but that don't bother me. I find the subwoofer more powerful than the HTGT1, and also than the other Sony models HTC-370 and HTC-770 as I tested then in other Sony retailers.
Trust me you can't go wrong if you want high quality loud sound then go for the HTST3!
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By tallpete33 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 20 May 2014
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Arriving in a heavy box resembling what I can only describe as a Tetris shape, the courier and I could only laugh. Once opened and unpacked, the laughing stopped as this is a serious bit of kit but in no way intimidating or difficult to operate. The sub is bigger (and heavier - over 8kg) than expected and the soundbar is smaller (well, skinnier) than expected - the amazon photos are definitely to scale. The sub has a quality brushed aluminium finish on closer inspection and the rear ports include 3 x HDMI in, 1 x HDMI out (for ARC TV), analogue L+R in and 2 x optical.

Anyway, setup was pretty straightforward. To save space, I actually placed the bar on the top of my (40 inch) TV stand as it is so low that it doesn't interfere with the TV operation. Once both were in situ I connected them together with the ribbon cable that comes from the bar and splits into four ethernet-type connectors to plug into the colour coded ports on the sub. The optical cable was carefully connected between the TV and sub and once the batteries were in the skinny remote and rubber feet attached to the bar it was more or less job done. [ Note the sub has an HDMI ARC port (and 3 other HDMI-in ports) also which audiophiles may prefer to use instead of optical but I prefer to keep it simple with the latter ]. On the subject of the remote, it is a slim and boxy "designer" affair that although easy to use does not have a premium feel to it in my opinion.

Replacing my (excellent) Sony HT-CT260 soundbar, I was on familiar ground with the operation of this. After setting the TV to external speakers and selecting Optical on the sub it was game on. The LED display is discreetly hidden behind the mesh front and can be toggled on or off with one button push.
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