Sony’s 360 Actuality Audio expertise knocked our socks off whenin early 2020. The audio firm is now taking pre-orders on two self-powered good audio system that may ship its object-based immersive-audio expertise.
The Sony SRS-RA3000 ($299) and the bigger SRS-RA5000 ($699, pictured above) will be part of Amazon’s Echo Studio as the one loudspeakers able to decoding 360 Actuality Audio tracks, which might be streamed from Amazon Music HD, Tidal, and some different companies. A function Sony has dubbed Immersive Audio Enhancement guarantees to ship an analogous impact with regular stereo tracks.
The smaller SRS-RA3000 is outfitted with twin .6875-inch tweeters, a 3.125-inch full-range driver, and a pair of 4 x 1.5-inch passive radiators The beefier SRS-RA5000 is supplied with a trio of upfiring 1.8125-inch drivers, three side-firing “mid” audio system of that very same measurement, and a 2.875-inch down-firing subwoofer. The corporate hasn’t launched particulars about what sort of amplification both speaker will use.
Along with streaming music through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth (with SBC and AAC codec assist), each fashions are outfitted with 3.5mm aux inputs. Additionally they assist each Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, though as with Sonos good audio system, you’ll want to decide on which one to activate, as they will’t use each on the identical time. Sony’s new audio system might be deployed in multi-room setups they usually’re additionally suitable with each Chromecast and Spotify Join.
Sony expects to ship each audio system in April, and we’ll have an in-depth evaluation of the SRS-RA5000 within the coming weeks.