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SJ5Y

Key Features

  • High Resolution Audio
  • Wireless Surround Ready*
  • Bluetooth Streaming
  • Adaptive Sound Control (ASC)
  • LG Sound Sync
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
GENERAL
FEATURES
SOUND MODES
AUDIO FORMAT
SPEAKER
CONNECTIVITY
POWER
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
WARRANTY / UPC

What People Are Saying

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sub cuts out very often Bought this about 3 months ago. Was very good with music, tv, and movies. With the subwoofer cutting out rarely. Now the sub cuts out just about every other bass drop. Would not buy or recommend to a friend
Date published: 2018-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound I bought this within the month, really liked the ease of setting it up! The only negative I see is the remote. It is definitely better than the last one but really needs the quick instructions on the back of the remote so I don’t have to go get the booklet. I added the rear speaker kit ant it too was very easy to set up! I would buy again!
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fills the room with sound I’ve owned this for a month (with the add-on rear speakers) and still am thrilled with how this fills the room with sound. It doesn’t overpower your ears, yet I can clearly hear the talking in movies and still enjoy all the background noises. For the price it seems like one of the better options, especially with the ease in which it connected and operates with my LG tv.
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Sound Bar I just bought this LG sound bar i was very easy to set up and the quality cant be beat the sound is amazing, I am an LG customer i love their products and will never buy another brand. I am super happy.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Sound After Bugs Fixed We bought this to match with our 65" LG 4k TV and blueray. All were professionally installed and could not figure out why the sound bar would cut out periodically. Researched the internet extensively and finally found something that said a firm ware update may correct the problem We got on the LG site, found what was needed and that did the trick. Finally, a stellar audio to match the incredible video. We are well pleased but wish the fix could have been made easier to discover. Now, I would absolutely recommend the matching LG system for the finest performance available to date.
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crystal clear! I had a very bad experience with my last sound bar so I decided to try a known brand. I tested the LG sound bar and it sounded good, the design was also unique so I bought it. I've been using it since last month and so far it's been exceptional.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for the size and price I am a college student and this system bumps and thumps for the size of it. It didn't kill my pocket and it annoyed my neighbors. Great Combo!! Good job LG!!
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great soundbar; optional rears make it even better BLUF: If you aren't in the market for a full audio system setup (i.e., AV receiver plus speakers for 7.1/5.1, etc.), but want a great, easy, and cost-effective audio upgrade, this is the soundbar for you! It gets the job done with ease, and the system gets even better if you add in the optional rear speakers. I'm a happy customer that would purchase again! NOW for the full review: I have a some experience with speaker setups. In my old house, I personally ran wires behind drywall and in the attic to install a 600W 5.1 system. But I moved to another city for a job, and I was looking for a cheaper and easier solution for the time being. I decided on the SJ5Y for several reasons. (1) price, (2) good balance of price vs output (wattage per speaker), (3) ease of adding wireless, true surround speakers, (4) Dolby, DTS, and FLAC decoders, (5) connection options - HDMI in & out, optical, and bluetooth, and (6) it looks good and matches my LG TV. I was not looking for Chromecast, Apple, Spotify, Pandora or any other built-in applications with my soundbar. I have a phone and a game console, and between the two, I have convenient media streaming options covered. If you NEED those applications baked in, then look elsewhere. System setup is very simple. Plug in your cables between TV/SoundBar/Other media device, plug in your power, and then start listening! The subwoofer paired automatically without any prompting by me. Same for the rear speakers (item SPJ4). Distance from sub to soundbar is about 10 feet, and the rear to soundbar is about 20 feet. Once I downloaded and installed the updated firmware via USB, as well as threw out the pack-in optical cable and used a quality one, the system's sound interruptions stopped once and for all. On the 2.1 setup (No rear speakers): Sound quality is exceptional and clear for what it is - 60W per channel with a 200W Sub. Again, coming from a larger, more expensive 5.1 setup, I can tell the difference between output and range/fullness for the individual speakers. BUT, I was VERY IMPRESSED at what this system can do. This soundbar is easily able to fill the room. I have yet to even come close to maxing out the volume on this baby, and expect I never will. The Adaptive Sound Control (ASC) is my preferred sound mode for TV shows - it enhances voices very well - but I switch it over to BASS while listening to music to help get a more robust range of highs and lows. On the 4.1 setup (With rear speakers): I experimented with my game console outputting uncompressed 7.1 audio over HDMI. This awesome soundbar was able to handle all that data and push it out to the different channels superbly. So I am able to hear that wonderful behind-the-head zooming fly-by or ambient noise when the protagonist is in a crowded room. My movies and games sound wonderful; oh, how I had missed surround sound! For my movies and games, I usually change my sound mode to STANDARD. The CINEMA option is OK, but I think it tries to widen the sound field too much, causing some distraction for me. To those of you with an LG TV: in my experience, the LG SoundSync limits sound output to stereo from both front and back - not true surround sound. It is great to control the TV and sound with one remote, but not at the expense of true surround. Haven't been able to determine if this is simply a limit imposed by my TV or not, or my choice of connecting soundbar and TV with an optical cable, but once I turned Sound Sync off, the true rear channels returned to action.
Date published: 2017-08-20
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ASK & ANSWER

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Please first review the detailed product information and help guides in the Product Support section for this product prior to posting a question.

This may sound dumb but how do you turn the SJ5Y sound bar on? I have it connected with a HDMI cable to a Phillips TV and of course have the power bar & sub plugged in but no power. Also the green light on the sub is not on. Please help!

Asked by: Rideye
It sounds like we'll need to walk through some troubleshooting for your SJ5Y. Please head over to our support team via @LGUSSupport on Twitter so that we can dig into this a little more for you. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2017-12-28

I bought the sound bar and rear speaker kit but am unable to turn surround to ON status on my LG tv so rear speakers inoperable. Tried holding down Autovol per directions to turn surround on.  Will not turn surround  on. Any suggestions? 

Asked by: TheKeithF
When you press the AUTO VOL as listed in the manual, do you see SURROUND scroll? It would be suggested to ensure the rear speakers are connected properly on the unit. If this doesn't correct the issue, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for additional support.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-10-03

Is there a recall for Model # SJ5Y sound bar ?

Asked by: nyboy_x5
There have been no recalls issued for this model.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-05-24

Will this sound bar work with the magic remote?

Asked by: Krafty
The 2.1 ch High Resolution Audio Sound Bar, Model # SJ5Y is not Magic Remote Compatible...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-04-26

what does it mean WF when I push the EQ button

Asked by: DaNielsen
We appreciate your interest in this Sound Bar System. Pressing the EQ button allows adjustment of the Equalizer. The WF setting allows adjustment to the Woofer speaker.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2018-01-06

Can you connect Bluetooth head phones to the soundbar

Asked by: Elky
We appreciate your interest in this Sound Bar System. This device has not been designed for compatibility with a Bluetooth Headset
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-03-17
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