Sony 3.1 Channel 360 Spatial Sound Mapping Dolby Atmos Dts:x Soundbar - HT-A3000

Category : Soundbar
SKU : HT-A3000


360 Spatial Sound that adapts to your environment with optional rear speakers from Sony

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.

Optimized 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 optimizing sound to your room. The soundbar lets you enjoy Sound Field Optimization with optional speakers. Activate the simple calibration process during initial setup or from the home menu.

Immersive surround sound from a soundbar

The HT-A3000 has 3.1 channels: three front speakers, including a centre speaker for clear dialogue, 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®.

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.

So immersive. So real.

Discover a new way of listening with 360 Reality Audio for a truly immersive live concert or studio session experience.

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 or up-firing speakers. As well as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, Vertical Surround Engine lends a more realistic, multidimensional sound to other formats too.

Built-in dual subwoofer for deep bass sound

The soundbar has a powerful built-in dual subwoofer in the centre—so you can enjoy deep bass sound with minimal equipment cluttering up your living space.

Centre speaker for clear dialogue

A dedicated centre speaker ensures that voice sounds can be clearly heard, whether it’s quick-fire dialogue in your favourite TV show or whispered lines in a movie. It’s great for music too, ensuring a richly detailed listening experience.

Sound from advanced speakers and a subwoofer

Powerful speakers—three front speakers for surround and a built-in dual subwoofer for rumbling bass—work together to deliver clear, wide-ranging sound throughout your room.

Extended bass 

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 soundbar 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

Clearer voice

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. This graph is for illustration purposes. 1. Voice waveform 2. Bass waveform 3. Modulated waveform

X-Balanced Speaker Unit

The built-in dual subwoofer and front speakers feature an X-Balanced Speaker Unit. The unique rectangular shape of these speakers maximizes the diaphragm area for more punchy bass. It also reduces driver excursion while maintaining sound pressure, resulting in less distortion and greater vocal clarity.

SA-SW5 optional subwoofer

300 W of deep, rich bass from a 180 mm driver with passive radiator.

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 recognizing 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)

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. 

SA-RS3S optional rear speakers 

Total 100 W of wider surround sound.

SA-RS5 optional rear speakers 

Total 180 W of wider surround sound with up-firing speakers.

SA-SW3 optional subwoofer

200 W of sound from a compact bass reflex subwoofer with a 160 mm driver.

Best with Sony TVs

Paired with BRAVIA™ TVs, the HT-A3000 brings you an immersive audio-visual experience with our best picture and sound quality. It’s the perfect soundbar for BRAVIA TVs.

Effortless control with BRAVIA TVs

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 by the TV remote control.

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.

Soundbar position

If you have a BRAVIA TV with a multi-position stand, you can change the position of the TV stand and fit the HT-A3000 discreetly beneath the TV for a clean look.

Even more immersion with BRAVIA Acoustic Center Sync

When connected to a BRAVIA TV with Acoustic Centre Sync, both the soundbar and the TV become the centre speaker in your home cinema system. Furthermore, connecting the soundbar with optional wireless rear 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 clearer dialogue and a more immersive experience.

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 with the whole family.

Omnidirectional Block Design

The HT-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. The combination of rich material textures emphasizes an affinity with any living room environment.

Bluetooth® connection 

Stream music wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet or laptop with Bluetooth® technology.

Spotify Connect™

Play Spotify directly through your speaker using the Spotify Connect™ app on your device as a remote.

Chromecast built-in

Stream music, online radio and podcasts from your smartphone, tablet or laptop to your audio device. Just tap the Cast button.

Wi-Fi streaming

Connect to the Internet with built-in Wi-Fi and stream music from devices on your home network.

Voice control

The soundbar is compatible with Google Assistant-enabled devices with Chromecast built-in™ and Amazon Alexa-enabled devices. Just add the HT-A3000 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.

Apple AirPlay 2

Share music and more from your favourite Apple devices to your soundbar. All with a tap.

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 stereo music.

Voice mode

Whether it’s the morning news or a season finale, the mode tailors sound settings to accentuate speech so you won’t miss a word.

Night mode

Watching a movie at night? This function optimizes the sound balance so you can hear everything clearly even at low volume levels.

Make the most of your quality time

Watching a movie. Catching up on a box set. Listening to music. Cheering on your favourite team. Whatever you and your family enjoy doing together, a soundbar from Sony makes it even more fun. Experience quality time at its immersive, entertaining best.

Set up in seconds

Simply plug in the soundbar, connect to your TV using the HDMI eARC connection and power on. With USB and optical in, as well as HDMI out (eARC) and S-CENTER OUT for compatible BRAVIA models, you have all the connections you need to enjoy a breathtaking surround sound experience.

Power consumption (on Remote Start mode)Less than 3 W
Power consumption (on QuickStart mode)Less than 0.5W
Power Consumption50W
Wireless Features
TV Wireless connectionYes
Wireless Surround (with optional wireless speakers)Yes
Network Function
Network FunctionChromecast built-in, Spotify Connect, Music Service Button, Works with Google Assistant, Works with Alexa
Speaker Layout
SubwooferBuilt-in Subwoofer
Speaker Structure3.1ch (Built-in-Subwoofer)
Virtual Surround TechnologyS-Force PRO, Vertical Surround Engine, 360 Spatial sound mapping, Dolby Speaker Virtual, DTS Virtual: X
Sound ModeSound Field
Sound EffectNight Mode, Voice Mode, Immersive Audio Enhancement (with Sound Field on)
Audio Formats
Bluetooth ReceiverSBC, AAC, LDAC
Bluetooth (Transmitter)SBC, LDAC
USBDSD (.dsf / .dff ) DSD 5.6 MHz, WAV, Flac, ALAC (.m4a, .mov), AIFF (.aiff, .aif), HE AAC, AAC, MP3, Monkey Audio, WMA, Ogg Vorbis
Optical InputDolby Digital, Dolby Dual mono, DTS, LPCM 2ch, LPCM 48 kHz/24 bit
HDMI eARCDolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Dual mono, DTS, DTS HD High Resolution Audio, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS ES, DTS 96/24, DTS: X, LPCM5ch/5.1ch/7.1ch, LPCM 192 kHz/24 bit
Number of Input/OutputInput / Output: - / 1 (eARC / Audio Return Channel)
Bluetooth versionVer. 5.0
BluetoothRX / TX
IEEE802.11 versiona / b / g / n / ac
Input and Output TerminalsOptical-audio input, USB typeA, exFAT, FAT12/16/32, vFAT
Subwoofer TypeBuilt-in Subwoofer
Power Output (Total)250W
Amplifier Channels5ch
Amplifier typeDigital Amplifier,S-Master
Size & Weight
MAIN UNIT SIZE – BODY ONLY (W X H X D) 37.40 in x 2.52 in x 5.04 in
MAIN UNIT SIZE – BODY ONLY (W X H X D) 950 mm x 64 mm x 128 mm

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