Sony TA-AN1000 - 360 Spatial Sound Mapping

Sony announces TA-AN1000, the super-amplifier for Home Theater and more

Sony announced on April 26th the launch of the TA-AN1000, the highly anticipated 7.2-channel 8K AV amplifier equipped with 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology, to maximize immersion in audio-video content.

The amplifier is compatible with current state-of-the-art video formats, including 8K and 4K120.

360 Spatial Sound Mapping: il cinema a casa

Sony’s 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology, integrated in the TA-AN1000, is able to create several “ghost” speakers in the room to widen the sound diffusion, just like inside a movie theater.

The location data detected by the system Digital Cinema Auto Calibration IX (DCAC IX) by Sony, allow you to generate speakers at any point, to be able to perceive breaths, steps and words just as if you were inside the scene. DCAC IX corrects distance, angle, sound pressure and frequency response of each single speaker, analyzing its position in 3D through the special microphone supplied. Combined with Auto Phase MatchingThat align instead the phases of the speakers, it manages to manage even the most difficult to place speakers, delays or phase shifts, blurring the boundary between screen and living room.

Sony TA-AN1000 - 360 Spatial Sound MappingSony – 360 Spatial Sound Mapping render

In addition to creating the speaker configuration ideal for any home theater with 360 Spatial Sound Mapping, the TA-AN1000 amplifier also supports the latest audio formats, such as Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X®.

Movies and games

Some specifics: TA-AN1000 supports HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision🄬, 8K and IMAX® Enhanced.

Compatibility with all these formats allows you to preserve the original image quality of film productions.

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As for i gamerthere is also support for HDMI 2.1 specifications – in particular 4K120, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) – for even more fluid movements and more immediate game commands.

Additionally, on compatible BRAVIA TVs, the TA-AN1000 amplifier offers Auto HDR Tone Mapping pass-through and Auto Genre Picture Mode, optimized for PlayStation 5.

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Music comes to life

As far as the Audio ad High resolutionTA-AN1000 natively supports playback DSD (Direct Stream Digital) without alteration of the original quality: this, together with 360 Reality Audio, gives the sensation of being on stage at a live performance or in a recording studio: the headstage is guaranteed.

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TA-AN1000, obviously does not neglect the convenience, with access to major music apps.

Smart devices can be easily connected to the amplifier via Bluetooth® as well as Spotify ConnectTM, Chromecast, Apple Airplay 2 and Works with Sonos.

Integration with Sony TVs and speakers

Through Acoustic Center Sync, the TA-AN1000 amplifier communicates with the BRAVIA TV combining audio of the television with that emitted by the central speaker: the images will always be perfectly synchronized and the dialogues will seem to come directly from the protagonists of the scene.

sony TA-AN1000 - home theatre setupSony TA-AN1000, BRAVIA set-up

The new TA-AN1000 also interfaces with the BRAVIA Quick Settings menu, allowing you to intervene on the settings directly from the TV remote control.

Setting up the TA-AN1000 is equally intuitive: the guided setup assists the user in all the configuration phases, from positioning the speakers to dividing the zones of the house.

In addition, you can configure the Home Theater environment with the total absence of cables: TA-AN1000 is compatible with most of Sony’s wireless speakers, such as SA-SW5 and SA-SW3 Wireless Subwoofers or SA-RS5 and SA-RS3S Wireless Rear Speakers, which output audio behind viewers to broadcast all the thrill of the action.

A special attention is also paid to sustainability

Sony is committed to reducing the presence of plastic in its products and packaging: several components of the TA-AN1000 amplifier are made with a recycled plastic developed exclusively by Sony, to increase acoustic performance while reducing the environmental impact.

About 95% of the packaging is made in recycled paper and paper-based materials to minimize plastic consumption.

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The amplifier TA-AN1000 will be officially available from June. Nothing else is known yet.

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