Get ready, because Sony is preparing to launch two new speakers with audio spatial technology that are compatible with 360 Reality Audio. This fantastic technology replicates the feel of live music by virtually wrapping a high quality, sound experience around you. Sony aims to release the speakers in the spring. The 360-degree speakers are called the SRS-RA5000 and the SRS-RA3000.

The SRS-RA5000 is a little more expensive than its counterpart, boasting three side speakers, three up-firing speakers, and a woofer that floods any room with deep bass notes. It also has High-Resolution Audio certification. Inside the speaker unit is a set of high-magnetism neodymium magnets and a mica reinforced cellular diaphragm. The addition of these components in this speaker enables the generation of great sound capability considering its compact size.

The SRS-RA3000 uses an Omni-diffuser combined with a full range speaker to produce an omnidirectional sound. That makes it capable of enveloping a room with high-quality sound pushed out in every direction. The speaker also has beam tweeters that overlap which cleverly forms an upward wave of sound.

Both speakers are also self-calibrating and use an internal microphone and a unique Sony algorithm. To calibrate the SRS-RA5000 there is a simple control button to press on the speaker, and the SRS-RA3000 automatically calibrates itself.

Sony’s Auto Volume feature is enabled in both speakers. This means that the volume is automatically adjusted for every track that is played, therefore providing you with a consistent volume and a truly immersive sound experience. Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant are also installed as a standard feature.

The press release from Sony suggests that the retail cost of the SRS-RA5000 is £500 / €599, and the SRS-RA3000 is very reasonably priced at £280 / €359. Both speakers will be available for sale in February 2021.


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