“Sony’s new affordable speakers are bundled with a remote and are Dolby Atmos enabled”
Adding to its existing range of home/desktop speakers, Sony introduced two new speakers in India recently: the SA-D40 and the SA-D20. The SA-D40 is a 4.1-channel speaker (four speakers and one sub-woofer) and the SA-D20 is a 2.1-channel speaker (two speakers and one sub-woofer). The SA-D40 is priced at Rs 7,990 and the SA-D20 will set you back by Rs 6,990. They are already available on sale for those who wish to buy one.
As is the case with most speakers that are launched these days, the SA-D40 and the SA-D20 come with support for wireless streaming over Bluetooth and NFC. Both the speakers can remember up to eight Bluetooth devices at once. Sony also bundles a remote with the speakers for easier control. The speakers can also play music directly from a plugged-in USB device.
The sub-woofers on both the speakers have a rated impedance of 4ohms and a frequency range of 40Hz to 150Hz. The four front speakers are rated at 10ohms and can achieve a frequency range of 150Hz – 20kHz, complementing the sub-woofers nicely. These specs are tailor-made for smartphones, which is probably the target audience for Sony.
Interestingly, Sony’s India’s product page states the subs on the SA-D40 and the SA-D20 are Dolby Atmos-enabled. We don’t know yet what this support means for the end user, but it is definitely an interesting inclusion.
Around two weeks ago, Sony also launched four new headphones in India: the Sony WH-1000XM2, WF-1000X, WI-1000X and WH-H900N. All these headphones come with noise-cancellation tech. These headphones come with world’s first atmospheric pressure optimising feature. This functionality analyses the atmospheric pressure of the surrounding area and is capable of optimising the noise cancelling performance of these headphones. The Sony WH-1000XM is the most affordable at Rs 14,990, whereas the Sony WH-1000XM2 is the most expensive offering at Rs 29,990. The Sony WH-H900N and the WI-1000X are available at Rs 18,990 and Rs 21,990 respectively.