Sony HT-A7000: New flagship soundbar presented with HDMI 2.1, Dolby Atmos and AirPlay 2
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Sony has introduced the HT-A7000, a stylish soundbar with two tweeters, five midrange drivers and two upward-facing speakers. Apparently, the latter should deliver convincing Dolby Atmos effects, which will be aided by several microphones. The HT-A7000 also supports 200 W and 300 W wireless subwoofers, as well as two wireless speakers that Sony intends you to place behind your sofa.
Additionally, the HT-A7000 is AirPlay 2 compatible, so it could be used as part of a multi-room audio set up. Similarly, the soundbar supports Spotify Connect and Google Chromecast. The HT-A7000 can also connect to devices using HDMI 2.1, making it ideal for use with a PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X or even a gaming PC. For reference, the soundbar has two HDMI 2.1 ports, so you can use it as a pass-through between your console and TV.
Sony states that it will begin selling the HT-A7000 from September for £1,195 in the UK and €1,341 in the Eurozone. Incidentally, the company has priced its 200 W wireless subwoofer (SW-SW3) at £450/€500, the 300 W version (SA-SW5) at £700/€800 and the twin SA-RS3S wireless rear speakers at £450/€500. These speakers will launch in September, too.