SONY HT-A9 & SW5 Home Theater Review & Setup | A Sony A80J As a Center Channel?

SONY HT-A9 & SW5 Home Theater Review & Setup | A Sony A80J As a Center Channel?

Today we review the Sony HT-A9 home theater system paired with the sony SW5 wireless subwoofer. We used the reavon UBR-X200 4k bluray player with the apple tv for dolby atmos and DTS-X demos. The Samsung LSP9 ultra short throw projector and the Sony A80J was our display devices.

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0:00 Intro
06:12 Setup
11:24 Sound
16:59 Sony TV Center Channel Setup
17:47 Wrap-up

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Review Room:


Denon 4700x:
Pansonic UB820:
Zidoo 4k Z9X:
Panamax PM8 Conditioner:
SVS Soundpath:
SVS SB2000:

Equipment used for review
Sony 325ES 4K projector:
Stewart Filmscreen G2 Screen
Sony 65A9G:
Sony 75X900F:
Amazon –
B&H –
XPAND X105-RF-X1 3D glasses:
Trinnov Altitude 32:
McIntosh MC255
McIntosh MC257
Speakers – Bowers & Wilkins CT 7.4:
Subwoofers – Rythmik F18:
Pro 4K HDR:
Panasonic UB9000:
Value Electronics –
B&H –
Amazon –
AppleTV 4K:
Salamandar Talia Seating:
Middle Atlantic Rack:
Niagara 3000:
Niagara 5000:
Sony FX3:
Sony a7c:
Sony 24mm
Shure SM7B:
Neuman TLM103:
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  1. Value Electronics
    Value Electronics 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    Great review! We just put back the $200 bundle discount for pairing the SA-SW5 sub woofer with the HT-A9. So the HT-A9 with the SA-SW5 bundle price is $2,298 all in and delivered Nationwide.

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  2. Lucky Sharma
    Lucky Sharma 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    I want to ask that can we add a sound bar with these speakers
    Speakers + subwoofer + a sound bar

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  3. Mankite
    Mankite 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    If you were to choose between this setup and the Samsung 950a which are you going with?

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  4. The Doc
    The Doc 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    Between this and the A7000, which one do you prefer?

    What is your audio daily driver for your media consumption?

    Reply this comment
  5. Rick
    Rick 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    This or the Bose 650? TY

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  6. rickyshoard
    rickyshoard 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    Where did you get the atmos helicopter demo? Does it come built in?

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  7. It's me Paulo
    It's me Paulo 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    Hi, can we Hide the main Box unit since our TV was designed as just like TV Frame

    Wll it still work Well?

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  8. J.jeyamurugan Nadar
    J.jeyamurugan Nadar 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    Very nice 👍

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  9. saamejia
    saamejia 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    great demo , where I can find all these audio demos?

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  10. Draco Rosso
    Draco Rosso 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    Your a80j is too high. Please go the reddit sub Reddit

    Reply this comment
  11. David Mander
    David Mander 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    You need alot of SpareChange for that product… 😂

    Reply this comment
  12. Cezary Iwanowicz
    Cezary Iwanowicz 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    so I am eyeing this and the 11.2 Samsung my question is would I need a receiver with the 11.2? also is it worth it? space is an issue or I would do speakers

    Reply this comment
  13. David Banos
    David Banos 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    I've read reviews where they disconnect a lot. Can you confirm.

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  14. F K
    F K 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    without subwoofer never with subwoofer better than my avr

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  15. chandrakant veer
    chandrakant veer 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    What is the name of war movie which you played for demo in this video

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  16. Nicholas Paul Franks
    Nicholas Paul Franks 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    Great video! Really clear, well paced and comprehensive. (I’ll return to check this if I grab the system). Would you rather this HTA9 or the A7000/SW combo?

    Reply this comment
  17. geldartm
    geldartm 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    How do you connect mutable sources to the box

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  18. dan
    dan 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    Does the control box also display the type of audio format it's receiving from any source?

    Reply this comment
  19. Прыгажун
    Прыгажун 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    Sony ❤️💯👍🔥

    Reply this comment
  20. Gamero7612
    Gamero7612 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    Why not just buy a 5.2.4 klipsch surround system?

