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  • 2.1 Channel & 400W
  • DTS Virtual:X
  • Wireless Rear Speaker-Ready
  • High Resolution Audio (24bit/96Hz)
  • Connect effortlessly with Bluetooth®
  • 40” and up TV Matching
LG SLM5Y 2.1 Channel 400W Sound Bar w/ DTS Virtual: X & High Resolution Audio
*Compatible with select LG TVs.
**Compatible high-resolution music files required, sold separately.

Feel Audio from Every Direction with Rear Speaker

Feel audio from every direction with wireless rear speaker compatibility.

Surround Sound Expansion

Upgrade to a truly cinematic surround audio experience. This optional kit (SPK8-S) includes a receiver unit that links wirelessly to compatible LG Sound Bars, then connects to a pair of supplied speakers that can be placed behind the listener.
*Rear Speaker Kit sold separately.
**Rear speakers are wired to the included wireless receiver but is not shown in the image.


    • High Resolution Audio
    • Up to 24bit/96kHz
    • Wireless Surround Sound Ready
    • Yes (SPK8-S)
    • Bluetooth Streaming
    • Yes (4.0)
    • DTS Virtual:X
    • Yes
    • USB Playback
    • Yes


    • Channels
    • 2.1ch
    • Total Power
    • 400W


    • TV Remote Compatibility
    • Yes
    • Smartphone Remote App (iOS/Android)
    • Yes
    • Auto Volume Leveler
    • Yes
    • HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Firmware Over-the-air (FOTA)
    • Yes


    • AI Sound Pro
    • Yes
    • Standard
    • Yes
    • Bass Blast
    • Yes
    • Movie (Dolby Surround)
    • Yes
    • DTS Virtual:X
    • Yes


    • LPCM
    • Yes
    • Dolby Digital
    • Yes
    • DTS Digital Surround
    • Yes
    • FLAC (Up to 192kHz) C4A / USB
    • Yes
    • OGG (Up to 48kHz) C4A / USB
    • Yes
    • WAV
    • Yes
    • MP3
    • Yes
    • WMA C4A / USB
    • Yes
    • AAC C4A / USB
    • Yes
    • AAC / AAC+ - Streaming (Bluetooth)
    • Yes


    • Front
    • 80W X 2
    • Subwoofer
    • 200W (Wireless)


    • Wireless Active Subwoofer
    • Yes
    • Bluetooth
    • Yes
    • LG TV Sound Sync (Bluetooth)
    • Yes
    • LG TV Sound Sync (Optical)
    • Yes
    • HDMI 1.4 Out
    • Yes
    • HDMI 1.4 Input
    • Yes
    • AUX In (3.5mm)
    • Yes


    • Soundbar Power Consumption
    • 22W
    • Soundbar Standby Power Consumption
    • <0.5W
    • Subwoofer Power Consumption
    • 33W
    • Subwoofer Standby Power Consumption
    • <0.5W


    • TV Matching
    • 40" and above
    • Sound Bar (WxHxD)
    • 35.03" x 2.2" x 3.4"
    • Subwoofer (WxHxD)
    • 6.7" x 15.4" x 9.7"
    • Soundbar Net Weight
    • 5.2 lbs
    • Subwoofer Net Weight
    • 11.7 lbs
    • Shipping Size (WxHxD)
    • 38.7" x 16.4" x 8.5"
    • Shipping Weight
    • 21.5 lbs


    • Remote Control
    • Yes
    • Batteries
    • Yes (AAA)
    • Optical Cable
    • Yes
    • Wall Mount Bracket
    • Yes
    • Warranty Card
    • Yes


    • Limited Warranty
    • 1 Year Parts and Labor
    • UPC
    • 195174008812

What people are saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound! I bought this about a month ago, and I was very amazed with the quality of sound.
Date published: 2022-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds Great! Sounds great. I added rear speakers and they work immediately. Made sound even better. Is the an iPhone app to configure sound bar?
Date published: 2022-04-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from First time I’ve not loved an LG product From day one this sound bar has been nothing but trouble. At first the sub woofer wouldn’t work and it’s moved to bass in the sound bar dropping at random points. The sound bar has spent more time at the warranty office getting “fixed” than it has been in our home. Every time we get it back there seems to be another issue, and because it has spent so much time at the warranty office we missed our window to return it and get a refund. This sound bar has been an absolute headache to deal with.
Date published: 2022-03-15
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Will the SLM5y work with the SPK-8s speakers? I see the SPK-8s on the page for the SLM5y but when I check it does not show as a supported model.

