Sony HT-A7000 is rated out of 5 by 19.
7.1.2ch Dolby Atmos/ DTS:X Soundbar
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Get £100 off a Sony SASW3, £150 off a Sony SASW5 wireless subwoofer, or £100 off Sony SARS3S wireless rear speakers when you buy an HT-A7000. Click on model numbers to see the packages. Offer available from our stores, from our telesales team, or online until 30.06.22 or while stocks last. Offer excludes Clearance, Refurbished and Open Box products. One per customer / household. One per customer / household.”A powerful, musical and immersive single soundbar that succeeds where many multi-speaker systems fail.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2021 Product of the Year.
7.1.2 surround sound, from a single box
Packed into the Sony’s stylish case are two up-firing speakers, two beam tweeters and five front speakers. There’s also a built-in dual subwoofer for added bass. When combined, this impressive speaker array delivers full 7.1.2 surround sound, letting you enjoy the full thrill of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundtracks.
Sound from above
Just like the best cinemas, the HT-A7000 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.
Immersive Audio Enhancement
If you enjoy the sound immersion of 7.1.2 surround sound but want to experience it with other formats, such as music and gaming, then simply switch to Immersive Audio Enhancement. This adds overhead sound to conventional surround sound and even stereo audio – giving all your movies, music and games a whole new dimension.
Take the next step, with an optional subwoofer
Although the HT-A7000 has a subwoofer built-in, for bass that you can really feel, simply upgrade with the optional SA-SW3 or SA-SW5 subwoofer. 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.
Optional wireless surround
For an even more immersive sound, add the optional SA-RS3S wireless rear speakers. These further enhance the impression of immersive sound, with the two-way speakers firmly pinpointing the special effects all around you.
X-Balanced speakers for maximum 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.
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-A7000 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.
Despite its technical sophistication, the HT-A7000 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
With its solid stance and rounded edges, the HT-A700 looks sleek and purposeful. The mix of rich textures let the soundbar blend with your interior and TV. The design also complements the optional SA-SW5, SW3 subwoofers and the SA-RS3S rear speakers.
Enjoy a more immersive sound, from the unobtrusive style of a single box, with the versatile Sony HT-A7000.
Learning TV volume
Works with Sony TVs (HDMI CEC)
3.5mm x 1
ARC - Audio Return Channel
Yes - eARC
Wi-Fi Built In
High Resolution Audio
Soundbar or Soundbase
Power Consumption - Standby
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
1300 x 80 x 142
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chas1953 from Sound so good, you can hear a pin drop! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The new flagship sound bar A7000 from Sony takes the sound you can experience in the home to a completely different level. The bar has definitely been raised, you experience music or film soundtrack as if your are in a auditorium. It’s so good you can hear a pin drop. Set up is very simply, connect it up and the sound bar does the rest.
Date published: 2022-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Graham35 from An Outstanding Surround Sound Experience [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This system is a beast both in size and in the excellence of the quality of sound it reproduces. I have had soundbars as part of my TV setups for years, but this system from Sony is, in my opinion, the best I have ever had and heard. I was at first worried by the physical size of the units, these are big compared to other systems but there is a reason for this, in that they are packed with technology and quality components for the sole purpose of immersing you in that cinematic and entertainment experience that we all love. This system does this by the bucketful. My system comprises of the HT-A7000 soundbar, the SA-SW5 wireless Subwoofer and the SA-RS3S wireless rear speakers. The design of the components of this system are so sleek and modern, and by using a combination of quality materials ensures that this sound system looks the part in any environment it is being used. I found that setting up the system straightforward, as I was replacing an older Sony system it was like plug and play, with the technology finding and connecting all the additional speakers within seconds, running the sound field optimiser and I was ready to go (listen). The written instructions that come with the system comprehensive and will ensure that you are able to set the system up to ensure optimal use. This speaker system can be used with a range of devices connected in several ways e.g., Bluetooth, USB and WIFI. The HT-A7000 can be used as a standalone system and when used on its own it utilises its built-in technology to create a virtual surround sound system, individually for the space you are using it in, that is second to none. It has a combination of front speakers, tweeter speakers and bass speakers. Some of the speakers point upwards which you can really hear when you stand up in your room. The system has several pre-defined settings that you can select dependent upon what you are watching / listening to. E.G. Cinema, Music, Standard etc. These produce a great quality sound and are subtly different. The voice clarity of the spoken words through this sound system is the best I have heard. For me, the system produces the best sound when you use the Immersive AE function and let the software enhance the sound and its distribution to produce a wonderful, immersive, and entertaining viewing experience. This really is a fantastic sound system but for me, what elevates it to an ultimate system is the addition of the wireless sub-woofer speaker and the wireless surround sound speakers. Attaching these was so simple all you need is a power socket but no other cables to run around the room. These speakers were recognised and connected by the system within seconds of switching on. These powerful additional speakers have their own volume settings that can be adjusted to suit your taste, but I have to say the deep bass of the sub-woofer, the clarity of the surround speakers together with the combination of sounds from the HT-A7000 sound bar really do make the experience totally immersive and the best I have heard. For me watching movies at home is now as close as it can be to watching them at the cinema. Whilst watching a movie, I thought at one point I had a water leak running down the inside of my wall only to realise the sound of running water was in the movie coming through the speaker system. I love it. This sound system looks great and sounds even better, the only tiny disappointment is the quality of the remote-control unit, I would like to see the cover being a bit more substantive, that would complement the other materials used, possibly even a form of metal. Would I recommend this product? Yes, absolutely without hesitation. The quality and clarity of the sound is fantastic, the set up so straightforward. For me, the ultimate immersive experience is when you use the HT-A7000 with the Sony wireless sub-woofer and surround sound speakers.
