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Sony HT-A9 Home Theater System – Innovative, 360 Spatial Sound

High quality surround sound
Consisting of 4 wireless speakers and a sleek and stylish control hub, the Sony HT-A9 Home Theater will make surround sound better than ever before. Easily connect your TV, and one additional AV source, to the control hub, put the wi-fi speakers all-around you, and take pleasure in impressive sound in minutes from unboxing.

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Set up in seconds The HT-A9 is almost ready to go straight out of the box. Simply plug it in, connect to your TV using HDMI and power on. With LAN, HDMI IN and HDMI OUT (eARC), you’re all set to enjoy a new spatial surround sound experience.

Dolby Atmos and DTS:X compatible
Presenting up-firing audio speakers, each of the 4 surround speakers is suitable with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X formats. Up-firing speakers enable create a more in-depth sound, with over head effects – sounding more realistic than ever before. Mixed with an Atmos or DTS:X soundtrack, the 3D sound will have you ducking when the plane takes off.

Special 360 Spatial Sound Mapping Technology, with phantom audio speakers
Helping to make the most of the Atmos/DTS:X compatibility, each speaker uses a built-in dual microphone to calculate their placement within the room. 360 Sound Mapping then produces up to TWELVE ‘phantom’ speakers, providing you an even more covering sound – without boosting the actual speaker count.
Optimized sound – in any room
Regards to Sound Field Optimisation, you don’t need to re-arrange your room for the ideal sound quality. Just unbox, plug in and execute Easy Setup from the TV’s home menu. Perfect sound, instantly out of the box.Sony HT-A9 Home Theater System

Use your Sony TV as a centre speaker
For the greatest experience, pair with a compatible Sony BRAVIA TV and delight in Acoustic Centre Sync. This uses the TV’s built-in speakers as the dialogue, or centre speaker, assisting to completely locate the sound to the picture.
Optionally available subwoofers for even better bass power
Get the sound to a much deeper dimension by adding an optional subwoofer. The optional SA-SW3 and SA-SW5 models connect easily and, like the surround audio speakers, use a wireless connection. With power outputs of 200 watts and 300 watts, respectively, expect to have edge-of-seat theatre style enjoyment.Sony HT-A9 Home Theater SystemThe latest gaming – made awesome
The Sony HT-A9 Home Theater is ideal for more than just movies. Working with 8K HDR and 4K 120fps pass-through, the audio system gets the finest from the most recent games, as well.

With High-Resolution audio compatibility as well as 360 Reality Audio, your music could sound far better than ever on the HT-A9 speaker system. Use Chromecast, Apple AirPlay 2 or Spotify Connect to simply access your favourite music streaming services, just like Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, TIDAL and, of course, Spotify. The A9 furthermore features Sony’s DSEE Extreme processing. DSEE Extreme (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales your current music to close to Hi-Res quality, squeezing out every single drop of sound.

-360 Spatial Sound Mapping for a whole new surround experience-

-Flexible layout with wireless connectivity-

-Sound Field Optimization for easy set up-

-Immersive Audio Enhancement converts regular audio to Spatial Sound-

-Multiple phantom speakers for immersive movies and music-

Voice control
Compatible with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, the HT-A9 effortlessly will become part of your voice-controlled, home entertainment system.
Stylish Omnidirectional Block design
Rounded edges not just improve the sound, by reducing harmful reflections, but also give the speaker system an inconspicuous, unified style. The light pearl grey colour blends with most decors, also. photo: Sony

Take pleasure in the enjoyment of cinema at home, with no the inconvenience, with the Sony HT-A9 Home Theater System.

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1 – Up-firing speaker (X-Balanced Speaker Unit)
2 – Soft Dome Type Tweeter
3 – Wide Directivity Woofer (X-Balanced Speaker Unit)
4 – Dual microphones
AMPLIFIER TYPE
Digital Amplifier, S-Master HX
AMPLIFIER CHANNELS
12ch
POWER OUTPUT (TOTAL)
504W
INPUT AND OUTPUT TERMINALS
USB typeA(FW Update only), Ethernet, S-Center Out
IEEE802.11 VERSION
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BLUETOOTH
RX(receiver)/TX(transmitter)
HDCP2.2
Yes
NUMBER OF INPUT/OUTPUT
1 / 1 (eARC/ARC)
EARC
Yes
4K/60P/YUV4:4:4
Yes
HDR
Yes
DOLBY VISION™ COMPATIBLE
Yes
HLG (HYBRID LOG GAMMA)
Yes
BRAVIA SYNC
Yes
HDMI CEC
Yes
HDMI INPUT
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Dual mono, DTS, DTS HD High Resolution Audio, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS ES, DTS 96/24, DTS:X, LPCM
HDMI EARC
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Dual mono, DTS, DTS HD High Resolution Audio, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS ES, DTS 96/24, DTS:X, LPCM
BLUETOOTH(RECEIVER)
AAC, SBC, LDAC
BLUETOOTH(TRANSMITTER)
SBC, LDAC
SOUND MODE
Auto Sound, Cinema, Music, Standard
SOUND EFFECT
Night Mode, Voice Mode, Immersive Audio Enhancement
VIRTUAL SURROUND TECHNOLOGY
360 Spatial Sound Mapping, Dolby Surround, Nural:X
NETWORK FUNCTION
Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect, Music Service Button, Google Home, Works with Google Assistant
POWER CONSUMPTION
Control Box 15W / Speaker 22W
AUTO HDR TONE MAPPING COMPATIBLE (PASS-THROUGH)
Yes
AUTO GENRE PICTURE MODE COMPATIBLE (PASS-THROUGH)
Yes
POWER CONSUMPTION (OFF MODE)
not available
POWER CONSUMPTION (STANDBY MODE)
0.5 W
POWER CONSUMPTION (NETWORKED STANDBY MODE) – TERMINALS
2.4 W (Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, all terminals and networks connected) Wi-Fi port has router function which can forward audio data to some other Sony audio product (SA-SW3,SA-SW5).
STANDBY MODE ACTIVATED
After 20 minutes
NETWORKED STANDBY MODE ACTIVATED – TERMINALS
After 20 minutes (Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth)
WIRELESS NETWORK(S) ON/OFF SWITCH
To turn WiFi function and BT function each, press HOME button and select below. 1. [Setup] – [Advanced Settings] – [Network Settings] – [Wi-Fi Connection] – [On/Off] 2. [Setup] – [Advanced Settings] – [Bluetooth Settings] – [Bluetooth Mode] – [Receiver/Transmitter/Off]
POWER CONSUMPTION (OFF MODE)
0,5 W
POWER CONSUMPTION (STANDBY MODE)
Not Available
POWER CONSUMPTION (NETWORKED STANDBY MODE) – TERMINALS
1 W (Wireless Sound Specification version 4.0, all terminals and networks connected)
STANDBY MODE ACTIVATED
After 20 minutes
NETWORKED STANDBY MODE ACTIVATED – TERMINALS
After 20 minutes (Wireless Sound Specification version 4.0)
WIRELESS NETWORK(S) ON/OFF SWITCH
To switch wireless network on/ off, turns on/ off the speaker by switchng the Power button on the bottom.

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