Sony Electronics Announces New HT-A3000 Sound Bar with 360 Spatial Sound Mapping Technology

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Sony Electronics has announced the new HT-A3000 sound bar. The HT-A3000 features 3.1 channels, three front speakers including a dedicated center speaker for clear dialogue and a built-in dual subwoofer for deep bass. Coupled with Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force PRO Front Surround technology, the A3000 “creates virtual surround sound that comes from multiple dimensions so consumers can fully enjoy the thrill of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.”

The HT-A3000 gives access to Sony’s 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology when connecting the sound bar to Sony’s wireless rear speakers, such as the newly launched SA-RS5 and SA-RS3S.

With 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology, Sony says users can feel sound from every direction and distance. Sound Field Optimization uses built-in microphones to measure the relative height and position of the sound bar and rear speakers. The 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology then creates multiple phantom speakers by synthesizing sound waves based on positional information.

Users can add the SA-SW5 subwoofer with 300W of bass from a 180mm driver with passive radiator or opt for the SA-SW3 subwoofer with 200W of sound from a compact bass reflex subwoofer with a 160mm driver.

Consumers can add the SA-RS5 wireless rear speakers with a total 180W of wider surround sound. Featuring up-firing speakers, the SA-RS5 creates 360 Spatial Sound as well as built-in battery power, or opt for the SA-RS3S wireless rear speakers with a total 100W.

The HT-A3000 can connect to the TV using the HDMI eARC connection and power on. It also includes USB and optical in, as well as HDMI out (eARC) and S-CENTER OUT for compatible BRAVIA XR TVs.

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The HT-A3000 has a suggested retail price of $699.99 here: www.sony.com

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