Date published: 2022-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by Madjim1 from Soundbar masterclass [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] A slice of cinema at home, Easy to set up, A real eye-catching quality solid build (work of art) This is Sony at its finest, The sound is outstanding and the volume range is exemplary. The size is larger in width than I calculated which means for me with the Sony kd55A8 TV I will be mounting the TV to the wall instead of it resting on its legs as the soundbar is wider than the TV, this is not a problem as the soundbar thoroughly deserves it rightful place at where it can work to its best. And its best is Awesome. Combined with an easy pair to the wireless Sony Bluetooth speakers it really does make you feel excited about which film/program/game I'm going to watch or play.
Date published: 2022-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by thepars from Just Wow! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Set up was fairly easy, most of it is done by the soundbar itself. The sound is amazing - Clear crisp highs and deep bass lows (accompanied by the Subwoofer). I would highly recommend this product. The only possible downside is the size... It's huge, 1.3m long. I'm going to have to buy a bigger TV stand. It can be wall mounted and the fixings are supplied (nice touch).
Date published: 2022-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from FANTASTIC DOLBY ATMOS/DTS HIGH QUALITY SOUND! I BOUGHT THIS PRODUCT A FEW DAYS AGO TOGETHER WITH THE SONY SA SUBWOOFER 5 AND THE SONY SA REARSPEAKERS 3S. INSTALLATION IS SIMPLE AND QUICK AND EACH SPEAKER SEEMLESSLY CONNECTS WIRELESSLY WITH THE MAIN SOUNDBAR, (YOU JUST HAVE TO FIND AN APPROPRIATE AREA IN YOUR ROOM CLOSE TO AN ELECTRICAL SOCKET FOR EACH SPEAKER). THE 7.1.2 SOUND SET UP, IS TRULY SPECTACULAR ENVELOPPING AND IMMERSING THE LISTENER WITH HIGH QUALITY AUDIO OR DOLBY ATMOS/DTS SOUND FROM BLU RAY, AUDIO CD AUDIO AND 4K UHD DISCS. I'M IN SONIC HEAVEN EVERY TIME I USE MY NEW SOUNDBAR SYSTEM!
Date published: 2022-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by KNMo from Great sound and features Very realistic surround sound from a single bar. Excellent features and future proof.
Date published: 2022-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by artfan from Home cinema in one box This fully featured all in one soundbar offers all the most useful features of a multi speaker home cinema set up. It sounds bright and full of detail with a subtle bass range, which suits a medium sized room without any need for an additional sub woofer. Adding Sony's optional sub and rear speakers takes it out of this world!
Date published: 2022-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stokesie from Great Sound and Product Bought this after hearing the system at a friends house. Easy to set up and delivers a great sound which turns my television into a home cinema. Looks good and has easy to use controls.
Date published: 2022-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ryszardv83 from Best cinema system to date Not much for writing reviews but I'll keep it short and sweet. By far the best surround sound system to date. Managed to get the full system (bar, sub and rear satellites). Comparing to previous systems I've owned this one gives a far better experience. The sound is crisp and clear and the base tone is fantastic. Very happy with this purchase and I think I'll be sticking with Sony from now on.
Date published: 2021-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lord-Viridis from A true cinematic experience [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I expected this to take a lot more effort than it did in order to set this up to achieve its full potential, as it turned out, it definitely did not. There are a few options that the system offers, in fact there's more than a few options, covering all connection methods and scenarios. You can be as simple as connecting a hdmi cable into the eARC or ARC connection on your TV, or as I did, connect devices through the hdmi 2.1 pass through ports, allowing the full 7.1 audio from my ps5. The sound output is quite magnificent, rich tones replicated with no lag, and even as a stand-alone unit, the A7000 manages to bounce sounds round the room in a very surreal manner, sound you swear are coming from above and behind you, yet you know they're being sent from right there in front of you. You might think that setting up the sound is a daunting task, but no, the A7000 has a fully automated set-up method using soundfield optimisation by sending different sounds through each speaker the A7000 measures the response times to judge the shape and size of your room and by using these returned values, will set the speaker settings and levels to be unique to each individual room. Once set up, connected and ready to go, you can sit back and enjoy the audio experience. And what an experience it is, films in surround and Atmos sound absolutely sublime, the difference is very, very noticeable from the usual 2.1 or 2.0 outputted from TV systems. Bass is well rounded with no overbearing nor distorted sounds, a nice thick bass matched with equally rich sounding miss and highs, each fired from its own style of speaker with no compression artifacts, nor any flat areas, the sound is quite simply, something you'd expect in a theatre, not a home. The soundbar supports a wide range of sound codecs, including Atmos, DTS, 3D Audio and many more, the built in Google cast, Alexa, LDAC Bluetooth connection, 3.5mm analogue and optical ports mean there's connection methods for any scenario, for most others there's also the Sony music centre mobile app which will connect your smartphone to the speaker via the internet, and can stream almost all other music apps via remote connection. With connection methods all over the place, a top line sound system and a very user friendly set up, it's very hard to find anything negative about this system, it's a very, very enjoyable experience all round, and would not think twice about recommending it to others. A very solid performer.
Date published: 2021-12-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by ROBMAIN from Great front and side sound. Great front and side sound but disappointed with rear sound unless watching DVD etc.
Date published: 2021-11-23