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  • Cheryl Tan

Sony Launches New HT-A5000 & HT-A3000 Soundbars With Promomotion That Gives You Free Rear Speakers

A year ago, Sony introduced its hefty HT-A7000 soundbar alongside the HT-A9. It was pricey, and not for everybody. Now, the company has brought two new soundbars that are a bit more affordable. With a launch promo that gives customers not only a discount but also free rear speakers, these are definitely going to be something to consider.

The HT-A5000 soundbar is the middle child of the lineup, boasting Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support with a 5.1.2 configuration. The soundbar comes not only with up-firing speakers, but dual built-in subwoofers as well. Thanks to all that, the sound out of the soundbar is immersive with an excellent rendition of height in the soundstage. When paired with compatible Sony BRAVIA TVs, the television's speakers can even be used as a centre channel, helping to enhance vocals for better clarity as we experienced in a demo session.

The youngest brother is the HT-A3000 soundbar that forgoes the up-firing speakers, using 3.1 channels instead, with dual sub-woofers.

Both soundbars come with Sony's S-Force PRO Front Surround to even out the horizontal sound field as well as Vertical Surround Engine, Sony's tech that helps create the complete surround sound bubble. And of course, both soundbars also support Sony's 360 Spatial Sound Mapping when connected to either the Sony SA-RS5 or SA-RS3S rear speakers.

There's also 4K 120Hz passthrough on the HT-A5000, which makes it a great companion for gaming with the PS5 or Xbox Series X.

As part of Sony's year-end promotion, the soundbars are going at S$1,499 (SRP S$1,799) for the HT-A5000 and S$1,099 (SRP S$1,299) for the HT-A3000. Aside from that though, Sony is also offering a free pair of the SA-RS3S rear speakers when a soundbar and subwoofer bundle is purchased, which starts from S$1,998 for the HT-A5000 + SA-SW3 all the way up to S$3,098 for the flagship HT-A7000 with the SA-SW5 subwoofer.

More information is available at Sony's website.

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