Sony raises the bar for best-in-class surround sound as they introduce their new HT-A9 and HT-A7000 home theater systems.
The new systems deliver a new and revolutionary multi-dimensional sound experience. Its new innovative surround sound technologies create an incredibly immersive soundscape for any music, film, or gaming content. They also announced the optional SA-SW5, SA-SW3 wireless subwoofers, and SA-RS3S wireless rear speakers.
HT-A9 Home Theater System Key Features
- Sony’s Unique 360 Spatial Sound Mapping Technology – With this technology, you can feel sound from every direction and distance. Sound Field Optimization uses dual microphones in each speaker to measure their relative height and position. 360 Spatial Sound Mapping then creates up to 12 phantom speakers from just 4 physical speakers.
- Versatile Layout – The 12 phantom speakers completely encircles the room in immersive spatial sound. The 4 physical speakers connect wirelessly to the control box so there’s no cables across the living room.
- Innovative Speaker Design – The speakers feature Sony’s latest Omnidirectional Block Design. Its cylindrical shape represents a single solid block that provides 360 spatial sound.
- Immersive Music, Movie, and Gaming Capabilities – With High-Resolution Audio and 360 Reality Audio, you can enjoy music the way artists truly intended. The HT-A9 also features DSEE Extreme, which restores the high-range sound of compressed digital music. It can also stream via Bluetooth, as well as use Chromecast, Apple AirPlay 2, or Spotify Connect. It also features voice activation with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
- Best with Sony’s TVs – The A9 offers ultimate audio-visual experience when paired with compatible BRAVIA televisions. Acoustic Centre Sync precisely matching where the audio is coming from with what’s on screen.
- Simple Set Up – Simply plugging it in, connecting it to the TV using HDMI, and powering on, the system is ready to go out of the box.
HT-A7000 Soundbar Key Features
- Supreme Surround Sound – The 7.1.2-channel soundbar features 2 up-firing speakers for overheard sound, 2 beam tweeters, and 5 front speakers. It also has a built-in dual subwoofer for deep bass. Coupled with Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force PRO Front Surround, it creates virtual surround sound.
- Immersive Music, Film, ad Game Quality – The HT-A7000 also features High-Resolution Audio and 360 Reality Audio, as well as DSEE. It also has the same wireless connectivity capability like the HT-A9.
- Best with Sony TVs – Paired with compatible BRAVIA televisions, the HT-A7000 offers the ultimate immersive audio-visual experience. Users can also have even more immersion with Acoustic Centre Sync.
- Omnidirectional Block Design – The soundbar and optional speakers have been designed under a common Omnidirectional Block Concept. Its combination of rich material textures emphasizes an affinity to any living room environment.
- Voice Control – Featuring voice activation, it works with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
- Seamless Connectivity – Plug in the soundbar, connect it to a TV, and power on. It’s that simple to set up. Users will also have all the connection they need: USB, optical and analogue audio in, as well as HDMI in and out (eARC).
Optional Subwoofer and Rear Speaker
For even deeper bass, you can opt for an optional wireless subwoofer. Having two types of subwoofers allows the built-in subwoofer in the A9 and A7000 to handle bass and vocals. Meanwhile, the optional wireless subwoofer focuses on low range sound.
For rich bass, add the SA-SW5 wireless subwoofer with 300W of deep bass from a 180mm driver with passive radiator. You can also opt for the SA-SW3 wireless subwoofer with 200W of sound with 160mm driver. For even more cinematic thrills, add the SA-RS3S wireless rear speakers. It has 100W of wider surround sound and wall mount capability.
Price and Availability
The HT-A9 (₱86,999), HT-A7000 (₱67,999), SA-SW3 (₱17,999), and SA-RS3S (₱15,999) are already available in the Philippines. The SA-SW5 (₱36,999) will be available in PH on November 19, 2021. You can get the them at any Sony Centre nationwide.