Sony Unveils Whole-Home Audio/Video For The New Construction Market

ORLANDO, Fla. (IBS Booth # W4259), Feb. 7, 2007 
– Sony is showing an updated line of whole-home, high-performance A/V
entertainment systems and debuting new in-wall/in-ceiling speakers here
at the International Builders Show this week.

customizable home entertainment systems integrate a 7.1 surround sound
high-definition home theater and distribution of content to multiple
rooms throughout the house. Three of the systems offer music storage
and management servers, while two also offer a DVD management system
with 400-disc changer. 

housing market has been changing and builders are under pressure to
differentiate themselves to attract prospective buyers, “said Neal
Manowitz, director of marketing for Sony Electronics' Consumer Systems
and Applications division. “More and more of them are telling us that
technology upgrades have been attracting customers.”

Advanced Whole-Home Solutions

audio and video entertainment in up to 13 rooms, Sony’s model NHS-3030
rack incorporates an ES A/V receiver and six sources.  Up to three additional HD or standard-definition components can be added to the system.

Among them is a DVD manager with 400-disc changer, along with a music
storage and management server. The remaining sources range from XM
Radio™ to secondary DVD players.

six rooms with audio and video content, the systems models NHS-2030 and
NHS-1030 are also available with a similar range of source components.
Content can be navigated on a television screen and accessed throughout
the home through an LCD touch panel or wall remotes.

the NHS-330 system provides audio and video support in up to three
rooms with independent volume control. The rack for this system
includes an ES receiver and three sources, ranging from XM Radio to a
DVD changer.

All of the systems can be expanded to support additional rooms.


Unveiling Sposato

companion to Sony’s New Home Solution and WallStation systems, the
Standard and Platinum series of Sposato in-wall/in-ceiling speakers
provide outstanding audio performance in both home theater and
traditional listening environments

Both series offer optional mounting brackets and directional sound to
create precise listening environments. Additionally, their unique
geometric design and early reflection damper technology ensure the best
possible sound by reducing unwanted early reflections. 
Each speaker within line has been acoustically matched making them
interchangeable, conforming to different room designs and acoustic

In-wall and in-ceiling home theater speakers are available in the series. An in-wall 8-inch passive subwoofer is also available.

Complete the Experience

system includes a choice of 1080p high-definition televisions, such as
Sony’s BRAVIA™ flat-panel LCDs, Grand WEGA™ rear projection sets, or
the VPL-VW50 SXRD™ front projector.

pre-programmed LCD touch-screen remote for the home theater and in-wall
LCD keypads with a separate remote make the system easy to use for the
homebuyer from virtually any room in the home.

All of the systems are programmed, pre-wired and built into a Middle Atlanticrack, each ready to incorporate into a home.

Service and Support

provides a one-year limited warranty with in-home diagnostic service
and advance exchange when necessary along with a dedicated toll free
hotline for consumers to call with operational questions.

The systems will ship this spring with an estimated installed consumer price ranging from under $10,000 to $50,000. 

More information about Sony’s New Home Solutions and Sposato speakers is available online at