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Sony HT-CT550W 3.1 Speaker System

400 W RMS - Wireless Speaker

Sony HT-CT550W 3.1 Speaker System
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Item No.  750856
Mfg Part No.  HTCT550W
Product Condition:  New
Manufacturer:  Sony

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Highlights for Sony HT-CT550W 3.1 Speaker System
  • Speaker Configuration:3.1

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General Information

  • Product Type: Speaker System
  • Manufacturer Part Number: HTCT550W
  • Manufacturer Website Address: www.sony.com
  • Manufacturer: Sony Corporation
  • Product Model: HT-CT550W
  • Product Name: HT-CT550W Speaker System
  • Brand Name: Sony
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    Physical Characteristics

    Power Description

    Technical Information

  • Frequency Band: FM
  • Warranty

    Audio

  • Speaker Configuration: 3.1
  • RMS Output Power: 400 W
  • Wireless Speaker: Yes
  • Controls/Indicators

  • Controls: Volume
  • Interfaces/Ports

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    SonyHT-CT550W Speaker System
     
    4.4

    (based on 16 reviews)

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      (11)

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      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

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      (1)

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      (1)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The Best Sony Sound Bar yet!

    I heard the Sony HT-CT550W in the store the other day and I was amazed. To me, the HTCT550W Sony Sound Bar is a technological marvel. It's a slim 2.1 sound bar that...Read complete review

    I heard the Sony HT-CT550W in the store the other day and I was amazed. To me, the HTCT550W Sony Sound Bar is a technological marvel. It's a slim 2.1 sound bar that behaves like a 5.1 system. It processes all the latest multichannel sound fields and has a wireless sub woofer that I can move around my room as I please. Not only does it produce very strong volume and deep bass--the sub woofer really woofs. Also, I was really impressed at how this sound bar produces surround sound from my favorite bluray movies. I can't believe how much better this system is than my old CT350 Sound Bar ( I thought the CT350 was very good) Well I ended up giving my CT350 to my kids and I kept the HT-CT550W for myself.

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    Sounds ok but

    I purchased this unit hoping it would replace a home theater receiver, but found the limitations too great. I was pairing this with a Sony Bravia TV, using the HDMI interfaces. I found...Read complete review

    I purchased this unit hoping it would replace a home theater receiver, but found the limitations too great. I was pairing this with a Sony Bravia TV, using the HDMI interfaces. I found the HDMI audio to be 1 second delayed with only 1 adjustment option on the amplifier for 'Sync Video'. Setting this option to 1 caused the audio to be 2 seconds out of sync, instead of 1. When using the HDMI and ARC #Audio Return Channel# feature of the HDMI, this was more prevalent. If I was using the TOS interface, I did not notice the delay problem, but lost the auto switching ability, and have extra cables. In addition, when using the ARC, almost all the audio options are disabled in the TV, relying on the audio controls of the AV system, which are sub-par in the the CT550W. They're ok, but not great. According to the manual, the system would choose the correct sound field automatically, but all I saw was 'standard', and rarely liked the sound field. #IE: Playing Pandora should be 2Ch Stereo, while Netflix should Probably be movie, but if using ARC, this is not changeable by the user# Using TOS, the TV provides the options, but disables the auto speaker disable, resulting in a very poor audio echo if the TV speakers were not muted.

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    (13 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    save your $

    By summitboy

    from ca

    Comments about Sony HT-CT550W Speaker System:

    I have been a Sony loyalist for 30 years. I've had Walkmans, stereos, VHS/CD players and currently have 3 Sony trinitrons. I bought this sound bar and a 50"r450 bravia to replace my 36" HD Trinitron that died. Bad idea, the new TV and sound bar don't hold a candle to my old TV. The reviews for the sound bar were overwhelmingly great. I disagree. I thought Bose systems were bass heavy but this sound bar is extreme. Even with the bass turned all the way down, its still overpowering. With an iPod hooked up and the volume maxed it not very loud at all! Thought I could use it as a stereo, not a chance. The sound on just my old TV way much better than the whole soundbar. I have it unplugged and its now just a dust collector. I was a huge Sony fan, but not anymore. These new products just don't compare to the old ones. I think I'm moving on to another brand, I've had good luck LG appliances, think I'll go that route next

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Just what we wanted

    By GGort

    from Florida

    Comments about Sony HT-CT550W Speaker System:

    This sound bar was ideal for our needs. It replaced an older sony sound bar that just didn't cut it in our great room.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Powerful Sound Bar - Put Subwoofer in Corner!

    By cmttu08

    from San Antonio, TX

    Comments about Sony HT-CT550W Speaker System:

    I replaced my Sony 5.1 Sound System (HTSS360) with this sound bar and love it! I never quite got the rear satellite speakers setup on the old system (I'm no audiophile) so I decided a simpler setup would be better. Didn't want to run the wires. This sound bar doesn't disappoint. I had to experiment with the location of the subwoofer to get the most "thump." Thank you Sony for making this wireless! Made placement a snap. I found the corner of the room gave me the most bass. I like the Bravia Sync feature with the TV and Blu-Ray, but I found the navigating the sound bar's menu annoying...you'd think they could send something up to the TV or have an app to configure instead of clicking around on the little 1 line LED screen, but after I got everything setup the way I thought sounded best I don't think I'll have to go in there again. I'm using both 1.4 and 1.3 HDMI cables and don't notice a difference in the sound from the connected devices. I also like how it has an FM Radio built in, some other sound bars I looked at didn't have that feature. The build quality is great and it feels solid...they ship it well protected too!

