Enjoy a powerful cinema experience with 4K pass-through and Dolby® TrueHD & DTS-HD® Master Audio format support. Easily expand your home theater with multiple inputs and connect compatible speakers for true wireless surround sound. The CT790 has a stylish, slim design that lays flat or mounts discreetly on a wall, giving this small bar big capabilities.
Ignite your passion for sound
Get more emotion and excitement out of every scene and song with this slim sound bar. The S-Master digital amp reduces distortion for clean, detailed sound, and you can stream audio in high-quality thanks to LDAC.
330 W total power output
Bring all your music and movies to life in the volume and clarity they deserve with a 330 W rated power output.
2.1 ch surround sound
Woofers at each end of your sound bar deliver rumbling lows and clear mids over a wide listening area.
Wi-Fi® Wireless audio
Wirelessly connect to your home network and Internet music streaming with built-in Wi-Fi®, or use Bluetooth® to stream audio from your smartphone or tablet.
Hear more of everything
A 2-way driver at each end of the sound bar delivers balanced, full-frequency audio.
Place the 15 inch (38 cm) wireless subwoofer anywhere for reinforced basslines.
Every note made clearer
The S-Master digital amplifier authentically reproduces all of your digital audio files for clear, low-distortion sound, even at high power.
Be surrounded by sound
Our virtual surround sound technology puts you right at the heart of the movies you love by emulating theater-style surround sound.
Made to match your space
The HT-CT790’s slim 2.5 inch (6.4 cm) profile means it won’t get in the way of what you’re watching. Wall-mounting is easy, too, and the sleek black design integrates seamlessly with the rest of your Home Theater setup.
The contours of the wall-mounted sound bar complement the style of your TV.
Low profile design
The slim design won't obscure your view, so you always see the full picture.
LDAC transmits approximately three times more data (at the maximum transfer rate: 990 kbps) than conventional Bluetooth® audio for a superior wireless listening experience.2
Enjoy higher quality audio thanks to a range of HDMI and USB connections and future-proof compatibility from copy protection, a HDR signal and lossless audio codecs.
A HDR signal delivers exceptional detail, color and contrast with a far wider range of brightness than other video formats.
The HT-CT790 is compatible with HDCP 2.2 copy protection, so you’re ready for future 4K formats.
3x HDMI inputs, 1x HDMI ARC output
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) lets you connect to your TV with a single cable, for easier control and fewer cables, while 3x HDMI inputs give you the freedom to connect to more.
Enjoy a stable connection for smartphones, tablets and USB sticks, so you can charge your device, or play MP3 files.
Bring movies and music to life in dynamic surround sound thanks to the DTS-HD format.
Enjoy clear, high-fidelity sound with the Dolby® TrueHD lossless compression format.
Stream music throughout the house with SongPal Link
Listen to the same great song all around the house with multi-room listening, controlled via the SongPal app. Use SongPal Link to group selected Sony sound bars and speakers together, then stream music in multiple rooms.
2.1 channel system brings out the best in your movies
Feel the full force of every movie soundtrack with this 2.1 channel sound bar. The two drivers have been carefully engineered to deliver a balanced audio response across all frequencies, while a wireless subwoofer adds more body to your bass – so every explosion and action sequence hits harder than ever before.
S-Master digital amplifier: true sonic purity
Enjoy the best of digital audio with the S-Master digital amplifier. Using a simplified, full digital signal path, the S-Master amplifier reproduces digital audio signals without the multiple analog stages required by conventional amplifiers. The result is not just more power, but significantly less distortion caused by heat build-up.
Cinematic S-Force PRO Front Surround
An immersive virtual surround sound experience. S-Force PRO Front Surround mimics the way the brain correlates sound sources to create proper volume, time lag, and sound wave spectrum — using only left and right speaker channels. By naturally emulating three-dimensional sound fields, you'll be able to enjoy rich, high-fidelity audio across a wider listening area.
ClearAudio+ enriches your music
Unique to Sony, ClearAudio+ automatically adjusts sound settings for an enriching listening experience. By bringing together expertise in digital signal processing technologies, ClearAudio+ is able to optimize audio formats to deliver a consistently clear, high-quality sound, whatever music you’re into.
Wireless subwoofer for flexible setup
Add impact to movies with rich, powerful bass. Position the 15" (38 cm) wireless subwoofer anywhere in the room to enjoy rich, resounding bass with fine low-end detail thanks to a bass-reflex port. The compact, stylish black unit blends in with any décor.
Unite your music with SongPal
Download SongPal for your smartphone or tablet and take control of your music collection. Simply connect over Bluetooth® or Wi-Fi and you’ll have seamless access to all your favorite tracks, whether they’re stored on your PC, server, or favorite online music service. The app can also be used to customize sound settings to ensure great, balanced audio.
Connect to your home network with DLNA
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is an industry-wide standard for sharing data over a home network. This makes it easier to stream and transfer your favorite music, films, and pictures between your DLNA-supported devices—including TVs, PCs, portable servers, and gaming consoles.
DSEE restores detail to your digital music
Boost the quality of your compressed music files. When an original music source is compressed, it loses the high-frequency elements that add detail and richness to your favorite tracks. The Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) faithfully restores these to produce high-quality sound that’s closer to the original recording.
One-touch listening to play music instantly
NFC (Near Field Communication) technology removes the need for wired connections and complex setup sequences. Simply touch your NFC-enabled smartphone or other device to the on-body N-mark and start your music. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually in Bluetooth® settings.
Set your music free with Multi-room listening
Fill your home with the sound of your favorite tracks, thanks to multi-room listening. Use the SongPal app to group selected Sony sound bars and speakers together, then stream music from a PC or your home network in multiple rooms throughout your home. It's the perfect way to enjoy your favorite songs without being tied to one room.
