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4.3 | 31 Reviews

LG SKM5Y 2.1 Channel High Res Audio Sound Bar w/ DTS Virtual:X Sound

LG SKM5Y

Features

  • High Resolution Audio (24bit/96kHz)
  • DTS Virtual:X Sound
  • Wireless Surround Sound Ready
  • Bluetooth Streaming

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The Sound Bar for the Serious Watcher

Enjoy high resolution cinema-like audio. With this high-performing sound bar the action flows above and around you to complete your home theater.


DTS Virtual:X

Experience mind-blowing multi-dimensional sound regardless of room size or layout. DTS Virtual:X transforms any movie, TV show or music into immersive audio that envelops the listener with Virtual Height and Virtual Surround channels plus enhanced bass and crystal-clear dialogue.


TV Remote Compatibility

Reduce remote control clutter by using the TV remote to operate the LG sound bar. Eight brands* of television remote are currently supported, enabling volume adjustment on the sound bar as easily as on the TV.


High Resolution Audio

Digital music for audiophiles, with higher sampling rates and bit depth, both of which can contribute to more accurate, more enjoyable music listening. This certified High-Resolution Audio sound bar can play back lossless stereo audio at up to 24-bit/96kHz quality.


Wireless Surround Ready

This upgradeable sound bar has been designed to integrate with the SPK8-S optional wireless surround speakers (kit sold separately), adding the premium home theater audio of dedicated rear channels, with wireless convenience.

Features

  • High Resolution Audio (24bit/96kHz)
  • DTS Virtual:X Sound
  • Wireless Surround Sound Ready
  • Bluetooth Streaming
  • Adaptive Sound Control (ASC)
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
High Resolution Audio Up to 24bit/96kHz
Wireless Surround Sound Ready Yes (SPK8-S)
DTS Virtual:X Yes
USB Playback Yes
GENERAL
Channels 2.1ch
Total Power 360W
CONVENIENCE
TV Remote Compatibility Yes
Smartphone Remote App (iOS/Android) YES
Auto Volume Leveler Yes
Audio Return Channel (ARC) Yes
SIMPLINK Yes
Firmware Over-the-air (FOTA) Yes
Night Mode Yes
SOUND MODES
ASC (Adaptive Sound Control: Default) Yes
Standard Yes
Bass Blast Yes
Movie 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 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
USB (Service Only) 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
Cable Management No
Warranty Card Yes
WARRANTY/UPC
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts & Labor
UPC 719192631168

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4.3 out of 5

80% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

The LG SKM5Y a Great 2.1 Wireless Soundbar

PowerGeek 12/18/2020

I received my sound bar and had to let it sit for a while as I went on vacation and then got quarantined for you know what. When I finally got to pull it out of the box I was very impressed with the packaging and the included optical audio cord . The freestanding subwoofer is very clean looking and hides well under my side table. Set up was quick and easy. Just plug it in and it automatically paired with the subwoofer. Just one wire to the TV from the sound bar. Either the included optical cable or an HDMI cable. The entire system delivers rich sound which you can tailor to your content. If youre looking for Great sound with a quick and easy setup than I would highly recommend the LG SKM5Y Sound Bar. You can even buy a pair of wireless rear speakers that connect right up. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Bang for your buck

Rjpierce190802 12/18/2020

We got this soundbar for our bedroom. The sound is incredible. The overall design of the soundbar is great. Not overly big or bulky. Its very modern looking. The remote is easy to use and not complicated. Should have got a soundbar when we got the TV. Sure we could spend 1k on a different system but the bang for the buck is with this system. Yes we are using them in a small room so Im not sure how they would do in a larger room especially with vaulted ceilings but I think they would still be a good option if you dont want to spend a grand on a sound system. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review.
Originally posted on lg.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Media professional quality sound -- at home

