Powered home theater sound bar with 7.1-channel surround sound and wireless subwoofer
Item #: 158HTST7
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Item #: 158HTST7
This item is no longer available.
Original Price: $999.99
Having trouble deciding between a sound bar and a conventional surround sound setup? Then check out Sony's HT-ST7. This two-piece system combines easy sound bar setup and operation with some of the versatility of a multi-speaker home theater system. With 9 built-in drivers, this bar is every bit as sophisticated as it looks. It offers lots of connections, advanced Dolby® and DTS® decoding, and customizable settings to dial in the sound to your liking. And the wireless subwoofer can rattle the rafters from virtually any spot in your room. Best of all, the HT-ST7's quick setup makes it easy to start enjoying thrilling surround effects from movies and TV shows.
With 7 built-in amplifiers driving 7 dedicated channels, the HT-ST7 is designed to play back the latest high-resolution multichannel formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Plus, by connecting your Blu-ray player directly to the bar, you can enjoy these formats in their native resolution, ensuring you get the best possible sound from your Blu-ray discs. Movie dialogue will be centered and clear, standing out over sweeping soundtrack music, while ambient noise and surround effects are dispersed across your room in a broad soundstage for engaging sound that will breathe new life into your favorite movies.
The HT-ST7 is Bluetooth-compatible for streaming music wirelessly from a smartphone or computer.
Most sound bars are designed with movies and TV in mind. But Sony built the HT-ST7 to sound great with music as well. Bust out those concert Blu-rays and CDs and bring the performance to life in your living room. Or if you'd rather stream music from your smartphone or computer, then switch the input to Bluetooth® to enjoy music without wires or discs. Try “music” mode to boost the upper frequencies for clear, detailed sound from all your music sources.
The best part about the HT-ST7's subwoofer? No, it's not the 100 watts of floor-thumping bass it delivers. It's not even the ability to choose from three different sub “tones” or control its volume from the remote, to fine-tune your system's bass response. The best part is that it's wireless, so you can place it anywhere in your room without worrying about where to run the cable.
Don't make the mistake of thinking the HT-ST7's remote is only useful for turning the volume up and down. There are lots of settings that are easy to control without moving from the couch. Boost dialogue levels with the “voice” button if you're having trouble understanding whispered conversations. Or lower the subwoofer volume during late-night movie watching to keep from disturbing others. The bar's large LCD display lets you see what you're doing. Worried it will distract you while watching movies with lights dimmed? You can dim it or turn it off completely.
Add big sound to your TV without a roomful of speakers. Sound bars require minimal space and wiring, and their sleek designs complement today's flat-panel TVs. Most sound bars have their own built-in amplification, so you won't need to use a home theater receiver. Some models use advanced surround processing and carefully aimed speaker drivers to simulate the effects of a full home theater audio system.
I went from a 5.1 surround sound to this and honestly I'm much happier with this system. Just the simplicity of setting up compared to the wires and speaker set ups of the surround system were a huge plus. The sound for movies and music is excellent. Horror movies still creak and sound amazing throughout the room. It gives a very good impression of surround sound. The sub woofer sounds excellent and powerful. There are a lot of adjustments to sound which can also be made.
Pros: Don't have wires hanging everywhere. Easy set up. Excellent and powerful sound. Wireless subwoofer than has excellent room shaking base. Overall, I'm supremely happy I purchased this unit in every way!
Cons: Cheap remote (but it does everything easily and I use my other remotes to do everything anyway. It would be nice to disable the settings of the items I don't need, such as HDMI 1&2 and Bluetooth (I have no need of the other settings at this time) this way I'd be able to change quicker the settings of what I'm watching. There we be a way to do this but I don't think so.
Much improved sound over the Samsung display speakers.
Pros: Sub woofer performance is outstanding.
This is a sound bar,high quality great sound.
Pros: well made looks great, awsome base love how you can adjust voice level.I did a lot of research it paid off, great people at crutchfield.
Cons: PRICE, big profit maker for sony.
I was very impressed with the performance and sound of the Sony sound bar that I have purchased also a great deal from Crutchfield
This is a decent sound bar that Sony has discontinued. Don't pay retail and waste your money. Shop around for better pricing. Shop smart and do your homework.
Pros: Sony excels with their electronics and HD TV's. They are not a speaker company. This sound bar is like a Hyundai car. Offers a good value when discounted but it's not a BMW. Still very competitive.
Cons: Again it comes down to price. Sonus and Definitive Technology offer a much better product for the same money. Sony can't compete with this.
