Sony HT-A5000 is rated out of 5 by 22.
5.1.2ch Dolby Atmos/ DTS:X Soundbar
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The thrill of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, from a single soundbar
Ingeniously fitted within this sleek Sony soundbar is an entire 5.1.2 home cinema speaker system. Left, right and centre speakers at the front are matched with beam tweeters for an enveloping sound that wraps around you. Dual subwoofers provide the hair-raising intensity demanded by action movies. Up-firing speakers complete the Dolby Atmos/DTS:X speaker array, giving a three dimensional height to the soundstage.
Sound from above
Just like the best cinemas, the HT-A5000 gives a strong height dimension to the sound – making you feel like you’re in the jungle or experiencing the aircraft flying overhead. Sony’s Vertical Surround Engine, with up-firing speakers gives this cinematic experience, without the need for actual ceiling speakers.
Utilising a dedicated centre speaker unit and Sony’s unique signal processing technology, the HT-A5000 reduces vocal distortion and delivers crisp and clean dialogue that’s easy to hear above the soundtrack and background noise. Dialogue that once sounded mumbled and hard to hear is transformed into intelligible speech.
Optional wireless surround speakers
For an even more immersive sound, add the optional SA-RS3S or SA-RS5 wireless rear speakers. These further enhance the impression of wrap-around sound, with the two-way speakers firmly pinpointing the special effects all around you, especially when used in conjunction with Sony’s revolutionary 360 Spatial Sound Mapping.
Unique 360 Spatial Sound Mapping Technology, with phantom speakers*
Working in conjunction with optional Sony rear speakers, 360 Sound Mapping produces heightened surround sound effects. Using Sony’s unique signal processing skills, 360 Sound Mapping creates multiple phantom speakers. This gives the impression of more of the sound coming from above and behind you, enveloping you yet further in the action.
*Requires optional Sony SA-RS3S or SA-RS5S rear speakers.
Take the next step, with an optional subwoofer
Although the HT-A5000 features subwoofers built-in, for bass that you can really feel, you can upgrade with the optional SA-SW3 or SA-SW5 sub. These take the bass to completely new level, introducing rumble and thunder to the soundtrack, keeping you on the edge of your seat. Wireless connectivity cuts the clutter.
X-Balanced speakers for optimised sound
Sony’s X-Balanced speaker units differ from regular speakers in their unique, rectangular shape. This shape maximises the cone area, giving more punch per cm2. The design also reduces driver excursion, meaning you get less distortion and greater vocal clarity. Whether you’re playing music or movies, X-Balanced speakers deliver more.
Hi-Res sound, DSEE enhancement and 360 Reality Audio
Compatibility with Hi-Res sound gives you ‘better than CD sound’ from high-resolution music files. Stream over Wi-Fi or connect via USB and enjoy the highest sound quality from your DSD, FLAC and WAV files. DSEE Digital Sound Enhancement Engine upscales your existing music to near Hi-Res quality, squeezing out every last drop of detail. For a whole new way of listening, try 360 Reality Audio, for a truly immersive live concert or studio session experience.
Google Chromecast built-in
Chromecast lets you stream music, podcasts and audio apps, including Google Play, at the touch of a button. Having it built-in saves the battery life on your phone as the phone's Bluetooth transmission system isn't used for this purpose. Being able to stream straight from the cloud also gives the best audio quality.
Stream your music with wireless Bluetooth, AirPlay 2 and Wi-Fi
More than just a boost for your TV sound, the Sony HT-A5000 soundbar also makes a handy speaker for your music. Pair with your smartphone, tablet or computer and you'll be able to stream all your stored music and favourite streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music. Networking is further enhanced by Wi-Fi connectivity, including Apple’s AirPlay 2. Wi-Fi lets you stream music from other, networked devices around your home. AirPlay 2 is the ideal wireless music system for streaming from your Apple iOS device, such as iPhone and iPad.
Ready to go, out of the box
Despite its technical sophistication, the HT-A5000 is easy to get the best from. Simply plug into your TV using the HDMI eARC connection and power on. A second HDMI, USB, optical and analogue inputs are all on hand for adding your other sources. Sound Field Optimisation uses built-in microphones, automatically measuring the room’s dimensions and tailoring the sound to suit – all at the touch of a button.
Omnidirectional Block Design
Designed under a common Omnidirectional Block concept, the Sony HT-A5000 complements many other Sony designs, including the optional SA-SW5, SW3 subwoofers and the SA-RS3S, SA-RS5S rear speakers. Smooth lines, rich textures and timeless style set this soundbar apart from the opposition.
Enjoy superb surround sound, with even greater potential, using the Sony HT-A5000.
Learning TV volume
Works with Sony TVs (HDMI CEC)
ARC - Audio Return Channel
Yes - eARC
1 x (USB-A)
Wi-Fi Built In
High Resolution Audio
Soundbar or Soundbase
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
Power Consumption - Standby
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
1210 x 67 x 140
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amil75 from Great sound quality Bought mine 3 weeks ago and have had no issues . Great sound and pretty good bass output..surround sound is very good in general but I was hoping for a bit more sound for the up firing speakers.. if you have a smaller living room space you don't need the rear speakers or subwoofer as the bar on its own more than holds its weight.. I personally will get the the smaller woofer and rear speakers so I can utilise the 360 spacial option
Date published: 2023-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by A7000 from A5000 sound bar Brilliant device excellent sound quality easy to set up
Date published: 2023-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hunter9 from Great sound Fantastic soundbar you never get a bad soundbar from Sony
Date published: 2023-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ian in Glenrothes from Magic I bought this to replace a Bose Lifestyle 18 sound system CD/DVD player. Proof that technology does move on. Rewatched Popgun Maverick. Even at low volume you can feel the sound in your gut. One criticism his that the pairing of of the sound bar with the tv could be clearer. Buying a subwoofer definitely improves the overall sound quality. Just as good or even better than my previous Bose set up
Date published: 2023-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trev from Exceptional!!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The sound from this Spacial Sound MappingDolby Atmos Sound Bar is superb. It fills the room with either dialogue or music. Exceptionally clear rendition, lovely to hear music as it should be heard. Although rather large it tucked away behind the tv and wasn’t obtrusive, we didn’t lose any sound quality , wonderful piece of workmanship. Anyone thinking of buying a sound bar should go to a Sony showroom to hear this before deciding. You certainly won’t be disappointed!
Date published: 2023-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clarabel from Bravo to Bravia Fantastic picture even for a 77 inch. Love the look of the tv too. The finish on it is superb. It has the wow factor when mounted on the wall.
Date published: 2023-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by TTP77 from A5000 soundbar Brought as a gift, but after hearing with the combined setup with the RS3S (surround) and SW5 (subwoofer) I want the setup myself, ;)
Date published: 2022-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by sailorboy from Great sound with easy set up Really pleased with sound probably would suit larger room as would really fill the space with sound. Richer sounds first class.
Date published: 2022-12-17
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