    (13 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Sounds ok but

    By NJSonyPhan

    from South NJ

    Comments about Sony HT-CT550W Speaker System:

    I purchased this unit hoping it would replace a home theater receiver, but found the limitations too great. I was pairing this with a Sony Bravia TV, using the HDMI interfaces. I found the HDMI audio to be 1 second delayed with only 1 adjustment option on the amplifier for 'Sync Video'. Setting this option to 1 caused the audio to be 2 seconds out of sync, instead of 1. When using the HDMI and ARC #Audio Return Channel# feature of the HDMI, this was more prevalent. If I was using the TOS interface, I did not notice the delay problem, but lost the auto switching ability, and have extra cables. In addition, when using the ARC, almost all the audio options are disabled in the TV, relying on the audio controls of the AV system, which are sub-par in the the CT550W. They're ok, but not great. According to the manual, the system would choose the correct sound field automatically, but all I saw was 'standard', and rarely liked the sound field. #IE: Playing Pandora should be 2Ch Stereo, while Netflix should Probably be movie, but if using ARC, this is not changeable by the user# Using TOS, the TV provides the options, but disables the auto speaker disable, resulting in a very poor audio echo if the TV speakers were not muted.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great addition

    By TheChosenOne

    from Md.

    Comments about Sony HT-CT550W Speaker System:

    I have had mine well over a year now and have had no problems at all. I first had it hooked up to my Sony 40" and now have it running sound for my hx750. With my ps3 acting as my do everything 3D/blue ray player and Bravia sync., it's the perfect set up.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Does what its suppose to

    By Flyrod

    from Napa Valley, CA

    Comments about Sony HT-CT550W Speaker System:

    With the Bravia system it was very very easy to install and connect all components.

     
    4.0

    Nice sound improvement over my TV alone.

    By CoffeeGuy

    from New Hampshire

    Comments about Sony HT-CT550W Speaker System:

    I purchased and installed my CT550W last summer. It is paired with a 46" Bravia, BDP S580, and HD cable TV. We love the sound improvement and also use it for music via Pandora on our TV. It makes a huge difference over the regular TV audio. All I really wanted was a better speaker system for my TV, but this is more of a mini-home theater system. All components connect to this AV system and the AV system then connects to the TV. The system has intelligence built in, so it responds to and manages Sony devices as it thinks it should based upon conditions. Like when I put it in standby mode, it tells the TV to switch to internal TV speakers (which I really don't want). I suspect I can fix that with some settings, but I haven't spent that much time going though the menus on all of the devices. Generally it isn't too bad, but it does seem slow to respond as a result. The AV system is communicating with the others devices and waiting for responses (I assume). Overall, the wireless has been reliable, but I did have a problem this week where the wireless connection to the sub-woofer stopped working. I was able to get it back by powering them both off and restarting them in sequence. And I do mean power off, not "standby". The controller will also control other Sony devices, so I can use one controller for the AV system, BD player and TV, but I haven't yet checked to see if I can train it to run my DVR from Comcast (Explorer 8300HD). Overall I'm very happy I purchased this system and we enjoy it every day. It is smaller than a full home theater system, offers great sound and cabling simplification.

     
    4.0

    Very good sound with a few compromises.

    By KevinS

    from Columbus Ohio

    Comments about Sony HT-CT550W Speaker System:

    I like the CT550W. It's a neat installaton that doesn't require running wires. It provides a theater style sound, and I can follow movie dialog much easier with the forward facing speakers. But don't expect it to provide a surround sound effect. I had to put my Sony 40in LED TV up on blocks because the stand is too low. The sound bar blocks the remote control receiver, the motion sensor and it blocks the bottom directed speakers from the TV making it harder to hear. It's a very good choice for apartments and people that don't want their decor invaded by lots of audio gear, If you can mount it to the front of your TV stand, or on a shelf, that would be best.

     
    5.0

    Sound Bar fixed two Issues

    By Anonymous

    from Boston, MA

    Comments about Sony HT-CT550W Speaker System:

    Have an older HD TV with only one HDMI input. Need to connect three devices. Also, needed to replace older surround sound system that had failed. This sound bar was able to fit the bill for both. Gave me the flexibility to connect all my devices via the turner and gave back the sound that I was missing with out my our system. Found it very easy to set up and connect. Just navigating the tuner menu takes some time to get use to.

    (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Quality Sound Bar

    By ssantoshr

    from Pearland, TX

    Comments about Sony HT-CT550W Speaker System:

    The sound bar looks perfect with my Bravia TV and bravia sync works perfectly fine via HDMI cable. Please note that the default setting does not output the quality sound....almost feels like the sound bar is not connected. Be sure to adjust the Level and Tone setting in the AMP menu to get the best out of the sound bar.

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