I am by no means a Techie. I bought this sound bar to go with a Sony TV and blue ray player. I have had this sound bar about 3 weeks and have had no issues. I have my satellite box, the blue ray player and apple TV connected to the three HDMI inputs and the output going directly to my Sony TV. The recessed connections for the HDMI cables on the rear of the sound bar made it kinda a pain in the butt to connect when using all four ports. Overall I have no complaints and would recommend the product to a friend.
Pros: For me: Compatible with all my home theater products; ease of set-up (minus the 3 or 4 minutes of frustration of trying to connect all the HDMI cable in the recessed panel); Sounds good.
Cons: Like every consumer, I wish it was cheaper. If it came with free beer that would be nice!
The Great Room in our new home has a 20-foot ceiling with an open floor plan. Consequently, I was concerned that whichever sound bar I decided on needed to fill the area with quality sound. Considering the ease of installation, the clean design and small footprint of the sound bar and subwoofer, along with the apparent quality of materials and finishes, topped off with the ease of use of the system, I could not be happier with Sony HT-ST7. The sound from Blu Rays is powerful, clean and clear, and the Bluetooth streaming of Audio is just amazing. I would highly recommend this system, especially for the price I paid.
Pros: Beautiful piece of equipment, sound that knocks your socks off, installation was a snap.
Cons: It would be nice to control the sound from my U-Verse remote.
I initially purchased this product because I wanted a small footprint for components (1 sound bar and a wireless subwoofer) but still wanted good quality sound for the price range. I'd done some research and actually found a similar Sony product at another retailer which I test drove. The sound from the bar is pretty amazing in terms of its clarity and reach. Even though it is a sound bar it definitely projects the sound as if it is coming from behind you to give you the true surround sound effect. I was able to easily hook up the sound to my Sony Bravia 4K TV and start enjoying immediately. The ability to change the voice level to accent the voices on softer spoken scenes is a plus. The richness of the movie sound is equally as good as any system I've had in the past. I chose this model as well for the analog inputs. I have a turntable and still play albums. The sound from that input is less than stellar, though I've not tinkered with it too much. Overall, I'm extremely happy. I've not tried the bluetooth connectivity so I can't speak to it. I currently use a Sonos system to play my music so I have no need to use this function. From a function standpoint, I would say the controls are very intuitive. My only gripe on this model is that the input/output jacks are on the end of it instead of the middle. This became a challenge when trying to keep all the wires from showing on my new TV stand that has a cable system! A minor issue though. Bravo, Sony!
Pros: Small footprint Quality sound for the price range and beyond Intuitive controls Wireless connectivity Easy to setup
Cons: Input/output jacks improperly placed Analog sound is not great
We recently took down some walls in our old farmhouse to enlarge our living room. The new room has a depth of 27' but an irregular shape. This already posed a problem with locating the speakers of my old Yamaha 5.1 surround system, but my wife's refusal to let me drill holes through our newly sanded 80 year old oak floors meant goodbye surround sound, hello soundbar. OK, if I have to give up my surround system it will have to be a killer replacement.
This thing is a monster. We don't really watch a whole lot of movies, mainly just stuff off DirecTV. Granted, we no longer hear bullets or planes behind us, but neither do we see wires or speakers poking out of the floor or lining the room. For our needs it is absolutely perfect. Turn on the PS3 to watch a blue ray and it switches to movie setting. Change input to the sat receiver and it switches to standard (don't fool with the football setting, it's a joke!) Change the input to Bluetooth for the iPad and it switches to music. Everything runs off the Bravia Sync and could not be easier.
The bass from the subwoofer is tight and accurate without being "boomy", and the highs are crisp and clear. We can watch something from any video input anywhere in the room and the audio sounds perfect. I still have my 1980's vintage Technics Class A amp and old Electrovoice speakers for serious music listening, but the convenience of wireless streaming can't be denied. It does what I ask it to do, and does it very well.
Pros: Clean installation, no wires, amazing sound quality for a soundbar. Bravia Sync makes control a snap, ease of operation.
Cons: No tricks or effects will ever replace the true surround sound experience, but I didn't expect it to and could actually care less.
It was a difficult decision, choosing a receiver or the Sony ST7 sound bar. I didn't think a sound bar would deliver great sound quality but the ST7 delivers big sound from a small package.
Pros: Sound quality, small footprint, wireless connectivity and Bluetooth connectivity.
Cons: Not enough HDMI ports for additional components.
Couldn't be more satisfied - the sound is exactly what I would expect. No it is not a surround sound system, but the wireless subwoofer provides the flexibility for optimum placement. The best feature however is the ability to stream your audio content via bluetooth through the unit. Looks to be a solidly built unit with enough inputs and outputs to accommodate future needs.
Pros: Easy to set up, sounds great, bluetooth streaming
Cons: Unable to use my U-Verse remote to control volume, No apparent benefit of pairing it with another Sony unit, Connections on the soundbar are on the right side, however connections on my Sony Bravia TV are on the left side. Will Sony ever figure out how to integrate their offerings into an eco-system for the customer?
