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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Sony announces the HT-A3000 Soundbar, delivering an acclaimed 360 Spatial Sound experience


Aiming to put users at the heart of their favorite movies and music, Sony announces the HT-A3000 Soundbar, delivering an acclaimed 360 Spatial Sound experience ideal for a wide range of customers. 

 

With the HT-A3000 soundbar, immersing yourself in your favorite entertainment with Sony’s revolutionary 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology with an ultra-wide listening area has never been easier! 

 

Surround sound at your fingertips 

The HT-A3000 features 3.1 channels, three front speakers including a dedicated center 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.

360 Spatial Sound Mapping

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[ii].

 

With 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology, users 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 synthesizing sound waves[iii]. Thanks to this technology, Sony’s wide spatial sound field fills every part of the room, immersing everyone present.

 

Optional speakers, your way[iv]

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.

 

For added listening quality, 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.

 

Best with Sony TVs

The A3000 allows users to enhance their home cinema experience further by pairing with compatible BRAVIA XR TVs. Using the Acoustic Center Sync[v] feature, both the soundbar and BRAVIA XR TV become the center speaker in the home cinema system. Action and sound become precisely aligned, creating complete immersion. You’ll even hear dialogue from exactly where the character is standing in the scene. 

 

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.

 

Stream your favorite tracks

With the A3000, your music truly comes to life. You can discover a new way of listening with 360 Reality Audio[vi]that offers an incredibly immersive live concert or studio session experience. You can also enjoy 360 Reality Audio on Amazon Music HD, nugs.net and TIDAL[vii].

 

On the A3000 you can easily access popular music services like Spotify and stream all your favorite albums and playlists using Chromecast, Spotify Connect™ or Apple AirPlay 2. You can also stream wirelessly from your smartphone with Bluetooth🄬 technology or use the built-in Wi-Fi to stream music from your own devices.

 

The A3000 features DSEE Extreme, which uses Edge-AI to allow for real-time restoration of all your compressed digital music files. This ensures you can restore the high-range sound that is lost in compression for a richer, more complete listening experience.

 

Voice control

The soundbar works with Google-assistant with Chromecast built-in or Amazon Alexa enabled devices[viii] [ix]. Just add the A3000 to your speaker group using the Google Home app to start playing music, change the volume or many other functions using just your voice.

 

Sleek design 

The A3000 and optional speakers have been designed under a common Omnidirectional Block concept. Its sophisticated rounded edges represent a single solid block providing wide-spreading sound, while the combination of rich material textures emphasize an affinity with any living room environment.

 

Easy connection

The A3000 is virtually ready to go out of the box. Simply connect to your TV using the HDMI eARC connection and power on. With USB, optical in, as well as HDMI out (eARC) and S-CENTER OUT for compatible BRAVIA TVs, you have all the connections you need to enjoy a breath-taking surround sound experience!

 

Availability

The HT-A3000 is expected to launch in the Philippines by November 2022. Meanwhile, the SA-SW5 and SA-SW3 wireless subwoofers are available for purchase at all authorized Sony dealerships nationwide with a suggested retail price of PHP 41,199.00 and PHP 19,999.00, respectively. Furthermore, the SA-RS5 and SA-RS3S wireless rear speakers are also available nationwide at a suggested retail price of PHP 30,799.00 and PHP 19,999.00, respectively.

 

To get the latest Sony news, including product specifications and release dates, follow Sony Philippines’ official Facebook page and Instagram account at @sonyphinc, and stay tuned to https://www.sony.com.ph/



[i] Compatible rear speakers (SA-RS3S, SA-RS5) are required

[ii] Rear speakers sold separately and may not be available in all countries/regions.

[iii] The number of phantom speakers differs depending on rear speaker combination.

[iv] The products may not be available in all countries/regions.

[v] BRAVIA Acoustic Centre Sync mode works with the following models: Z9K series, A95K series, A90K series, A80K series, A75K series, X95K series, X90K series, Z9J series, A90J series, A80J series and X95J series. Product availability varies by countries / regions.

[vi] Requires download of Sony | Music Center app. Subscription to compatible online music service and third party terms, conditions, account and fees may apply. Compatible services may not be available in certain countries/regions. Please visit www.sony.net/360RA/ to check compatibility of the application and the service.

[vii] Availability varies by countries/regions.

[viii] Google, Google Home and Chromecast built-in are trademark of Google LLC. Google Assistant is not available in certain languages and countries/regions.

[ix] Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliated. Amazon, Alexa, Echo, and all related marks are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

 

 

 

Experience an integrated audio-visual experience when you connect your Sony HT-A3000 to BRAVIA TVs with Acoustic Center Sync.


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