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4.3 | 33 Reviews

LG SLM5Y 2.1 Channel 400W Sound Bar w/ DTS Virtual: X & High Resolution Audio

LG SLM5Y

Features

  • 2.1 Channel & 400W
  • DTS Virtual:X
  • Wireless Rear Speaker-Ready
  • High Resolution Audio (24bit/96Hz)

Quick Specs

  • Type: Soundbars
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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A Powerful Sound Bar Experience

The SLM5Y LG Sound Bar fits your home theater setup in both audio quality and design, filling your room with the surround sound of 2.1ch DTS Virtual:X.


Going Wireless is Effortless

It's so easy to wirelessly pair your LG sound bar, you'll feel like an audio expert. Bluetooth® provides range and reliability to connect your LG sound bar to your TV or device, or you can connect via LG Sound Sync*.


Powerful Audio and Sleek Design

The sound bar that's a stunning addition to any LG TV with a modern aesthetic that fits perfectly with your home theater and interior design, whether it's mounted on a wall or displayed on a stand.


Audio that Sounds Closer to the Real Thing

Leading audio processing technology provides sound quality that surpasses CDs, and allows you to enjoy a stunning 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution - as close to original sound as you can get**.


No More Loud Commercials

Different genres and content have different audio profiles. The sound bar automatically adjusts the sound level to create an ideal audio experience as you switch from action to drama to sports or when a show takes a commercial break.


Feel Audio from Every Direction with Rear Speaker

Feel audio from every direction with wireless rear speaker compatibility.

Features

  • 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
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
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
GENERAL
Channels 2.1ch
Total Power 400W
CONVENIENCE
TV Remote Compatibility Yes
Smartphone Remote App (iOS/Android) Yes
Auto Volume Leveler Yes
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) Yes
SIMPLINK Yes
Firmware Over-the-air (FOTA) Yes
SOUND MODES
AI Sound Pro Yes
Standard Yes
Bass Blast Yes
Movie (Dolby Surround) Yes
DTS Virtual:X Yes
AUDIO FORMAT
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
SPEAKERS
Front 80W X 2
Subwoofer 200W (Wireless)
CONNECTIVITY
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
POWER
Soundbar Power Consumption 22W
Soundbar Standby Power Consumption <0.5W
Subwoofer Power Consumption 33W
Subwoofer Standby Power Consumption <0.5W
DIMENSIONS/WEIGHTS
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
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
Remote Control Yes
Batteries Yes (AAA)
Optical Cable Yes
Wall Mount Bracket Yes
Warranty Card Yes
WARRANTY/UPC
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor
UPC 195174008812

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  • Energy Star Rated: No

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4.3 out of 5

90% of reviewers recommend this product.

4 Stars

Good sound.

togdenjr 1/18/2022

This is a good sound bar w/ subwoofer for the price. Would like to have a few more fine tune features.
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5 Stars

Love the spud quality

Basement sound 1/12/2022

It is by far the best surround sound system we have ever had
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5 Stars

Great Quality

messyboy007 1/7/2022

I got this for Christmas and was literally blown away by the sound quality
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3 Stars

Sound Great But...

MikePk 1/6/2022

The sound from the sound bar is exactly what I was looking for in my shop but the lack of instructions from LG to fully setup the unit was very disappointing. The traditional LG website site had nothing more than the basic install instructions which came with the unit. I had to use YouTube videos and reviewer comments to learn how to fully take advantage of the sound bar features which can significantly improve the sound experience. Definitely expected more from LG.
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5 Stars

Excellent Sound

Airqueen 1/1/2022

The overall sound surrounds and completes your listening experience. Initial set up is easy and user friendly. Bluetooth links easily with devices .
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5 Stars

Great Sound

DL Johnson75 1/1/2022

I bought this hoping for a good surrond sound from a 2.1 system and i got it with this product Im also ready to purchase the the back speaker and the wireless unit I cant wait to hear the full sound
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5 Stars

Love it

KyCat 1/1/2022

Has great surround sound Love the Bluetooth feature Would purchase again
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4 Stars

Wanting more

WendiSteve 12/28/2021

We bought an LG SLImY soundbar and love it But we are looking to buy a rear speakers kit for it and can not find one. Please help
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3 Stars

