360 Spatial Sound Mapping Dolby Atmos®/DTS:X® 7.1.2ch Soundbar | HT-A7000
- What Hi-Fi?, November 2021 (UK)
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.
Want to get a sense of 360 Spatial Sound from a soundbar with optional rear speakers? Just slip on your headphones and immerse yourself.
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 Optimization with or without optional speakers. Activate the simple calibration process during initial setup or from the home menu.
The HT-A7000 has 7.1.2 channels, 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. With Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force PRO Front Surround, HT-A7000 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 speakers. As well as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, Vertical Surround Engine lends a more realistic, multi-dimensional 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.
Sit back and enjoy room-filling acoustics with two up-firing speakers for overhead sound, two beam tweeters and five front speakers for wider surround plus a subwoofer for deep bass.
Reflect sound off the ceiling for immersive overhead audio. Combines with Vertical Surround Engine to give you an even more atmospheric overhead sound experience.
Bounce sound off the side walls and expand surround sound to give you an immersive experience that goes beyond the size of your TV. Combines with S-Force PRO Front Surround for even wider surround sound.
Delivers high sound pressure for clear, deep bass. This has been achieved by expanding the area of the diaphragm and the size of the subwoofer (X-Balanced Speaker Unit).
Provide high quality sound with less distortion and high vocal clarity from an X-Balanced Speaker Unit.
The up-firing speakers, built-in subwoofer and front speaker 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.
Enjoy music the way the artists truly intended with High-Resolution Audio for crystal clear precision. Or discover a new way of listening with 360 Reality Audio for a truly immersive live concert or studio session experience. With the HT-A7000, your music comes to life like never before.
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.
See vivid scenes full of real life colour and depth. All of the original picture quality is preserved when played through the HT-A7000 soundbar so you’ll be completely immersed in movies. Gaming is also much more thrilling and realistic as HT-A7000 supports latest formats.
Enjoy immersive gaming and movie watching with optimised picture settings by Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture Mode when connecting BRAVIA XR™ TVs and PlayStation®5 through this product.
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.
300W of deep, rich bass from a 180mm driver with passive radiator.
200W of sound from a compact bass reflex subwoofer with a 160mm driver.
Paired with BRAVIA™ TVs, the HT-A7000 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 Center Sync, both the soundbar and the TV become the centre speaker in your home cinema system. Furthermore, connecting the soundbar with optional wireless 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 a truly immersive experience.
With Acoustic Center 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.
If you have a BRAVIA TV with a multi-position stand, you can change the position of the TV stand and fit the HT-A7000 discreetly beneath the TV for a clean look.
The HT-A7000 and optional speakers have been designed under a common Omnidirectional Block concept. The design of HT-A7000 is a perfect match for the optional speakers. 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.
Easily access popular music services like Spotify and stream all your favourite albums and playlists using Chromecast or Apple AirPlay 2. Call your family over and get the party going.
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.
A clever algorithm adds overhead sound to conventional surround soundtracks and even stereo audio, converting everything you listen to into immersive sound experiences. Just press the Immersive AE button on the remote to activate.
The soundbar is compatible with Google Assistant enabled devices with Chromecast built-in and Amazon Alexa enabled devices. Just add the HT-A7000 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.
The HT-A7000 is almost ready to go straight out of the box. Simply plug it in, connect to your TV using the HDMI eARC connection and power on. With USB, optical and analog audio in as well as HDMI in and out (eARC), and S-CENTER OUT for compatible BRAVIA models, you have all the connections you need to enjoy a breathtaking surround sound experience.