Sony HTX8500CEK Freestanding Soundbar - Black
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Sony HTX8500CEK

Freestanding Soundbar - Black

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Experience immense sound clarity with this Sony 2.1ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X Soundbar with built-in Subwoofer. Using only front-facing speakers and Sony’s sound field processing technology, you can enjoy the thrill of cinema quality surround sound with the HTX8500CEK. With Bluetooth and HDMI compatibility, you can pair this sleek and elegant soundbar, not only to your TV, but to your Smartphone or tablet. Set the HTX8500CEK down on your TV stand, or complete that perfect home cinema set up with wall mounting capabilities. With 7 different sound modes, whether you’re binge-watching your favourite series or listening to the news, there will be the perfect audio mode for you!
Product Code HTX8500CEK
TypeBar With Integrated Subwoofer
Soundbar HDMI Inputs1
Soundbar HDMI Outputs1
Integration TypeFreestanding
Warranty1 Year
Weight3.1 kg
DimensionsW: 890mm x H: 64mm x D: 96mm
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Sony 2.1ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X Soundbar with Built-in Subwoofer, Black

Key Information

Sound Modes

  • Number of Sound Modes: 7
  • Auto Sound
  • Cinema
  • Game
  • Music
  • News
  • Sports
  • Standard

Sound Effects

Surround Sound Technology

Speaker Layout

  • Number of Speakers x4
  • Built-in Dual Subwoofer


  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • HDMI Input Ports x1
  • HDMI Output Ports x1
  • USB Type A

Audio Formats

  • Amplifier Type: Digital Amplifier, S-Master
  • Dolby Digital
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • Dolby True HD
  • Dolby Dual Mono
  • DTS
  • DTS HD High Resolution Audio
  • DTS HD Master Audio
  • DTS ES
  • DTS 96 / 24
  • DTS: X

Dimensions and Weight

  • Dimensions – Soundbar Size (mm): 890(W) x 64(H) x 96(D)
  • Weight – Soundbar Weight: 3.1 Kg


  • Power Consumption: 32 W
  • Power Consumption in Standby Mode: 0.5


  • Wall Mountable: Yes

What’s in the Box

  • AC Adaptor
  • AC Cord
  • Instruction Manual
  • Optical Cable
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Remote Control (Batteries Included)

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    Product Overview
    Enhance your audio with this 2.1 channel Sony soundbar. It features a range of modes to adapt to what you’re watching, and will improve the sound of all the best TV shows and films.

    Sony’s latest technology lets you hear sound from every direction, and enjoy the thrill of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The Vertical Surround Engine reproduces cinematic surround sound all around you, even from above. Experience all of your favourite films in maximum 7.1.2 channel audio, thanks to the advanced digital signal processing – it upscales your sound with just a click of your remote.

    This soundbar combines two speakers with a built-in, dual subwoofer, so you can get all the richness of deep bass without any extra equipment. Music is made more immersive and you’ll always receive the fullest range of sound.

    No matter what you’re watching, the Sony HTX8500CEK has the perfect mode to enhance your entertainment, at the press of a button:

    Cinema: feel every moment, as sound travels around you and draws you into the experience.

    Music: hear your favourite songs in vivid quality and fine detail.

    Game: improve your performance and spatial awareness with audio cues coming from all around.
    News: make sure you always get the whole story, as voices are brought out over background music and effects.

    Sport: enjoy matches to the utmost with fine-tuned ambient noise, so you feel part of the crowd while also hearing the commentators.

    This Sony soundbar is made for your home cinema, featuring a 4K HDR pass through and working with formats such as Dolby Vision. You can watch films in amazing 4K quality at any time. Plus, the slim black design makes it a subtle, complementary addition to your entertainment setup.

    Discover a world of connectivity with the HTX8500CEK. Link up your games console or Blu-ray player with the two HDMI ports, and make use of the USB port. You can even send audio to your soundbar wirelessly, or pair your smart devices and stream playlists with Bluetooth.

    Hear Sound from all Directions with Simulated 7.1.2 Surround Sound 
    Vertical Surround Engine, our latest surround technology, lets you enjoy the thrill of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X from a single slim unit. No matter what type of room you’re in, advanced DSP technology allows just two front speakers to reproduce full, cinematic sound from all around you, including from above.

    Everything Upscaled Close to 7.1.2ch
    Now you can enjoy everything you watch in maximum 7.1.2ch audio. Our advanced digital signal processing converts even stereo audio to cinematic surround with just the click of a button on the remote.

    Sound Modes to Match your Entertainment
    Five different sound modes enhance your entertainment experience. Go deeper into the movies with Cinema mode, and enhance your game play thanks to Game mode created by Playstation developers. Sports mode fine tunes ambient crowd noise so you can feel the pitch-side action, while Music mode lets you hear the detail in every song. News mode is designed for clear dialogue.

    Slim and Elegant
    Measuring just 890 x 64 x 96 mm, the HT-X8500 is slim, compact and unobtrusive, and complements your BRAVIA TV. Distinctive design elements include a punched metal speaker grille and sub-woofer ducts on both sides.

    Experience Deep Bass Sound
    The HT-X8500 has a powerful built-in dual subwoofer in the centre – so you can enjoy deep bass sound with minimal equipment cluttering up your living space.

    Enjoy all your Movies in 4K HDR Quality
    With the latest 4K HDR 18Gbps pass through and HDCP 2.2/HDCP 2.3, the HT-X8500 is made for the latest home cinema formats including Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Hybrid Log Gamma.

    One-cable HDMI eARC
    With HDMI eARC you can enjoy the latest high bitrate surround sound formats, like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, from your compatible TV.

    Easily Added to your AV System
    Connect a games console, UHD Blu-ray player or your set-top box, as well as your TV with HDMI and optical digital inputs.

    Wireless Connectivity to your TV
    With a Sony BRAVIA TV supporting Bluetooth Transmitter you can send audio to your sound bar wirelessly.

    Experience Sound from Above 
    Thanks to Sony’s virtual surround technology, the soundbar can position sound in vertical space – so you can experience 3D audio without the need for in-ceiling or up-firing speakers. As well as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, Vertical Surround Engine lends a more realistic, multi-dimensional sound to other formats too.

    Stream all your Favourite Music
    Pair the HT-X8500 with your smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth® technology to wirelessly stream all your favourite albums and playlists.

    Surround Made Simple
    Using front speakers only, Sony’s unique digital sound field processing technology virtually reproduces the surround sound field, with audio coming at you from both sides. There’s no need to add rear speakers, meaning you can enjoy rich, cinematic surround sound without cluttering your living space.


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    The Sony HTX8500CEK comes with a 1 year warranty.


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