Sony HT-ST5000 7.1.2ch 800W Dolby Atmos Sound Bar

Model: HT-ST5000 UPC: 027242901605 Item: 168765


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Product Information

The Ultimate Surround Sound. In a Bar.

Feel the sound come alive all around you with Sony's flagship sound bar featuring Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound with 7.1.2 channels. Maintain quality from source to screen with the latest 4K HDR support, plus HDCP 2.2. Enjoy the rich detail of Hi-Res Audio and a whole-home solution with Google Home compatibility and multi-room listening. All in a sleek, stylish design that looks great in any room. Consider the sound bar raised.

Features

  • Experience Dolby Atmos in a 7.1.2ch, 800W soundbar
  • Maintain quality from source to screen with 4K HDR support and HDCP 2.2
  • Enjoy the rich, detail of Hi-Res Audio in a stylish design
  • Google Home compatibility and wireless multiroom listening
  • Receiver-like connectivity with 3 HDMI inputs, HDMI ARC, and more
  • Enjoy high-quality streaming via Bluetooth
  • Chromecast built-in
  • Listen to your favorites with Spotify Connect

Experience Dolby Atmos in a Sound Bar

Feel like you're inside the action as the sounds of people, music, and objects move all around you in three-dimensional space. 

Maintain 4K Quality From Source to Screen

Maintain quality from source to screen with a 4K HDR signal passthrough that delivers exceptional detail, color, and contrast. It’s also compatible with HDCP 2.2 copy protection, so you’re ready for the latest 4K formats.

Enjoy Rich, Hi-Res Audio in a Stylish Design

Enjoy the rich detail and studio-quality sound of Hi-Res Audio through advanced speakers and super tweeters—all in a stylish design. 

Google Home Compatibility and Wireless Multiroom Listening

Connect with your Google Home control network and enjoy voice activation as a part of a whole-home solution. Control what music you want—and where—by the sound of your voice. Even turn up the volume, skip to the next track, or stop the music, all without lifting a finger. With powerful multiroom capability, you can easily expand and control your music across multiple, compatible speakers in separate rooms. 

Receiver-Like Connectivity

It’s like a receiver in a sound bar. With three HDMI inputs, one HDMI ARC output, a USB input, as well as digital optical and analog connections, there’s space for all your equipment. 

Connect and Stream Music Easily

Connect and stream all your favorite tracks and playlists via Bluetooth with NFC.

Chromecast Built-In

Cast music, podcasts, and radio from 100+ audio apps, including Google Play Music and more from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to your audio device. Just tap the Cast button.

Listen to Your Favorites with Spotify Connect

Play Spotify using the Spotify app as a remote. Even jump right back into the last track you were listening to on your Spotify account by pushing the Music Service button. 

 

Specifications

Specifications

Amplifier

  • DSEE HX: Yes
  • Enabled speakers calibration (Gain): Yes
  • Enabled speakers calibration (Height): Yes
  • Night Mode: Yes
  • Number of amp. channels: 12.1ch
  • S-Force PRO Front Surround: Yes
  • Speaker level control: SW Vol (0-12)
  • Type: S-master HX
  • Voice Up: Yes

Audio Format

  • AIFF (.aiff, .aif): Yes
  • ALAC (.m4a, .mov): Yes
  • DSD- DSDIFF/DSF (.dsf, .dff) *For DSDIFF, DST is not supported: Yes
  • Dolby Digital (.ac3, .mka): Yes
  • FLAC: Yes
  • HEAAC v.1/v.2/level2: Yes
  • LPCM (.mka): Yes
  • LPCM (.wav): Yes
  • MP3 (.mka): Yes
  • MP3 (.mp3): Yes
  • MP3 ID3 Tag V1.1 support: Yes
  • MP3 ID3 Tag V2.0 support with text info only: Yes
  • MP3 ID3 Tag unicode support: Yes
  • MPEG-2 Audio: Yes
  • WMA Tags: Yes
  • WMA9 Standard (.wma): Yes

