18
February
2019
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14:29
Europe/Amsterdam

Panasonic unveil its most cinematic and musically refined soundbars ever. Dolby Atmos, DTS:X & Chromecase built-in.

  • SC-HTB900 and SC-HTB700 deliver immersive soundstage with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X content

  • Beautiful, versatile designs complement any TV in any siting

  • SC-HTB900 is ‘Tuned by Technics’ for refined sonics

  • SC-HTB900 and HTB510 feature built-in Chromecast Built-in for effortless wireless streaming

Today Panasonic unveil its most cinematic and musically refined soundbars ever, the SC-HTB900 and SC-HTB700. The HTB900 and HTB700 support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, the latest state-of-the-art object-based audio formats that deliver the most immersive soundstage possible by placing sound where it would occur naturally in space.

The SC-HTB900 features built-in Chromecast Built-in for optimum audio quality with smartphone control. They also work with the Google Assistant, allowing hand-free playback control using voice commands.

Partly made with input from Panasonic’s acclaimed audio specialists Technics, the HTB900 has been designed to handle not only movies, but also a wide range of music, resulting in the ultimate entertainment experience. The flagship HTB900 also comes equipped with a new Berlin Philharmonic Hall Mode* which reproduces the magnificent sound field of one of the world’s greatest concert halls.

*Enabled by software update

Sound features

State of the art surround sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X

The HTB900 and HTB700 feature support for the latest object-based audio formats Dolby Atmos and DTS:X that are revolutionising home cinema. By using upward-firing drivers which complement the traditional forward-firing drivers the HTB900 and HTB700 are able to bounce sound off the ceiling so that the listener can hear individual effects coming from all directions. The result is that when watching movies, the sounds of voices, objects and even music come to life and viewers feels as if they are inside the action.

Tuned by the audio experts at Technics

When sound quality is paramount, Panasonic were able to call on experts from its own acclaimed Hi-Fi brand, Technics. Tapping into to some highly renowned audio engineers and designers when developing the HTB900. Virtuosos from Technics tuned the HTB900 to ensure that the sound is not only the most refined possible but that the model’s audio output perfectly complements the visuals so that the listener feels a genuine sense of acoustic realism. The HTB900 proudly wears its ‘Tuned by Technics’ badge.

Berlin Philharmonic Hall Mode*

The HTB900’s new Berlin Philharmonic Hall Mode* faithfully replicates the magnificent sound field of one of the world’s greatest concert halls. From the comfort of their own home, listeners can feel transported to a concert hall with all the powerful resonance and delicate timbre of the orchestra’s different instruments. Berlin Philharmonic Hall Mode is ideal for listening to ‘Digital Concert Hall’, the video streaming service of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

* Enabled by software update

High quality speaker systems

The SC-HTB900 has immense reserves of power and a carefully crafted array of speaker drivers that combine to deliver a dynamic yet acoustically refined soundstage from even the most sonically demanding of movie soundtracks. The soundbar boasts a substantial 505W of power, which is shared among six 6.5cm Mid-range speakers positioned across the face of the unit and a High-Res Audio compatible tweeter on each end. The SC-HTB700 achieves 376W output via a total of three 6.5cm Mid-range speakers positioned across the face of the unit to produce its immersive sound.

A new design for enhanced low-frequency reproduction

Both the HTB900 and HTB700 feature redesigned enclosures and cones while the low frequency range has been extended in the main unit. This fine-tuning has improved the clarity of vocals, allowing viewers to hear all of the dialogue through the main unit, so they can enjoy watching the movie without distraction.

A highly rigid cabinet for crystal-clear sound

The rigidity of the HTB900 and HTB700 has been increased by adopting a honeycomb rib structure, using a long port within the cabinet, and by increasing the thickness of the components. Any vibrations which might cause sound quality degradation have been suppressed, resulting in clearer sound quality. This crystal-clear sound delivers a more realistic cinematic experience.

Powerful bass with wireless flexibility

The HTB900 and HTB700 use a wireless subwoofer that requires no annoying connection cables. With the subwoofer facing the floor, powerful bass is achieved by the downward release of sound from the speaker unit and port. The unit also achieves clear sound thanks to a high-strength casing that reduces the influence of vibrations.

Optimum sounds from a tabletop or wall mount

The HTB900 and the HTB700 can be configured for either tabletop or wall-mounting. Thanks to a slant of approximately 7° sound is directed to the ears at the best possible angle for an expansive, room filling effect.

Design

Less is perfection

Beautifully designed with minimalism and purity, the HTB900 and HTB700 effortlessly complement today’s televisions and by ensuring the viewer is immersed in the images and sound they help provide the optimal entertainment experience.

The metal mesh grille on the HTB900 and the fabric grille on the HTB700 create an elegant contrast by combining materials with high-quality matte, gloss, and hairline surface textures.

Connectivity

Chromecast built-in

The HTB900 comes with Chromecast built-in, which allows users to easily stream their favourite streaming music services, radio or podcasts from a smartphone or other mobile device. Since the data is streamed directly to the soundbar from the router there is no degradation in sound quality and with support for High-Resolution Audio listeners can enjoy the best-possible sound quality. Using Multi-room sync with Chromecast built-in speakers, the same song can be played in several rooms, or different music can be played from room to room, for multi-room entertainment.

Say the word – works with the Google Assistant

If a Google Nest Device or other voice-activated speaker with the Google Assistant can be used to operate music playback and other features. Voice commands can be used to play podcasts and streaming services, such as Google Play Music and Spotify.

Panasonic Music Control App*

Using the Panasonic Music Control App with the HTB900 lets the listener build a playlist from music on their phone, tablet or music server. Using this app will give even better sound quality and better control of music.

* Enabled by software update

4K Pass Through

The HTB900 and the HTB700 support 4K Pass Through. High-definition 4K video content can be passed through the soundbar from a 4K source (eg PVR or UHD Blu-ray deck) to a 4K TV. Both models also support HDR Pass Through.

SC-HTB900 Main Features

Sound Features

  • 505W output power (RMS 10% THD)

  • 3.1ch Amp

  • 6.5cm Mid-range speaker x 6 / Tweeters (Hi-Res) x 2

  • 16cm External Wireless Subwoofer

  • Dolby Atmos

  • DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X

  • Tuned by Technics

  • Berlin Philharmonic Hall Mode*

Connectivity

  • Chromecast built-in

  • Works with the Google Assistant

  • Wi-Fi

    Panasonic Music Control App*

  • Bluetooth

Other Features

  • HDMI Input x 2

  • HDMI Output x 1 (ARC)

  • Optical Digital Input

  • 4K Pass Through

Design

  • Elegant & Stylish Design

  • Fabric Grille

  • Wall-Mountable

    376W output power (RMS 10% THD)

  • 3.1ch Amp

  • 6.5cm Mid-range speaker x 3

  • 16cm External Wireless Subwoofer

  • Dolby Atmos

  • DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X

Connectivity

  • Panasonic Music Streaming App

  • Bluetooth

Other Features

  • HDMI Input x 2

  • HDMI Output x 1 (ARC)

  • Optical Digital Input

  • 4K Pass Through

Design

  • Elegant & Stylish Design

  • Fabric Grille

NB. Functions, function names, and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B businesses. The company, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018, has expanded globally and now operates 591 subsidiaries and 88 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of Euro 61.4 billion for the year ended March 31, 2018. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers. To learn more about Panasonic: http://www.panasonic.com/global.

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