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Sony 7.1.2ch Dolby Atmos DTSX TM Soundbar HT-ST5000

Sony 7.1.2ch Dolby Atmos DTSX TM Soundbar HT-ST5000

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Great bar when it works!
Does this Soundbar support Airplay (Audio)?
Has anyone received shipping info yet from the last drop?
900$ for a bar speaker and a woofer? XD
P4PAG00N
I think you can get $300 off when you check out, at least that's what the description said couple days back. Didn't try that part though, so not so sure.
P4PAG00N
You are getting this for the effect of a surround sound system with the convenience of a soundbar (that can easily be mounted to a wall). That means yes you can get much better stereo sound from some cheap towers and a sub, but you pay for it with the footprint in your home. and if you are comparing this to a cheaper soundbar like the samsung m360, don't .You might as well ask why one would spend 3k on a Q9 when I can get a westinghouse for 300.
I have an LG E7 55". I also have a Samsung sound bar, but it's just a basic one, 2.1 worth $150, bought from Best buy. I'd like to get a 7.1. the other day I was checking all these Dolby videos that comes with the TV, and with the 2.1 I have it sounded amazing. Wondering how 7.1 will be like... Is this sound bar worth buying? Any suggestions?
Dan16
Out of the dolby atmos bars from samsung, lg , and sony this one sounds the best (audio quality wise). That being said you can get a much better surround sound effect with the samsung HW-N950/ZA which also has speakers on the sides of the soundbar and rear dolby atmos speakers. Great for movies not so much for music.
What is the ac input voltage? 110v or 110-220v?keithwongmk
When is the next drop?
Will tjis work w LG OLED65E7P?
Ive see many commenmts on compatanility issues between brands.
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could you connect the oled with the sound bar using hdmi arc ?, I try it but it does not come out audio
xcorp
mine is connected via hdmi arc. try a different cable. i recall that was finicky.
Will it work with 220 volt outlet?
Ziger
No. 120V only. Sorry.
I'm grateful to have the knowledge of my fellow MDroppers....
what similar-quality soundbar would you recommend if I wanted wireless rear speakers plus mid Atmos up speakers?
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I don't trust anything from Samsung and certainly not anything they say.
Briansf
You shouldve checked out the Lg Sk10y soundbar they had kn massdrop last week. You can buy wireless rear speakers it. Fyi i would recommend the soundbar if you have a tv under 65 inches cuz this soundbar is massive.
Is there international shipping available ?
I'm guessing satellite rear speakers and / or appropriate placed atmos up speakers aren't an add option?
Briansf
Not at this time, it is not able to sync with external surround speakers (other than its wireless subwoofer). It's the biggest complaint about it on the Sony site -- especially because they make other cheaper soundbars with this capability. Maybe it will get added in a future firmware update?
I own this soundbar and it is PHENOMENAL for what it is. You won't have audio coming from behind you, but it sounds outstanding for being a front-facing speaker. I'm continually amazed at the sound quality. The ceiling-facing speakers help add a bit of dimension, too, if you use those. And it passes 4K HDR video, plays hi-res audio, chromecast, bluetooth, streaming services, etc.
scud133
Agreed. Another very satisfied owner here -- stereo separation and surround depth are not as good as you'll find with separate speakers. They're just not. But the quality of the sound is tremendous, better than I ever expected to hear out of a soundbar. I do have to note that the UI for configuring this thing and switching between modes is a very low point. It's like something out of the late 90's.
Woot! Thanks for doing it again!!!!
Dang missed it... do it again please!
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No point buying right now, I will have to wait till I get lg tv without broken screen.
satseh
Bummer!
How does the warranty work through Massdrop because a lot of times, warranty requires purchase through authorized vendor. Is Massdrop considered an authorized vendor?
NomisR
The warranty is registered for you.
Okay so... I bought it.. I've been waiting 3 months for the LG sj9... But I hope this is an improvement as I'm paying about twice as much for it to go with my LG OLED
Same price as best buy
Cuchyto
Link? I see 1499 and 1299 for open box at best buy website. This is 899.99 at checkout.
Cuchyto
Check the first comment in this discussion as well as the note section on the drop description page.
