Sony’s HT-ST5000 delivers true surround sound
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.
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.
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!