Panasonic - 4K/60p Pass-through compliant 5.1ch soundbar and 3.1ch soundbar
Panasonic is going to release 2 models of their new soundbars that come with a wireless sub-woofer on May 16:
- SC-HTB880 (5.1ch) - ¥76,000
SC-HTB880 has an HDMI terminal supporting a 4K60p format video signal so that it can send 4K video signals received from a device like a Blu-ray player to a TV. The high performance amplifier LincsD-Amp is built-in so it is able to increase accuracy if a distortion happens to the waveform at the digital processing time.
Regarding speaker structure, there are 2 6.5cm cone woofers and 2 semi-dome tweeters for the front speaker, a 6.5cm cone full-range for the center speaker, 2 6.5cm cone full-range speakers as surround speakers, and 16cm cone woofer (Maximum 50W×5ch＋250W).
Subwoofer dimensions: W180xH408xL306mm, 3.1kg
Input/Output: HDMI input x 2, HDMI output x 1, Optical digital audio input x 1, Ir system, USB terminal
- SC-HTB580 (3.1ch) - ¥43,000
SC-HTB580 has 2 6.5cm cone full-range front speakers, a 6.5cm cone full-range center speaker, and a 16cm cone woofer for the subwoofer (Maximum 60W×3ch＋130W).
Subwoofer dimensions: W180xH408xL306mm, 5kg
Input/Output: HDMI input x 1, HDMI output x 1, Optical digital audio input x 1, Ir system, USB terminal