Sony HT-A9 Soundbar Guide [Should You Buy?]

Sony has a brilliant range of home theatre accessories and tech, great for the most immersive TV and film experience. A Sony soundbar combined with Sony wireless subwoofer is the ultimate set-up for your space.

The Sony HT-A9 Soundbar and the HT-A7000, and HT-A5000 are their most popular offerings. While these soundbars are very different, they have some similarities too. Here we take a look at the Sony HT-A9 soundbar which is accompanied incredibly well by the SA-SW5 300W Sony wireless subwoofer.

Sony HT-A9 Soundbar Guide

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Sony HT-A9

At last, we have the Sony HT-A9. It is THE ultimate home theater system you will want in your home. That’s because it can cover a large area easily. It has the benefit of four separate loudspeakers. It is powered by a 4.0.4 sound surround system that takes you to another level of immersiveness.

Although the sound system has four speakers, it produces sounds like twelve channels. Thanks to its advanced 360-degrees spatial sound, you can enjoy movies, TV shows, songs, documentaries, and everything else with the best sound quality. All four speakers have a hi-res soft dome tweeter. The X-balanced woofer offers you more precise and better frequencies.

All the while, X-balanced up-firing driver creates the elevation effect. The Sony HT-A9 uses digital amplifier technology. This way, it can produce a power output of 500 watts. The intelligent Sony tech allows the system to detect the distance between each speaker automatically. It also measures the distance from the ceiling to calibrate the speakers to their best settings. If you are worried that the four speakers will occupy ample space, that’s not the case.

These speakers have a great design and are compact. They can be placed on top of a table, stool, etc. But, the best way to arrange these four speakers is to scatter them throughout the room. For instance, you can place one near the TV, left, right, and one behind your couch. This way, you can get the best cinematic experience from this home theater system.

As the icing on the cake, the Sony HT-A9 features the ‘Immersive AE’ sound mode. It automatically understands your room settings. Whether it is a small and closed room or a huge and open living room, the system will optimize the best options. It is suitable for large families, friends gathering, both indoor and outdoor parties.

As for its connection, the HT-A9 features one HDMI 2.1 input and one HDMI eARC output. This way, you can keep the setup clean and minimal. It also shares some similarities with HT-A7000 and HT-5000. These include support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, connected with a wire or wirelessly. It is also compatible with the Sony wireless subwoofer. The HT-A9 also passes 4K 120 signals and 8K 60 signals. It can support both HDR and Dolby Vision.

The sound theater system works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Spotify Connect, Apple Airplay 2, Wifi, and Bluetooth. Since it is equipped with Immersive AE, it tells you the best speaker setup locations. Plus, all four speakers can connect to the main device wirelessly. Not only is it best for a cinematic experience, but the Sony HT-A9 works excellent with music too. It encodes spatial audio tracks and produces spacious and detailed sound.

Combine this with the Sony wireless subwoofer, and you have the best musical experience ever. That’s because the addition upgrades your home theater by producing clearer and undistorted bass. You can understand lyrics and vocals, thanks to its crystal-clear sound production.

If you’re having trouble connecting your soundbar to a subwoofer, check out our article on how to connect Sony wireless subwoofer to soundbar here.

If you are using the Sony HT-A9 soundbar and feel something is missing, you can always buy a Sony wireless subwoofer. Our favourite is the Sony SA-SW5 300W Wireless Subwoofer, perfect for the Sony HT-A5000, HT-A7000, and HT-A9 soundbars.