Introducing two new wireless speakers from Sony
Sony has unveiled two new wireless home speakers equipped with its unique spatial sound technologies.
The SRS-RA5000 and SRS-RA3000 offer a premium two-channel audio with ambient room-filling sound. Based on Immersive Audio Enhancement and 360 Reality Audio technologies, both speakers, you can enjoy music through compatible streaming services, incorporating 3D sound location data – which means they can deliver the ultimate all-encompassing sound.
Immersive Audio Enhancement, a unique algorithm from Sony, can transform any of your favourite two-channel stereo tracks to fill the room with sound and further enhance your listening experience.
The RA5000 is also Hi-Res Audio certified, for superior sound quality through High-Resolution Audio playback. The RA5000 features a trio of up-firing speakers that spread music vertically, while the three middle sited speakers spread sound horizontally. The speaker unit incorporates high-magnetism neodymium magnets and a mica reinforced cellular diaphragm that gives strength to the speaker whilst maintaining a compact size. These are complemented by a subwoofer which helps to flood the room with rich, deep bass. The RA5000 retains expressiveness from bass range notes to high range notes.
The RA3000, meanwhile, achieves omnidirectional sound with deep bass by using a full range speaker, an omni-diffuser that spreads sound throughout the room in every direction and a dual passive radiator to produce deep bass. The speaker’s overlapping beam tweeters form a wave front that goes upward, which delivers sound vertically. This creates a truly immersive experience.
Both speakers feature Sound Calibration that offers optimal sound performance wherever they are used. Simply hold the Immersive Audio Enhancement button on the RA5000 and it will conduct a detailed sound calibration adjustment for optimum audio performance for the room it is placed in.
The RA3000, however, provides auto adjustment whenever it is turned on.
There are connectivity options, too, with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Chromecast built-in. Both speakers also support Multi-room playback that lets you play the same, or different, song in separate rooms at the same time via speaker groups set up with the Google Home or Amazon Alexa apps.
You can control the speakers from anywhere in your house with the Sony Music Centre app on your smartphone, and both the RA5000 and RA3000 are both able to wirelessly connect to compatible BRAVIA TV.
Both speakers are Wi-Fi enabled, feature Bluetooth technology, have NFC, are compatible with Spotify Connect and have Chromecast built-in so you can pair your speaker with your smartphone or tablet.
Both models are available from next month, coming in a black body with contrasting copper highlights, but the RA3000 also comes in a light grey fabric body with silver accents.