Earlier today, Sony announced that it will release two speakers compatible with 360 Reality Audio. The spatial audio technology of this speaker replicates the feel of live music by placing different sounds and sounds in a virtual space around you. It said its plan is to release them this spring, but did not reveal what the spokesperson looks like. However, we don’t have to wait to learn more about them, because Sony’s UK website now has a complete product page for the upcoming SRS-RA5000 and SRS-RA3000 speakers.
The high-end SRS-RA5000, as shown at the top of this article, will have three upward speakers, three side speakers and a woofer. It also passed the high-resolution audio certification. As shown in the figure below, SRS-RA3000 has two tweeters, two passive radiators and a full range driver.
Both speakers can use the built-in microphone and “unique Sony algorithm” to calibrate themselves to their room. To use SRS-RA5000, you must press and hold the button on the speaker, and SRS-RA3000 can be calibrated automatically. The two speakers also have Sony’s automatic volume function, which automatically adjusts the volume of each track to play them at a constant volume. Both speakers support Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant.
According to news reports on Sony’s UK website, the SRS-RA5000 is priced at approximately 500 pounds/599 euros, while the SRS-RA3000 is priced at approximately 280 pounds/359 euros. This also means that both speakers will arrive in February 2021, which is earlier than the last “spring” date we heard before, so there may be different release dates in different regions.
Sony said it will expand the 360 Reality Audio platform from audio to video early on Friday. The company is working with major music record companies and service providers to start streaming video content using codecs later this year. . Sony said there are currently about 4,000 songs that support the format.