I was really amazed with the sound from this system. I was a little skeptical about purchasing a sound bar instead of a full surround sound system but I didn't want to have to run wires everywhere so I done some research and found so many good reviews on this system that I just had to try it. It was definitely worth it. The sound is awesome for movies and the sub woofer rattles the windows. I am very impressed.
Pros: Deep window rattling bass.
Cons: Needs more treble and highs for music.
Easy set up and great sound. I was looking to minimize wires but keep the complete surround sound experience. This system met all my wants and more. Clean look and simplified my whole system. I push 1 button (cable remote) and everything turns on, volume works through cable remote as well so no juggling of clickers. Works well at low volumes and has settings to optimize news/talk shows.
Pros: Minimizes wires, simplifies entire entertainment system. Plug and play. Bluetooth...
Cons: Additional features can get complicated to program.
Excellent sound, easy setup pretty nice base. This unit does movies and music very well. Multiple inputs and multiple sound settings make this a very nice sound bar.
Pros: Sound, Bass, inputs
Great sound and my wife is happy with it's simplicity and ease of use!
We just replaced our old surround sound system with the Sony Sound Bar and love the product. The wireless feature makes this product far superior to the miles of wires used to attach the old system to the TV. And, the sound is really terrific!
Pros: Easy to install. Virtually wireless except for the electrical plug. Great sound.
Cons: No adverse comments.
Excellent sound quality. Made an excellent choice when selecting this soundbar. Sales advisor was also very well educated in the product/products he was selling.
Pros: Superb sound quality
Now THIS is a sound bar. Solid Construction, not flimsy plastic, metal body for the bar itself. The set up and installation were pretty much fire and forget and I only had a couple of negative things to say about it. Im not qualified to speak to the purity and quality of the sounds due to slight hearing impariments, but for my purposes this sounds excellent....though the Subwoofer could be a bit more "woofy". There are some design flaws in how this is laid out compared to the Sony TV's it is meant to work with.
Pros: Simple set up almost does the work for you. Solid Design Wireless Sub compact and clean remote control
Cons: The output jacks are on the wrong side of the Sound bar for most Sony TV's so you have to use longer HDMI cables than you should. The Ports are spaced very close together and in a recess that makes them difficult to use for people with large hands. Sub could have more power.
|Pieces in System||2|
|Surround Sound Decoding||No|
|4K Video Compatible||No|
|Audio Return Channel||---|
|Remote IR Passthrough||No|
|Works with TV Remote (IR)||---|
|Control by App||---|
|Mounting Bracket Included||No|
|Surface Mount Stand Included||Yes|
|Speaker Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Speaker Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Amplifier Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Amplifier Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|System Frequency Response||Not Given|
|Sound Bar RMS Power||50 x 7|
|Subwoofer RMS Power||100 x 1|
|Inputs and Outputs|
|Mini Stereo Audio Inputs||None|
|RCA Stereo Audio Inputs||1|
|Optical Digital Audio Inputs||2|
|Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs||1|
|Sound Bar (inches)||4-1/4H x 42-9/16W x 4-15/16D|
|Sound Bar Weight||17.4375 lbs|
|Subwoofer (inches)||15-3/8H x 9-1/2W x 16-1/4D|
|Subwoofer Weight||24.6875 lbs|
High-Definition Soundbar Speaker System: The Sony HT-ST7 High-Definition Soundbar Speaker System is a two-piece surround sound system that brings simplicity and performance together by pairing a self-amplified soundbar speaker and a wireless powered subwoofer to create and exceptional audio experience marked by rich, natural, clear sound that complements your high-definition flat-panel TV's incredible picture. The HT-ST7's soundbar system will make any music or movie soundtrack come to life.
Note: Two wireless transceivers are included which need to be plugged into the back of the active soundbar speaker and the wireless powered sub for wireless transmission between the soundbar and the subwoofer.
Magnetic Fluid Speaker Technology: The Sony HT-ST7 employs Magnetic Fluid Speaker technology. In conventional speakers, dampers provide suspension and stability for voice coils, which unfortunately create unwanted noise and distortion. By eliminating speaker dampers and replacing them with magnetic fluid speaker technology, energy efficiency is dramatically improved, and mid and high ranges are extended in incredible detail and clarity. With Magnetic Fluid Speaker technology, the HT-ST7 allows a more accurate revealing sound, in addition to cranking out 1.6x the volume of a conventional speaker.