Audio Power Output

  • Power output (Total): 800W

Decoding Format(s)

  • 96k/24Bit PCM: Yes
  • DSD: Yes
  • Dolby ATMOS: Yes
  • Dolby Dual Mono: Yes
  • LPCM (2CH/5.1CH/7.1CH) thru HDMI: Yes/Yes/Yes

Function

  • ANALOG: Yes
  • AUDIO: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • HDMI1: Yes
  • HDMI2: Yes
  • HDMI3: Yes
  • Screen mirroring: Yes
  • TV: Yes (OPT/HDMI ARC)
  • USB: Yes

General Features

  • Auto standby: Yes
  • Display: Yes
  • Hotel Mode: Yes
  • Input selector: Yes
  • Muting: Yes
  • Power consumption: Bar: 90W Subwoofer: 30W
  • Power requirement: 120V AC, 60Hz
  • Power standby: Yes
  • Quick Start mode: Yes
  • Remote control: Yes

HDMI

  • 3D signal passthrough: Yes
  • BRAVIA SYNC (CEC Control): Yes
  • HDCP2.2: Yes
  • HDMI 6G bps: Yes
  • HDMI BT.2020: Yes
  • HDMI HDR (High Dynamic Range): Yes
  • Home theater control: Yes
  • Scene Select Sync: Yes

Inputs and Outputs

  • Analog audio In (Inc TV CEC)/Out(excl. tuner)/TV(CEC): Yes (not inc TV CEC)
  • Bluetooth reception: Yes
  • Bluetooth transmission: Yes
  • Ethernet: 1
  • HDMI In/Out : (Front input): Yes (3/1) (Front input:0)
  • Opt. In/Out/TV(CEC) : incl Front input & TV (CEC): Yes (1/0)
  • USB: Yes

Network Features

  • Concierge: Yes
  • Direct Ethernet update: Yes
  • GoogleCast: Yes
  • Meta server: Yes
  • Multi-room function: Yes
  • Music service button: Yes
  • PlayAnywhere: Yes
  • Spotify Connect: Yes

Wi-Fi

  • Miracast: Yes
  • Wi-Fi built-in: Yes (2.4GHz/5GHz) 11a/b/g/n

v/Home Share (DLNA)

  • Contents Throw: Yes
  • DMP (Dgital Media Player): Yes
  • DMR (Dgital Media Renderer): Yes
  • Information server: Yes (Audio)

Video Features

  • 1080/24p: Yes
  • 1080p: Yes
  • A/V SYNC: Yes
  • A/V Sync Time (msec): 0-300 msec
  • Deep Color: Yes
  • x.v.Color (xvYCC): Yes

Sound mode

  • 3D SURROUND: Yes
  • Clearaudio+: Yes
  • Digital Game Studio: Yes
  • Movie: Yes
  • Music: Yes
  • SPORTS: Yes
  • Standard: Yes

Audio feature

  • AV Sync: Yes (0-300msec, 25msec/step)

Convenient Features

  • Auto power off (Auto Standby): Yes
  • Bit rate indicator: Yes
  • Dimmer: Yes
  • Easy setup (Quick Setup): Yes
  • External input skip: Yes
  • LED indicator: Yes (BT)
  • TV system default setting: 60Hz (refer to version)

Supported Media

  • External HDD (Read, Copy/Move): Yes (Read)
  • File system (FAT32, NTFS, exFAT): Yes (FAT32, NTFS,exFAT)
  • USB memory: Yes

Weights and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.): Main unit (W x H x D): 1180mm x 80mm x 145mm
  • Weight (Approx.): Main unit: 8.2 lbs. Subwoofer: 14.1 lbs.

