Sony HT-Z9RF Premium 5.1ch Sound Bar with Vertical Surround Engine

Model: HTZ9RF

SKU: 640229 Product ID: 882865

  • 5.1ch 500W Premium Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer
  • Dolby Atmos/DTS-X Support with Vertical Surround Engine
  • Works with Google Assistant with Built-in Chromecast
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    Feel the thrill of movie audio with this Dolby Atmos/DTS:X Sound Bar, featuring Sony’s new Vertical Surround Engine, in a design that fits perfectly into your home.

    Using only 5 discreet speakers and a subwoofer, the HTZ9RF can reproduce up to 7.1.2ch surround sound, without the need for ceiling-mounted or additional reflection-based speakers. Compatibility with the latest 4K HDR standards, including Dolby Vision, Google Assistant support and flexible wireless connectivity , means this Sound Bar is ideal for those wanting a fully-featured home cinema solution.

    Key Features

    5.1ch/500W Premium Sound Bar with wireless subwoofer

    Dolby Atmos/DTS:X support, with Vertical Surround Engine (max 7.1.2ch)

    Wireless rear speakers, to further enhance the surround sound experience

    2 HDMI inputs, compatible with 4K/HDR video sources (Dolby Vision/HDR10)

    Bluetooth music playback from Smartphones or streaming to headphones

    Works with the Google Assistant and features Chromecast built-in


    Speaker Type - Soundbars

    Finish colour - Black

    Channels - 5.1

    Watts (Total) - 500

    Virtual Assistant Built-in - Google Assistant

    Wi-Fi - 802.11 a/b/g/n

    Bluetooth - v4.2

    HDMI inputs - 2

    USB Ports - 1

    Digital audio inputs - Optical (TOSLINK)

    Manufacturer's warranty - 1 Year


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bought this for being wireless, brand and price and was not let down. We paired this with a 65" Bravia in a medium sized lounge room and its like we are at the movies. The clarity is out standing and great bass. So easy to set up, Highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Soundbar that works perfect with PS4 Pro I bought this Sony 5.1 Dolby Atmos Sound bar very recently to compliment my Sony 65 A1 4K Oled TV and PS4 Pro and honestly am very, very impressed with how it has come together. It easy to set up and operate with a clear crisp treble and good deep bass which can be independently changed within each speaker and sound bar alike and the added feature of the virtual sound is also a very cool feature. The Sound quality and choices that are available, not only for the PS4, but Cinema, News, Music and Sport's choices are both very different from each other but brilliantly compliment with what your specifically watching on TV. And to operate this directly through the remote and sound bar and not have to do this via the TV is also both clever and much preferred operating choice. I'm truly impressed with the immersive sound quality of each of the surround speakers and sub-woofer when choosing the "Game Studio" sound option for playing the PS4 Pro and this option alone would have sold me on this sound bar but all of the different sound options do have true effect when listening to different types of sound options to compliment the visual choices you make on the TV. Nice work Sony!
Date published: 2018-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Once adjusted. Unbeatable. I’ve had this product for many months now and has taken testing ginning around to get the best out of this system. I must admit I brought this product and was a little disappointed.... but once you go into the advance settings and set the speaker distances for your room it helps a lot, I left it like this for another month and found the bass wasn’t giving me what I wanted from explosions in action movies and the blow your socks off feeling. Again going into the advance settings you can set the DB for each speaker including surround and subwoofer. Use the tone and you’ll see what I mean. Turn these bad chooks up to 5.5 or 6 and By god the volume and sound from the rear speakers and subwoofer are incredible. I suggest turning all speakers up to 5.5db or 6 From here you can turn the rear speaker level and subwoofer down or up using the remote to suit content you are watching or listening too without going into advance settings. How good. The music from YouTube or Spotify no other sound bar has the power this puppy puts out once set up properly.
Date published: 2019-06-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointment Ok, let's all admit it, can we review sound? I am afraid this is quite personal and I bought this based on reviews, also because it had rear speakers. The soundbar itself does not sound good, played Atmos content, all good audio format sources but the dialogues are trapped behind your tv, the sub does not kick in and we don't feel immerse (yes I checked it was played in Atmos). Only when sound effects come in we then feel the rumble but if I have to be honest it's because of the rear speakers and the sub. I am not what we call an audiophile but I used to be a musician and I assume I have an ear for things, the soundstage is just nor great. I sold it and got the Yamaha Yas-207, highly praised (I was originally planning on getting this one), well boy, this is quite a step up. This one does not have rear speakers but I feel sound coming from different parts in front of me (the Sony never did this). I cannot fully review this thing but anyway I do not recommend this system especially for the price!
Date published: 2018-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound quality at it's best This one of the sound systems one would like to have. Especially when you want to watch in Dolby Atmos. The correct placement of the rear speakers is very important and have the sub placed in the corner of the room close to the wall and see the effect for a 500W system. Pairing is very easy. Make sure you have enough power outlets to connect each system for power. It's worth it Definitely recommend.
Date published: 2018-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It’s very, very good. The only reason I gave it 4 out of 5 is because it came with Google Chromecast built in but the description doesn’t specify that it’s Google Chromecast AUDIO. This might seem silly because it’s a sound bar but I would have thought it would include a full Chromecast seeing as sound bars typically get connected to TVs. I would have loved to have everything casting related running through my expensive sound system. It also means I can’t use Google Home voice control to have my Soundbad for video to turn on when I want to watch Netflix. The TV turns on because it’s got Chromecast but the sound bar stays off. It’s little thing like that that really annoy me. It was an issue with my 7 year old sound system and it’s just annoying that it hasn’t been worked out. It was difficult to understand some of the settings like how you can control the Sub Woofer and back speaker volumes through the remote. What those buttons did took a bit of research. It’s also annoying that with Chromecast audio being included, using it means you can’t use any of the sound presets when using Chromecast. Only when you are using Spotify Direct Connect. It means I have lower quality when I’m using a group of Google Home speakers to play music. Anyway, I’m really loving the sound quality when watching Atmos compatible movies. It’s really quite impressive. I looked past all it’s shortfalls and still very much enjoy it.
Date published: 2018-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Sound for Movies and Video Games. Bought this soundbar to replace a cheaper soundbar, the quality of the Sony Soundbar is amazing when it comes to watching movies or video games. Sound quality is crsytal clear no matter how load you put the soundbar. You also receive to 2 back speakers with this package which is a bonus. Highly Recommended.
Date published: 2019-02-24
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