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Sony HT-RT5

Sony HT-RT5
alaScore 90

147 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 3 expert reviews and 144 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 80/100 and users rate it 81/100. The average review date is May 11, 2016. We have compared these reviews to 175833 reviews from other Home Theater Systems. The alaScore™ for this product is 90/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony HT-RT5


alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Sony HT-RT5 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Reviewers are impressed by the design. The size is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability. Comments are divided on the price.

usability, size, design


90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HT-RT5 5.1 Channel Wireless Surround Sound Speaker System with Wi-Fi and BluetoothSony HT-RT5 5.1 Channel Wireless Surround Sound Speaker System with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony HT-RT5 review


Can this hybrid home cinema system justify the premium price tag?

Clear and detailed sound Fast, attacking delivery Excellent features and connectivity Useful set-up and remote control

Surround experience isn’t satisfying Rival soundbars offer neater solutions and more engaging performances

But those extensive features don’t make up for that disappointing performance. Despite Sony’s intentions, the HT-RT5’s thin, hard sound isn’t exciting or engaging, and those rear speakers fail to deliver on the promise of true surround sound. They also...

Jan, 2016

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A Hybrid Design


A bit of a rarity, this. A sound bar with rear speakers and a sub, giving 5.1 cinema surround sound. And it does it pretty well. Wireless speakers and sub connect as soon as I switch the unit on, the sub never drops out, the volume is plenty loud...

Nov, 2017

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Excellent product


Very smart piece of equipment and easy to setup. Brilliant!!!

Nov, 2017

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Superb product


East to set up and use. Thoroughly recommended. Five star!

Nov, 2017

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Really impressed with this soundbar excellent value for money, Easy to set up connect bar to Internet first so it updates then switch on sub +wireless speakers then every thing connects. The surround sound is excellent really improves my 4k TV.Like the...

Nov, 2017

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Replacement for 15 year old Sony AV system


Wanted to replace my old system with a wireless set up for sub-woofer and rear speakers. I had been looking for some time and when JL reduced the price by a further £110, I thought it was too good an offer to miss. The sound bar is quite long - almost...

Oct, 2017

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Nice clear sound


Wifi rear speakers and subwoofer all excellent without wires getting in the way. One rear speaker had a problem connecting due to distance and solid wall in the way. Moved it slightly closer and now works fine. Base volume was a bit low after the auto...

Oct, 2017

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Sony HT-RT5 with soundbar


Hi l have just bought the Sony HT - RT5 with sound bar I am very pleased with the sound quality and find it a good partner to sky Q.

Oct, 2017

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Sony HT-RT5 with soundbar


Hi l have just bought the Sony HT - RT5 with sound bar I am very pleased with the sound quality and find it a good partner to sky Q.

Oct, 2017

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Easy set up


I bought this for a home cinema that I set up . Setup was straight forward . The wireless sub woofer and rear speakers linked up remotely with the soundbar themselves,so that was handy . The sound quality is very mpressive , I am an amateur when it...

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:DTS-HD HR,Dolby Pro Logic,DSD,Dolby Digital,DTS,DTS-ES,DTS 96/24,Dolby Digital Plus,DTS-HD
Audio output channels:5.1
Built-in audio decoders:DTS-HD HR, Dolby Pro Logic, DSD, Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD
RMS rated power:550

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-240


Bluetooth: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
HDMI in:3
HDMI out:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Number of HDMI outputs:1
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-240

Soundbar speaker

Soundbar speaker RMS power:270


Bass reflex: Yes
Subwoofer impedance:3
Subwoofer included: Yes
Subwoofer RMS power:140

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility: No
Color of product:Black
Docking connector type:Not supported
Number of amplifier channels:5.1
Output Power:550

Weight & Dimensions

Package depth:10.1
Package height:22.5
Package weight:41.9
Package width:45.6
Soundbar weight:8.38
Subwoofer depth:15.2
Subwoofer height:15.1
Subwoofer weight:18.7
Subwoofer width:7.52