Network & USB Functions
Bluetooth & Remote Control
Dolby Atmos Enabled Soundbar: The Sony HT-ST5000's Dolby Atmos enabled
soundbar is equipped with a total twelve drivers - three 0.75" tweeters and nine
2.125" mid-woofers - all driven by a 20W RMS (50W Peak) x 12 channel S-Master HX
digital amplifier. The soundbar is divided into 3.2 channels with left, right, &
center channel drivers on the front side of speaker, plus left & right Dolby
Atmos enabled speakers on top of the soundbar. The left and right front channels
each consist of a 0.75" tweeter and 2.125" mid-woofer, while the center channel
consists of one 0.75" tweeter and four 2.125" mid-woofers. The left & right
Dolby Atmos enabled top speakers each consist of one 2.125" mid-woofer.
- S-Master HX Digital Amplifier: The HT-ST5000's active
soundbar utilizes Sony's S-Master HX digital amplifier. Using a simplified, full
digital signal path, the S-Master HX digital amplifier reproduces digital audio
signals without the multiple analog stages required by conventional amplifiers.
The result is not just more power, but significantly less distortion caused by
heat build-up. The S-Master HX digital amp reduces distortion for precise
results with high-frequency ranges (above 40kHz).
- Magnetic Fluid Speaker Technology: The Dolby Atmos
enabled soundbar 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-ST50000 allows a more accurate revealing sound, in addition to cranking
out 1.6x the volume of a conventional speaker.
- Multi-Driver Configuration: The soundbar's center channel, plus left and
right front channels, each consist of a tweeter and woofer combination that
work together inside a single speaker unit to deliver precisely aligned
audio across frequencies for accurate, detailed sound. Optimized for Dolby Atmos, two
top-mount drivers fire upward to bounce sound off the ceiling in order to reproduce overhead sound
for an immersive three-dimensional effect.
- Mounting Options: The Dolby Atmos soundbar speaker can be simply table-top mounted or
mounted to the wall using the speaker's integrated keyhole slots (mounting
screws not provided). The keyhole slots are spaced 33.125" apart.
Note: The Sony HT-ST5000 is also compatible with DTS:X
Wireless Powered Sub: The included wireless powered subwoofer features
a front-firing 7.125" woofer powered by a built-in 100W (RMS)/200W (Peak) amplifier for
dynamic bass response. A bottom-firing oval 7.875" x 11.875" passive radiator aids in
delivering deeper, bigger bass performance. You can even increase or decrease the wireless powered sub's
volume level independent from the system's overall volume level. The powered
subwoofer receives its LFE audio signal wirelessly from the soundbar via RF
(5GHz) and has a range of approximately 33'. You will still to plug the
wireless powered sub into an AC wall outlet.
S-Force PRO Front Surround: Sony's virtual surround
sound combines Digital Signal Processing and S-Force PRO Front Surround with wavefront technology to emulate a natural, three-dimensional soundfield (without
overhead or rear speakers) all
from a single soundbar and subwoofer. Compatible digital audio formats include -
| Digital Connector ||Audio
Signal Type || Audio Signal Format |
Note: DTS, DTS-HD, DTS:X are available through a
Soundfields: You can easily enjoy pre-programmed sound effects that
are tailored to different kinds of source content. Choose between Movie, Music,
Game Studio, Sports, Standard, or 3D Surround. 3D surround lets you enjoy
movies, games, music, sports and more with sound that virtually flows all around
the room surrounding you virtually from all directions.
Clear Audio+: By bringing together expertise in digital signal
processing technologies, ClearAudio+ is able to optimize audio formats to
deliver a consistently clear, high-quality sound. From Game mode to Movie or
Music mode, ClearAudio+ automatically adjusts sound settings to suit whatever
you're watching or listening to.
Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) HX: DSEE HX upscaling
technology uses an algorithm to analyze your music and replace lost harmonics,
restoring audio signals to near high-resolution quality. It upscales compressed
digital music files (2ch 44.1/48kHz) and makes them closer to the quality of
High-Resolution Audio (up to 96kHz/24-bit equivalent). By restoring the
high-range sound lost in the compression process, DSEE HX produces your digital
music files in rich, natural sound, closer to the quality of the original
recording. This function does not work with DSD music files.
Voice, Night, & DRC Modes: With Voice mode, you'll be sure to hear
every whisper and character nuance of the dialog compared to other sounds in the
scene for a dynamic experience. Using Night mode, you can enjoy sound effects
and hear the dialog clearly even at a low volume levels. The Audio DRC function
allows you to compress the dynamic range of Dolby Digital sound tracks.
