Sony today introduced their new lineup of whole house audio/video systems including centralized rack systems and in-wall speakers. The systems are specifically designed for installation in new home construction, and Sony is offering a complete solution including professional installation.
Among the new rack systems revealed are the NHS-1030, NHS-2030 and NHS-3030. The top of the line 3030 model integrates an 7.1 channel ES series A/V receiver with six sources, including a 400-disc DVD changer, media server, XM radio and secondary DVD players. More high definition sources can also be added to the system as needed.
The 3030 can send audio and video signals to up to thirteen individial rooms, while the less expensive 1030 and 2030 models support up to six rooms each. Wall-mounted remote controls and LCD touch panels are also available
Also introduced were Sony’s new Sposato series of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. These feature a unique design to reduce undesirable echo and reverberation, and are matched to work with the NHS series of A/V systems.
Systems will range from as little as $10,000 to as much as $50,000, including typical installation costs.
More information should be available from Sony’s New Home Solutions website in the coming weeks.