Sony’s HT-IS100 feature the same elfin speakers found on 2007’s DAV-I. The 5.1-channel home-theater system includes five speakers that are just 1.7 inches in diameter. Although the unit was announced in the Japanese market recently, they will make an appearance Stateside next month. The new system doesn’t have a built-in disc player, or even a “head unit”; however all of the electronics and amplifiers are consolidated into the system’s subwoofer, so there’s no need for a separate AV receiver. Three HDMI inputs, built-in AM/FM radio, and Sony’s DCAC autocalibration system are included. It is compatible with a variety of proprietary Sony accessories, including the S-AIR Air Station speakers (for expanding the audio to a multiroom setup) and Sony’s quartet of Digital Media Port accessories.To eliminate front-to-back speaker cables one can opt for the WAHT-SA10 wireless kit, which is sold separately. The Sony DAV-IS100 will be available in July for $700.
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