Size & Weight

MAIN UNIT SIZE – BODY ONLY (W X H X D) 
35 1/8” x 2 5/8” x 3 7/8” [890 mm x 64 mm x 96 mm] *Not including projection portion
MAIN UNIT WEIGHT – BODY ONLY 
6 lb 13 2/5 oz [3.1 kg]

Amplifier

Amplifier Type
Digital Amplifier, S-Master
Amplifier Channels
3

Interface

Input and Output Terminals
USB type A (Firmware update only)
Bluetooth®
RX (receiver)
Bluetooth® version
5.0
HDCP2.2
2.2 / 2.3

HDMI

Number of Input/Output
Input/Output: 1 / 1 (ARC / eARC)
eARC
Yes
4K/60p/YUV4:4:4
Yes
HDR
Yes
Dolby Vision™ Compatible
Yes
HLG (hybrid log gamma)
Yes
HDCP2.2
2.2 / 2.3
BRAVIA Sync
Yes
HDMI CEC
Yes

Audio Formats

HDMI input
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Dual mono, DTS, DTS HD High Resolution Audio, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS ES, DTS 96 / 24, DTS: X, MPEG2-AAC
HDMI eARC
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Dual mono, DTS, DTS HD High Resolution Audio, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS ES, DTS 96 / 24, DTS: X, MPEG2-AAC
Bluetooth® (Receiver)
AAC, SBC

Sound Function

Sound Mode
Auto Sound, Cinema, Music, Game, News, Sports, Standard
Sound Effect
Night Mode, Voice Mode
Virtual Surround Technology
S-Force PRO, Vertical Surround Engine (Dolby Speaker Virtual/DTS Virtual:X)

Speaker Layout

Speaker Structure
2.1ch (built-in Subwoofer)

Wireless Features

TV Wireless connection
Yes

Details

Power Consumption
32 W
Wall-mountable
Yes

What's In The Box

  • Remote Control
  • Batteries for remote commander
  • HDMI cable
  • AC Adapter
  • AC Cord
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Instruction Manual
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Features

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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.

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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.

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Sound modes to match your entertainment

Five different sound modes enhance your entertainment experience. Immerse yourself deeper into the movies with Theater 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 dialog.

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Experience deep bass sound

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

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Slim and elegant

Measuring just 35.04” x 2.52” x 3.78” [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.

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Enjoy all your movies in 4K HDR quality

With the latest 4K HDR 18Gbps passthrough and HDCP 2.2/HDCP 2.3, the HT-X8500 is made for the latest home theater formats including Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Hybrid Log Gamma.

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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.

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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.

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Wireless connectivity to your TV

With a Sony BRAVIA TV supporting Bluetooth® Transmitter you can send audio to your soundbar wirelessly.

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Stream all your favorite music

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