NJMomof34 12/18/2020

Let me just say --- my LG SKM5Y Soundbar has completely changed my whole television and entertainment experience in my home and as a media professional--- I can never go back Firstly it is so easy to setup and you have a choice of the best way to connect to your television. What I mean is it provides an HDMI arc cable or you can just connect it optically which I chose. Something interesting....though it comes with its own remote I found that my TV remote will also somehow control the volume of the soundbar as well. Additionally if you do a lot of at-home media work such as video editing and mixing this is really a no-brainer. Though I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review here are my top pros and cons: PROS - Room shaking surround sound - Lightweight but sturdy - Perfect sound addition for media professionals and video editors - Top quality sound especially for the price - Also serves as a bluetooth speaker as it connects to my smartphone CONS - I hear replacement cords optical can be pricey - LG customer service wait time was extremely long - Thats it This thing is amazing The LG SKM5Y is actually my second and hopefully last soundbar. It really displays the top quality LG is known for and the fact that it also connects with smartphones as a bluetooth speaker just doubles its usefulness in any setting --- home or work.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Really great

Markie63 12/15/2020

Love the system and bought rear speaker system to go with it. Sounds great.
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5 Stars

Good sound

Uncle Willy 12/12/2020

I bought this system to enhance my tv sound. It added new dimension to the listening experience to match the screen quality. The different settings for alternate programs fit the view.
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5 Stars

NOVEMER 2020

MagnaJoe 12/11/2020

I BOUGHT LAST MONTH AND WE ARE ENJOYING THE IMPROVED SOUND OF TELEVISION SHOWS THE GREAT IMPROVEMENT IN THE SOUND OF MOVIES VIEWED AND LISTENENED TO ON TV AND ESPECIALLLY THE BENEFIT OF STREAMING MUSIC FROM MY PHONE ON THE SOUNDBAR.
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5 Stars

LG Soundbar

Cweez 12/11/2020

Great Sound And Good Bass. Easy Setup also.Bought one for myself and my son.
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5 Stars

Added sound quality

reesebeast 12/10/2020

Have always had a good solid home theatre system at home and was excited to get my hands on the LG SKM5Y Sound Bar to go with my LG TV. I have always found keeping the electronic brand products together would work seamlessly together and this pair was no different. The sound bar has added a very dynamic sound to my home theatre with some clarity of talk in movies and some great bass which can be boosted to give that rumbling theatre sound effect. Set up was super easy connecting the sound bar to the included sub woofer and connection to the TV via HDMI my choice of connection was seamless as my TV recognized the device right away and had it ready to go in seconds. Great sound and no disappointment here. The included remote has some good functions that allow you to customize your audio which is a solid feature. Thanks LG for a great product I was offered this soundbar at a discounted price for my honest opinion yet I will tell you this soundbar is worth the price at any level.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

LG Quality

KharmenM 12/10/2020

Let me start off by saying that i love LG I have yet to buy a product that didnt give me a bang for my buck. This system has a number of pre-set surround sound fields. You can select a desired sound mode by using each sound effect button. The Adaptive Sound Control option analyzes the property of input sound and provides the sound optimized for the content in real time. Bass Blast reinforces the bass and powerful sound. However the Subwoofer included is lacking to say the least. But for its prices and features its a great starter soundbar . I would recommend this to any friend. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Excellent Sound Quality

dragoncali17 12/10/2020

After years of using the built in speakers from the television I was looking forward to a external speakers set up. Ive always wanted to have a simple setup when it comes to speakers. Soundbar was the perfect setup for me. The LG SKM5Y 2.1 was a perfect first speakers for me. It was a simple setup plug and play style. Just two plugs and you are ready to listen. The design was very simplistic and visually stylish with my LG tv. I love how you have a remote that allows you extra control to adjust the volume according to how you like it. There are also buttons if you want a deeper base with your viewing enjoyment. The first movie I watched using this soundbar was the Avengers End Game. Watching this with the soundbar was a game changer. It made the movie more exciting. I thoroughly enjoy this soundbar and highly recommend it to all. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Love the sound

