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Sony BRAVIA Theatre Bar 8 Soundbar HT-A8000

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Sony BRAVIA Theatre Bar 8 5.0.2ch Soundbar HT-A8000

Soundbar with 360 Spatial Sound Mapping, Sound Field Optimization, 2-way speaker structure, quad woofer, Dolby Atmos®/DTS:X®

Ultimate surround with 360 Spatial Sound Mapping

Experience the ultimate in home surround. 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology creates 5 phantom speakers in front of you and reflects sound off the ceiling and walls, enabling cinema-style surround sound from a single soundbar.

Enjoy wider surround sound coverage

Now more people can enjoy the same immersive surround experience. By using phantom speakers, 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology achieves wider coverage than conventional virtual surround systems.

Unleash the full potential of 360 Spatial Sound Mapping

Add optional wireless rear speakers for an even more expansive sound stage. Working with the rear speakers, the Bar 8 creates up to 11 phantom speakers, including speakers behind you for that authentic cinema feel.

Add a wireless subwoofer and rear speakers for fuller, richer sound

To complete the cinematic experience, combine Sony’s optional wireless rear speakers with an optional subwoofer and enjoy sound with even greater impact.

Sound straight from cinema

Bring authentic cinema surround sound quality to your living room. BRAVIA Theatre Bar 8 not only supports industry-standard formats including Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X®, but also has IMAX® Enhanced certification.

Upmix stereo content to surround sound

Sony's new upmixer delivers rich surround sound even from stereo content. Its innovative algorithm extracts and redistributes individual audio objects to immerse you in 3D sound. While upmixing, AI Sound Separation processing detects human voices and makes them sound clearer.

Speaker placement made simple

Adding rear speakers? Don’t worry about finding the perfect position. Sound Field Optimization calibrates sound based on their location and uses phantom speakers to fill any gaps in the surround stage.

Calibrated to suit your room

No need to remodel your home to get movie theatre acoustics. Sound Field Optimization analyses your room's acoustic characteristics, then uses advanced signal processing to overwrite them with those of a movie theatre.

The best seat is where you are

Enjoy quality surround sound wherever you're sitting. Just run calibration with our smartphone app, BRAVIA Connect, and BRAVIA Theatre Bar 8 will detect your position in the room and optimise sound to suit.

New 2-way speaker

Discover clear, wide surround sound from a single soundbar. The Bar 8 features a new 2-way speaker with added tweeters for front and centre, delivering wider surround sound and a precise sound image.

Quad woofer delivers powerful bass

The Bar 8 may be slim but it delivers remarkably powerful, punchy bass thanks to a built-in quad woofer.

Side speakers fill the space with sound

Side speakers reflect wide directional sound off the walls, filling your entire room with expansive sound and giving entertainment a real sense of drama and scale. The ambient sound recognised by the algorithm contributes to the expansive sound too.

Hear sound from overhead

Up-firing speakers reflect sound off the ceiling for immersive overhead audio. 360 Spatial Sound Mapping creates phantom ceiling speakers for even more atmospheric sound.

X-Balanced Speaker Unit

The speakers’ unique rectangular shape maximises the diaphragm area for punchy bass. It also reduces driver excursion and maintains sound pressure, ensuring less distortion and greater vocal clarity. 

Set up in seconds

Simply plug in the Bar 8, 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.

Movies feel so real

With its HDMI 2.1 capability, BRAVIA Theatre Bar 8 ensures the original picture quality of any source is preserved, right up to 8K HDR

An immersive gaming experience

Lose yourself in gaming. Enjoy immersive overhead sound with the PlayStation®5 console, optimised picture settings by Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture Mode when connecting compatible BRAVIA™ TVs and PS5® console. This product also supports VRR, ALLM and SBTM for more realistic gaming.

Stream music from your favourite services

It's not all about movies. You can also enjoy music in high-quality upmixed sound. Built-in support for Spotify Connect™ and Apple AirPlay lets you play all your favourite tracks. 

Bluetooth® connection

Stream audio content wirelessly. Bluetooth® technology makes it easy to enjoy music, podcasts and more from your smartphone, tablet or laptop.

