Sony’s HT-ST5000 de­liv­ers true sur­round sound

HWM (Singapore) - - GEAR -

Sound­bars have be­come a sta­ple for home en­ter­tain­ment lately, with more and more com­pa­nies push­ing out qual­ity op­tions for ev­ery home. How­ever, Sony’s new ag­ship HTST5000 sound­bar stands out with how it is able to com­pletely im­merse you in AT­MOS sound with just one sound­bar and one sub­woofer.

SUR­ROUND WITH­OUT BOUNDS

Un­like other sound­bars, the HT-ST5000 doesn’t need strate­gi­cally placed walls for op­ti­mal sound. In­stead, it uses Sony’s S-Force PRO Front Sur­round tech­nol­ogy with Dig­i­tal Sig­nal Pro­cess­ing to cre­ate a nat­u­ral sound eld around you.

In essence, the sound­bar en­velops you in a bub­ble of sound, while AT­MOS tech­nol­ogy places “sources” of sound in this bub­ble, mak­ing you feel like you’re right in the mid­dle of the ac­tion.

In ad­di­tion to AT­MOS, the HT-ST5000 also fully sup­ports dts: X and Dolby Sur­round Up mix­ing tech­nolo­gies, so ev­ery video you watch will come with 3D-like im­mer­sive sound.

TUNED FOR THE FINEST DE­TAIL

If you’re more an au­dio purist than a movie fan, the HT-ST5000 has you cov­ered too. It boasts a balanced sound sig­na­ture so you get great per­for­mance in vo­cals and highs, with im­pres­sive bass to match. Per­fect for acous­tic pieces and movies!

Be­cause the sound­bar is able to sup­port 192kHz/24bit High Res­o­lu­tion Au­dio (HRA), you’ll hear ev­ery de­tail. And even reg­u­lar au­dio record­ings will sound bet­ter too, as Sony’s DSEE HX tech­nol­ogy up­scales them to near HRA qual­ity.

IM­PRES­SIVE VER­SA­TIL­ITY

For movies and videos, the HT-ST5000 of­fers three HDMI in­puts, dig­i­tal op­ti­cal and ana­log con­nec­tions, a USB in­put, and a HDMI ARC out­put that’s 4K/HDR com­pat­i­ble so you can pass videos in full res­o­lu­tion to your screen.

There’s one-touch sup­port for Spo­tify and Chrome­cast, and you can stream mu­sic to it us­ing Blue­tooth. NFC sup­port makes for easy pair­ing

while LDAC sup­port lets you send high qual­ity au­dio wire­lessly. And it sup­ports multi-room au­dio too, so that same great song can play through­out the home.

DRIVEN RIGHT

A 7.1.2ch 800W sys­tem, the HTST5000’s speak­ers uniquely use a mag­netic fluid sys­tem for damp­ing in­stead of a reg­u­lar damper. The voice coil is moved by mag­netic fluid in­stead of a phys­i­cal damper, so the speaker gets more sound with less travel, and trans­mis­sion loss is min­i­mized. No phys­i­cal damper also means there’s one less solid el­e­ment mov­ing, so you get the clean­est pos­si­ble sig­nal.

Mean­while, the HT-ST5000’s sub­woofer em­ploys a Sigma Mag­netic cir­cuit with a large 18cm di­am­e­ter driver which uses dou­ble and sym­met­ri­cal mag­netic flux to de­liver twice the mag­netic flux, giv­ing it a faster time de­cay, which means tighter and clearer bass. Suf­fice to say, you’ll re­ally feel the full force of the pre­sen­ta­tion!

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