ItsBonnie 12/10/2020

I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review. First off I didnt realizehow much I needed this in my life.It has a great sound quality.I now hear things Ive never heard before.Seriously I heard a house and my kids laughed at mebecause its was in the movie I was watchingyet Ive seen the movie several times but not with the sound bar.Its got a sleek clean designalmost bends into my tv. Set up was so easy for this Momma...Highly recommend to anyone looking for a sound bar.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

LG Bar with Big Sound

Aghoward 12/10/2020

The LG 2.1 Channel Soundbar and Wireless Sub with DTS Virtual X completely surprised me with its small size and big sound I am a sound system person with a receiver Center Front L amp R Surround L amp R with a sub. That is the only way I have ever tried to get that great theater like sound. This kind of system takes up a good bit of real estate with all those speakers receiver and money. But this LG 2.1 Soundbar the Wireless sub does not take up much room and has many ways to connect to your TV adjust the sound and playback DTS Virtual X settings. Most importantly it will save you money if you want this simple setup. The LG Sub is wireless and syncs to the soundbar when you plug in the power. The sound coming from the 2 components really does sound better because the Soundbar is directional and the sub sound is omni-directional. This means the sound comes at you from the Soundbar like a Left and a Right speaker and a sub overall in sound. Included are mounting brackets with a few small screws very small screws. It looked easy enough to mount but for my purposes the soundbar set in front of the HDTV. A remote is included to control all features in all modes including volume and power. The right side of the soundbar has controls on the end. If you cannot get to them it is great to have the remote a real nice feature for the LG 2.1 Soundbar. Great sound does not just have to be a typical 5.1 speaker sound system with Receiver. With the LG 2.1 Soundbar with Wireless Sub is a great sound system alternative. Volume is definitely no problem. I really enjoyed the sound of this LG 2.1 Soundbar with Sub. In my opinion the LG Soundbar sounded great for voices in Cable and Movies. Movies are probably the best application for the LG Soundbar. Realistic sound reproduction with DTS Virtual: X sounded really good for a soundbar and wireless sub. It has a simple setup small footprint yet powerful 2.1 system and sounds very good for its size. When you dont have the room money or knowledge for a conventional speaker system setup the LG 2.1 Channel Soundbar with Wireless Sub with DTS Virtual: X is worth checking out. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Terrific sound quality

PoppiF 12/10/2020

Was excited to get my hands on the LG SKM5Y Sound Bar to go with my LG TV. I have always found keeping the electronic brand products together would work seamlessly together and this pair was no different. The sound bar has added a very dynamic sound to my home theatre with some clarity of talk in movies and some great bass which can be boosted to give that rumbling theatre sound effect. Set up was very easy connecting the sound bar to the included sub woofer and connection to the TV via HDMI my choice of connection was seamless as my TV recognized the device right away and had it ready to go in seconds. Great sound. The included remote has some easy to use functions that allow you to customize your audio which is a solid feature very simple look and style. Thanks LG for a great product I was offered this soundbar at a discounted price for my honest opinion yet I will tell you this soundbar is worth the price at any level.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Waste of money

Nervazmob 10/17/2020

garbage compared to older LG soundbars. miss the digital display showing input volume etc. 360watts? Way over rated. my 100 watt stereo at half volume puts this to complete shame at LG full volume. Ive had it 3 hours and its lost sound 4 times while trying to watch a movie. hooked up to my brand new LG TV via optical/digital cable supplied with sound bar.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Volume is very very low

Miguel1994 8/28/2020

This soundbar seemed like a great deal. When connected to my phone or tablet the audio is great. However when connected to my TV. The audio is very low. I connected it to two separate TVs and I still get the same low volume coming from the soundbar. The quality seems great. The audio is great via bluetooth but when connected via optical cable on multiple different TVs the sound bar volume is very low even when turned up all the way.
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5 Stars

I love this sound bar to death.

