Amplify your entertainment with powerful, booming bass
Powering Sony's HT-A9 Home Theater System and HT-A7000 Soundbar with deeper bass, the SA-SW5 wireless subwoofer immerses you even further into movies and music. Feel how real entertainment becomes with clear, thumping bass and subtle low-frequency sounds.
Experience powerful, booming sound with the SW5 wireless subwoofer for use with HT-A9/A7000 soundbars.
Add depth with 300W, 19L of powerful bass
Wireless connectivity and quick and easy setup
Deep bass and further clearness and fidelity
Omnidirectional Block Design to match HT-A9/A7000
Setup in seconds
Deep, explosive bass
With 300W of deep bass sound from a powerful 180mm driver and passive radiator, this subwoofer boosts the impact of everything you watch and listen to. Enjoy booming explosions and the deepest beats you've ever heard without distortion. You'll also hear clearer voices and extra fidelity for truly authentic soundtracks.
Omnidirectional Block Design
Sony's HT-A9 Home Theater System, HT-A7000 Soundbar, and optional speakers have been designed under a common Omnidirectional Block concept. The design of the SA-SW5 is a perfect match for these systems. Its sophisticated rounded edges represent a single solid block providing wide-spreading sound. The combination of rich material textures emphasizes an affinity with any living room environment.
See the technology inside
With leading-edge audio technologies including Σ Magnetic Circuit and Separated Notch Edge, the SA-SW5 powers your entertainment with deep, rich bass and clear low-frequency sound.
Size & Weight
Subwoofer Size (W x H x D): 10.9" x 16.1" x 16.6"
Subwoofer Weight: 28.7 lbs
Amplifier Type: Digital Amplifier, S-Master
Amplifier Channels: 1ch
Power Output (total): 300W
Subwoofer Type: Wireless
Power Consumption: 43W
What's in the Box
What's in the Box
AC Power Cord
Customer Reviews for Sony SA-SW5 300W Wireless Subwoofer for HT-A9 and HT-A7000
SA-SW5 300W Additional wireless subwoofer is the perfect addition to the A7000 soundbar and the RS3S wireless rear speakers all situated in my living room now home cinema. Easy setup and cinema richness at home outstanding
All seemed great for a couple of weeks until I noticed a popping sound when the volume was low in a film as if the sub was either loosing signal or not coping with the signal it was getting, awaiting answers from the shop!
The Wireless Subwoofer SW5 from Sony is the optional extra speaker is to go with their new flagship Soundbar the A7000. It’s very simple to connect, you turn it on and it’s automatically found by the A7000 Soundbar. It’s a great addition to an already excellent sound bar.
One of the hardest things to do in life, is describe sound, so much so that words such as "wide, stage, depth, resolution" all get used, but quite often are used to describe something completely different. What's even harder, is to describe subwoofers. So without any use whatsoever of wide, stage, depth or resolution (well maybe depth) let's try and let you know how good this sub really is... (And it's really good!) So, with most subwoofers I have always used the old "if it's heavy, it's probably good" and it seems to have done me well so far (with one exception in the 90s when I bought a sub from a market and it sounded horrific) and this sub is no exception, it tops the scales just over 13kg, of which I'd hazard a guess at a 11kg speaker and the other into construction materials, it's a really solid build, and the finish quality is really good. Connection to the HT-A7000 is as simple as plugging it into the mains and powering on, that's it. The A7000 will detect it and connect to it fully automatically, it's really, really simple. Ok, that's all well and good, easy connection, good build quality.... But how does it sound.... Now, subwoofers tend to come in 3 distinct categories. 1 ones that sound punchy 2 ones that hit great sounding low frequencies 3 ones that sound like a giant blowing raspberries Number 3 is not good, probably best left to people's bad car installs whereas numbers 1 & 2 are good, sometimes you get subs that are both 1&2, these can have the potential to be excellent, the SA-SW5 is one of these. For setting up and checking subwoofers I generally use two listening methods. Firstly I play the Jurassic park T-Rex escape scene. In this scene you can check bass levels on many particular events, the foot steps of the approaching T-Rex, the thunder, and the roar. On the footsteps, bad subs will show a distinct warble effect after each pound as the sound tapers off, this subwoofer did not, it provided a great initial thud, followed by a perfect fall off as the sound tapers, great sounding. The thunder in bad subs will sound good, but you will get "empty" spots where the frequency is just beyond the response frequency of the sub, again this does not happen with this subwoofer, the sharp bang of the thunder coming from the A7000 is perfectly followed by a deep boom from the sub while the distant rolling bass and echoes are perfectly rendered from the subwoofer. Lastly, the T-Rex roar. Just because on a fully kitted out 5.1 or 7.1 system it sounds awesome, and yes, it really does on the SA-SW5.
The second way I test subwoofers, is by playing a hi-res version of the popular dance song "Smack my (female dog) up" by the Prodigy. This song has so many elements that rely on good subwoofer set ups it's really unreal, the initial kick at 42 seconds is followed by so many elements that are deep and bassy that it's a really great way to check the capabilities of a good subwoofer. Each element, each kick, pad and synth sounds perfect to my ears. Each kick has punch, each synth has great depth, it's an overall exceptional experience. Which is how I'd sum up the SA-SW5 as a whole, it provides an exceptional experience, which in itself adds to the brilliant audio from the host A7000. For some the A7000 holds quite enough punch as it is, but for that extra bit of excellence, I would thoroughly recommend this unit.
I use this with my Sony HT-A7000 soundbar and what a brilliant addition to my system this is. It’s a big speaker but the deep rich bass sounds are second to none, really enhancing the immersive viewing experience whatever you are watching or listening to. With it being wireless all you need is an electrical socket nearby, I plugged it in and within seconds it was connected to my system ready to use. You can adjust the bass volume separately on the remote control, I have it at its highest setting as I like to hear the rumble of the bass when watching a movie.
This speaker is solidly built, and its sleek modern looks with its rounded corners, will fit well in any environment. The performance of this speaker along with the Sony HT-A7000 for me I the best sound experience I have had. I would, without hesitation, recommend this this sub-woofer speaker.
I have this to accompany the HT-A7000 Soundbar. Very deep bass but works very well. You have the ability to reduce the volume of the Subwoofer which is good if you don't live in a detached house. Easy to connect (it's done by the soundbar). This is perfect for the HT-A7000 - Fantastic performance together.
Bought it to pair with the HTA9 and what a difference! If yo have the A9, you need the SA5, the ther wasn't as effective and when I switched to this, it's the bomb! Sounds great and puts the bass to make the sound quality perfect. I have paired with a Sony X95J 85" and spectacular sound! Watch Top Gun or some action movie and it'll move your seat!
I originally had this behind the couch as there as a power point there next to the HTA9 speakers I have back there, but while bass is not normally direction, I could tell it was behind me. So I moved it to the front and it works much better there.
Some what it does it’s job, but for the price of $700 dollars that you have to pay it’s not near halfway special, I can even say that sony it’s charging double of what is worth, but been the only option available for the HT-A9 is a must, I think the specialness of the HT-A9 (which it has a lot of quality and operating problems) it’s what make it not a horrible investment.
THE SOUND IS REALL SO DEEP THAT YOU WILL FEEL THE IMPACT RIGHT THROUGH THE TV. THIS SUBWOOFER IS ONE OF THE BEST AS IT DELIVERS DYNAMIC BASS WITH THE FOLLOWING RHYTME OF THE CONTENT YOU WATCHING OR LISTNING CAN REALLY DELIVER IMAX SOUND EXPERINECE IF YOU USE IN YOUR MASTER BED ROOM.
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