Sony HT-Z9F 3.1-Channel Dolby Atmos Sound Bar with Subwoofer

Model: HT-Z9F UPC: 027242908161 Item: 170629

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Z9F 3.1ch Dolby Atmos Soundbar (HT-Z9F)

Feel the thrill of your favorite shows and movies. The Z9F 3.1ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X Soundbar’s new Vertical Surround Engine places you in the middle of the action. Five different sound modes optimize audio to what you’re hearing. Wireless and network-capable, the Z9F can also connect to select rear speakers for a full-room solution that provides a cinematic experience.


  • 3.1ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X and Vertical Sound Engine
  • Five sound modes for enhanced movies, music, gaming, news and sport
  • 4K HDR compatible
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and easy BLUETOOTH streaming
  • High-Resolution Audio capable

Hear Sound From All Directions with Max 7.1.2 Surround Sound

Vertical Surround Engine, our latest surround technology, lets you enjoy the thrill of the latest cinema audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X in a single slim unit. No matter what type of room you’re in, its three front speakers reproduce “vertical” sound, creating virtual surround sound that seems to come from all around you. 

Everything Upscaled Close to 7.1.2ch

Now you can enjoy everything you watch in maximum 7.1.2ch sound. The advanced digital signal processing converts any audio to immersive surround with just the click of a button on the remote.

The Perfect Setting for Every Sound

Select a sound mode best suited to the entertainment with a direct key on your remote control. Go deeper into the movies with Cinema mode, and experience more action from your game play, thanks to Game mode created by PlayStation developers. Sport mode fine tunes ambient crowd noise so you can feel the field-level action, while Music mode lets you hear the detail in every song. News/Voice mode is designed for clear dialogue. 

Bring Your Equipment Together

Connect via HDMI, LAN Connection, USB, and more to enjoy music and movies from different sources.

Enjoy All Your Movies in 4K HDR Quality

With the latest 4K HDR 18Gbps pass through and HDCP 2.2, the HT-Z9F is made for the latest home cinema formats including HDR10, Dolby Vision, and Hybrid-Log Gamma. 

The Way The Artists Truly Intended

Enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound in higher than CD quality with High-Resolution Audio. Passion for music unites every component from signal to speaker so it feels like the artist is performing right in front of you 

Built-In Wi-Fi

Wirelessly connect to online music streaming with built-in Wi-Fi. 

Bluetooth Streaming

Stream music wirelessly with Bluetooth technology. 

Enhance the Detail with DSEE HX

DSEE HX upscales your existing music to near high-resolution sound quality. 

Chromecast Built-In for Smartphone Streaming

Stream music, online radio, and podcasts from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to your audio device. Just tap the Cast button.

Stream Music Throughout the House 

Use the Sony | Music Center App (previously called SongPal) to group selected Sony soundbars and speakers together, then stream music in multiple rooms.

Connect to Rear Speakers 

Extend your surround sound setup with wireless rear speakers. 



  • S-master digital amplifier: Yes
  • DSEE HX: Yes Upscale Up to: 88.2kH,96kHz/24bit Upscale from: 44.1kHz,48kHz/16bit,24bit
  • Night mode: Yes
  • Number of amp. channels: 3.1ch (Wireless Subwoofer)
  • S-Force PRO Front Surround: S-Force PRO: Yes
  • Type: S-Master HX
  • Center (Reference): 100W
  • Front (Reference): 100W/100W
  • Power Output (Total): 400W
  • Subwoofer (Reference): 100W
  • DSD: Yes DSD fs: 2.8MHz Multi-channel: 2ch/5.1ch
  • Dolby ATMOS: Yes (Dolby Digital plus/Atmos)
  • Dolby Dual Mono: Yes
  • DTS 96/24: Yes
  • Dolby Digital/DTS: Yes
  • LPCM (2CH/5.1CH/7.1CH) thru HDMI: HDMI ARC: Yes (2ch only) LPCM fs: 48KHz/24bit HDMI input: Yes Yes (2ch only) LPCM fs: 192Hz/24bit Optical Input: LPCM 2ch, LPCM fs: 48kHz/24bit
  • Bluetooth: 4.2 Version RX(reciever) / TX(transmitter)
  • 3D signal pass thru: Yes
  • BRAVIA SYNC (CEC Control): Yes (HDMI CEC)
  • HDCP2.2: Yes
  • Home theatre control: Yes
  • Scene Select Sync: Yes
  • Ethernet: Yes
  • USB: USB type A File System: exFAT,FAT12/16/32,vFAT External HDD: Yes (less than 2TB / Read only)
  • Auto: Auto Sound: Yes
  • GAME: Yes
  • Music: Yes
  • SPORTS: Yes
  • Standard: Yes
  • AV Sync: Yes (0-300msec)
  • Auto Power Off (Auto Stand-by): Yes
  • Easy Setup (Quick Setup): Yes
  • Power consumption (in operation): Bar: 52W SW: 20W
  • Power consumption (in standby): Bar: 0.5W SW: 1W Bluetooth standby mode: Bar: 2.4W SW:1W
  • Power requirements: 120V AC
  • Dimensions (Approx.)
    • Bar speaker: 39.37" × 2.52" × 3.90"
    • Subwoofer: 7.48" x 15.04 x 15.2"
  • Weight (Approx.)
    • Bar speaker: 6.83 lbs.
    • Subwoofer: 17.86 lbs.
  • 4K/60p: 4K/60p/YUV4:4:4: Yes
  • Built in Demo: Yes
  • Control via Analog Input (4-Pin): Yes
  • DEMO mode: Yes (1/2/3/4)
  • USB playback demo: Yes
  • Woofer unit: Number of speaker: 2 Enclosure Type: Acoustic suspention Unit size: 46 mm Diaphragm material: Mica

