- Sound – chose wireless or integrated subwoofer
- Design – timeless, unobtrusubtle ive style
- Smart – to get the best from TV
Wiesbaden, Germany / February 18th 2020 – Panasonic is pleased to announce the launch of its latest Home Theatre Audio Systems, a choice of two soundbars:
- SC-HTB600 – Soundbar with wireless Subwoofer
- SC-HTB400 – Soundbar with integrated Subwoofer
HTB600 and HTB400 are characterised by great sound, minimalist design and smart features to enhance the TV viewing experience.
HTB600 supports both Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ home cinema audio formats. High quality surround-sound travels in 3D space to draw listeners into an immersive cinematic experience.
HTB600 comes with a large wireless subwoofer to deliver dynamic bass. The subwoofer’s Bass Reflex Port is aerodynamically shaped for clear bass sound.
HTB400 is a stylish solo soundbar design, it delivers impressive bass with dual subwoofers integrated into its body.
Both new HTB Series models share a functional style that is optimised to complement the latest Panasonic TV designs.
“We believe in offering consumers a choice. HTB600 is ideal for movie fans who want to experience Dolby Atmos 3D sound at home. While HTB400 is perfect for those seeking a simple solution to enjoy film soundtracks and hear clearer dialogue.” Michael Friedrich, General Manager Home AV Group, Panasonic Marketing Europe
Sound quality comes first
Sound to match your vision - common to HTB600 & HTB400
- Clear-Mode Dialogue – with TV and video streaming productions becoming more cinematic, sometimes it’s hard to understand everything the actors say. Clear-Mode Dialogue comes to the rescue by enhancing the clarity of speech in the sound mix – meaning viewers will no longer struggle to hear important plot points.
Exclusive to HTB600
- Dolby Atmos®/DTS:X™ - powerful, dynamic surround-sound travels in 3D space placing viewers inside an immersive cinematic experience. HTB600 achieves virtual surround-sound with forward-facing speakers - so movie fans can escape into a films without needing an elaborate viewingthe need for speakers dotted around the room environment.
- High quality speaker system - featuring two Full Range (4.5 x 10 cm) driver units, the SC-HTB600 produces a richer vocal sound. The soundbar alone achieves an impressive 160W output, boosted by the wireless subwoofer to an impressive 360W.
- Powerful clear bass with wireless subwoofer – as it needs no physical connection to the TV, HTB600’s wireless subwoofer can be placed anywhere, unobtrusively, for the best sound. The 16cm speaker unit achieves 200W output. The generously sized speaker enclosure delivers richer bass to bring action movies to life. The aerodynamically shaped Bass Reflex Port’s delivers smooth air flow and reduces unwanted vibration to deliver a strong, clear bass sound.
Exclusive to HTB400
- High quality speaker system - two Full Range (4.5 x 10 cm) drivers and two integrated subwoofers deliver a total output of 160W. UsingAs our first soundbar to use neodymium magnets, we have been able to achieve incredible sound volume from relatively compact speaker units.
- Dual built-in subwoofers enhance bass - two 8cm cone-type subwoofers achieve a combined 80W output. Two bass reflex ports help deliver clear, powerful bass from this solo soundbar.
Designed for today’s TVs
Designed for your life to match your TV – common to HTB600 & HTB400
- Universal design to match your TV – with their timeless design, trimmed with punched metal grilles, HTB600 and HTB400 are designed to be unobtrusive – so viewers focus on the on-screen action. Designed to complement the latest Panasonic TVs, the new HTB Series have adjustable feet – allowing them to be placed directly over the TV’s pedestal or, if the user prefers, in front on the cabinet.
Both soundbars can also be wall-mounted using the supplied fittings. As the design harmonises with the TV, they can be fitted close together and not out of place.
- 7 degrees of excellence – when placed on a flat surface, like a TV cabinet, the new HTB Series’ speakers are angled upwards by 7° so that sound is projected towards the viewer’s ears. But as the rear of the speaker is also angled, this is corrected when wall-mounting so the sound travels outwards at 180°. A simple idea, that has a big effect.
“The combination of the 7 degree angle of the speakers and the parallelogram profile, means that customers are guaranteed a great performance whether they choose to place their soundbar on a cabinet or wall-mount it.” Michael Friedrich, General Manager Home AV GroupXxxxx xxxx, Product Marketing, Panasonic Marketing Europe.
Smarter enough for the latest TV trends
Smarter than the average soundbars - common to HTB600 & HTB400
- Bluetooth® - both soundbars can connect to smartphones, and other compatible devices, to let consumers listen to music and podcasts in stereo from the comfort of their sofa.
Exclusive to HTB600
- 4K HDR Pass-Through - users can enjoy uninterrupted 4K HDR and including Dolby Vision content with no loss in image quality. This is because the video signal passes through the soundbar from Blu-ray player, or games console, to the 4K TV.
- eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel) – sends high-bit-rate audio formats, such as Dolby Ture HD, from compatible TV to soundbar. This means that soundtracks on movies and high end TV shows can achieve their full potential.
So, who needs a soundbar?
Enhancing the TV entertainment experience
Anyone who regularly watches movies on UHD Blu-ray or streams box-sets in 4K will understand the benefit of an enhanced audio experience. High quality sound, in conjunction with stunning 4K visuals, creates a fully engaging home cinema experience – to escape the everyday.transporting viewers from the sofa to different worlds.
Features like Clear-Mode Dialogue will have wider appeal for those who sometimes struggle to understand speech against the backdrop of sound effects and music.
Dolby & DTX
Dolby, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
For DTS patents, see http://patents.dts.com. Manufactured under license from DTS, Inc. DTS, the Symbol, DTS and the Symbol together, Virtual:X, and the DTS Virtual:X logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of DTS, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Functions, function names, and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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