Take movies into a whole new realm. The HT-A5000 envelops you in authentic 5.1.2 channel surround sound with up-firing speakers, side beam tweeters, built-in dual subwoofer and advanced audio software technologies. Be part of the scene with action happening above and all around you.
Our revolutionary 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology with Sony's rear speakers creates multiple phantom speakers from just a soundbar and rear speakers. With multiple phantom speakers all around you arranged in the optimal sound field for your space, it’s a new sensation of sound. Experience all the drama of Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X®, and hear every breath, step, and word like you’re inside the film.
Discover wide 360 Spatial Sound
With optional rear speakers from Sony
A wide listening area fills every part of your living space so your family and friends get the same sound experience. The listening area is not limited to the front of the TV but encompasses a much wider space.
Watch our 360 Spatial Sound Mapping video
Want to get a sense of 360 Spatial Sound from a soundbar with optional rear speakers? Just slip on your headphones and immerse yourself.
Innovative technologies for Sound Field Optimization
Optimised for speaker position
There’s no need to precisely place the optional speakers. The soundbar with built-in microphones does it all for you, intelligently measuring the position of each speaker, and optimising sound to your room. The soundbar lets you enjoy Sound Field Optimization with or without optional speakers. Activate the simple calibration process during initial setup or from the home menu.
Immersive surround sound from a premium soundbar
The HT-A5000 has 5.1.2 channels: Two up-firing speakers for overhead sound, two beam tweeters and three front speakers for wider surround, plus a built-in dual subwoofer for deep bass. With Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force PRO Front Surround, it creates virtual surround sound that comes from all around you so you can fully enjoy the thrill of Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X®.
Experience sound from above
Thanks to Sony’s virtual surround technology, the soundbar can position sound in vertical space – so you can experience 3D audio without the need for in-ceiling speakers. As well as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, Vertical Surround Engine lends a more realistic, multi-dimensional sound to other formats too.
Surround made simple
Using front speakers only, Sony’s unique digital sound field processing technology virtually reproduces the surround sound field, with audio coming at you from both sides. You can enjoy rich, cinematic surround sound without cluttering your living space.
Sound from advanced speakers and a subwoofer
Powerful speakers work together to deliver clear, wide-ranging sound throughout your room. Two up-firing speakers for overhead sound, two beam tweeters and three front speakers for surround and a subwoofer for rumbling bass.
Reflect sound off the ceiling for immersive overhead audio using X-balanced speaker technology. Combines with Vertical Surround Engine to give you an even more atmospheric overhead sound experience.
Bounce sound off the side walls and expand surround sound to give you an immersive experience that goes beyond the size of your TV. Combines with S-Force PRO Front Surround for even wider surround sound.
Built-in dual subwoofer
Delivers high sound pressure for clear, deep bass. This has been achieved by expanding the area of the diaphragm and the size of the subwoofer (X-Balanced Speaker Unit).
Provide high quality sound with less distortion and high vocal clarity from an X-Balanced Speaker Unit.
X-Balanced Speaker Unit
The up-firing speakers, built-in dual subwoofer and front speaker feature an X-Balanced Speaker Unit. The unique rectangular shape of these speakers maximises the diaphragm area for more punchy bass. It also reduces driver excursion while maintaining sound pressure, resulting in less distortion and greater vocal clarity.
Upscale your digital music in real time
Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales compressed digital music files in real time. Dynamically recognising instrumentation, musical genres, and individual elements of each song, such as vocals or interludes, it restores the high-range sound lost in compression for a richer, more complete listening experience.
A = Expanded audio dynamics (Strings and whisper-quiet subtleties) B = Restored high frequencies (Acoustic and vocal instrument realism)
This graph is for illustration purposes. 1. Voice waveform 2. Bass waveform 3. Modulated waveform
The deeper the bass sound, the more the speaker diaphragm moves. This can cause an effect called phase modulation distortion when a full-range diaphragm needs to simultaneously reproduce higher frequencies. Sony's unique signal processing technology compensates for this effect for clearer dialogue and more localized sound. The improvements in the modulated waveform enhance clarity and help prevent vocal distortion.
