360 Spatial Sound that adapts to your environment
Our revolutionary 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology creates up to 12 phantom speakers from just four real speakers.
360 Spatial Sound experience, like you are in the scene
Surrounded on all sides by multiple phantom speakers within an optimized sound field, you’ll hear every flap of wing and gust of wind with incredible intensity. It’s like you and your living room are inside the movie.
Experience ultra-wide 360 Spatial Sound
An ultra-wide listening area fills every part of your living space. Your family and friends get the same sound experience, wherever they are in the room. The listening area is not limited to the front of the TV but encompasses a much wider space.
Versatile layout for any kind of living room
No need to rearrange your furniture or precisely position your speakers. The HT-A9 uses dual microphones in each speaker to ingeniously measure their relative height and position, allowing the system to generate 12 phantom speakers and completely encircle your room in immersive spatial sound.
Place the control box near the TV and link up via HDMI. The four speakers connect wirelessly to the control box so there’s no cables across your living space.
Sound Field Optimization
Activate Sound Field Optimization any time by performing Easy Setup from the home menu on the TV screen. The HT-A9 Home Theatre System intelligently measures the distance between speakers and ceiling for smart and easy set up.
Wide Directivity Woofer (X-Balanced Speaker Unit)
We have reduced the cavity effect of this new wide-directivity X-Balanced woofer by minimizing the depth of its concave shape.
Innovative speaker design
Our speakers are designed with leading-edge technologies to deliver the supreme sound quality and wide directivity required for 360 Spatial Sound Mapping.
Up-firing speaker (X-Balanced Speaker Unit)
This X-Balanced Speaker Unit reflects sound off the ceiling for immersive overhead audio.
Bevelled baffle edges
The baffle has been designed with bevelled edges to reduce sound diffraction at the sides of the speaker.
X-Balanced Speaker Unit
The unique rectangular shape of these speakers maximizes the diaphragm area for richer bass. It also reduces driver excursion while maintaining sound pressure, resulting in less distortion and greater vocal clarity.
19 mm Soft Dome Type Tweeter
This 19 mm Soft Dome Type Tweeter works with the woofer to reproduce clear, natural sound at mid to high frequencies.
Movies and games feel so real
See vivid scenes full of real life colour and depth. All of the original picture quality is preserved when played through the HT-A9 Home Theatre System so you’ll be completely immersed in movies. Gaming is also much more thrilling and realistic as HT-A9 supports the latest formats.
Real-time restoration of all your compressed files
Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales compressed digital music files in real time. Dynamically recognizing 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.
Immerse yourself in supreme music quality
Enjoy music the way the artists truly intended with High-Resolution Audio for crystal-clear precision. Or discover a new way of listening with 360 Reality Audio for a truly immersive live concert or studio session experience. With the HT-A9 Home Theatre System, your music comes to life like never before.
Hear extra-deep bass with an optional subwoofer;
Adding an optional subwoofer to your system to handle low frequencies allows the system to reproduce sounds with greater impact and power than before. Two models are available, designed to bring out deeper bass, more voice clarity and extra fidelity in everything you listen to.
SA-SW3 optional subwoofer
200W of sound from a compact bass reflex subwoofer with a 160mm driver.
SA-SW5 optional subwoofer
300W of deep, rich bass from a 180mm driver with passive radiator.
Sound perfectly matches action
With Acoustic Centre 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.
Even more immersion with Acoustic Center Sync
When connected with the supplied cable to a BRAVIA TV, the TV speaker plays the centre channel role in your Home Theatre System and part of the 360 Spatial Sound Mapping setup.1This enables sound to precisely match what’s on the screen for a truly immersive experience.
Best with Sony TVs
Paired with BRAVIA™ TVs, the HT-A9 brings you the ultimate immersive audio-visual experience with our best picture and sound quality. It’s the perfect surround sound system for BRAVIA.
Effortless control with BRAVIA TVs
Everything links up perfectly when connected to the new range of BRAVIA XR™ TVs. Control sound settings and volume using only the TV remote and easily check the status of the audio system while watching your favourite programmes. With an integrated UI, Home Theatre System settings automatically appear on the BRAVIA TV’s Quick Setting menu.
Enjoy music with the whole family
Easily access popular music services like Spotify and stream all your favourite albums and playlists with both Chromecast and Apple AirPlay 2. Call your family over and get the party going.
Everyone has the best seat in the house
With a super-wide listening area, all the family can enjoy the full music streaming experience, even if they’re sitting out to the sides.
Connect to the Internet with built-in Wi-Fi or LAN and stream music from devices on your home network.
Stream music wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet or laptop with Bluetooth® technology.
Play Spotify directly through your speaker using the Spotify Connect™ app on your device as a remote.
Apple AirPlay 2
Share music from your favourite Apple devices to your Home Theatre System. All with a tap.
Stream music, online radio and podcasts from your smartphone, tablet or laptop to your audio device. Just tap the Cast button.
Enjoy movies like never before with spatial sound
A clever algorithm adds overhead, all-encompassing sound to conventional surround soundtracks and even stereo audio, converting everything you listen to into immersive 360 Spatial Sound experiences. Just press the Immersive AE button on the remote to activate.
Omnidirectional Block Design
The HT-A9 is one of our latest home sound systems, designed using the Omnidirectional Block concept. The cylindrical shape represents a single solid block providing 360 spatial sound. It fits perfectly against the wall with a flat rear surface. The light pearl grey colour blends well with walls, shelves and other interior elements.
Just add the HT-A9 to your speaker group using the Google Home app and all you have to do is talk to your smart speaker to start the HT-A9 playing music, change the volume or control many other functions.
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.
Make your whole living room an immersive family place
Ultra-wide surround sound on the HT-A9 makes stay-at-home movie time with your family more thrilling and entertaining than ever.
|SOUND MODE||Auto Sound, Cinema, Music|
|BLUETOOTH® (TRANSMITTER)||SBC, LDAC|
|BLUETOOTH® RECEIVER||AAC, SBC, LDAC|
|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|
|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 VISION™ COMPATIBLE||Yes|
|HLG (HYBRID LOG GAMMA)||Yes|
|NUMBER OF INPUT/OUTPUT||1 / 1 (eARC/ARC)|
|BLUETOOTH||RX (receiver) / TX (transmitter)|
|IEEE802.11 VERSION||IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|INPUT AND OUTPUT TERMINALS||USB Type A (FW Update only), Ethernet, S-Centre Out|
|POWER OUTPUT (TOTAL)||504 W|
|AMPLIFIER TYPE||Digital Amplifier, S-Master HX|
|SOUND EFFECT||Night Mode, Voice Mode, Immersive Audio Enhancement|
|VIRTUAL SURROUND TECHNOLOGY||360 Spatial Sound Mapping, Dolby Surround, Neural:X|
|NETWORK FUNCTION||Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect, Music Service Button, Google Home, Works with Google Assistant|
|POWER CONSUMPTION||Control Box 15 W / Speaker 22 W|