Sony HT-A5000 5.1.2 Soundbar Announced

Posted on 15th September, 2021

Sony HT-A5000 5.1.2 Soundbar Announced

Sony's HT-A5000 is a 5.1.2 channel soundbar that aims to bring the cinema to your living room thanks to some spatial sorcery that's said to simulate “vertical” audio.

The HT-A5000 is Sony's latest soundbar and sports built-in dual subs, specially designed X-Balanced front-facing speakers and two up-firing speakers that work in concert with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support, further bolstered with Sony's special signal processing.

Sony HT-A5000 soundbar

The new soundbar also boasts DSEE Extreme (a feature that uses Edge-AI to upscale compressed digital files in real-time), along with support for 360 Reality Audio from services such as Amazon Music HD, Deezer, and TIDAL.

Sony HT-A5000 soundbar

We're told to expect the same treatment from this soundbar as produced by dedicated in-ceiling speakers. This achievement is assisted by the company's S-Force PRO Front Surround that utilises the front X-Balanced Speaker Unit and dedicated sound field processing tech to virtually recreate an immersive horizontal sound field, apparently.

Sony HT-A5000 soundbar

Sony's Sound Field Optimisation uses built-in microphones to measure the height and width of a room (as well as determine the position of the optional sub and rear speakers), which should take any head-scratching moments away from setting up and calibrating the system. Finally, there is also HDMI eARC, Optical-in and a USB port for hardwiring your components. Additionally, you can add the soundbar to your speaker group using the Google Home app, enabling you to control the HT-A5000 via your Google Assistant device. It also supports Amazon's Alexa.

The Sony HT-A5000 has an RRP of £800/ €900 when it lands in stores early in 2022.

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