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Sony launches new flagship 7.1.2 soundbar with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support


Sony has a new flagship 7.1.2 soundbar called the HT-A7000.

This is a monster of a soundbar with multiple speakers. There’s two up-firing speakers, two beam tweeters, five front-firing speakers, and a built-in dual subwoofer.

With its impressive array of speakers, Sony says this single unit soundbar will offer full support for both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.

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And for readers who feel that this isn’t enough, you can add wireless subwoofers and rear speakers to the HT-A7000.

And to maximise the experience, the HT-A7000 has a built-in calibration feature that uses built-in mics in the soundbar to measure the room’s height and width and optimise the sound.

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The HT-A7000 also features two HDMI 2.1 pass through ports with support for 8K video, 4K gaming at 120Hz, Dolby Vision HDR, and eARC.

For music lovers, the HT-A7000 works with Spotify Connect and Apple AirPlay 2. Sony says it supports high-res audio, 360 Reality Audio, and also the company’s DSEE Extreme technology that is said to restore music data lost to compression techniques.

Availability and pricing

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No word yet on local availability and pricing but the Sony HT-A7000 will be available in the US sometime during September and October. In the US, it is priced at US$1,300 (S$1,774).

It can be augmented with the Sony SA-SW5 and SA-SW3 subwoofers that are US$700 and US$400 respectively. You can also add SA-RS3S rear speakers to the HT-A7000 for US$350.

This article was first published in Hardware Zone.



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