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Sony Introduces New Dolby Atmos/DTS:X HT-A5000 Soundbar

Includes Sony’s Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force PRO Front Surround.

Sony Electronics Inc. has introduced the HT-A5000, the newest addition to its premium soundbar lineup. This 5.1.2-channel Dolby Atmos soundbar uses Sony’s audio technologies such as Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force PRO Front Surround.

Sony Soundbar

The A5000 supports audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X and includes a Vertical Surround Engine, Sony’s advanced surround sound technology that lets users experience the excitement of the big screen at home. The front speakers and up-firing speakers, combined with Sony’s signal processing, reproduce “vertical” audio, meaning the A5000 soundbar can position sound in a vertical space.

The soundbar also features S-Force PRO Front Surround, to make an even wider horizontal soundscape. It uses the front X-Balanced Speaker Unit and Sony’s digital soundfield processing technology to virtually reproduce a large and immersive sound field horizontally.

To enjoy a more personalized sound experience, the A5000 comes with Sound Field Optimization. Built-in microphones intelligently measure the height and width of the room, as well as the position of the optional subwoofer and rear speakers, and optimizes the sound to the room layout. Users can enjoy Sound Field Optimization with or without optional speakers — simply activate the calibration process during initial set up or from the home menu.

Sony Soundbar - Diagonal

Speakers in the A5000 work together to deliver clear, wide-ranging sound with less distortion. The soundbar comes with a built-in dual subwoofer for deep bass and two up-firing speakers that reflect sound off the ceiling for overhead audio. The A5000 also features two beam tweeters that bounce sound off the side walls and expand surround sound to give users an immersive experience that goes beyond the size of their TV.

The up-firing speakers, built-in dual subwoofer, and front speakers feature Sony’s unique X- Balanced Speaker Unit. The unique rectangular shape maximizes the area of the speaker diaphragm and increases the sound pressure for punchier bass and greater vocal clarity.

The A5000 also features DSEE Extreme, which uses Edge-AI to upscale compressed digital files in real time and restore the high-range sound that is lost during compression for a richer, more complete listening experience.

Sony Soundbar – Closeup

Listeners can enjoy music the way the artists truly intended with High-Resolution Audio, or can discover a new way of listening with 360 Reality Audio, an immersive music experience that feels as real as a live concert. Users can experience 360 Reality Audio on Amazon Music HD, Deezer, and TIDAL. The soundbar works with Spotify Connect, Chromecast, Apple Airplay 2, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.

Adding an optional subwoofer to the system 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. The SA-SW5 features 300 watts of deep, rich bass from a 180mm driver with passive radiator. The SA- SW3 features 200 watts of sound from a compact bass reflex subwoofer with a 160mm driver. For even more cinematic thrills, add the SA-RS3S wireless rear speakers with 100 watts of wider surround sound and wall mount capability.

Paired with compatible BRAVIA TVs, the A5000 brings an immersive audio-visual experience with Sony’s best picture and sound quality. With Acoustic Center Sync, the TV becomes the center speaker, meaning action and sound are precisely aligned so the viewing experience becomes even more realistic.

The HT-A5000 has a suggested retail price of $899.99 and will be available to order in early fall 2021 at authorized dealers.

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