Full Specifications & Features




(incl. VAT and WEEE)
Main Unit Size – Body Only (W x H x D) (mm)
Main Unit Weight – Body Only (kg)
Subwoofer Size (W x H x D) (mm)
Subwoofer Weight (kg)
A / V Sync
Yes (0-300msec, 25msec / step)
Amplifier Channels
S-Force PRO Front Surround
LPCM (2CH / 5.1CH / 7.1CH) thru HDMI
Yes / Yes / Yes
Power Output (Total)
Subwoofer Type
Wireless Subwoofer
Input and Output Terminals
Optical Input, Analog Input, USB, Ethernet
HDMI Inputs
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital+, Dolby Dual Mono, Dolby TrueHD
Sound Mode
ClearAudio+, Game Studio, Sports, Movie, Music, Standard
Sound Effect
4K HDR HDMI Pass Thru
1080 / 24p
Wireless Surround
Wi-Fi® Built in
Music Services
Chromecast built-in ;Spotify Connect
Wireless Multi-room
Power Consumption
BAR42W / SW25W
Remote Commander
Power Consumption (Off Mode)
not available
Power Consumption (Standby Mode)
Power Consumption (Networked Standby Mode) – Terminals
7.0W( Ethernet ) / 7.0W( WiFi ) / 3.0W( Bluetooth ) / 7.0W(all terminals and networks connected*) *Wired connections automatically deactivate wireless connections. **Wi-Fi port and Ethernet port have router function which can forward audio data to some other Sony audio product.
Standby Mode Activated
After 20 minutes
Networked Standby Mode Activated – Terminals
After 20 minutes (Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth)
Wireless Network(s) On/Off Switch
To make Wi-Fi OFF, refer to "Saving power in standby mode" and "Using the Setup Display" in Manual, Press HOME, select [Setup] -> [System Settings] -> [Quick Start / Network Standby] -> [Off] To switch ON/OFF Bluetooth, Press HOME, select [Setup] -> [Bluetooth Settings] -> [Bluetooth Mode] -> Select [Off ] / [Receiver] / [Transmitter]
Voice Up
  • Optical Cable
  • Wall Hanging Bracket
  • Batteries


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2.1 channel system brings out the best in your movies

Feel the full force of every movie soundtrack with this 2.1 channel sound bar. The two drivers have been carefully engineered to deliver a balanced audio response across all frequencies, while a wireless subwoofer adds more body to your bass – so every explosion and action sequence hits harder than ever before.

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S-Master digital amplifier: true sonic purity

Enjoy the best of digital audio with the S-Master digital amplifier. Using a simplified, full digital signal path, the S-Master amplifier reproduces digital audio signals without the multiple analogue stages required by conventional amplifiers. The result is not just more power, but significantly less distortion caused by heat build-up.

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Cinematic S-Force PRO Front Surround

 An immersive virtual surround sound experience. S-Force PRO Front Surround mimics the way the brain correlates sound sources to create proper volume, time lag, and sound wave spectrum – using only left and right speaker channels. By naturally emulating three-dimensional sound fields, you’ll be able to enjoy rich, high-fidelity audio across a wider listening area.

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ClearAudio+ enriches your music

Unique to Sony, ClearAudio+ automatically adjusts sound settings for an enriching listening experience. By bringing together expertise in digital signal processing technologies, ClearAudio+ is able to optimise audio formats to deliver a consistently clear, high-quality sound, whatever music you’re into.

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Wireless subwoofer for flexible setup

Add impact to movies with rich, powerful bass. Position the 38cm (15”) wireless subwoofer anywhere in the room to enjoy rich, resounding bass with fine low-end detail thanks to a bass-reflex port. The compact, stylish black unit blends in with any décor.

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Unite your music with SongPal

Download SongPal for your smartphone or tablet and take control of your music collection. Simply connect over Bluetooth® or Wi-Fi and you’ll have seamless access to all your favourite tracks, whether they’re stored on your PC, server, or favourite online music service. The app can also be used to customise sound settings to ensure great, balanced audio.

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Connect to your home network with DLNA

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is an industry-wide standard for sharing data over a home network. This makes it easier to stream and transfer your favourite music, films, and pictures between your DLNA-supported devices — including TVs, PCs, portable servers, and gaming consoles.

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DSEE restores detail to your digital music

Boost the quality of your compressed music files. When an original music source is compressed, it loses the high frequency elements that add detail and richness to your favourite tracks. The Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) faithfully restores these to produce high quality sound that’s closer to the original recording.

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One-touch listening to play music instantly

NFC (Near Field Communication) technology removes the need for wired connections and complex set-up sequences. Simply touch your NFC-enabled smartphone or other device to the on-body N-mark and start your music. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually in Bluetooth® settings.

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Set your music free with Multi-room listening

Fill your home with the sound of your favourite tracks, thanks to Multi-room listening. Use the SongPal app to group selected Sony sound bars and speakers together, then stream music from a PC or your home network in multiple rooms throughout your home. It’s the perfect way to enjoy your favourite songs without being tied to one room.

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The simple way to send music to your speakers

Chromecast built-in lets you stream your favourite music apps from your personal device to your speakers. Simply tap the Cast button in a music app on your Android phone or tablet, iPhone, iPad, Mac®, Windows laptop or Chromebook and select a speaker or group of speakers to get started.

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Compatible with HDCP 2.2 Copy Protection

HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) is the latest generation of copy protection. Designed primarily for Ultra HD 4K devices, it employs advanced encryption techniques to create a secure connection between source and display, preventing the unlicensed copying of copyrighted content.

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Higher quality wireless audio streaming

LDAC transmits approximately three times more data (at the maximum transfer rate: 990 kbps) than conventional Bluetooth audio, for a superior wireless listening experience

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Bluetooth streaming for personal listening

Stream audio directly from the sound bar to your headphones via Bluetooth for convenient wireless listening. Compatible with high-quality LDAC and AAC codecs, the HT-CT790 is designed for personal viewing, so you can put your headphones on to enjoy a movie on the big screen without disturbing anyone.

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

By supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR) signal pass-through, you can enjoy the incredible jump in image contrast and brightness it brings - and the additional shadow and highlights further enhance picture detail and brings colours to life.

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4K pass-through for 4K content

Maintain 4K quality from source to screen. The 4K pass-through feature allows 4K data to 'pass through' and be displayed on a 4K TV or projector, without compromising image quality. Giving you the pure 4K experience makes this sound bar the perfect partner for 4K-capable TVs and players, and a solid cornerstone for your home entertainment system for the future.