Sony Introduces HT-A3000 Soundbar With Optional Rear Speakers
Sony introduces HT-A3000 Soundbar that combines perfectly with optional rear speakers to deliver an immersive 360 Spatial Sound experience
The HT-A3000 features 3.1 channels, three front speakers including a dedicated centre speaker for clear dialogue and a built-in dual subwoofer for deep bass. Coupled with Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force PRO Front Surround, the A3000 creates virtual surround sound that comes from multiple dimensions so you can fully enjoy the thrill of Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X®.
The A3000 gives you access to Sony’s revolutionary 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology when connected to Sony’s wireless rear speakers SA-RS5 and SA-RS3S.
With 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology, you can feel sound from every direction and distance. Sound Field Optimization uses built-in microphones to ingeniously measure the relative height and position of the soundbar and rear speakers. Based on positional information, it then creates multiple phantom speakers by synthesising sound waves. Thanks to this technology, Sony’s wide spatial sound field fills every part of the room, immersing everyone present.
Adding an optional wireless subwoofer that handles low frequencies allows the system to reproduce sound with greater impact and power than before. Two models are available, designed to bring out deeper bass, more vocal clarity, and extra fidelity in all types of audio content.
You can add the SA-SW5 subwoofer with 300W of deep, rich bass from a 180mm driver with passive radiator or, opt for the SA-SW3 subwoofer with 200W of sound from a compact bass reflex subwoofer with a 160mm driver.
To take your home cinema experience to new heights, add the SA-RS5 wireless rear speakers with a total 180W of wider surround sound. Featuring up-firing speakers, the SA-RS5 creates richer and more immersive 360 Spatial Sound as well as built-in battery power or, opt for the SA-RS3S wireless rear speakers with a total 100W.
The A3000 allows you to enhance your home cinema experience further by pairing with compatible BRAVIA XR TVs. Using the Acoustic Center Sync feature, both the soundbar and BRAVIA XR TV become the centre speaker in the home cinema system. Additionally, Acoustic Center Sync works together with the 360 Spatial Sound Mapping setup to deliver a clearer dialogue and more immersive viewing experience than ever before.
The HT-A3000 will be available at a retail price of US$699 from September 2022 in selected countries in Asia Pacific. The SA-SW5 (US$699) and SA-SW3 (US$399) wireless subwoofers, SA-RS5 (US$599) and SA-RS3S (US$349) wireless rear speakers are now available. Sony Asia Pacific also confirms the availability of its highly anticipated HT-A5000 soundbar.
Known as the tech geek among his peers, Eugene’s passion for audio started when he bought his first Sony Discman and there was no turning back from that point. Based in Singapore, Eugene is Editor and Regional Manager for StereoNET Asia.
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