HT-A5000

5.1.2ch - Discover the next level of immersion

The HT-A5000 envelops you in authentic 5.1.2 channel surround sound with up-firing speakers, side beam tweeters, and a built-in dual subwoofer. And with optional rear speakers it supports 360 Spatial Sound Mapping, taking movies, TV and music into a whole new realm.

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360 Spatial Sound Mapping Dolby Atmos®/DTS:X® 5.1.2ch Soundbar | HT-A5000

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360 Spatial Sound that adapts to your environment

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.

Discover wide 360 Spatial Sound

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.


Watch our 360 Spatial Sound Mapping video

Want to get a sense of 360 Spatial Sound from a soundbar with optional rear speakers? Just slip on your headphones and immerse yourself.

Innovative technologies for Sound Field Optimization
Diagram showing how the HT-A5000 intelligently measures the position of each speaker and optimises sound to your room
Optimised for speaker position

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.

Immersive surround sound from a premium soundbar

The HT-A5000 has 5.1.2 channels: Two up-firing speakers for overhead sound, two beam tweeters and three front speakers for wider surround, plus a built-in dual subwoofer for deep bass. With Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force PRO Front Surround, it creates virtual surround sound that comes from all around you so you can fully enjoy the thrill of Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X®.

Graphic showing how Vertical Surround Engine delivers sound above the listener for a 3D audio experience without in-ceiling speakers
Experience sound from above 

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.

Graphic showing how S-Force PRO Front Surround delivers virtual surround sound using front speakers only
Surround made simple 

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.

Sound from advanced speakers and a subwoofer

Powerful speakers work together to deliver clear, wide-ranging sound throughout your room. Two up-firing speakers for overhead sound, two beam tweeters and three front speakers for surround and a subwoofer for rumbling bass.

Comparison of unique rectangular shape of X-Balanced Speaker Unit with conventional speaker
X-Balanced Speaker Unit

The up-firing speakers, built-in dual 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. 

Upscale your digital music in real time

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.

Graph showing real-time restoration of compressed files using DSEE Extreme

A = Expanded audio dynamics (Strings and whisper-quiet subtleties)
B = Restored high frequencies (Acoustic and vocal instrument realism)

Graphs showing how Inter Modulation Distortion Reduction works

This graph is for illustration purposes.
1. Voice waveform 2. Bass waveform 3. Modulated waveform

Clearer voice

The deeper the bass sound, the more the speaker diaphragm moves. This can cause an effect called phase modulation distortion when a full-range diaphragm needs to simultaneously reproduce higher frequencies. Sony's unique signal processing technology compensates for this effect for clearer dialogue and more localized sound. The improvements in the modulated waveform enhance clarity and help prevent vocal distortion.

Extended bass

It takes a lot of power to accurately reproduce low bass frequencies and there’s often a risk of distortion (A). To combat this, the HT-A5000 uses Sony’s unique signal processing technology to deliver dynamic extended bass, at any volume level (B).

Graph showing how a sliding EQt delivers dynamic bass

This graph is for illustration purposes.
1. Level  2. Low  3. High  4. Frequency

Rediscover your favourite music

With High-Resolution Audio you can experience the music you love in with the utmost authenticity and precision. Try 360 Reality Audio for a new way to experience music that puts you at the heart of the experience with sounds and different instruments all around.  

No loss of picture quality

See vivid scenes full of real life colour and depth. All of the original picture quality is preserved when played through the HT-A5000 soundbar so you’ll be completely immersed in movies. Gaming is also much more thrilling and realistic as HT-A5000 supports latest formats.

PlayStation®5 console and controller alongside a BRAVIA XR™ TV displaying a scene from Horizon Forbidden West
Enjoy an immersive gaming and movie experience

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.

Get a fuller, richer sound with a wireless subwoofer and rear speakers

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.

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SA-SW5 subwoofer

300W of deep, rich bass from a 180mm driver with passive radiator.

Front image of SA-SW3 subwoofer
SA-SW3 subwoofer

200W of sound from a compact bass reflex subwoofer with a 160mm driver.

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SA-RS5 rear speakers

Total 180W of wider surround sound with up-firing speakers.

Front image of SA-RS3S rear speakers
SA-RS3S rear speakers

Total 100W of wider surround sound.


Best with Sony TVs

Paired with BRAVIA™ TVs, the HT-A5000 brings you an immersive audio-visual experience with our best picture and sound quality. It’s the perfect soundbar for BRAVIA TVs.

Illustration of TV showing sound waves from the screen to indicate Acoustic Center Sync
Even more immersion with BRAVIA Acoustic Center Sync

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.

Sound perfectly matches action

With Acoustic Centre 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.

Family watching TV in a living room with sound waves coming from the screen
Soundbar UI on TV screen
Effortless control with BRAVIA

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.

Soundbar sitting in front of BRAVIA TV
Soundbar position

If you have a BRAVIA with a multi-position stand, you can change the position of the TV stand and fit the HT-A5000 discreetly beneath the TV for a clean look.

Omnidirectional Block Design

The HT-A5000 and optional speakers have been designed under a common Omnidirectional Block concept. 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.

Stream music from your favourite services

With built-in support for Spotify Connect™, and other music services via Bluetooth®, Chromecast or Apple AirPlay 2, you can easily enjoy your favourite music.

Couple at home streaming music through the HT-A5000
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Bluetooth® connection

Stream music wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet or laptop with Bluetooth® technology. 

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Wi-Fi streaming

Connect to the internet with built-in Wi-Fi and stream music from devices on your home network.

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Spotify Connect™

Play Spotify directly through your speaker using the Spotify Connect™ app on your device as a remote.

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Chromecast built-in

Stream music, online radio and podcasts from your smartphone, tablet or laptop to your audio device. Just tap the Cast button.

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Apple AirPlay 2

Share music and more from your favourite Apple devices to your soundbar. All with a tap.

Diagram showing person controlling HT-A5000 soundbar by talking to voice assistants
Voice control

The soundbar is compatible with Google Assistant enabled devices with Chromecast built-in™ and Amazon Alexa enabled devices. Just add the HT-A5000 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.

Effortless and atmospheric sound

For immersive movies, press the Sound Field button on your remote and enjoy atmospheric sound that puts you right at the heart of the action. Or turn Sound Field off for pure speaker sound when listening to High-Resolution Audio or stereo music.

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Ready to go, out of the box

The HT-A5000 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 and optical, 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.

Specifications & Features

Take your movies and entertainment to a whole new level with the HT-A5000. Using the soundbar alone, you’ll enjoy authentic 5.1.2 channel surround sound with S-Force PRO Front Surround and Vertical Surround Engine. Or you can add optional rear speakers to enjoy 360 Spatial Sound Mapping with multiple phantom speakers.
  • Supports 360 Spatial Sound Mapping with optional rear speakers

  • S-Force PRO Front Surround and Vertical Surround Engine for multi-dimensional sound

  • Up-firing speakers, beam tweeters, a built-in dual subwoofer and three front speakers

  • Up-firing speakers, beam tweeters, built-in dual subwoofer and five front speakers for immersive movies

  • Stream all your music with wireless connectivity

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