 

 

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • HT-ST5000 7.1.2ch 800W Dolby Atmos Sound Bar
  • HDMI cable
  • Batteries
  • Warranty card
  • Quick setup guide
  • Instruction manual
  • Remote control (RMT-AH310U)

Documents

Reviews

Customer Reviews for Sony HT-ST5000 7.1.2ch 800W Dolby Atmos Sound Bar

3.8 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
It's in the Details
When I first purchased this from Costco I simply plugged it into the optical cable left behind from my last soundbar that failed. I was immediately underwhelmed. The sound was weak and although it didn't block my TV's screen, it did block its IR receiver. Both deal breakers, I thought. But after connecting it to my TV's HDMI ARC and turning on the IR-Repeater everything worked perfectly. Awesome sound. Couldn't be happier. My only wish, is for the ability to freeform my own input label name. Hint: Perhaps in the next update.
January 11, 2021
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Rated 4 out of 5
Great immersive sound... but
Let me start off by saying this sound bar is an absolute beast when it comes to immersive content. It does a great job with projecting sound around you. The subwoofer is also very deep, and loud! My only complaint when it comes to this sound bar, is the center channel. I don't know if its the DSP but I feel like the treble is muddy. I don't blast this bar that loud so I know none of the tweeters are blown. But overall I really like it.
January 10, 2021
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Rated 4 out of 5
Immersive Sounds !
Brought HT-ST5000 in 12/2020 and is connected to, 65X900F (brought 12/2019) and Apple TV 4K (brought 12/2020).

Initially had 4K connection issues, Sony online chat helped me resolve issues, Apple TV 4K to HT-ST5000 to TV on HDMI enhanced and HDMI ARC ( enhanced ).  Rest of the connection is easy and uses 4K HDMI cables. Real plus is the settings for adjusting the height and distance, since I have a 2 floor high ceiling and the added benefit of increasing/decreasing the db adjustments.

The sound from the sound-bar is excellent, clear and provides good bass. As many pointed out it would be really nice if it can be paired to 2 Hi-Res Atmos compatible rear surround speakers to get the full theater effects. Since this is my first premium Hi-Res sound system apart from couple of high quality noise cancelling headphones, this system stands out for the same music/cinema sounds, it definitively envelopes oneself with sounds even with high ceilings and is now compelling me to try/compare WH-1000XM3/XM4 or HIFIMan 360 degree immersive sound.

Also it would be great if the display reads out Atmos/DTS content passed through Apple 4K TV. TV remote can be used to control all devices and works seamlessly. MOST IMPORTANTLY it is a must now that SONY should provide a few demo's with this Soundbar and also for TV's so that most of us can confirm the experience that we get at stores at home as well. Demo's online are not always high quality.

Overall, so far it has been living up to expectations, a little pricer, and will come back again to update long term performance, hence 4 out of 5.
January 7, 2021
Originally posted at
Sony
Rated 4 out of 5
Immersive Sound
Brought HT-ST5000 in 12/2020 and is connected to, 65X900F (brought 12/2019) and Apple TV 4K (brought 12/2020).

Initially had 4K connection issues, Sony online chat helped me resolve issues, Apple TV 4K to HT-ST5000 to TV on HDMI enhanced and HDMI ARC ( enhanced ).  Rest of the connection is easy and uses 4K HDMI cables. Real plus is the settings for adjusting the height and distance, since I have a 2 floor high ceiling and the added benefit of increasing/decreasing the db adjustments.

The sound from the sound-bar is excellent, clear and provides good bass. As many pointed out it would be really nice if it can be paired to 2 Hi-Res Atmos compatible rear surround speakers to get the full theater effects. Since this is my first premium Hi-Res sound system apart from couple of high quality noise cancelling headphones, this system stands out for the same music/cinema sounds, it definitively envelopes oneself with sounds even with high ceilings and is now compelling me to try/compare WH-1000XM3/XM4 or HIFIMan 360 degree immersive sound.

Also it would be great if the display reads out Atmos/DTS content passed through Apple 4K TV. TV remote can be used to control all devices and works seamlessly. MOST IMPORTANTLY it is a must now that SONY should provide a few demo's with this Soundbar and also for TV's so that most of us can confirm the experience that we get at stores at home as well. Demo's on The 4K Media Group on youtube are not always high quality, however i assume their downloads are true 4K (4kmedia.org).

