SBT-A500 Object-Based Network Surround Sound Bar System

$999 MSRP

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Multi-Driver Sound Bar System

Pairs of drivers are featured on the left, right, and center channels, while separate woofers reproduce height effects. With a two-inch (53 mm)* profile, the multi-driver system delivers powerful sound with a clear view of the screen.

* Excluding protruding parts.

Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X Object-based Audio

DTS:X and Dolby Atmos® are not mere improvements to existing formats; they've revolutionized sound mixing. Free from the channel bed, sound comes from all directions, even above, with angled drivers bouncing effects off the ceiling and into the audience. No extra speakers or cables required: just authentic and immersive sound from all around.

Stream Anything with DTS Play-Fi®*

A free app for iOS and Android® devices, DTS Play-Fi technology collects network audio (including streaming services, internet radio, and network files) into one interface for casting to any compatible speaker. DTS Play-Fi technology supports multi-room distribution and can cast different sources to different speakers simultaneously.
* Enabled after firmware update (TBA).

Network audio is at your finger tips and ready for streaming with Onkyo Controller app and selectable 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi® for connection
stability. Apple device users can also mirror audio from a wide range of
apps over AirPlay®, or just stream from your device using Bluetooth®
wireless technology.

Play Music via Chromecast built-in, Wi-Fi®*, AirPlay®, and Bluetooth®

Chromecast built-in, AirPlay®, and dual-band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi® are also included for seamless app-based music streaming, while Spotify® Connect lets subscribers stream direct from the Spotify® application. Bluetooth® connectivity completes a universal suite for wireless music streaming. Apple device users can also mirror audio from a wide range of apps over AirPlay®, or just stream from your device using Bluetooth® wireless technology.

*Via firmware update

Internet Radio and On-demand Streaming

TIDAL, Deezer, TuneIn, and Pandora® are baked into the GUI, which makes it super easy to select music using Onkyo Controller or the included remote. Spotify® subscribers can also cast direct from Spotify app to sound bar.

Wide Choice of Listening Modes

A suite of advanced sound programs are on hand including new Surround Enhancer, a listening mode based on Dolby® technology, which wraps sound around the audience by means of virtual rear speakers. DTS Neural:X, meanwhile, upmixes multichannel formats to 3D audio, while a variety of DSP programs tweak audio response to best suit music, movies, and games.

UltraHD / HDR Connectivity

The SBT-A500's HDMI specifications and HDCP 2.2 compatibility support the latest formats being released by Hollywood. The latest HDMI specs offer a significant increase in bandwidth (up to 18Gbps) to support new features such as 4:4:4 color space and 4K@50/60 (2160p), which is 4 times the clarity of 1080p/60 video resolution. The SBT-A500 enables transmission of High Dynamic Range (HDR) formats, with BT.2020 support, and provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. The SBT-A500 also upscales 1080p video to stunning 4k UltraHD.

Supports FireConnect™* Multi-room Audio

FireConnect mirrors any audio playing through your main entertainment system on wireless speakers placed around the home*. Playback control across zones is via Onkyo Controller.

* Multi-room audio is realized by FireConnect, a technology by Blackfire Research Corp., USA. Requires optional speakers. Onkyo cannot guarantee correct operation with other speaker brands supporting FireConnect. Audio sources supported by FireConnect are model-dependent.

Powerful Amps for Moving Sound

The receiver's slim form contains an efficient digital amplification system with independent power supply to deliver loads of clean power to the sound bar. Wireless sub has its own 50 W amp for deep LFEs in movies and games.

Clean and Simple Connection

How do we send five audio channels to the sound bar without a tangle of wires?

Simple: signals pass through a pin-type Multichannel Audio Cable. Plug your players into the receiver, link to the TV with a single HDMI®, and let simplified installation enhance sound with a cleaner look.

Copyright 2017 Onkyo USA Corporation. All rights reserved. Onkyo features and specifications subject to change without notice. Availability of Internet and third party services depends on region. Some services may require a paid subscription and firmware update.Availability of third-party services advertised here is accurate at the time of publication, but may be subject to change without notice.

Note: Continued support for DTS:Xvia firmware. Chromecast built-in and FireConnect will be enabled on these receivers following future firmware updates. FireConnect is a technology developed by Blackfire Research. Multi-room audio enabled by this technology requires an optional Onkyo wireless speaker scheduled for release in 2017. Onkyo cannot guarantee the compatibility of its A/V receivers with other devices featuring FireConnect. Please consult the Onkyo website for further announcements regarding these technologies.