    Reply this comment
  21. Gunni Cool
    Gunni Cool 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    How can you have more than one device is connected to the hub?
    Like I have Roku, Apple TV, Blu-ray player, VCR

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  22. Tafhim Al-Azmi
    Tafhim Al-Azmi 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    Good review.. could you please give few more Sound demo Music and movies.

    Reply this comment
  23. Did3D
    Did3D 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    son boite a cachou dégueulasse bas de game

    Reply this comment
  24. Sam & Frank
    Sam & Frank 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    Hi 🙂 How to place the speakers if the sofa is directly on the wall?

    And what about watching movies on a beamer – I wouldn’t have the Sony TV as a center then? 🤷🏻‍♂️

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    RAJESH KUMAR 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    i prefer tradational 5.1 speaker

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  26. Total plonker
    Total plonker 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    I've had several soundbars and a surround sound package but it was only when I purchased an budget AVR and a pair of budget stereo speakers that I realised what I had been missing (stereo imaging, thumping base) besides going down this route one can always add to it overtime! subwoofer, surround speakers you could even get height speakers to get the full 'non-virtual' Dolby Atmos experience. Nowadays AVRs are so simple to setup, they even walk you through the process!

    "Remember movies are made up of 50% visuals and 50% audio and there are occasions when the audio out does the visuals"

    Here is a short 3 minutes visual/audio demonstration of what's possible… once you decide to go down the av route…

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  27. elodan1
    elodan1 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    I love Sony products but there is no value for money in this. Just bought the Samsung hw-q950a for $1500 AUD which includes a subwoofer and the sound it pumps out is incredible. The entire room is filled with audio and the sound is nuanced and clear from all channels. In AUD it would cost $3000 to get the Ht A9 and the big subwoofer!! Double the price!

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  28. someswararao chinninti
    someswararao chinninti 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    How much India price

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  29. inhaleexhale
    inhaleexhale 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    At the 17-minute mark, are you saying that we can use the TV as a center channel and use any brand of speakers? I hope that’s what you meant.

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  30. HuskyArts •
    HuskyArts • 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    do you have any idear if you could utalize the projectors speakers as a center channel or it it truly only with their tvs ?

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  31. Christita Leary
    Christita Leary 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    Can you recommend a speaker stand?

    Reply this comment
  32. Jhonny Abraham
    Jhonny Abraham 29 April, 2022, 03:20
  33. Andrew Rae
    Andrew Rae 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    Those projectors look so washed out – not sure why anyone uses them

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  34. polofunk
    polofunk 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    Could you please do a review on the Bose 900 with 700sub and 700 Surround Speakers thanks.

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  35. Alex van pinxteren
    Alex van pinxteren 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    What are the dimensions of you room. Mate ??

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  36. Stephan Boxie
    Stephan Boxie 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    Can I put the speakers left and right of my tv? I have no room for surround placement

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  37. ENVER2510
    ENVER2510 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    Since i have connected the ht a9 with my sony a80j tv the volume control has become much slower.
    Has anyone have a solution for this ???

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  38. Game Brigade
    Game Brigade 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    Do you need a center channel? My TV isn't compatible

    Reply this comment
  39. cricket video
    cricket video 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    Amazing product 🏆

    Reply this comment
  40. Ryan Kosowsky
    Ryan Kosowsky 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    So how did the Sony’s stand up to your Martin Logan SLM XL’s?

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  41. mannixpl
    mannixpl 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    Poor quality of sound.

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  42. E Dub
    E Dub 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    Good review. However, your onscreen info font is somewhat small.

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  43. miranda torres
    miranda torres 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    can these be hooked up to receiver with wired ceiling speakers. that will play together

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  44. The Foreigner in America
    The Foreigner in America 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    I will buy either this system or the Bose 900 soundbar with the bass and surround speakers. Still undecided. They say Sony’s is better. What do you think???

    Reply this comment
  45. Adrian Ticusan
    Adrian Ticusan 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    Does it work with streaming services?

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  46. lawrence gatt
    lawrence gatt 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    Love ❤️ your video mate. 🇦🇺

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  47. Randy Mullins
    Randy Mullins 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    This or Sonos arc setup with surrounds on it?

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  48. Amaggie
    Amaggie 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    People say it doesn’t get very loud, what’s your experience?

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  49. Roger Huston
    Roger Huston 29 April, 2022, 03:20

    You didn't say how well the voice enhancements worked.

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