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • HT-Z9F 3.1-Channel Dolby Atmos Soundbar with Subwoofer
  • Remote commander
  • Batteries for remote commander
  • HDMI cable
  • Wall hanging bracket with screws
  • Wall mount template
  • Customer registration card
  • Warranty card
  • Quick setup guide
  • Instruction manual



Customer Reviews for Sony HT-Z9F 3.1-Channel Dolby Atmos Sound Bar with Subwoofer

3.9 / 5.0
153 Reviews
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Rated 2 out of 5
Does not sync properly with my Bravia TV
I have been a loyal Sony customer for years. Although this sounbar is listed as compatible with by Bravia XBR65850F, it will not sync properly. Sony telephone support had me reconnect and said they would call back; the connection was not maintained and the tech never called back. Email support was worthless, and the telephone support is not available on the weekends - which, for someone working Monday - Friday is not a viable option. If this was my first experience with a Sony product it would also be my last.
January 9, 2021
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Rated 1 out of 5
Three months after I bough the HTZ9F sound bar the subwoofer cuts in and out. According to reviews I have read, I am not the only person who has issues with the subwoofer. I have try everything I have come across online to try to fix this issue but nothing works. It is terrible that this unit was SO EXPENSIVE and it broke on me right away. I expected better reliability from a brand such as Sony. Even more when they are selling a sound bar for $700 that broke right away.
January 3, 2021
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Rated 1 out of 5
Problem with sound. The sound was paused 1-2 secon
The sound was cut off 1 second every 5 minutes. Try to fix but it does not work
January 2, 2021
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Rated 2 out of 5
Too much money, Too many problems.
I purchased this soundbar and rear speakers and when it works it is amazing! The Atmos leaves something to be desired but the sound is in general is just fantastic. Powerful sub, voices are clear and, setup was extremely simple.

However, for whatever reason when I cast media to my A9G everything will be fine and then the sound just disappears. Reboots of the TV and soundbar don't fix the issue. Fiddling with the eARC, PCM, everything just don't fix the problem. I thought perhaps it was the app (Disney+) because when I played a different movie sound was heard. When I switched apps and even going to the cable box there was sound output. We watched WW84 and every 20 mins or so the sound would cut out for about 2-3 seconds.

This soundbar costs too much dang money to be having these problems. I will be returning this unit very soon.
December 28, 2020
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Rated 1 out of 5
Reboots itself every 30-60 minutes
This unit went from an occasional reboot a year ago to now not going more than 60 minutes without rebooting itself. Followed Sony recommended procedures plus some internet ones and getting worse. Sony told me to contact their authorized repair facility for a repair for what looks like an engineering problem that many are seeing. Very disappointed in Sony!
December 28, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Favorite Brand
I love this brand when it comes to electronics (tv, camera, amplifier... )
love the sound quality. hope i get the surround speakers today. can't wait for the tv tomorrow....
December 27, 2020
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Rated 3 out of 5
It is good when it works!
It is good when it works! but it has a known issue with sound cut off and you would have to flip from audio system output to tv speakers to audio system again to get the sound. I purchased a high quality eARC HDMI cable and it is somewhat better than the included HDMI cable but still happens. I hope Sony updates the firmware as a lot of people are having the same issue
December 21, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Love the sound
I bought this on Cyber Monday, I had a demo a couple of weeks earlier and I am very pleased with my purchase
December 9, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic Sound Quality
We bought this soundbar and subwoofer recently and are so pleased with the quality of the sound. It is definitely great value for the price and it would give some of the other sound systems out there a run for their money.
December 4, 2020
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Rated 3 out of 5
Good sound, poor connection
I've had this system for about two months. The sound quality is great. There is an issue where the subwoofer cuts in and out. It is not consistent and I can't pin down a reason. Maybe interference, but I've moved the subwoofer around and it hasn't helped.
November 29, 2020
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Very nice reviews and nice sound
Morris H on Nov 14, 2020
Very nice reviews and nice sound
Morris H on Nov 14, 2020
Can you wire the subwoofer and the rear speakers to the sound bar? I've had wireless subwoofers lose connection with no option to just plug it in.
A shopper on Dec 4, 2020
  Thanks for your questions. The HT-Z9F has no provisions to connect a wired subwoofer or wired surround speakers.
Does this come with a remote control?
A shopper on Nov 23, 2020
  Thanks for your question. The Sony HT-Z9F includes a Sony Remote Commander.