Asked by: Conman650
Under 'Product Highlights'on the product detail page for the LG SLM5Y 2.1 Channel 400W Sound Bar w/ DTS Virtual: X &amp; High-Resolution Audio, it lists Wireless Surround Sound Ready - Yes (SPK8-S) meaning that the Soundbar is compatible with the Wireless Rear Speaker Kit ...^Ivan
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2022-02-04

The sound bar clearly outputs but the Subwoofer is pathetically quiet. It is connected as I can faintly hear sound when I place my ear to the front of it. Its green LED in on. I have it connected to my LG OLED55BAT-T via Audio Out (Optical/HDMI ARC)

Asked by: Craegh
We regret to read about the issues that you are experiencing with your LG SL5Y 2.1 Channel 400W Sound Bar w/ DTS Virtual: X &amp; High-Resolution Audio and LG OLED, Model # OLED55BAT-T, and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Your setup is going to require some troubleshooting to determine what the issue is. Unfortunately, product support is only offered in the country that the products were purchased in and you will need to contact the LG Support Center in New Zealand for assistance,, Tel # 0800 LG CARE (0800 54 2273) - Monday to Sunday - 8am to 8pm. They have a 'Live Chat' feature on their site that you can also use for additional assistance or you can send them an email using the email link on their site...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2021-04-27

I purchased the SL4Y LG sound bar and subwoofer set in August 2020. The problem is that anyone within 100 yards can log into my sound bar and play music. I have been interrupted from my sleep, and can't watch anything in peace. This system is flawed. HELP

Asked by: John357
The LG SL4Y 2.1 Channel 300W Sound Bar w/ Bluetooth Streaming, Model # SL4Y is not flawed. This unit can only be paired with one device at a time and it does not support multi-pairing so if you already have it paired to any of your Bluetooth enabled devices like your smartphone, no one else should be able to pair with the unit. The unit also has a Bluetooth Connection Lock (BT Lock) that lets you limit Bluetooth connection to only BT (Bluetooth) and an LG TV function to prevent unintended Bluetooth connection. You can find instructions for how to turn this function on in the 'Operating' instructions on page 32 in your owners manual...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2021-08-13

Is there a way for me to buy a replacement remote for my LG SL5Y sound bar. Mine has gone missing need to replace it or do I need to buy a whole new system?

Asked by: CoffeeBlack83
A replacement remote for the LG SL5Y 2.1 Channel 400W Sound Bar w/ DTS Virtual: X &amp; High-Resolution Audio can be ordered from our Authorized Parts Distributor affiliate, Encompass Parts, 9*00) 432-8542, You can also find universal remotes that will work with the Soundbar on Amazon. Just enter 'SL5Y Remote' in the search field...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2020-10-14

Can I lay the subwoofer to the SL5Y on its side?

Asked by: Jacke27
There is no harm in laying the Subwoofer for the LG SL5Y 2.1 Channel 400W Sound Bar w/ DTS Virtual: X &amp; High Resolution Audio on its side...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2020-10-13

I recently purchased the SL5Y soundbar set, thinking I would be upgrading from my SL4Y set that I currently have. However, the included subwoofer is MUCH quieter than the SL4Y one. Why would an inferior sub be included with the more expensive unit?

Asked by: Skins4thewin
We hate to hear that, but would love to be able to help. We would be happy to see what's going on. Drop us a line on Twitter at @LGUSSupport or on Facebook so we can get more info and see what we can do. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2020-09-15

Will I be able to control this soundbar using the magic remote that came with my LG OLED 55&quot; which I purchased in June 2019? (the magic remote was NOT able to control a Bose soundbar that I just purchased, and am now returning)

Asked by: david mc
Which model of the LG OLED 55&quot; did you purchase. Was it a 2018 or 2019 model. On the 2019 models, they have a an Auto Device Detection Universal Remote Control function. The TV will scan the detected device to automatically set the universal remote control without manual setting. You may need to do some additional user settings after setting the universal remote control. However, the owner's manual for the LG SL5Y 2.1 Channel 400W Sound Bar w/ DTS Virtual: X &amp; High-Resolution Audio states that using the TV remote control does not operate with the LG Magic Remote...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2019-12-11

I purchased this and the wireless surround speakers as well. Is it capable of connecting to a Google assistant or Amazon echo to play through that speaker as well?

Asked by: Johnnycake
No, this cannot connect to a smart assistant to use that as additional surround speakers.
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2019-12-10
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