Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos 7.1.2 soundbar - Amazon Germany - £913
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Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos 7.1.2 soundbar - Amazon Germany - £913

£913£1,24927%Amazon Germany Deals
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Found 20th Mar
Discover a new level of immersive, cinematic audio at home. With Dolby Atmos, you'll enjoy three-dimensional surround sound that takes your breath away.


Best UK price I can see is £1249ish
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    Anil90 LG One is cheaper

    So what? It's a different product.
    Welcome to my, rapidly growing, muted list.
    Edited by: "Adult" 20th Mar
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    1 grands for a soundbar
    Original Poster
    kay19923 m ago

    1 grands for a soundbar


    There's always (at least) one.
    rprp59 s ago

    There's always (at least) one.


    Not voted either way. I'll leave it to the experts
    I had a look at these when Atmos was originally being released but went for a different system, what are the Atmos soundbars like, I think it was Samsung that had just released a bar at the time?
    LG One is cheaper
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    voicon18 m ago

    I had a look at these when Atmos was originally being released but went …I had a look at these when Atmos was originally being released but went for a different system, what are the Atmos soundbars like, I think it was Samsung that had just released a bar at the time?


    The Samsung KW950 is the natural competitor to this. Currently around £1200 though it has been cheaper, and also not without its issues. It has the simultaneous advantage and disadvantage of having rear speakers (I'm after something neater rather than out and out surround ability so the Sony fits my bill).
    Edited by: "rprp" 20th Mar
    Anil90 LG One is cheaper

    So what? It's a different product.
    Welcome to my, rapidly growing, muted list.
    Edited by: "Adult" 20th Mar
    Can someone enlighten me. How do these sound? I understand surround sound, and atmos (to some extent). But how is having 7 drivers so close together at creating a wide dispersion of sound? I mean compared to say a stereo pair of speakers (which can be placed much further apart for a decent stereo image) *(minus the atmos part)?
    Edited by: "rev6" 20th Mar
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    rev66 m ago

    Can someone enlighten me. How do these sound? I understand surround sound, …Can someone enlighten me. How do these sound? I understand surround sound, and atmos (to some extent). But how is having 7 drivers so close together at creating a wide dispersion of sound? I mean compared to say a stereo pair of speakers (minus the atmos part)?


    Atmos is different to normal surround because the source doesn't have discrete channels of audio, as such. It's more akin to saying "that helicopter noise should come from these co-ordinates" and the soundbar/amp works out how best to represent that. This soundbar has upfiring speakers where you set the height of the ceiling and it does a reasonable job of trying to bounce the sound off the ceiling to reflect the positioning of sound. It'll likely never be as good as having a full set up of multiple speakers, but for an all in one box, this one is as good as I've seen. I'm sure there are clever things you can do by timing the various different frequencies to achieve similar effects.

    I've ordered one of these - been looking for one for a while now and waiting for it to fall to below £1000.
    @rev6 - It's definitely worth the money after listening to some sound tests taking place in small living room on yt.
    rprp9 m ago

    The Samsung KW950 is the natural competitor to this. Currently around …The Samsung KW950 is the natural competitor to this. Currently around £1200 though it has been cheaper, and also not without it's issues. It has the simultaneous advantage and disadvantage of having rear speakers (I'm after something neater rather than out and out surround ability so the Sony fits my bill).


    Thanks

    The Samsung sounds good to me, I already have hidden cables run in for the surround speakers.
    Hotukdeals never fails to amaze me, can the people voting cold point us to the direction where this could be had cheaper?
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    voicon1 m ago

    ThanksThe Samsung sounds good to me, I already have hidden cables run in …ThanksThe Samsung sounds good to me, I already have hidden cables run in for the surround speakers.


    I think the Samsung rear speakers are wireless anyway. I just don't think the wife will allow me to put more black boxes in the living room.
    Wireless to the receiver. But they still need a power socket, which would cause more troubles for me than running speaker cable
    Edited by: "rev6" 20th Mar
    I had an atmos soundbar which i have now replaced with a 5.1.2 and amp setup. The difference in quality is night and day. If you can get around the wiring issue, definitely invest your £1k on the amp route.
    A £600 onkyo Atmos bundle blows this and any other Atmos sound bar out of the water but I can see the appeal if you can't accommodate the amp and speakers but perhaps be careful expecting this or any other bar to compete with a proper setup, can't believe how much they try and charge for these!
    Edited by: "wild84" 20th Mar
    Great find op keep up the good work....
    ITMA2 h, 24 m ago

    Anil90 LG One is cheaperSo what? It's a different product. Welcome to …Anil90 LG One is cheaperSo what? It's a different product. Welcome to my, rapidly growing, muted list.


    So What
    rprp2 h, 34 m ago

    Atmos is different to normal surround because the source doesn't have …Atmos is different to normal surround because the source doesn't have discrete channels of audio, as such. It's more akin to saying "that helicopter noise should come from these co-ordinates" and the soundbar/amp works out how best to represent that. This soundbar has upfiring speakers where you set the height of the ceiling and it does a reasonable job of trying to bounce the sound off the ceiling to reflect the positioning of sound. It'll likely never be as good as having a full set up of multiple speakers, but for an all in one box, this one is as good as I've seen. I'm sure there are clever things you can do by timing the various different frequencies to achieve similar effects. I've ordered one of these - been looking for one for a while now and waiting for it to fall to below £1000.


    Just to expand a little. Atmos not only use positional objects (helicopter sound, a car, thunder, etc) but also magnitude in each 3 dimensional coordinates of the objects. Therefore, a sound that emanates from the left corner of a room isn't simply sent to the left speaker as in traditional surround sound but there is a magnitude that defines "how far left" the sound is located. That is to say, if the sound can be positioned at the left corner of the room rather than left speaker.

    Furthermore, as each object's position is defined by (x, y, z) coordinates (that is to say, 3 dimensions), each axis in 3 dimension plus the magnitude that defines distance for each axis, makes for more precise sound positioning. Consequently, the sound from a car travelling from left to right will be more gradual than a channel based system.

    I currently use speakers connected to the PC soundcard for Atmos playback. It's cheap (discounting the cost of the Atmos developer's kit - although I was given it for free from Dolby) but it's a mess of wires as I had to use the front audio sockets to provide extra speaker channels.
    Edited by: "ElliottC" 20th Mar
    Anyone have experience of this and the Sonos? Or the Samsung? I realise the Sonos isn't Atmos but keen to hear about sound quality. Or if anyone has a wife friendly £1000 solution I'm all ears.
    For a grand you can get a hell of a (proper) home cinema system
    Seriously its a soundbar for a thousand pounds???
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