Overall, so far it has been living up to expectations, a little pricer, and will come back again to update long term performance, hence 4 out of 5.
January 5, 2021
Originally posted at
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Rated 5 out of 5
made great
sony ht-st5000 7.1.2 has the best sound. sub-woofer it built better than any other on the market.
December 30, 2020
Originally posted at
Sony
Rated 5 out of 5
Solid sound with great bass
I replaced my Receiver/Floor Speaker/Center Speaker combination with this soundbar and I am not disappointed. The sound quality for movies are great. The only downside is that for a regular over the air news type channels, the sound is mediocre. I believe it depends on the input quality.
December 27, 2020
Originally posted at
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Rated 5 out of 5
I really enjoy this Dolby Atmos Soundbar.
It would aid me if there was a Dolby Atmos Sony video available I could use as a benchmark for testing my home setup. It's difficult for me to troubleshoot home audio/video/app/cables/streamer issues without a certified benchmark. My HDMI cables are solid colors with fainted tech specs. I use Belkin 48Gbps passive hdmis, Sony included cables and amazon 3rd party cables that are very eye appealing "snappy white color". Some cables lag under stress and some lack support for 120mhz refresh rate. My wifi router supports WPA3. I'm looking forward to testing Dolby AC4 codex in the future.

Awesome soundbar and georgeous sound. (Thumbs up emoji)

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December 23, 2020
Originally posted at
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Rated 3 out of 5
Great sound... with bit of issues
I connected this soundbar to Sony Z8H eArc input/output with a $100 HDMI cable.
Music that I stream through android phone or Sony Walkman through bluetooth sounds excellent. It's also connected with Sony X800M2 4K player, and no issues there also.

The big issue is the sound cutting/skipping while viewing streaming movies through TV apps, including Disney+ and Amazon Prime. After trying different configurations, the only way to minimize...or (almost) prevent the frequent sound cutting was to disable the DHEE HX and Soundfield features.

I'm happy to change the rating to 4 if Sony can patch/rectify the sound cutting issues via update. 5 if they allow adding the dedicated rear speakers. The subwoofer is already wireless; why not allow 2 small rear wireless speakers?
December 8, 2020
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Rated 2 out of 5
Great when it works!
I am now on my second unit in the space of a month. Really unsure when I bought but Sony assured me these were old reviews and the model has been updated a lot since (these were 2018 reviews mainly).

Ensured firmware was up to date but the first sound bar was replaced within a fortnight as started making high pitched noise and no other sound. Just called retailer again this morning to say replacement unit has started doing the same!

Otherwise, it's amazing what can come out of a sound bar these days but would not describe it as a fully Atmos unit as it lacks real overhead wow factor.
December 7, 2020
Originally posted at
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Rated 4 out of 5
Excellent build quality
Very solid build quality. Enclosures are heavy, built with thick heavy wood.
Subwoofer booms, plenty of bass for a large living room. The setup and compatibility is quick and seemless.
Only flaw is lack of rear speakers. Very difficult to get the surround sound immersion compared to other systems with rear surrounds.
December 7, 2020
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Why did you choose this?
World Wide Stereo Store
Did a lot of research and this looked like the best dolby atmos sound bar.
Neil J on May 29, 2020
Did a lot of research and this looked like the best dolby atmos sound bar.
Neil J on May 29, 2020
brand and features
Davendra C on May 28, 2018
brand and features
Davendra C on May 28, 2018
Which sounds bar is good bose 500 OR sony ht-st5000?
Bhavin P on Nov 23, 2018
  Both soundbars offer great performance for their retail price value. The major difference is the built-in music streaming system of Bose versus the simulated surround effects of the Sony. For home theater applications the multichannel Sony will be best, but if you need a hybrid movie/music system, the Bose is better suited.
I am in Tanzania
Can i get the delivery???
Wille K on Oct 6, 2017
  Unfortunately, at this time, we only ship to the United States.
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