The simple way to send music to your speakers
The HT-CT790 has Google Cast™ built in, so you can cast your favorite music apps from your personal device to your speakers. Simply tap the cast button in a music app on your Android phone or tablet, iPhone, iPad, Mac®, Windows laptop or Chromebook and select a speaker or group of speakers to get started. You can also play Spotify through your speakers, laptop, and TV using the Spotify app
Compatible with HDCP 2.2 Copy Protection
HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) is the latest generation of copy protection. Designed primarily for Ultra HD 4K devices, it employs advanced encryption techniques to create a secure connection between source and display, preventing the unlicensed copying of copyrighted content.
Higher quality wireless audio streaming
LDAC transmits approximately three times more data (at the maximum transfer rate: 990 kbps) than conventional Bluetooth® audio, for a superior wireless listening experience2
Bluetooth® streaming for personal listening
Stream audio directly from the sound bar to your headphones via Bluetooth® for convenient wireless listening. Compatible with high-quality LDAC and AAC codecs, the HT-CT790 is designed for personal viewing, so you can put your headphones on to enjoy a movie on the big screen without disturbing anyone.
High Dynamic Range (HDR)
By supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR) signal pass-through, you can enjoy the incredible jump in image contrast and brightness it brings, and the additional shadow and highlights further enhance picture detail and brings colors to life.
4K pass-through for 4K content
Maintain 4K quality from source to screen. The 4K pass-through feature allows 4K data to 'pass through' and be displayed on a 4K TV or projector, without compromising image quality. Giving you the pure 4K experience makes this sound bar the perfect partner for 4K-capable TVs and players, and a solid cornerstone for your home entertainment system for the future.
- A / V SYNC: Yes
- POWER OUTPUT (TOTAL): 330 W
- AMPLIFIER CHANNELS: 2.1 ch
- S-FORCE PRO FRONT SURROUND: S-Force PRO Front Surround
- LPCM (2CH / 5.1CH / 7.1CH) THRU HDMI: Yes/Yes/Yes
- SUBWOOFER TYPE: Wireless Subwoofer
- SPEAKER SYSTEM: Full range speaker system
- ENCLOSURE TYPE: Acoustic suspension
- WIRELESS SUBWOOFER: Yes
- INPUT AND OUTPUT TERMINALS: Analog Audio In, Bluetooth Reception, Bluetooth Transmission, Ethernet, HDMI x3 Input, Optical Input, USB
- HDMI INPUTS: 3
- WIRELESS CAPABILITIES: Bluetooth®, NFC, Wireless Rear Speaker connectivity
- HDMI OUTPUTS: 1
- OPTICAL AUDIO INPUTS: 1
- ANALOG AUDIO INPUTS: Yes
- DOLBY: Dolby® Digital, Dolby® Digital +, Dolby® Dual Mono, Dolby® TrueHD
- DOLBY® DUAL MONO: Yes
- LPCM: Yes
- PCM 96k/24 bit PCM
- DTS HD MASTER AUDIO: Yes
- DOLBY TRUEHD/DOLBY DIGITAL+: YES / YES
- DTS DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR, DTS-HD LBR
- NIGHT MODE: Yes
- SOUND EFFECTS: ClearAudio+, GAME, Movie, SPORTS, Standard
- Video / Audio / Photo Playback USB FILE SYSTEM (FAT32, NTFS): Yes (FAT32, NTFS, exFAT)
- 1080 / 24P: Yes
- 1080P: Yes
- 3D-CAPABLE HDMI PASS THRU: YES
- DEEP COLOR: Yes
- X.V.COLOR (XVYCC): Yes
- BRAVIA® SYNC™ (CEC CONTROL): YES
- Eco and energy saving
- POWER CONSUMPTION (OFF MODE): not available
- POWER CONSUMPTION (STANDBY MODE): 0.4 W
- POWER CONSUMPTION (NETWORKED STANDBY MODE) – TERMINALS 5.2W (Ethernet)/5.9W (Wi-Fi)/1.8W (Bluetooth®)/6.0W (all terminals and networks connected*) *Wired connections automatically deactivate wireless connections.
- STANDBY MODE ACTIVATED: Yes
- NETWORKED STANDBY MODE ACTIVATED – TERMINALS: After 20 minutes (Ethernet)/20 minutes (Wi-Fi®)/20 minutes (Bluetooth®)
- WIRELESS NETWORK(S) ON/OFF SWITCH: To switch off Wi-Fi, change internet connect setting to wired. Connect to TV by HDMI, and press HOME Button Setup Network Settings Internet Settings Wired Setup ( follow the dialog ) Save & Connect To switch on/off Bluetooth, Connect to TV by HDMI, and press HOME Button Setup Bluetooth Settings Bluetooth Mode Select Off / Receiver / Transmitter
- SPEAKER TYPE: Bar
- POWER CONSUMPTION: BAR42W/SW25W
- STANDBY: Auto Standby
- REMOTE COMMANDER: RMT-240U
Size & Weight
- MAIN UNIT SIZE BODY ONLY (W X H X D): 40.55" x 2.05" x 4.96"
- MAIN UNIT WEIGHT BODY ONLY: 6.17 lb
- SUBWOOFER SIZE (W X H X D): 7.48" × 15.0" × 15.2"
- SUBWOOFER WEIGHT: 7.8"
What's in the Box
What's In The Box
- (1) Soundbar
- (1) Wireless Subwoofer
- HDMI cable
- Wall Hanging Bracket
- Quick Setup Guide