DSEE Ultimate

Using Edge-AI, DSEE Ultimate™ (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales compressed digital music files in real time, restoring acoustic details for a richer listening experience.

Specification
Size & Weight
MAIN UNIT SIZE - BODY ONLY (W x H x D) 1100 x 64 x 113 mm
MAIN UNIT SIZE - BODY ONLY (W x H x D) (INCH) 43 3/8 x 2 5/8 x 4 1/2 in
MAIN UNIT WEIGHT - BODY ONLY 4.7 kg
MAIN UNIT WEIGHT - BODY ONLY (OZ) 10 lb 6 oz
Amplifier
Amplifier Type Digital Amplifier,S-Master HX
Amplifier Channels 11 ch
Interface
Input and Output Terminals S-Center Out
Wi-Fi®
IEEE802.11 version a / b / g / n / ac
BLUETOOTH® VERSION Bluetooth® version: 5.2 1
HDMI
Number of Input/Output Input / Output:  1 / 1 (eARC / ARC)
eARC Yes
4K/60p/YUV4:4:4 Yes
HDR
Dolby Vision™ Compatible Yes
HLG (hybrid log gamma)
HDCP2.2 Yes
BRAVIA Sync
HDMI CEC Yes
Audio Formats
360 REALITY AUDIO Yes
HIGH RESOLUTION AUDIO Yes
HDMI input Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby TrueHD,Dolby Dual mono,DTS,DTS HD High Resolution Audio,DTS HD Master Audio,DTS ES,DTS 96 / 24,DTS: X,IMAX ENHANCED 2 3 ,LPCM: 2ch / 5.1ch / 7.1ch,360 Reality Audio
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,IMAX ENHANCED 2 3 ,LPCM: 192kHz / 24bit
BLUETOOTH® COMMUNICATION (RECEIVER) AAC,SBC,LDAC
Sound Function
Sound Mode Sound Field
Sound Effect Night Mode,Voice Mode
SOUND ENHANCEMENT TECHNOLOGY DSEE Ultimate
Calibration Yes
Speaker Layout
Speaker Structure 5.0.2 ch (11 Speaker Units)
bar speaker HT-A8000
Network Function
Network Function Spotify Connect,AirPlay
Wireless Features
Wireless Surround (with optional wireless speakers) Yes
Application
SONY | BRAVIA CONNECT Yes
Function With Bravia
FUNCTION WITH BRAVIA Acoustic Center Sync 4 ,Voice Zoom 3™ 4 5 ,Quick Setting Menu
Details
POWER CONSUMPTION *APPROX 60W
Wall-mountable Yes
Eco and energy saving
Power Consumption (Off Mode) not available
Power Consumption (Standby Mode) 0.5 W
Power Consumption (Networked Standby Mode) – Terminals 0.5 W (HDMI CEC) / 2.3 W (WiFi / Bluetoothr® connection / all terminals and networks connected), 0.5 W (HDMI CEC) / 2.3 W (WiFi / Bluetooth® connection / all terminals and networks connected)
Standby Mode Activated After 20 minutes
Networked Standby Mode Activated – Terminals After 20 minutes (HDMI CEC / WiFi / Bluetooth® connection)
Wireless Network(s) On/Off Switch Turning the Bluetooth® functions and Wireless LAN functions on/off• Press INPUT (Input),・(Volume) -,・(Volume) +, and INPUT (Input) in that order on the supplied remote control to turn off the Bluetooth® functions and Wireless LAN functions.• Press INPUT (Input), ・(Volume) -, ・(Volume) +, and INPUT (Input) again in that order on the supplied remote control to turn on the Bluetooth® functions and Wireless LAN functions., Turning the Bluetooth® and Wireless LAN functions on/off: (1)Press INPUT, Volume -, Volume +, and INPUT in that order on the supplied remote control to turn off the Bluetooth® and Wireless LAN functions. (2)Press INPUT,  Volume -, Volume +, and INPUT again in that order on the supplied remote control to turn on the Bluetooth® and Wireless LAN functions.
WHAT'S IN THE BOX AC Cord Batteries for remote control Foot HDMI Cable Reference Guide Remote Control TV center speaker mode cable Wall mounting bracket Wall mounting template

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