Both are wrapped in a cloth cover with bronze or silver decoration and speaker grille. For RA3000, you can choose black/bronze or light gray/silver, while the larger RA5000 will only appear in black.
In order to correctly project 360 Reality Audio in all directions, each speaker can emit “the environment is full of sound”
Both speakers provide a range of wireless connections, including Bluetooth, WiFi, Spotify Connect and Google Cast. Using Google Home or the Amazon Alexa app, you can set up the device as part of a multi-room audio system. You can also control RA5000 and RA3000 by voice through Google Assistant or Alexa-compatible devices. In addition, you can wirelessly connect two speakers to select Sony Bravia TVs to enhance the appeal of streaming media. Sony provides a degree of customization through its Music Center application. Using this software, you can control music and playlists, and adjust settings such as EQ. The company said the two speakers will also automatically adjust the volume. With this feature, even if the track of a song varies from track to track, Sony will ensure that its volume remains consistent.
Sony says that you can also calibrate the RA5000 for “best audio performance.” Through the built-in microphone and algorithm, you can set the speakers according to your choice of venue. Simply press and hold the “Immersive Audio Enhancement” button on the RA5000 to start the calibration process. Sony said that the RA3000 provides automatic sound calibration, which can do all the work for you-it doesn’t look like you need to press any buttons. The RA5000 is compatible with high-resolution audio, just like many other Sony speakers, sound bars and headphones.
The company pointed out that the RA3000 speaker is moisture-proof, so you can safely put it in the kitchen or bathroom. Whether you are connected via WiFi or Bluetooth, the time for RA5000 and RA3000 to enter standby mode is 15 minutes.
To be clear, all this information comes from the Sony UK website and therefore applies to the models that will be sold here. The company clearly responded to Engadget’s e-mail that detailed information about North American products will still be available later this spring, including pricing. The speaker will come to the United States, but the specific details will no longer appear. Currently, Android Police report The price of RA5000 is 500 pounds / 599 euros, and the price of RA3000 is 280 pounds / 359 euros.