It takes a lot of power to accurately reproduce low bass frequencies and there’s often a risk of distortion (A). To combat this, the HT-A5000 uses Sony’s unique signal processing technology to deliver dynamic extended bass, at any volume level (B).
This graph is for illustration purposes. 1. Level 2. Low 3. High 4. Frequency
Rediscover your favourite music
With High-Resolution Audio you can experience the music you love in with the utmost authenticity and precision. Try 360 Reality Audio for a new way to experience music that puts you at the heart of the experience with sounds and different instruments all around.
See vivid scenes full of real life colour and depth. All of the original picture quality is preserved when played through the HT-A5000 soundbar so you’ll be completely immersed in movies. Gaming is also much more thrilling and realistic as HT-A5000 supports latest formats.
Enjoy an immersive gaming and movie experience
Enjoy immersive gaming and movie watching with optimised picture settings by Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture Mode when connecting BRAVIA XR™ TVs and PlayStation®5 through this product.
Get a fuller, richer sound with a wireless subwoofer and rear speakers
An optional wireless subwoofer allows a built-in dual subwoofer in the soundbar to handle bass and vocals with the optional wireless subwoofer focusing on low range sound. For even more cinematic thrills with sound directly behind you, add our optional wireless rear speakers.
300W of deep, rich bass from a 180mm driver with passive radiator.
Paired with BRAVIA™ TVs, the HT-A5000 brings you an immersive audio-visual experience with our best picture and sound quality. It’s the perfect soundbar for BRAVIA TVs.
Even more immersion with BRAVIA Acoustic Center Sync
When connected to a BRAVIA TV with Acoustic Center Sync, both the soundbar and the TV become the centre speaker in your home cinema system. Furthermore, connecting the soundbar with optional wireless speakers, the TV speaker plays the centre channel role with your soundbar as part of the 360 Spatial Sound Mapping setup. This enables sound to precisely match what's on the screen for a truly immersive experience.
Sound perfectly matches action
With Acoustic Centre Sync, you'll hear dialogue from exactly where the character is standing in the scene. Action and sound are precisely aligned so your viewing becomes much more immersive.
Effortless control with BRAVIA
With an integrated UI, soundbar sound settings automatically appear on the BRAVIA Quick Settings menu for easy control of features such as sound field and volume.
If you have a BRAVIA with a multi-position stand, you can change the position of the TV stand and fit the HT-A5000 discreetly beneath the TV for a clean look.
The HT-A5000 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. The combination of rich material textures emphasises an affinity with any living room environment.
Stream music from your favourite services
With built-in support for Spotify Connect™, and other music services via Bluetooth®, Chromecast or Apple AirPlay 2, you can easily enjoy your favourite music.
Stream music wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet or laptop with Bluetooth® technology.
Connect to the internet with built-in Wi-Fi and stream music from devices on your home network.
Play Spotify directly through your speaker using the Spotify Connect™ app on your device as a remote.
Stream music, online radio and podcasts from your smartphone, tablet or laptop to your audio device. Just tap the Cast button.
Apple AirPlay 2
Share music and more from your favourite Apple devices to your soundbar. All with a tap.
The soundbar is compatible with Google Assistant enabled devices with Chromecast built-in™ and Amazon Alexa enabled devices. Just add the HT-A5000 soundbar to your speaker group using the Google Home app to start playing music, change the volume, or many other functions using just your voice.
Effortless and atmospheric sound
For immersive movies, press the Sound Field button on your remote and enjoy atmospheric sound that puts you right at the heart of the action. Or turn Sound Field off for pure speaker sound when listening to High-Resolution Audio or stereo music.
Ready to go, out of the box
The HT-A5000 is almost ready to go straight out of the box. Simply plug it in, connect to your TV using the HDMI eARC connection and power on. With USB and optical, as well as HDMI in and out (eARC) and S-CENTER OUT for compatible BRAVIA models, you have all the connections you need to enjoy a breathtaking surround sound experience.
Specifications & Features
S-Force PRO Front Surround and Vertical Surround Engine for multi-dimensional sound
Stream all your music with wireless connectivity
Up-firing speakers, beam tweeters, built-in dual subwoofer and five front speakers for immersive movies
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