360 Spatial Sound Mapping Dolby Atmos® / DTS:X® 3.1ch Soundbar | HT-A3000
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.
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.
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 Optimisation with optional speakers. Activate the simple calibration process during initial setup or from the home menu.
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®.
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.
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.
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.
The built-in dual subwoofer and front speakers 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.
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 localised 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 soundbar uses Sony's unique signal processing technology to deliver dynamic extended bass, at any volume level (B).
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.
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.
300 W of deep, rich bass from a 180 mm driver with passive radiator.
200 W of sound from a compact bass reflex subwoofer with a 160 mm driver.
Total 180 W of wider surround sound with up-firing speakers.
Total 100 W of wider surround sound.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 emphasises an affinity with any living room environment.
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.
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.
Share music and more from your favourite Apple devices to your soundbar. All with a tap.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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