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Sony CMT-BT80WB and Sony CMT-BT60W audio systems launched

Sam Loveridge

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Sony CMT-BT80WB
Sony CMT-BT80WB

Sony has released two new audio systems as part of its 2013 range, the Sony CMT-BT80WB and Sony CMT-BT60W.

The pricier model, the Sony CMT-BT80WB, comes equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity, but both models offer NFC and Bluetooth for music streaming from smart devices played through its Magnetic Fluid Speakers .

Sony CMT-BT80WB and Sony CMT-BT60W Features

Both speakers have a desirable slimline design with angular detailing, but still pack powerful, room-filling sound via their Magnetic Fluid Speaker system and S-Master Amplifier.

Users can opt to play CDs or listen to the radio via the inbuilt DAB/FM tuner, or connect a smart device for wireless music streaming using Bluetooth. Any NFC-enabled smartphone, like the Sony Xperia Z, Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One, can also be touched to the Sony CMT-BT80WB and Sony CMT-BT60W audio systems for a hassle-free wireless connection too.

The Sony CMT-BT80WB also comes with Wi-Fi and Apple AirPlay functionality as well as a USB connection for increased connectivity and playback options. The Sony CMT-BT60W is equipped with a USB hook-up, but for charging purposes only.

Audio is enhanced by 40W RMS output on both models, with the S-Master Amplifier offering an equaliser, Bass Booster and Sony’s Digital Sound Enhancement Engine, which according to Sony will guarantee crisp, clear sound playback with the depth your music and audio tracks deserve.

The Sony CMT-BT60W comes in a stylish black finish, whilst the Sony CMT-BT80WB (pictured) is available in silver.

Sony CMT-BT80WB and Sony CMT-BT60W Release Date and Price

Both the Sony CMT-BT80WB and the Sony CMT-BT60W will be available from June 2013. Sony has yet to announce any pricing details for either audio system.

What do you think of the new Sony CMT-BT80WB and Sony CMT-BT60W models? Do you think they offer anything new to the audio system market? Let us know via the TrustedReviews Twitter and Facebook pages or the comments below.

Marcin

November 25, 2013, 10:51 pm

Hello,
Do you know whether I could use easily Sony CMT-BT80WB and/or Sony CMT-BT60W
for listening an internet radio station through Wi-Fi?
Regards,
Marcin

Chris

November 27, 2013, 4:28 pm

What type of aerial do these models use, I live in an area with poor reception, so
therefore use an outdoor dab aerial for my present hifi

nic

January 15, 2014, 2:33 pm

Dear Marcin, DEFINITELY NOT is the answer to your question. I saw "wifi" capability advertised as one of the features of this radio and in my ignorance ordered it. Luckily, before I unpacked it I discovered, through extensive talking and asking and reading, that it is definitely not an internet radio. "Streaming" and"wifi capability" do not mean internet radio. I could send it back for a full refund and have now ordered the Revo Axis X3, which is internet radio plus DAB, which is what I was looking for. What attracted me about this Sony was that it seemed to have internet, DAB, PLUS CD player, which would be fantastic.
Why Sony didn`t go this extra mile is beyond me: they would have had a killer machine. nic

Schmick

March 1, 2014, 7:48 pm

I suggest you use a radio app installed on your smart phone and stream via your smart phone. Problem solved!

Guest

September 11, 2014, 11:03 pm

Will pick up commercial pop stations, but will not tune into VHF BBC Radio 3 when right next to my cheap alarm clock/VHF radio. Nowhere does it specify the frequency range of the VHF tuner. Only buy on a sale or return basis.

Steve Bolter

September 11, 2014, 11:05 pm

Will pick up commercial pop stations, but will not tune into VHF BBC
Radio 3 when right next to my cheap alarm clock/VHF radio which has good reception for Radio 3.. Nowhere
does it specify the frequency range of the VHF tuner. Only buy on a
sale or return basis.

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