The Subwoofer Sounds Like a Whimper

Danbo 12/17/2021

I have a new 42inch LG flatscreen so I figured I would stay with the brand to upgrade the sound. The sounder and TV seems to integrate well with each other. It was set up pretty quickly physically but there was a lot of time spent on the detail settings and quite frankly wondering if things are working correctly or if something is broken. The subwoofer for example is lackluster and not impressive at all but I dont know if that is the intended design? Are my exceptions too high? It connects alright but no matter what movie or song I play I have to put my ear up to the sub to hear anything come out of it. The sound bar blasts and sounds great but the sub does very little if anything. Also the equalizer setting on the remote seems to do nothing as well. There is a setting called Bass Blast that has no effect and when I try to manually change the Bass volume setting it seems to have no effect. Overall the unit sounds more vivid and fuller than the TV speakers but I cant help feel like Im only getting half the experience seeing that the bass coming from the subwoofer is so weak and disappointing. Also brighter symbols on the remote would help they are dark gray on black and you cant see any of it in low light.
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1 Stars

Bass cuts out

Ziggy17 11/8/2021

Tried moving subwoofer away from my router wouldnt solve the problem and even setting it next to the soundbar it would still turn off. I also reset the subwoofer from the soundbar and nothing same problem. Not worth buying
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great sound bar

Ravrich2430 10/25/2021

I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion. This LG sound bar is great connects bluetooth to my new LG TV and wireless subwoofer no wires. Easy set up though the instructions are minimal. This works perfectly with our LG TV. Once the settings are done to use the HDMI then its one remote for everything. The sound is great with good bass from the wireless unit. Having the USB that allows phones to charge during use and handy to charge the Apple TV remote. Sounds much better than the TV sound especially human voices. This product sounds absolutely amazing It allows you to hear all the high and lows in great quality and the subwoofer that it comes with has amazing range as well. I have an LG TV and only need one remote for both tv and sound bar. Excellent sound too. Its great and Im very pleased with this purchase. A nice sound bar. Works great with my LG TV. Seamless integration between the two which was my goal. Had a different brand sound bar previously which in theory would integrate well but it never did.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Excellent quality soundbar

Stanfordgirl13 10/25/2021

This was my first foray into LG. My boyfriend has a Sonos and I thought I would do the same but his has started to act up. I was excited about this right out of the box. It was super easy to set up and looks stylish in my living room. The sound is crisp and clear and really adds dimension to the extertainment experience. Ive never had a sound bar and had no idea what I was missing. I highly recommend. I received a rebate for my honest opinion.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Amazing Audio Experience

RebeccaJMantz 10/25/2021

I reviewed the LG SLM5Y soundbar. Install and set up was a breeze just 3 cords and two are simply the power cords. The product includes a sub woofer soundbar speaker optical audio cord and remote control as well as the hardware for a wall mounted option. I do think the instruction were too simplified at first I thought I needed to swap my TV for another one since it is older and didnt have a port for the optical cord but after a bit of troubleshooting I realized it needed to be plugged into my gaming console which on the instructions didnt even mention that as a possibility only mentioned TV. The soundbar has 4 preset equalizer modes and the option to customized for the best audio experience. No matter the media whether it music movie or gaming I was impressed and blown away by the crisp clear and beautiful audio produced by the LG SLM5Y soundbar. Disclaimer: I was given a discount on this product in exchange for my honest review.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

LG SLM5Y DUSAWLK soundbar

bungE 10/21/2021

Audio Connections : Optical HDMI audio input HDMI arc output USB for music and Bluetooth for streaming audio and movie audio. Streaming Live phone movies from netflix has Perfect audiovideo sync with bluetooth . Even though SLM5Y specs say BT version 4.0 it is the audio codec in this soundbar that makes bluetooth work so good . it might be using LDAC i can NOT confirm this This phone has BT 5.0 or possibly BT 5.1 SLM5Y Max volume is 40 . i usually have it at 12 to 8 . I have NOT used HDMI arc output . SLM5Y has regular ARC ...NOT eARC Too soon to review long term reliability . I listened to SLM5Y in the store ... i liked what i heard What didnt make the cut ? Bose TV Speaker soundbar Roku soundbar Pro Creative Labs Stage 360 and Katana V2 . Negatives ? LG website does NOT have enough pictures of rear panel connections. i almost passed on this soundbar because of lack of rear images Registration page can NOT find SLM5Y ... can NOT register yet . HDMI and USB ports have limited space to plug in .
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5 Stars

