Sony India today announced the launch of two new premium audio devices in the Indian market. The company has introduced the HT-A9 home theatre system and HT-A7000 soundbar. The specifications and features of both the gadgets are similar and feature 360 Spatial Sound Mapping Technology. In addition to this, they support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X technology. They have up-firing X-Balanced Speaker Units and 8K/4K HDR support. Both the premium audio devices offer Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity and come with Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility.
Sony HT-A9 home theatre system and HT-A7000 soundbar features
Both the Sony HT-A9 home theatre system and HT-A7000 soundbar come with 360 Spatial Sound and Sound Field Optimization. The A9 employs twin microphones in each speaker to cleverly estimate their relative height and location, allowing the system to produce twelve phantom speakers that entirely surround the room in realistic spatial sound. All it takes is a couple of clicks on the remote to enable Sound Field Optimization, and it’ll be auto-calibrated in seconds. There are no cords flowing across the living room since the four speakers link wirelessly.
Sony’s newest Omnidirectional Block Design is featured in the HT-A9 to produce a 7.1.4ch surround sound experience. The cylindrical design resembles a single solid block that emits 360-degree sound. It has a flat back surface that fits neatly against the wall, and its light pearl grey colour is meant to blend in with the décor. While the HT-A7000 has a 7.1.2ch soundbar.
The HT-A9 and HT-A7000 generate a virtual sound field with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. With a sound output of 804W for the HT-A9 and 900W for the HT-A7000, the user may experience improved visuals. DSEE Extreme, which upscales compressed digital music in real-time, is now available on both audio devices. Using Chromecast, Apple AirPlay 2, or Spotify Connect, the user may simply access famous music services like Spotify and stream their favourite albums and playlists over Bluetooth.
For overhead sound, the HT-A9 has four up-firing speakers and the HT-A7000 has two up-firing speakers. The speakers’ insides have two rectangular X-Balanced Speaker Units to optimise the diaphragm area for fuller bass and sound pressure. Both soundbars support all formats, including 8K HDR, 4K 120fps, and Dolby Vision, so you can enjoy the best-in-class entertainment. Also, Voice activation is available on the HT-A9 and HT-A7000 soundbars, which operate with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Both the HT-A9 and the HT-A7000 allow you to select the type of wireless subwoofer you want to use with them. Add the SA-SW5 wireless subwoofer, which features a 180mm driver with a passive radiator and 300W of deep bass. Alternatively, the SA-SW3 wireless subwoofer is a tiny bass reflex subwoofer with a 160mm driver that produces 200W of sound. Add the SA-RS3S wireless rear speakers with 100W of broader surround sound and wall mount capabilities
Sony HT-A9 home theatre system and HT-A7000 soundbar price in India
The Sony HT-A9 with the SW3 subwoofer will set you back at Rs 1,70,980. The pricing of the HT-A9 is Rs 1,97,980. The Sony HT-A7000, when connected with the SW3 subwoofer, costs Rs 1,50,980, while the HT-A7000 when paired with the SW5 subwoofer costs Rs 1,77,980. The pricing of the SA-RS3S surround speakers is Rs 30,990.
The new HT-A9 and HT-A7000 home theatre systems will be available across all Sony Center, e-commerce portals, www.ShopatSC.com portal and major electronic stores across India
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