S-Force Front Surround Technology: By using powerful digital Sony S-Master digital amplifiers (450W total power) and DSP (Digital Signal Processing) technology, realistic surround sound can be generated from this two-piece surround sound system. Unlike other "virtual surround" technologies, rear sound is generated from the soundbar speaker using sophisticated digital sound processing and does not need to be bounced off of side walls. No matter what the size or shape of the room or what is on the wall, it is possible to hear sounds from behind you without needing to place speakers behind you. You can select from one of the following soundfields (Standard, Movie, Music, or Football) to optimize your surround sound experience.
HDMI Inputs/Output: The Sony HT-ST7 features 3 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI output which supports 4K pass-through, 1080/24p video, x.v.Color, Deep Color, and 3D; as well as ARC and standby pass-through. The system can detect and receive the best possible video and audio signals from all connected devices via HDMI, making connection and performance as simple as plugging in a single wire. Sony's HDMI Active Intelligence, transmits both audio and video signals through one HDMI cable. The system's HDMI inputs/output support 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, and 4K.
Note: Because with most televisions, the ARC-enabled HDMI input will only pass 2ch PCM from devices connected to the TV via HDMI or analog, we recommend that you connect your Blu-ray/DVD player, Satellite/Cable box, or Gaming console to the Sony HT-ST7 directly; and then connect the HT-ST7's ARC-enabled HDMI output to your TV's ARC-enabled HDMI input. This setup will give you with the best overall sound performance.
Digital Surround Formats: The HT-ST7 supports the following digital audio formats.
Note: Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, and LPCM 7ch is only supported via HDMI.
Digital + Analog Audio Inputs: The Sony HT-ST7 home theater system features both analog audio and digital audio inputs for connecting external audio sources such as your Blu-ray player, DVD player, and CD player. There is a stereo RCA analog audio input, two optical (toslink) digital audio inputs, and one coaxial (RCA) digital audio input. The digital inputs supports Dolby Digital, DTS, and 2ch PCM audio signals.
Note: The digital optical output terminals of most newer flat-panel TVs only send an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection, or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blue-ray/DVD player or satellite/cable box).
Audio Enhancement: The HT-ST7 home theater system offers various audio enhancements to customize your music or movie listening experience.
Built-in Bluetooth: The Sony HT-ST7 home theater system features built-in Bluetooth (ver. 3.0) technology with support for A2DP/AVRCP, NFC (Near Field Communication), and aptX.
Note: NFC is compatible with Android smartphones (2.3.3 or later, excluding 3.x). You will also need to download the NFC Easy Connect App onto your compatible Android smartphone from Google Play. The NFC tag of the HT-ST7's soundbar speaker is located on its top-panel. Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Sony HT-ST7.
Programmable Remote w/ HDMI Control & IR Pass-Through: The HT-ST7 comes supplied with a full-function IR remote control for wireless operation of the system. The IR remote is programmable and offers HDMI control. The HT-ST7 also provides and IR pass-through function on the soundbar speaker.
Mounting Options: The soundbar speaker can be securely placed on a stand or shelf via its two mounting feet, or even wall mounted using its two rear-mounted keyhole slots (feet must be removed; mounting screws sold separately). The spacing of the two keyhole slots is 26.5". Because the powered subwoofer uses 5.8GHz wireless technology, it can be placed virtually anywhere in your room. There are no extra audio cables to run; you do have to plug the powered sub into an AC outlet.
LCD Dimmer: The HT-ST7's soundbar speaker includes a front-panel LCD screen that can be dimmed or turned off to make the soundbar disappear. It only shows you the input selected or volume level when you need it, so you can immerse yourself in the sound without distraction.
Auto Standby: You can reduce the system's power consumption. The system enters standby mode automatically when you do no operate the system for approximately 30 minutes and the system is not outputting sound for approximately 30 minutes.
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no [ DANNY R Apr 16, 2015 ]
I believe the HTST does utilize hdmi2. The connection is the same as hdmi and the HTST7 does support 3d/4k which hdmi2 runs on. [ Jason Apr 16, 2015 ]
The owners manual does not specify that the connectors are 2.0; however it will pass through up to 4096 x 2160p@ 23.98/24 Hz. So to answer your question yes. I'm only running Blue Ray and 3D due to the limited 4K content in the market place and I have not had any issues. The sound bar in my opinion is the best you can buy and is as close as you'll get to true 7.1 surround sound. [ BRYAN J Apr 15, 2015 ]
There are 3 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI output [ AFZAL Apr 15, 2015 ]
connect the white and the red RCA connectors from the audio out of your receiver to the audio in on the sound bar. Should work fine good luck [ Jeffory Dec 04, 2014 ]
The specifications say the Power Requirements are 120 V AC, 60 Hz for both the main unit and separate subwoofer. [ Douglas Nov 22, 2014 ]
110 volt only [ DANNY R Nov 22, 2014 ]