What’s better than a Sony Bravia TV? One paired with a Sony soundbar!

Sony HT-A7000 soundbar
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It’s no secret that Sony Bravia televisions like the new X90L offer excellent sound right out of the box, delivering precise audio that perfectly matches the content you’re watching. This is due in large part to Sony’s Acoustic Multi-Audio technology, which makes it feel as though the sound is coming directly from characters and objects on your screen, and not from speakers at the bottom of your television. 

Of course, for truly outstanding picture and sound, you can unlock the best that Bravia has to offer by pairing Sony’s latest Bravia TVs with one of its A-Series soundbars.

Designed to work hand-in-hand with each other, A-Series soundbars like the HT-A7000 offer additional functionality when paired with compatible Bravia televisions like the X90L, creating a palpable sense of immersion in the process.

Read on to discover why Sony’s new range of Bravia televisions and A-Series soundbars complement each other so magnificently.

Audio precision with Acoustic Center Sync

Sony Acoustic Center Sync

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Sony’s Bravia XR televisions and Sony’s A-Series soundbars already sound great on their own, but when the two join forces, Acoustic Center Sync is activated to deliver an enhanced audio experience.

In most cases, a soundbar that’s connected to a television will usually take over on sound duties, leaving your TV’s speakers out of a job. However, Sony’s Acoustic Center Sync (ACS) technology redirects the audio so that your TV’s speakers act as the centre channel of a multi-channel setup that includes your soundbar. Not only does this setup make full use of all the speakers at your disposal, it also works to deliver richer-sounding dialogue.

When combined with the Acoustic Multi-Audio functionality found in Sony Bravia TVs, ACS is able to match what you see and hear with a perfect, lag-free sync. In order to achieve this, Sony includes a dedicated TV centre speaker cable in the box with its A-Series soundbars and other compatible Sony audio products. 

To activate Acoustic Center Sync, simply plug one end of the cable into the TV’s S-Center Out port, and plug the other end into the soundbar’s S-Center In port.

Effortless on-screen soundbar controls

Sony HT-A7000 soundbar

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In an effort to make your home entertainment experience as seamless as possible, Sony’s Bravia TVs and A-Series soundbars will automatically recognise each other, giving you the ability to control them both using a single remote.

Taking things a step further, an integrated UI will automatically appear on the Bravia television’s Quick Settings menu, allowing you to configure and control an A-Series soundbar, rear speakers and subwoofer right from the display. 

Here, you’re able to adjust the soundbar’s volume, cycle through HDMI sources, and also select the appropriate Sound Field for your chosen content, such as Movie Mode, Music Mode and more.

HDMI 2.1 passthrough on A-Series soundbars for more flexibility

Sony HT-A7000 soundbar

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Along with the increased immersion that object-based 3D audio brings to your home cinema, Sony’s new Bravia TVs and A-Series soundbars are ready for the demands of next-gen gaming consoles like the PlayStation 5.

This year’s Bravia televisions all come equipped with two full specification HDMI 2.1 ports — essential inclusions for those who want to play games at 4K resolution and 120 frames per second. That also means support for next-gen gaming features such as VRR (Variable Refresh Rates) for reduced screen tearing, and ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) to minimise lag.

Of course, in the event that this pair of HDMI 2.1 ports isn’t enough for your gaming needs, Sony’s A5000 and A7000 soundbars have you covered with one and two additional ports respectively which support full HDMI 2.1 passthrough, meaning more flexibility in your home entertainment setup.

In other words, with their powers combined, Sony’s new Bravia televisions and A-Series soundbars are ready to tackle any audio-visual task you can throw at them.

To find out more, head over to Sony’s Soundbar & Home Theatre Systems page and discover why Sony TVs and soundbars are better together.