# Channels 5
Power Watts/Ch (4 ohms 1 kHz, 1 CH Driven, FTC) 50, 1.0% THD
Driver Type Acoustic Suspension
Drivers Front Left/Right- 70 mm x 40 mm Cone Woofer (x4)
Center- 70 mm x 40 mm Cone Woofer (x2)
Height- 58 mm Cone Woofer (x2)
Slim, Low-Profile Design
Single-Cable Speaker Connection ✓ (Included)
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Decoder Atmos, TrueHD, DD Plus
DTS Decoder DTS:X, DTS-HD Master Audio
Discrete Dialog Control Technology for DTS:X
DTS Neural:X Upmixing for Standard Multichannel Audio Formats
Multiple Listening Mode Enhancement Modes
CinemaFILTER Audio Mode
AccuEQ Room Calibration ✓ (w/ AccuReflex)
A/V Sync Function -100 to +500 ms in 5ms Steps
HDMI I/O 4 / 1
HDMI 4K / 60 Hz- Capable HDMI Terminals with HDR Support
HDCP 2.2 Copy-Protection Compatibility
HDMI Support for High Dynamic Range (HDR)
HDMI Support for 3D, Audio Return Channel and CEC
HDMI Support for BT.2020
HDMI Support for Deep Color, x.v.Color, LipSync
HDMI Support for DVD-Audio, SACD, Multichannel PCM
1080p to 4K Upscaling
4K Passthrough
Digital Audio In (OPT)
USB Input ✓ (Front)
Analog Audio In
Subwoofer Pre-out
3.5 mm Headphone Output
FireConnect Wireless Multi-Room Audio Streaming Technology ✓ (Future Firmware Update)
Apple Airplay
DTS Play-Fi Support ✓ (Future Firmware Update)
Supports Onkyo Controller App
Streaming Audio from PC / Network
TIDAL High Fidelity Music Streaming
Spotify Connect
TuneIn Radio
DSD Support 2.1-Channel 2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz
Multichannel 2.8 MHz
Hi-Res Streaming Audio Formats
Streaming Audio from USB Memory
Wireless Network IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
5 Ghz / 2.4 Ghz
Bluetooth ✓ (Built-in Ver. 4.1+LE)
Ethernet Control
RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI)
Hybrid Standby to Reduce Power Consumption
Smart Grid Ready
Auto Speaker Calibration w/Mic AccuEQ w/AccuReflex
GUI Out ✓ (Advanced HD)
Wall Mountable
Warranty 2 YEARS
Speaker Type Bass Reflex, Powered
Driver 6 1/2" (160 mm) Cone
Frequency Response 30 Hz - 200 kHz (Direct)
Subwoofer Level Control
Warranty 2 YEARS
Soundbar System
5 Channel Network Receiver:
Power Output (4 Ω, 1 kHz, 1% THD, 2 Channels Driven, FTC) 50W / Channel (4 Ω)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance200 mV / 47 k-Ω (LINE, UNBALANCED)
Tone Control±10dB, 90 Hz (Bass)
±10dB, 7.5 kHz (Treble)
Signal to Noise Ratio80 dB (Digital, IHF-A)
Tuner Section:
Tuning Frequency RangeFM 87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
FM Preset Memory40 Stations
Power SupplyAC 100–240 V~, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption60 W
Standby Power Consumption0.2 W
Dimensions w/ Stand (W x H x D) 17 1/8" x 2 3/4" x 12 13/16"
435 x 70 x 325.5 mm
Weight 8.8 lbs (4.0 kg)
Speaker TypeAcoustic Suspension
Driver- Front2 3/4" x 1 9/16"
(70 mm x 40 mm) Cone Woofer x 4
Driver- Center2 3/4" x 1 9/16"
(70 mm x 40 mm) Cone Woofer x 2
Driver- Height2 9/32" (58 mm) Cone Woofer x 2
Speaker TypeBass Reflex, Powered
Rated Power Output (4 Ω, 100 Hz, 1%, FTC)50 W
Driver6 1/2" (16 cm) Cone
Frequency Response30 Hz - 200 Hz
Power SupplyAC 100–240 V~, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption15 W
Standby Power Consumption0.32 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)10 1/4" x 13 1/4" x 10 9/16"
(261 x 337 x 269 mm)
Weight13.67 lbs (6.2 kg)
Dimensions (W x H x D)43 1/4" x 13 15/16" x 20 3/8"
(1,098 x 354 x 518 mm)
Weight39.7 lbs (18.0 kg)

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