The Sony DAV-DZ340K/CE12 is a 5.1 Home Theater featuring a 2-Way Speaker System
which allows for a more dynamic sound reproduction. The monolithic
design of the DAV-DZ340/CE12 blends in with the interiors yet manages to
carry a conspicuously attractive appeal. This Sony DVD Home Theater packs 1000 W of RMS which is split into 2 x 167 W Front Speakers, 2 x 167 Surround Speakers, 1 x 167 W Center Speaker and a 165 W Subwoofer.
This Sony DVD Home Theater can play media from DVD, DVD-R/+R/+R
DL/+RW/-RW CD, Video CD and CD. The supported formats include MPEG4,
JPEG, WMA, MA9, AAC, Xvid and MP3.
Video and Audio
The Sony DAV-DZ340K/CE12 is built around a powerful S-Master Digital Amplifier which accounts for enhanced accuracy and balanced sound reproduction. This amplifier uses a pure digital-to-digital conversion, unlike conventional ones which rely on analog-digital transference. The Dynamic Bass Boost
feature in the Home Theater ups the lower frequencies to deliver
powerful bass without introducing additional noise or distortions.
The DTS and Dolby Digital
compatibility ensures true surround reproduction with clear stereo
separation. This gives you a 360 degree soundstaging and accurate event
placement for scene events like explosions and gunfire. The Dolby Pro Logic Processing in the DAV-DZ340K/CE12
further augments your listening experience by incorporating natural and
realistic true surround. The Sony DAV-DZ340K/CE12 supports Video
Upscale feature which allows you to play DVD videos in 720p or 1080i resolution.
The Sony DAV-DZ340K/CE12 features Precision Cinema Progressive, an enhanced Progressive Scan protocol that delivers improved video quality with minimal distortions. The Multi Disc Resume function memorizes the stop position for up to 10 discs, so that you can resume your movies from where you interrupted the playback.
Connectivity and Power
This Sony 5.1 Home Theater supports BRAVIA sync functionality
which allows you to connect multiple compatible devices to form an
integrated platform. Once you have synced the devices, they can be
controlled by a single remote command to create a seamless and
easy-to-use interface. The Mic IN port allows you to connect a
microphone to this Sony Home Theater and turn it into a Karaoke machine.
The Echo effect feature adds a live show ambiance to your karaoke
The Sony DAV-DZ340K/CE12 comes with a USB port
and can read videos, music and images directly from a plugged in
pendrive. This saves you the effort of having to transfer and burn files
on to physical media like DVD and CDs. Other connectivity options in
this Home Theater System include HDMI output and two Audio Line IN ports. This DVD Home Theater System consumes 160 W of power during operation and 0.3 W while in standby.
The Sony DAV-DZ340K/CE12 5.1 Home Theater is designed to deliver true surround sound experience and is ideal for small to medium size rooms
(less than 250 square feet). The major factors to consider when buying a
Home Theater system include required volume levels, connectivity
options and speaker placement.
The DAV-DZ340K/CE12 would make
an ideal Home Theater System for music buffs as it supports MP3 encoded
on CD-R, DVD-R, DVD-RW and CD-RW discs. The HDMI output in the Sony DAV-DZ340K/CE12
relays the best possible picture quality, especially if you own a HD
Ready TV. A digital-to-digital amplifier makes a huge difference to your
sound quality as it minimizes the loss in audio quality during the
conversion process. The S-Master Amplifier in the DAV-DZ340K/CE12 is a digital-to-digital amplifier which renders improved tonal accuracy and realism.
As a general thumb rule, the more surface near a speaker, the greater
the likelihood of unpleasant distortions and colorations in your sound.
For the best listening experience, the speakers should be placed at
least two feet from room boundaries. The Center Speaker should be placed
above or below the TV at ear level. The Front Left and Right Speakers
should be 5 to 11 feet apart, at an angle of 20 to 30 Degree with
respect to the Television. The Surround Speaker should be placed above
ear level, slightly behind the listener.