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Elevate your home entertainment with Sony’s latest Home Theater Systems HT-A9 and HT-A7000; 360 Spatial Sound Mapping available for HT-A9

Sony HT-A9

Sony has introduced their latest premium Home Theater System HT-A9 and flagship HT-A7000 soundbars for users who wants an out of the world sound experience. The new Home Theater System is capable deliver the action from above and every corner of the living room with innovative surround sound technologies which is great for any music, film or gaming content.

Besides that, Sony also launching along the optional SA-SW5 and SA-SW3 wireless subwoofers and SA-RS3S wireless rear speakers, which add even more bass and wider surround sound. Let’s find out more what each product is capable to enhance your home entertainment.

HT-A9 Home Theater System Key Features:

  • Sony’s Unique 360 Spatial Sound Mapping Technology: The A9 is pack with Sony’s revolutionary 360 Spatial Sound and Sound Field Optimization which let’s user to eel sound from every direction and distance. Sound Field Optimization uses A9’s dual microphones in each speaker to ingeniously measure their relative height and position. 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology then creates up to twelve phantom speakers from just four speakers by synthesizing sound waves. The phantom speakers makes it as one of Sony’s widest ever sound field fills every part of the living space, so everyone gets the same sound experience, wherever they are in the room.
  • Versatile Layout: With Sound Field Optimization, you don’t need to rearrange furniture or precisely position the speakers. To activate Sound Field Optimization, perform Easy Setup at any time from the TV’s home menu. The four speakers connect wirelessly to the control box so there’s no cables across the living room. Simply place the control box near the TV and link up via HDMI. 
  • Innovative Speaker Design: The A9 comes with Omnidirectional Block Design. The cylindrical shape represents a single solid block providing 360 spatial sound. It fits perfectly against the wall with a flat rear surface and its light pearl grey colour is designed to seamlessly blend with interiors. 

Sony also mentioned the insides of the speakers feature two rectangular X-Balanced Speaker Units to maximize the diaphragm area for richer bass and sound pressure. It also offer a new Wide Directivity Woofer that helps to reduced cavity effect by minimizing the depth of its concave shape. The speakers’ beveled edges help to further reduce sound diffraction. 

  • Immersive Music, Movie and Gaming Capabilities: Audio immersion is elevated thanks to High-Resolution Audio and 360 Reality Audio. 360 Reality Audio immerses users in music as if they were right in front of their favorite artist and can be enjoyed through compatible music streaming services. The A9 also has DSEE Extreme, which restores the high-range sound of compressed digital music in real-time. Easily access popular music services like Spotify and stream favorite albums and playlists with Bluetooth, using Chromecast, Apple AirPlay 2 or Spotify Connect. The home theater system also features voice activation and works with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Customers can easily add the A9 to their speaker group using the Google Home app. 

Whether it’s used to watch movies or play games, the A9 supports all the latest formats such as 8K HDR, 4K 120fps and Dolby Vision to create a best-in-class entertainment experience.

  • Works best with Sony’s TVs: Paired with compatible BRAVIA televisions , users can use the Acoustic Centre Sync, where it allows precisely matching where the audio is coming from with what’s on the screen. 
  • Hassle and Fuss-free Set Up: To setup A9 home theater system, simply plug it in, connect it to the TV using HDMI and power on. The surround sound system consists of four speakers that are connected wirelessly with the control box, so there’s no cables across the living space. 

HT-A7000 Soundbar Key Features:

  • This 7.1.2-channel soundbar has two up-firing speakers for overhead sound, two beam tweeters and five front speakers for wider surround and a built-in dual subwoofer for deep bass.
  • Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force PRO Front Surround works with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. 
  • Sound Field Optimization
  • High-Resolution Audio and 360 Reality Audio
  • DSEE Extreme feature
  • Supports all the latest formats such as 8K HDR, 4K 120fps and Dolby Vision
  • Bluetooth
  • Acoustic Centre Sync (when paired with Sony TVs)
  • Automatically appear on the BRAVIA TV’s Quick Settings Menu
  • Omnidirectional Block Concept design
  • Works with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Customers can easily add the A7000 to their speaker group using the Google Home app
  • Easy setup with USB, optical and analogue audio in, as well as HDMI in and out (eARC)
  • Supports all the latest formats such as 8K HDR, 4K 120fps and Dolby Vision

Enhance great sound with Optional Subwoofer (SA-SW5, SA-SW3) and Rear Speaker (SA-RS3S): 

If you need deeper bass for A9 and A7000, users can add the optional wireless subwoofer to focusing on low range sound. For rich bass, add the SA-SW5 wireless subwoofer with 300W of deep bass from a 180mm driver with passive radiator. Or, opt for the SA-SW3 wireless subwoofer with 200W of sound from a compact bass reflex subwoofer with a 160mm driver. For even more cinematic thrills, add the SA-RS3S wireless rear speakers with 100W of wider surround sound and wall mount capability.

Sony Malaysia has confirmed the home theater system and optional subwoofer and rear speaker will be available in Malaysia. The HT-A9 is priced at RM7,299 while the HT-A7000 is priced at RM5,399. The SA-SW5 is priced at RM2,799, SA-SW3 is priced at RM1,399 and the SA-RS3S will priced at RM1,299. Both A9 and A7000 will be available in Malaysia from mid-October 2021 while the SA-SW5, SA-SW3 and SA-RS3S will be available in Malaysia from mid-November 2021.

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