Easily pairs to multiple devices

TampaCarGirl 10/21/2021

This soundbar was very easy to hook up with my Samsung TV. I have used it while watching movies playing games and streaming shows so far. The sound quality is amazing in my large living room. I really like how it turns off automatically after inactivity as I tend to fall asleep while watching TV at night. The bluetooth functionality works seamlessly across multiple devices which for me was the biggest selling point. My last Walmart sound bar was ver This soundbar was very easy to hook up with my Samsung TV. Mainly for Netflix I have used the LG bar while watching blurays. Also used while playing Fortnite which was pretty rad. In total I have three sound bars. This particular Soundbar is in my bedroom with a Sony Bravia 65inch TV. The Bravia TV has incredible sound already but this enhances the sound and gives me that movie theatre sound I was looking for with speakers strategically placed around by bed. I really like as sound quality is amazing in my space I bet this would be awesome in a man cave or entertainment room too. Since I use this in my bedroom another cool feature is you do not need to set a timer for it to shut off when you fall asleep it cuts off automatically after inactivity as I tend to fall asleep while watching TV at night. I did receive this product at a discount in exchange for my honest review. The bluetooth functionality works seamlessly across multiple devices. I was able to pair it with my phone laptop and iPad without any issues. The range is not quite as good but I didnt notice much difference in the sound quality and thats what really matters. y difficult to set up and I cannot find the Soundbar product in my phones Bluetooth even after searching several times with this Soundbar that is NOT AN issue. Another thing was able to pair it with my phone laptop and iPad without any issues. The range is not quite as good but I didnt notice much difference in the sound quality and thats what really matters.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Magnifies the sound

kristi120 10/21/2021

We bought this sound bar for our living room TV. Our TV was hard to hear with two toddlers running around. Boy did it meet the expectations to not only hear what is on TV but to have crystal clear sound. The subwoofer that comes with just helps the sound quality and give our living room a more movie theatre feel. The sound bar its self is small and slink does not take up a lot of space. Installation was very easy and self explanatory. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for your honest opinion
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Clear Full Sound

Shoop123 10/21/2021

This past year when we moved into our new house we knew we wanted to turn part of our new basement into a movie theater. Our family loves watching movies and shows we even have a regularly-scheduled pizza/movie night on Fridays However I didnt want to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a new surround sound system. Instead we opted to try the LG SLM5Y Soundbar and we are very impressed. Set up was very easy connect a couple of wires and you are good to go. The sound is great especially the bass and it is easy to control with the included remote control. Voices in movies and shows sound very clear. Even sports sound awesome - clear and distinct. The difference between the sound that comes from our TV and the sound that is produced with this soundbar is truly night and day. Our movie watching experience has improved drastically. Our daughter loves watching Star Wars at full volume now. We are very glad we decided to go this route and we would totally recommend this LG Soundbar to everyone. Consider us convinced Disclaimer: I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion.
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5 Stars

Great sound quality and stylish

Epohks 10/20/2021

Disclaimer: I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review. This soundbar was very easy to hook up with my Samsung TV. I have used it while watching movies playing games and streaming shows so far. The sound quality is amazing in my large living room. I really like how it turns off automatically after inactivity as I tend to fall asleep while watching TV at night. The bluetooth functionality works seamlessly across multiple devices. I was able to pair it with my phone laptop and iPad without any issues. The range is not quite as good but I didnt notice much difference in the sound quality and thats what really matters. My only complaint is that it doesnt seem as powerful as advertised. My old Samsung soundbar which was 300 watts seems comparatively louder. Also the bass fades out periodically when subwoofer is on. It may be trying to overcompensate when balancing noise.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Powerful audio in a sleek package

aldoussnow 10/20/2021

Televisions are getting more and more advanced as the days go on. Sadly with all the new features being shoved into a small package built in audio is being left behind. Luckily Soundbars are becoming more advanced and the LG SLM5Y is no exception. Now I can easily hear dialog again in shows without blasting my TV speakers. The built in DTS and included sub woofer gives a great home theater experience without having to go to the cinema or paying a high premium for an in house setup. Installation is a breeze its basically plug and play. There is an included bracket to mount the soundbar to the wall or there are tons of aftermarket mounts that attach to your TV wall mount so soundbar hangs below and becomes an extension of the TV. If youre getting a new TV or already have one and are needing better audio to match your great picture I cant recommend this soundbar enough. * I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion
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4 Stars

Excellent

Chelle0515 10/18/2021

After the soundbar weve had for many years decided to call it quits we chose this sound bar because it was a great deal and the description sound like what we needed. We do not have an LG TV but it took no time to set up and connect. The sound quality is excellent We love watching movies sports and my husband plays video games. The sound is so clear and crisp. I wish we would have replaced our old soundbar sooner with this LG one I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion.
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5 Stars

