Size & Weight

1210 X 67 X 140mm
6.1 kg


Amplifier Type
Digital Amplifier, S-Master HX
Amplifier Channels
Power Output (Total)


Subwoofer Type


Input and Output Terminals
Optical-audio input, USB typeA, File System:exFAT/FAT12/16/32,vFAT
IEEE802.11 version


Number of Input/Output
Dolby Vision™ Compatible
HLG (hybrid log gamma)
VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)

Audio Formats

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
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
Optical Input
Dolby Digital, Dolby Dual mono, DTS, LPCM 2ch
DSD(.dsf / .dff ), Wav, Flac, ALAC(.m4a, .mov), AIFF(.aiff, .aif), HE AAC, AAC, mp3, Monkey Audio, WMA, Ogg Vorbis

Sound Function

Sound Mode
Sound Field
Sound Effect
Night Mode, Voice Mode, Immersive Audio Enhancement
Virtual Surround Technology
S-Force PRO, Vertical Surround Engine, Dolby Speaker Virtual, Dolby Surround, Neural:X

Speaker Layout

Speaker Structure

Network Function

Network Function
Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect, Music Service Button, Works with Google Assistant,AirPlay2

Wireless Features

Wireless Surround (with optional wireless speakers)
TV Wireless connection


Power Consumption
Power consumption(on QuickStart mode)
Less than 0.5W
Power consumption(on Remote Start mode)
Less than 3W

Features for ​PlayStation®5

AUTO HDR TONE MAPPING compatible (Pass-through)
AUTO GENRE PICTURE MODE compatible (Pass-through)

What's In The Box

  • Remote Commander
  • HDMI Cable
  • Audio Cable (MINI ↔MINI)
  • AC Cord


Family on a sofa watching TV with the HT-A5000 soundbar on a marble cabinet

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 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.

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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.

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Up-firing speakers

Reflect sound off the ceiling for immersive overhead audio using X-balanced speaker technology. Combines with Vertical Surround Engine to give you an even more atmospheric overhead sound experience.

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Beam tweeters

Bounce sound off the side walls and expand surround sound to give you an immersive experience that goes beyond the size of your TV. Combines with S-Force PRO Front Surround for even wider surround sound.

Close-up image of built-in subwoofer in HT-A5000

Built-in subwoofer

Delivers high sound pressure for clear, deep bass. This has been achieved by expanding the area of the diaphragm and the size of the subwoofer (X-Balanced Speaker Unit). 

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Front speakers

Provide high quality sound with less distortion and high vocal clarity from an X-Balanced Speaker Unit.

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

X-Balanced Speaker Unit

The up-firing speakers, built-in 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. 

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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.

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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.

Graph showing how Sony's unique signal processing delivers dynamic extended bass

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

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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.  

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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, with support for the latest formats, such as Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) in HDMI 2.1

SA-RS3S rear speakers on pedestals in a living room with a sofa, HT-A5000 soundbar on a cabinet and large screen TV

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 optional subwoofer

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

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SA-SW3 optional subwoofer

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

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SA-RS3S optional rear speakers

Total 100W of wider surround sound with wall mount capability. 

Best with Sony TVs

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

Diagram showing centre speaker sound from TV and soundbar with BRAVIA 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.

Family on a sofa watching TV with the HT-A5000 soundbar on a marble cabinet

Sound perfectly matches action

With Acoustic Center 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. 

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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.

HT-A5000 soundbar on a marble cabinet beneath BRAVIA with multi-position stand

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.

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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.

Family enjoying music in living room with TV and HT-A5000 soundbar on a marble cabinet

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.

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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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Works with the Google Assistant and works with Alexa logos

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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 with firmware update released Spring 2022.

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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.

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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

Learn about these features

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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.

A family watching BRAVIA TV with 360 Spatial sound from the HT-A5000 soundbar.

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.

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.

Front view of a pair of SA-RS5 speakers

SA-RS5 optional rear speakers 

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