Speaker & Room Configuration: To obtain the best surround sound
possible, you can set the soundbar speaker's and wireless powered sub's distance
from your listening position, as well as the output level of the soundbar's
front and height speakers, plug the output level of the subwoofer. You can also
indicate your room's ceiling height.
ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be
sent from your compatible TV to the HT-ST5000 system through the same HDMI cable
already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the
need for extra cables connected to your television.
Note: Because some 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-ST5000 directly; and then connect the
HT-ST5000'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 + Analog Audio Inputs: The Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar
system features both analog (minijack) and digital (optical) audio inputs for
connecting external audio sources such as your DVD player and CD player that do
not offer HDMI connectivity. There is single minijack (3.5mm) analog audio input
and one optical (toslink) digital audio input. The optical digital input
supports Dolby Digital, DTS, and 2ch PCM audio signals.
Note: The digital optical output terminals of some
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
HDMI 2.0a: The Sony HT-ST5000 features three HDMI 2.0a
inputs and one HDMI 2.0a output to connect your Ultra HD Blu-ray player,
satellite/cable box, game console and TV. The HDMI inputs and output support the
latest HDMI 2.0a specifications including - 4K pass-through, HDCP 2.2, HDR, 4:4:4 color subsampling,
& BT.2020 wide color space.
- 4K/60Hz Pass-Through: 4K/60Hz Pass-Through allows the Sony HT-ST5000
to receive ultra high-definition resolution video and pass the video signal
to a 4K compatible TV or display monitor.
- HDCP 2.2: HDCP 2.2 is supported by the system's HDMI 1
input and HDMI ARC output. HDCP 2.2 is short for "High bandwidth Digital
Content Protection" and is used for 4K video copyright protection for
compatibility with 4K Blu-ray players and 4K Satellite/Cable providers.
- HDR Compatible: A High Dynamic Range video signal delivers exceptional detail, color, and contrast,
with a far wider range of brightness than other video formats. The unit supports
HDR10 out of the box and Dolby Vision through a
- 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: The system's HDMI 2.0 jacks
support RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4 color subsampling for more vibrant and lifelike
images, as well as YCbCr 4:2:2 and YCbCr 4:2:0 color subsampling.
- Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020): The BT.2020 color standard delivers
a much wider color gamut and represents about 75% of the total visual color
spectrum, while the current Rec. 709 color standard selected as the color space
for HDTVs and early generation 4K Ultra HDTVs covers only 35% of the total
visual color spectrum.
Note: Use a premium high-speed 18Gbps HDMI cable for the best
Color Technologies: The Sony HT-ST5000 incorporates
Triluminos Color, Deep Color, and x.v.Color technologies for perfect color and
- Triluminos Color: The Sony soundbar speaker system
utilizes Sony's Triluminos Color technology to create a heightened sense of
depth and incredibly true, natural shades of colors. Hard-to-reproduce reds,
aqua blues and emerald greens are displayed beautifully, so landscapes and
seascapes look more vivid. Faces look better too, with natural skin tones.
- Deep Color: The soundbar speaker system also supports
Deep Color which allows the color depth of video signals passing through
HDMI to be raised. The number of colors that could be expressed by 1 pixel
was 24 bits (16,777,216 colors) with a standard HDMI jack. However, the
number of colors which can be expressed by 1 pixel is 36 bits with a Deep
Color enabled HDMI jack. Since the gradation of the depth of a color can be
expressed more finely with more bits, continuous color changes can be more
- x.v.Color: The Sony soundbar system supports x.v.Color,
offering a wider color range than the current broadcast standard. For the
x.v.Color feature to be useful, the entire video production chain must be
24p Output: The 24p Output settings allows you to watch
movies at their native frame rate 24p format (24 frames per second) when paired
with a 24p playback device like a Blu-ray Disc Player.
3D-Ready: The Sony HT-ST5000 is compatible with 3D-ready
Blu-ray disc movies, video games and other 3D content through its HDMI
connection (720p/1080i/1080p only). 3D viewing requires 3D-ready source with 3D content, 3D-ready HDTV,
3D glasses, and high-speed HDMI cable. Other 3D accessories may also be
AV Sync: The audio output can be delayed so that the time
gap between the audio output and the visual display is minimized. This is
especially helpful when you are using a large LCD or plasma TV or a projection
TV. When activated, the delay can be adjusted from 0-300 ms (in 24 ms
increments) or set to Auto.
