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High-Resolution Audio

From source to speaker, Sony has united an array of technologies for the ultimate audio experience. For High-Resolution Audio files, the digital amp and specialised tweeters reproduce every subtlety, so you can hear each note as the artist intended. For MP3s, digital processing software upscales compressed music to restore lost detail.

2.1 channel system for powerful audio

Get 90W of powerful sound from a 2.1ch speaker system. Two mid-range magnetic fluid speakers deliver pure crisp vocals and complex melodies, supported by Wide Dispersion Super Tweeters which produce soaring highs and a wide soundstage. A powerful woofer works with passive radiators for resounding bass. So you can enjoy your music in clear, powerful audio, whatever the volume.

Boost your bass with a 69mm subwoofer and dual passive radiators

Get big bass lines from a compact speaker. Dual passive radiators work with a 69mm subwoofer and react to the movement of air through the speaker, artificially creating space in the speaker cabinet. This space allows more air to flow through the speakers, enabling even smaller units to deliver superior sound "" especially at low-end frequencies.

40mm Magnetic Fluid Speakers: clearer, more powerful sound

By eliminating conventional speaker dampers and replacing them with 40mm magnetic fluid speaker technology, noise and distortion are significantly reduced creating clearer, more powerful audio than ever before. Originally developed for NASA, magnetic fluid technology lets you fit great-sounding, more efficient speakers in a smaller space "" ideal for compact, premium speakers.

20mm Super tweeters

The SRS-X88 is equipped with two soft dome type 20mm Super Tweeter for reproduction of undistorted, clear high-frequencies. They complement the high-band energy of High-Resolution Audio, regardless of speaker position.

S-Master HX digital amp

The built-in S-Master HX digital amplifier helps bring out the best of your High-Resolution Audio. It achieves this by reducing the noise levels usually experienced in the high frequency ranges, so you can enjoy clear, sharp sound.

DSEE HX restores your music files

Go beyond CD quality. DSEE HX builds on our proprietary DSEE technology, upscaling compressed audio files to a level that"s closer to High-Resolution Audio. By restoring the subtleties of the original recording that are lost during the compression process, DSEE HX delivers a rich, studio-quality audio experience for all your music.

ClearAudio enriches your music

Clear Audio is a unique technology that leverages Sony"s expertise in digital signal processing developed over generations of perfecting sound, it delivers a rich, high-quality listening experience.

High quality wireless streaming

LDAC is a new audio technology from Sony that allows you to enjoy high quality wireless audio via Bluetooth. With 3x the data transmitted, LDAC provides an enhanced wireless listening experience for all your music.

There"s music in the air

Wi-Fi audio streaming capability lets you enjoy your favourite iTunes content via your devices that support AirPlay and Chromecast built-in, as well as access music files on your DNLA-compatible PC or Home Media Server.

AirPlay connects to your Apple products

Stream your favourite content throughout your home: all you need is a wired or wireless LAN connection, and an AirPlay-supported device (like an iPod touch , iPad or iPhone ). AirPlay's simultaneous playback makes it possible to stream the same song to all supported speakers, so you can fill every room with great-sounding audio.

One-touch listening to play instant music

NFC (Near Field Communication) technology removes the need for wired connections and complex setup 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. See compatible devices

Set your music free with multi-room listening

Fill your home with the sound of your favourite tracks, thanks to multi-room listening. Multi-room includes modes such as the Party mode, where the same music can be enjoyed simultaneously with multiple speakers, and the Personal mode where different music can be enjoyed with multiple speakers

Unite your music with SongPal

With SongPal, it becomes possible for the SRS-X88 itself to connect to various online music services, such as Chromecast built-in for audio and Spotify, to play music.

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.

Compatible formats

In addition to MP3 and AAC formats, the SRS-X88 also supports a range of High-Resolution Audio file types. These include: FLAC, WMA and L.PCM (WAV, AIFF).

Get well-connected with USB-A and USB-B

Hook up all your favourite devices to the wireless speaker with two types of USB port. A USB-A port is ideal for connecting and charging MP3 players, iPhones and iPads as well as a USB stick, to stream High-Resolution Audio and MP3 files. The second port is USB-B for PC connection, enabling digital playback straight from your music library without any signal loss from the PC.

Analogue Audio in and Ethernet port

Connect various sources to the SRS-X88 and enjoy quality sound. The unit is equipped with an analogue input, which converts the analogue signal into 96kHz/24bit quality digital to minimize loss of sound. What's more, an Ethernet port is equipped for a more stable network environment.

Definitive Outline design

Smooth surface and clean lines ensure this sleek beauty blend into the background, yet still draws attention for its minimalist refinement. The accentuated perimeter is a signature of Definitive Outline.

Speaker Type2.1ch
Speaker SizeSuper tweeter (Front): Approx. 20 mm diameter x 2 /Midrange: Approx. 40 mm diameter x 2 / Subwoofer: Approx. 69 mm diameter x 1
Output Power90W
Sound ModesClearAudio+, DSEE HX
Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)35.9 x 11.1 x 10.3 cm
Weight2.7 kg
Communication SystemBLUETOOTH Specification Version 3.0
Max. Communication RangeLine of sight Approx. 10 m
Compatible ProfilesA2DP, AVRCP
Supported CodecsAAC, LDAC, SBC
Frequency Transmission Range20 Hz - 20,000 Hz (with 44.1 kHz sampling)
Input and Output TerminalsEthernet, Stereo mini-jack input, USB A, USB B
Bluetooth? Spec
Frequency Range55-40,000 Hz
General Features
Internal Rechargeable BatteryAC power
Power ConsumptionApprox. 45W
Eco and energy saving
Power Consumption (Off Mode)not available
Power Consumption (Standby Mode)0.5 W
Power Consumption (Networked Standby Mode) ?? Terminals6.0 W (WiFi)/6.0 W (all terminals and networks connected*) *Wired connections automatically deactivate wireless connections. *Wi-Fi port has router function which can forward audio data to some other Sony audio products.
Standby Mode ActivatedAfter 15 minutes
Networked Standby Mode Activated ?? TerminalsAfter 15 minutes (WiFi)
Wireless Network(s) On/Off SwitchTo turn off the wireless function, with the speaker turned on, press and hold both the NETWORK button and WPS button. To turn on the wireless function, do the same operation.
Wireless Connections
AC powerBluetooth, One Touch Functions (NFC), Wi-Fi
Chromecast built-inYes
Spotify ConnectYes

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