Anyone know the specs on the subwoofer? Driver size, enclosure type, wattage, frequency range?
Thesteve41
You know, I find it interesting that I can't specs for any part of this system. My google-fu might be failing but I can't even find them on Sonys site.
Are these running behind on being shipped out? Mine was supposed to ship out on May 8th and it has not been shipped yet. @B.Hutch
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Mine just shipped out today.
Vdgmcool
Mine as well. :)
Why did this drop get over so quickly? :-(
I have this soundbar in my living room and the sj9 in the guest room/office.
This soundbar does virtual atmos and try to hack your brain to recreate the effect. the effect is very dependent on your room and also of you measuring exactly the distance from where you sit to the soundbar and from where you sit to the subwoofer. also Measure your ceiling height.
place the subwoofer ideally between you and the bar if not possible place it next to the soundbar or next to your couch.
then play anything DTS:x or atmos by cranking the subwoofer up to 6 minimum and increase until the bass become imprecise and messy then notch it down
all of this makes a world of difference and I am puzzled that all those soundbar brands does not tell you this.
but let’s be clear if your room is open one side, if you ceiling it too high (>10ft), if your subwoofer does not have a straight line to you (furniture does not matter but walls does) then you lose the virtual effect
How much does it cost on massdrod is cheaper than 1599.99$
I received mine today. Huge, odd-shaped box.
search
To my horror FedEx just left it at my door, at 10 am. As luck would have it I was at home. It's big, it looks weird, it advertises what's inside it; this is not the sort of delivery you just leave. Given the limited drop size and the value of the item, this should have required a signature.
Theroc
Agreed on signature. Anything over $500 should have a sig. option but from what I know, you can schedule delivery.
I pulled the trigger on this as a replcemt for my Sonos play bar and sub. Hope I’m not disappointed and I hope that the hmdi arc works on my lg 65e7p. I’ve had issues with it on other bars...
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Thanks. Hows the sound quality and subwoofer? Also, how good is atmos?
Jshah
Sound quality is good but I have a big room with high ceilings. I haven’t really cranked it up yet. Also haven’t tried atmos yet either. Need to try this weekend
This is a soundbar. It is by definition a compromise. Comments that detract from it for being a single box are unfair. Not everyone's circumstances allow for a multi-box setup. I would love a traditional surround sound system in my living room, but without the infrastructure I am not going to dive into that pit of cables. As soundbars go, the HT-ST5000 is as good as they come. Reviews from What-HiFi, Sound&Vision and others are overwhelmingly positive. Now I just need to talk my wife into getting one :D
Theroc
Agreed. I got this on the first drop here and love it. It won't re-create the 360 degree bubble the same way an Atmos multi-box setup will, but it does a great job with height and depth all the same. Not to mention the sub is incredible. This is as good as I think you'll find without jumping into a system of separate pieces.
I'm confused... this is being sold on Amazon for $1 less. What's the motivation to purchase it from here? The last drop was significant. This is the same as everywhere else... even less on Ebay.
ShermanOak
Ok lol... no longer confused. Shaggy explains below! $600 off... just found the motivation!
ShermanOak
Note: The drop price listed is the Minimum Advertised Price set by the manufacturer. Massdrop is not allowed to advertise a lower price than the MAP price. 
At checkout you will be able to activate a $600 Discount on your purchase.
This is located on the drop description page right under the lead Photo & Description paragraph.
How the hell can a single speaker cabinet under the TV create 7.1.2 surround sound?
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they absolutely *should* call it something else. but it's at least partially dolby's marketing that is to blame. it *is* dolby atmos. their virualization for headphones is fantastic, and I imagine it's also fantastic on soundbars. but they *should* insist on calling it something like "dolby atmos virtualization" on whatever products they license it for.
I agree except for the fact that Dolby has in fact certified this bar else they could not use the name.
Is it possible to attach the bar to the bottom of a television? Or wall mount it?
floydfloyd
Yes, you can wall-mount it.
lol "Atmos" soundbar.
dnogs
What’s funny?
Mikegrant25
it is a single box. Just because it can accept and decode a digital surround format doesn't make it reproduce the intent of that soundtrack.
Any one has any advice how to best tune this soundbar?