Audio file 7/17/2020

Thanks LG for making the best sound bar in the world. The Bass will blow your mind. Definitely recommend.
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2 Stars

Looses connection with paired devices

Edgar98901 6/19/2020

The sound quality is nice but the reason its two starts is because it will randomly lose connection with paired devices usually after 5-10min of being connected or it will randomly turn off. I returned the original product in exchange for a new one but problems are still happening with the exchanged device .
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3 Stars

Clear sound

Jim008 3/30/2020

Clear sound but not the driven sound I had expected. Returned product to store
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5 Stars

Awesome sound

Comfort331 3/1/2020

I purchased the sound bar and ordered the rear speakers from L.G. Very happy rear speakers made it sound wonderful
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4 Stars

Easy to operate

K Tracer 2/23/2020

For the price this combination works well Connects in minutes
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5 Stars

Sounds great

Manny 5280 1/26/2020

I Love it its simply easy definitely affordable and everyone should own one or up grade to LG sound bars no doubt is the best out there Lifes Good so lets all live a good life with the top notch LG family
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5 Stars

Awesome

ProfGrays 1/23/2020

This was an awesome purchase. Bass response is excellent. I love when Im playing a 4K UHD Blu-Ray it blows you away with the incredible sound.
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5 Stars

An excellent sound bar.

Whotheman 1/10/2020

An excellent sound bar. Compact and simple to use yet delivers big sound when needed. Great product from a top company.
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4 Stars

Great for the Price

Junito71 1/9/2020

I bought this sound bar about two weeks ago and so far Im very pleased with the ease to use the ability of using the bluetooth to play my media. Sound is pretty good and the bass is amazing.
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5 Stars

Back too quality sound

monkeyt 1/5/2020

I was not sure when I received this as a gift. Our Bose had quit and we got this as a Christmas gift. What a pleasant surprise Great quality and easy to hook up especially when you read the directions
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4 Stars

Easy set up Surround Sound

Butwheat 12/16/2019

The perfect companion to my brand new 65 UHD Nano LG TV Very low profile. Easy to understand mode indicator lights. Wireless sub-woofer. All controllable with a wireless remote YAY Do yourself a big favor and add the optional rear speakers. Voila home theater
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2 Stars

NOT HAPPY

Pack It Up 12/8/2019

Bought This Today 12/8/2019 VERY VERY Unhappy With This Sound Bar Just Doesnt Have No Bass. Bought This To replace My 3yr Old L.G Sound Bar My Old One Blows This One Away and Its Only 300 watts. This New Model Going Back And Done With New Model Sound Bars. This Was My 3rd One In 2 Weeks Tried 2 Other L.G Sound Bars And Took Them Back Same Reason. And All My Tvs Are L.G 4K 2= 55 1= 65
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great soundbar

Stevbo 10/21/2019

Bought this soundbar 10/01/019 easy to hook up has great sound and functions. Took about 40 minutes to remove from box and make all connection. Once connected to my LG tv my satellite tv remote controls soundbar volume and on and off without going through menu and setups
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5 Stars

Just a great sound bar

biker brian 10/5/2019

By far the best sound bat I have ever had. Cant go wrong getting this one.
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5 Stars

Beautiful sound

Colby Hans 9/28/2019

I bought this aboit a week or go on my birthday of Sept 16th. I used to owned what well seemed to work great for awhile. It had a 5.1 speakers witj a subwoofer and the price you. Couldnt really beat. But i realized the CRA speaker had massive problems. Always shutting off in the middle of a tv show. You would heat the surround sound and all its background noise no matter what you did to try to fix it. It never worked and it would always shut off at random times. So i decided on an upgrade. The LG wireless sound bar. Now the down fall me is Im still not getting my subwoofers to really give that sun woofer pump that we all want. And it maybe be niss the real speakers which for some reason you mich buy your self. But i cant honestly say its need one of my best sound bar purchases. So thank you.
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3 Stars

Subwoofer is weak

Lhazc 8/8/2019

Bought this today and am quite disappointed with the lack of bass even at different settings. I bought it to pair with my 4k LG TV but sadly will be boxing it back up and returning it. On the positive hooking my phone up was super easy but to get it to recognize the TV was playing was a pain. Had to turn off everything and turn it all back on.
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