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Sony HT A3000 A5000 soundbars launch India price specifications features

Sony HT-A3000 and HT-A5000 are part of the company’s premium A series, which also includes the HT-A7000

Highlights

  • Sony HT-A3000 is rated at 240W while HT-A5000 is 450W
  • There are also top firing channels on the HT-A5000
  • Both soundbars support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X

Sony HT-A3000 and HT-A5000 soundbars have launched in India, with combo packs for the soundbar systems priced at Rs. From 83,980, depending on configuration and additional speakers purchased. The new soundbars are part of the company’s premium A-series soundbars, which also includes the Sony HT-A7000 soundbar that launched in India in January 2022. Both soundbars support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound formats and can be used with Sony’s range of compatible wireless subwoofers and rear speakers.

Sony HT-A3000 and HT-A5000 soundbars price and availability in India

The Sony HT-A3000 and HT-A5000 soundbars will be sold as combo packs in India, along with one of the Japanese company’s two compatible wireless subwoofers (already available in India). The Sony HT-A3000 and Sony SW3 subwoofer combo has a best buy price of Rs. 83,980 in India, while the HT-A5000 with the same SW3 subwoofer for Rs. 1,11,980.

Buyers can also choose a soundbar with the more powerful Sony SW5 subwoofer for Rs. 1.10.980 and Rs. respectively 1.38.980. You can further choose to include the RS3 wireless rear speakers for an additional Rs. 30,990, or the RS5 wireless rear speakers which will increase the price by Rs. 47,990.

It’s worth noting that Sony doesn’t sell the HT-A3000 or HT-A5000 soundbars on their own, and you should at least buy them with the SW3 subwoofer as a combo pack.

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Both new soundbars are now available for purchase through Amazon and Sony’s shopatsc.com portal. Availability will be extended to Sony Center and other major stores across India on December 14. The premium Sony HT-A7000 is already available in India and costs around Rs. 1,50,000 for the combo pack with the SW3 subwoofer.

Sony HT-A3000 and HT-A5000 specifications and features

The Sony HT-A3000 is a 240W 3.1 channel soundbar, with three front-firing speakers (left, center and right) and a built-in dual-driver subwoofer. The more expensive HT-A5000 is a 450W 5.1.2 channel soundbar subwoofer, with three front firing speakers, two beam tweeters, two up firing speakers and a built-in subwoofer. This is the main difference between the two soundbars, with the main functionality, format support and specifications being largely the same on the two devices.

Both soundbars support sound formats up to Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, as well as Sony’s 360 Spatial Sound with Sound Field Optimization for proper sound tuning. When used with certain Sony Bravia televisions, Sony’s Acoustic Center Sync mode is also enabled.

In terms of connectivity, the Sony HT-A3000 and HT-A5000 primarily rely on HDMI ARC/eARC for connectivity to the television, streaming device or home theater system. There is one HDMI input and a second HDMI output, with the soundbars supporting 4K pass-through up to Dolby Vision format. Additional connectivity options are available, with optical (Toslink) and Bluetooth 5 supported.

The soundbars also support Wi-Fi connectivity along with support for Chromecast, AirPlay, Spotify Connect. You also get voice assistant support for Alexa and Google Assistant. As mentioned, the soundbars connect wirelessly to the compatible SW3 and SW5 subwoofers, as well as the RS3 and RS5 rear speakers, adding additional capabilities and channels to the sound system with minimal wiring requirements.

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