Standby Pass-Through: You can conveniently access all your
HDMI connected devices without having to power on the HT-ST5000 system.
Network & USB Functions
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Sony HT-ST5000
features a rear-panel Ethernet (RJ-45) port and built-in WiFi that allow you to
connect the system to your home network via a hardwired or wireless connection.
By connecting the soundbar speaker system to your home network you are able to
stream select online music services from Chromecast built-in and audio files
stored on your window-based PC to your home audio system. The following system
environment is required to use the network function of this system.
- Broadband Line Connection: A Broadband line connection
to the Internet is required in order to listen to select online music
services and to use the software update function of the speaker system.
- Modem: This is the device that is connected to the
broadband line to communicate with the Internet. Some of these devices are
integrated with the router.
- Router: Use a router compatible with 100 Mbps or
greater transmission speed to enjoy content on your home network. 802.11
a/b/g/n; 2.4/5GHz compatible wireless router for WiFi connection.
- LAN Cable (CAT5): A LAN cable (CAT5) is required for
Chromecast Built-in: Chromecast Built-in
lets you cast many of your favorite music apps from your from your Android (OS
2.3+) smartphone tablet, Apple iOS (7.0+) device, Mac computer, Windows PC, or
Chromebook to the Sony wireless speaker system and your speakers. Chromecast
Built-in certified apps include
Google Play Music, TuneIn,
iHeart Radio, and more
here for a complete list of compatible apps). Chromecast Built-in streams
your music directly from the cloud instead of from your phone, so you won't lose
any sound quality. Additional Chromecast Built-in features include:
- Simple-to-Use: Chromecast Built-in allows you to search, browse,
play, skip, and turn up the volume directly from the music apps you know and
love on your compatible phone, tablet or laptop. While you cast your music,
you can still use your phone to answer a phone call, play a game, send a
text, and even leave the room, all without interrupting what's playing on
the receiver's speaker system or draining your battery. Friends and family
can even use their own Chromecast Built-in compatible phone or tablet to
cast music to your system by connecting to your home's WiFi network.
- Google Home: Multiple Chromecast Built-in speakers can
be added to the same WiFi network to form a multiroom audio system using the
Google Home app. Using the Google Home app for
Apple iOS 8.0+ and
Android OS 4.0.3+, you can sync multiple speakers with Chromecast
Built-in in multiple rooms of your home to play the same song throughout
your house at the same time. Only Chromecast Built-in compatible music apps
- Voice Control (Optional): Purchase the Google Home
Wireless Speaker (8064658762,
sold separately) and gain voice control of compatible Chromecast Built-in
music apps. You'll be able to access a specific music app and then select a
specific station or song using only your voice. You'll also have voice
control over Play, Pause, Skip, & Volume. The Sony HT-ST5000 & the Google Home
Speaker must be connected to the same wireless (WiFi) network.
Spotify Connect: The integration of
Spotify Premium users to instantly see, select, and stream audio to the Sony
HT-ST5000 soundbar & sub system from within the Spotify app (Apple
DLNA Certified: The Sony HT-ST5000 is
DLNA certified. By connecting
the HT-ST5000 to your home network, you can listen to a variety of music files
(including Hi Res)
stored on your Windows PC (w/ Windows Media Player 11 or 12) or a DLNA
(ver.1.5) compatible media server. The system can recognize up to 999 folders
and 999 files.
Music Center Multiroom Audio: The Sony HT-ST5000 supports
Sony's Music Center multiroom audio feature. Using the Music Center app
Apple iOS 9.0+ &
Android 4.4+), you can link multiple Sony Music Center compatible devices
(sold separately) together to create zones, allowing you to stream the same
music source or different music sources to all your Music Center compatible
speakers or groups of speakers. Compatible sources include the soundbar
speaker's HDMI, Optical, and Analog inputs, DLNA computers and servers, plus
Chromecast built-in music services and Spotify Connect.
- For the best multiroom experience, Sony recommends configuring your
wireless band router to a 5Ghz wireless band.
- Music Center Multiroom is not compatible with USB & Bluetooth audio.
- Music Center was previously known as SongPal Link and will also work
with SongPal Link compatible Sony products.
