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Sony transforms home into theater with new Dolby Atmos soundbars 

Sony promises to transform your TV and living space into an immersive surround sound home theatre with its new HT-A3000 and HT-A5000 Dolby Atmos soundbars, the latest models in Sony’s A-Series Dolby Atmos home theatre systems. 

The Sony HT-A3000 Dolby Atmos Soundbar

The HT-A3000 is a 3.1ch soundbar that’s perfect if you’re looking for that authentic sound experience. This soundbar has three front speakers, a center speaker for clearer dialogue, and a built-in dual subwoofer for deeper bass. 

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The Sony HT-A5000 Dolby Atmos Soundbar

The HT-A5000 as this soundbar features a 5.1.2 channel surround sound, up-firing speakers, side beam tweeters, and a built-in dual subwoofer for deep bass.

Both soundbars are powered by the most up-to-date audio formats made for home theater surround systems, the Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Sony’s Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force Pro Front Surround technologies guarantee that there is no need for in-ceiling speakers. 

The HT-A5000 has up-firing speakers that blast sound up to your ceiling, bouncing it back to you to give the illusion of in-ceiling speakers. It has beam tweeters on both sides that bounce sound horizontally to your walls and then back to you at the center.

Sound details 

Apart from its three speakers, the HT-A3000 includes a center speaker for vocal clarity. This center speaker plays a key role in ensuring you hear every little detail in your favorite shows and movies—from the character’s faintest gasp to the lingering crackle of fire from an action-packed explosion. 

Both soundbars are also complete with Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence) and DSEE Extreme (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) that makes compressed music files sound uncompressed like how music producers intended. The combined technology automatically detects and differentiates musical qualities such as instrumentation, vocals, and interludes so you’ll be able to hear sounds that you never even knew existed in your favorite tracks. 

The HT-A5000 is equipped with Sony’s unique 360 Reality Audio. Through this feature, sound sources such as vocals and instruments are placed in a 360 sphere that completely envelops and captivates you in sound.