New HT-3000 soundbar delivers immersive entertainment with Sony’s revolutionary 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology for an ultra-wide listening area
SAN DIEGO, August 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Electronics Inc. today announced the new HT-A3000 soundbar, meticulously crafted to immerse listeners in the center of their favorite movies and music for a rich and vibrant audio experience.
Multidimensional surround sound
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. Combined with the Vertical Surround engine and S-Force PRO Front Surround technology, the A3000 creates virtual surround sound from multiple dimensions so consumers can fully experience the thrill of Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X®.
360° spatial sound mapping
The HT-A3000 provides access to Sony’s revolutionary 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology when connecting the soundbar to Sony’s wireless rear speakers, such as the new Launch, SA-RS5 and SA-RS3S.1
With 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology, users can experience sound from all directions and at all distances. Sound Field Optimization uses built-in microphones to ingeniously measure the relative height and position of the soundbar and rear speakers. 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology then creates multiple phantom speakers by synthesizing sound waves based on positional information.2
Thanks to this technology, Sony’s wide spatial sound field fills every part of the room, immersing everyone in it.
Optional, custom speakers
The addition of an optional subwoofer that handles low frequencies allows the system to reproduce sound with more 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.
Users 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 driver4.
To take the home theater experience to new heights, consumers can add the SA-RS5 wireless rear speakers with a total of 180W of wider surround sound. Featuring upward-firing speakers, the SA-RS5 creates richer, more immersive 360 spatial sound plus built-in battery power or, opt for the SA-RS3S wireless rear speakers with a total of 100W.
with Sony TVs
The HT-A3000 enables an enhanced home theater experience by pairing compatible BRAVIA™ XR TVs. With Acoustic Center Sync, the soundbar and BRAVIA XR TV become the center speaker of the home theater system. Action and sound align precisely, creating total immersion. Users will even hear dialogue exactly where the character is standing in the scene.5
Additionally, Acoustic Center Sync works with 360 Spatial Sound Mapping configured to deliver clearer dialogue and a more immersive viewing experience than ever before.
Easily stream your favorite tunes
With the HT-A3000, music comes to life like never before. Discover a new way to listen with 360 Reality Audio6 which provides a truly immersive live concert or studio session experience. Music fans can also enjoy 360 Reality Audio on Amazon Music HD, nugs.net, and TIDAL.seven
The HT-A3000 provides easy access to popular music services such as Spotify to stream albums and playlists using Chromecast, Spotify Connect™ or Apple AirPlay 2. Consumers can also stream wirelessly from their smartphone with Bluetooth technology ® or use the built-in Wi-Fi to stream music from their own devices.8 9 10
The HT-A3000 incorporates DSEE Extreme™, which uses Edge-AI to enable real-time restoration of all compressed digital music files. This allows users to restore the high-end sound lost during compression for a richer, fuller listening experience.
Soundbar works with Google Assistant-enabled devices with Chromecast built-in11 or devices compatible with Amazon Alexa. 12 Users can add the A3000 to their speaker group using the Google Home app to start playing music, change the volume or many other functions just by using their voice.13
The HT-A3000 and the optional speakers were designed using a common omni-block concept. Its sophisticated rounded edges represent a single solid block delivering expansive sound, while the combination of rich material textures emphasizes an affinity with any living room environment.
The HT-A3000 is almost ready to go straight out of the box. Simply connect to the TV using the HDMI eARC connection and turn it on. With USB and optical input, plus HDMI (eARC) and S-CENTER OUT for compatible BRAVIA XR TVs, consumers have all the connections they need to enjoy a breathtaking surround sound experience.
Price and availability
The HT-A3000 has a suggested retail price of $699.99 and is available for pre-sale at Amazon and other retailers. For a full list of specifications and information, please visit: Sony Electronics.
The SA-RS5 wireless rear speakers have a suggested retail price of $599.99 and are available for purchase on Amazon and Best Buy. For a full list of specifications and information, please visit: Sony Electronics.
The SA-RS3S wireless rear speakers have a suggested retail price of $349.99 and are available for purchase on Amazon and Best Buy. For a full list of specifications and information, please visit: Sony Electronics.
About Sony Electronics Inc.
Sony Electronics is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America and a subsidiary of Sony Group Corporation, one of the world’s most comprehensive entertainment companies, with a portfolio that spans electronics, music, film, mobile, games, robotics and financial services. Based at San Diego, California, Sony Electronics is a leader in electronics for the consumer and professional markets. Activities include research and development, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service. Sony Electronics creates products that innovate and inspire generations, such as award-winning Alpha interchangeable lens cameras and groundbreaking Hi-Res Audio products. Sony is also a leading manufacturer of end-to-end solutions for 4K professional broadcast and A/V equipment to industry leaders 4K and 8K Ultra HD TVs. Visit http://www.sony.com/news for more information.
1 Compatible rear speakers (SA-RS3S, SA-RS5) are required to take advantage of 360 Spatial Sound by 360 Spatial Sound Mapping. Speakers sold separately.
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