Side-Panel USB Port: The Sound soundbar speaker system is
equipped with a side-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy music
files stored on a USB mass storage class (MSC) device, such as a Sony WALKMAN or
USB thumbdrive (formatted in FAT32). The system can recognize up to 500 folders and 500 files. You can use the system's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control to
navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device. USB
portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged
into the soundbar speaker system's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode.
Note: The USB port is not compatible with Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad or
Compatible Music Files: The Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar speaker
system supports the following compressed, uncompressed, and high resolution
music files via USB and DLNA.
- Compressed Formats: MP3 (32-320kbps), WMA (48-192kbps)
& AAC (48-320kbps)
- Uncompressed Formats: WAV (8-48kHz; 16/24-bit) & ALAC
- High Resolution Formats: FLAC (44.1-192k; 16/24-bit),
AIFF (32-192kHz; 16/24-bit), & DSD (2.8MHz)
Bluetooth & Remote Control
Built-in Bluetooth: The Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar speaker system
features built-in Bluetooth (version 4.1) for wireless audio streaming and
control. The system can act as a Bluetooth receiver in order to wirelessly
stream music from an audio device, or a Bluetooth transmitter in order to
wirelessly stream music to a set of Bluetooth-enabled headphones.
- Receiver Mode: The Sony HT-ST5000 incorporates Bluetooth
A2DP 1.2/AVRCP 1.5, so you can stream music wirelessly from a Bluetooth
source device to the soundbar speaker system. You'll be able
to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your source device to the Sony soundbar system. You'll also be able to control basic
playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip) using the included remote
control. Song/artist information is displayed on the system's on-screen
menu (via HDMI).
- Transmitter Mode: In Transmitter mode, you can enjoy
listening to audio from the soundbar speaker system's DLNA content, online
music services from Chromecast built-in, as well as connected sources
through a set of Bluetooth headphones. The soundbar speaker system is muted
when transmitting audio wirelessly over Bluetooth to a set of headphones.
- LDAC Codec Support: In addition to support for
Bluetooth standard SBC codec and Apple's AAC codec, the system also
supports Sony's newest LDAC codec. LDAC is a new audio technology from
Sony that allows you to enjoy high quality wireless audio via Bluetooth.
With 3x the data transmitted (compared to regular Bluetooth), LDAC
provides an enhanced wireless listening experience for all your music.
- SSP & NFC Pairing: The HT-ST5000 pairs wirelessly and
effortlessly with multiple Bluetooth-enabled devices and headphones (up to
9). Once paired, the soundbar system will automatically re-connect to your
source device or headphone when within range (up to 33'). Bluetooth-enabled
devices (like Android 2.3.3 or later) that have Near Field Communication
(NFC) are even easier to pair with; simply touch the device to the NFC logo
on the soundbar and they're paired. NFC Easy Connect app is needed for your
Android device, unless you have Android OS 4.1 or later installed.
Note: 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 system.
Music Center Remote App: By downloading Sony's free Music
Center app (for
Apple iOS 9.0+ &
Android 4.4+), you can use your compatible mobile device to control the
HT-ST5000 system over a wireless WiFi connection. From the Music Center app on your
Apple iOS or Android device, you can select input sources, switch to other
entertainment apps, and customize sound settings of the soundbar speaker system.
IR Remote w/ Pass-Through: The HT-ST5000 comes supplied with
a full-function IR remote control for wireless operation of the system. With
many other soundbar systems, placing the soundbar speaker on your TV stand can
be problematic and block the TV's remote control sensor, forcing you to stand up
and angle your remote to control your TV. The HT-ST5000 soundbar speaker's
features an IR repeater pass-through which allows your TV remote control
commands to pass-through the front of the soundbar to the TV behind it,
eliminating this problem.
HDMI Control: HDMI Control allows you to easily manage and operate an HDMI
Control compatible television and other audio/video components with a single
remote, when all components are connected via HDMI. By connecting HDMI-CEC
components operation is simplified in the following ways -
- One-Touch-Play: When you playback a component such as a
Blu-ray Disc Player, the soundbar speaker system and the TV are turned on
automatically and switch to the appropriate HDMI input.
- System Audio Control: While watching TV, you can select
to output the sound from the TV speaker or the soundbar speaker system.
- System Power Off: When you turn off the TV, the
soundbar system and connected components are also turned off simultaneously.
On-Screen Display: The Sony HT-ST5000 provides an on-screen
display through its HDMI output for setup, operation, and song/artist info with
Auto Standby: The soundbar speaker system entering standby
mode automatically when you do no operate the system for approximately 20
minutes and the system is not receiving an input signal.