Great sound easy to connect

Blondiefrommd 10/14/2021

Disclaimer I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion So where do I start? Out of the box the item is extremely easy to assemble and set up. Connecting the unit to your TV is super easy. The subwoofer pairs super quick. The sound is amazing. I do not have a LG TV so could not connect via LG Sound Lync but was easily able to connect via an HDMI cord. I have very high ceilings in my living room where I have this placed I honestly feel this would be perfect if not for that its my house not the system itself. Football Sundays we hear every hit and movies are a blast with the kids. I enjoy playing music while cleaning and I can hear it even while vacuming.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great Sound

Lmattos 10/13/2021

We have a nice TV Samsung Curve and have always thought the sound was pretty good coming from it. We had a sound bar with a previous TV but it just stopped working before we got our current TV. We decided to get another sound bar to see if it would make any different. The LG sound bar makes a ton of difference. We were happily surprised when we plugged it in and got it going. My husband plays video games and he said hes happy to not have to wear his headphones all of the time because the sound is so crisp. Watching movies and sports also sound great on the sound bar. Very happy with the purchase. I received a discount on this product in exchange for an honest review.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Poor sound quality

Gsov 9/25/2021

I bought this 2 months ago and now it sounds worse than my tv speaker. Complete junk.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

great sound

pj4719 9/23/2021

I purchased this system a month because my TV volume was to low and had no bass. With this system I have all the volume I need and plenty of bass.
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5 Stars

excellent quality easy to set up.

Johnbro007 9/6/2021

very happy with this purchase. Fills my 1 bedroom up with plenty of sound for movies and vieo games. the bluetooth is icing on the cake for when i want to listen to music.
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3 Stars

Subpar

ZLopez 9/5/2021

Just bought the SLM5Y because of the somewhat misleading information on the website. Doesnt connect to the LG App and isnt capable of 4K pass through which defeats the purpose of connecting ARC. Ideally most people have a 4K tv by now these days. Since Im a smart home/device techie its pointless for me to even keep it. Had high hopes but am very disappointed.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Ok sound

Spacyd 9/3/2021

I bought a out month ago because it said had a headphone jack yet it does not
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4 Stars

Sounds great and close to my old surround system

Em80 8/29/2021

Ive had the system for a few weeks now and really like it. I made the right choice.
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5 Stars

Excellent surround sound system

Orlando22181 8/11/2021

I was looking forward to receiving the package and when it arrived it was spectacular wonderful the installation was easy with bluetooth . I connected the optical fiber of sound and the spectacular result was the bass sound the brightness and super voices I felt at the movies recommended. I have used this brand for the first time in sound systems and was completely satisfied. I recommended them to my friends.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Amazing sound

xjpattx 8/11/2021

The LG SLM5Y offers amazing sounds quality and a great bass to your tv or music listening. Having a LG television I wanted to match the sound bar with the tv brand to optimize the sound and boy it exceeded my expectations. I have a surround sound system as well and is individually wired in a different room and the sound quality from this sound bar gives me the same quality as the sound system. I recommend this system to anyone whos looking for a great sound at a low price because it has just been an unbelievable system.
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5 Stars

Great sound easy to connect

Kevon4287 8/9/2021

I love lg products the only problem I have is with 65 inch is the lg tv link not and it has plus in the screen I cant get out
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5 Stars

great sound

carmel1984843 7/8/2021

I really love it. It has great sound and bass to it. This is great for movie nights and also listen to music. We use it all the time on the tv and when we outside bbq we put the speaker on the porch to listen to music. very easy to set up. So happy I had the chance to try these products. It was very easy to set up the Bluetooth to your tv and your phone. the bass is great for music when you have got together. I like the size it fits perfectly under my tv and the subwoofer is a nice size and easy to move anywhere in the house for good sound around the whole house. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest feedback
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

floor shaking bass

qwipp 7/1/2021

I purchased this soundbar at a discount in exchange for my review. My TV is relatively new but the TVs sound quality is nothing compared to the rich sound that comes from the soundbar. Everything we watch gets enhanced sound from an episode of Jeopardy to the latest Avengers action flick. It makes it so much more fun to watch programming. We have the bass part on the floor and while watching Godzilla vs Kong the floor literally shook. I really enjoy this soundbar and recommend it to anyone looking to enhance their sound quality.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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