Sony introduces its first TV Base Speaker and new soundbars

In a first, Sony has stepped into the world of TV Base Speakers with its new HT-XT1. It's also unveiled two new Sound Bars in the HT-CT770 and HT-CT370 at CES 2014.

The Sony Speaker Base offers space-saving sound expansion for TVs by sliding under the stand of televisions between 32 and 50-inches. The scratch-resistant, strengthened-glass top should complement you TV nicely, says Sony, while delivering 2.1 virtual surround sound via HDMI. With two built-in subwoofer drive units and 170W of sound the HT-XT1 should also bring a more immersive sound experience to your TV.

Sony has also announced two new Sound Bars. The HTCT770 offers 330W of sound with a 160mm subwoofer driver and NFC/Bluetooth connectivity. The cheaper HT-CT370 Sound Bar delivers 300W output and also features NFC and Bluetooth connectivity.

The speaker base and soundbars will be available from April in the UK. Pricing will be announced nearer to the release date.