SurroundBar 5000 Instant Home Theater
31-inch Bluetooth equipped sound bar with wireless subwoofer. Works with any TV.
3 3/4" H 31" W 2 1/4" D
9.53cm H 78.74cm W 5.71cm D
For the streamer in us all.
Ah, to have a flat panel speaker that matches the flat panel television. No more speaker boxes strewn about the room, no more wiring clutter. And yet, no sacrificing audio quality or deep bass effects for movies and even gaming. We can dream, can’t we? And we can... stream, now, too! Because the incredible SurroundBar 5000 IHT features Bluetooth Wireless Technology for clear, loss-less streaming from mobile gadgets like smart phones and tablets. Now your music can be heard, in dynamic CD-quality reproduction, with no wires and no complex setups or calibrations. Polk engineers have designed the ultimate Bluetooth speaker that’s also the ultimate single-speaker home theater & subwoofer system: The SurroundBar 5000 IHT. Keep streaming!
SurroundBar 5000 IHT Features:
Shallow-depth design, just 2.25-inches deep, blends seamlessly with your flat panel TV installation.
SmartBar™ programming enables the SurroundBar 5000 IHT to easily learn volume up/down and mute from your existing TV remote control. You’ll use only one remote for the SurroundBar and your TV. (The SB5kIHT includes it’s own easy-to-use remote, too, if that’s the way you roll.)
Bluetooth Wireless Technology with aptX Audio Coding, to deliver CD-quality sound from your iPhone, Android, tablet or other compatible device.
On-board Dolby Digital processing: connect directly to your TV, DVD or Blu-Ray player, or gaming console.
Dual Tuned Ported Enclosure design enhances optimum blending between the sound bar’s drivers and the compact wireless subwoofer, whether the bar is wall- or shelf-mounted, and no matter where the sub is placed.
Built-in keyhole slots for easy wall-mounting; just one of a wide range of placement options.
Magnetically shielded for placement on or near any type of video monitor.
Compact 120 Watt wireless subwoofer features 6.5-inch downward firing poly-composite Dynamic Balance® woofer and flared J-port for big bass with low distortion.
State-of-the-art lossless wireless technology delivers absolutely instantaneous subwoofer response, so the subwoofer can be placed anywhere within 50-feet of the sound bar and deliver immediate deep bass satisfaction.
Includes: 6-foot Optical Audio Cable, plus analog audio cables, for quick and easy TV-to-Bar connection, Easy-to-master Remote Control (batteries thoughtfully included).
ENERGY STAR Certified.
All Polk products are made using the best materials and the most advanced manufacturing techniques. They pass the industry’s most exhaustive quality tests, including drop testing, extreme signal response and UV & salt exposure testing. Polk loudspeakers are built to perform for a lifetime.
|Total Frequency Response||40Hz-20kHz|
|Inputs||One optical; two .125 analog|
|Total System Power||280 watts|
|Wireless Connectivity||Bluetooth wireless technology with apt-X|
|Width||10 1/4" (26.04cm)|
|Depth||10 3/4" (27.30cm)|
|Height||3 3/4" (9.53cm)|
|Depth||2 1/4" (5.71cm)|
|Speaker Warranty||3 years|
|Subwoofer Amplifier Warranty||1 year|
Specifications, dimensions and features subject to change without notice. For more information call us at 1-800-377-7655 (USA and Canada). Outside of North America call +1 (410) 358-3600.
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by Jalil F, November 16, 201259 out of 69 people found this review helpful.
clear sound in very deep in loud bass and to connect to your home theater system was a breeze
there's nothing wrong with the system that I could find
I purchase this polk SurroundBar 5000 IHT. the sound that this system reproduce is simply exquisite it performs really well in low high and mid range the sound feels like its surrounds you the bass is much more deeper and very clean than other systems I was thinking of purchasing yes I would definitely recommend this system this company has always made very good audio and with this system there's no exception this system also has Bluetooth conectivity this is the first product in polk product line up to have bluetooth conectivity without this product my home theater would not be the same :)
by Dion , December 30, 201219 out of 20 people found this review helpful.
The sound is very clear and crisp with deep bass at the same time.
There's nothing wrong with this sound bar
I just picked up this polk SurroundBar 5000 IHT. I bought this sound bar because of the Bluetooth feature. I like how I can listen to my favorite internet radio stations from across the country thru my smartphone apps to the sound bar by turning on the Bluetooth on my smartphone and sound bar. I also like the heavy bass from the wireless subwoofer which is hidden behind my couch. I enjoy how i can program my cable remote to control the sound bar sound. This sound bar will give you the surround sound from movies, sports, or video games that you would get with a 5 or 7 speaker setup thru a receiver but without all the wires and cables running across the room. I would definitely recommend buying this sound bar for your HDTV to listen to the sound from your game console, Blu-ray/DVD player or cable/satellite box.
by Mark U., February 9, 201310 out of 11 people found this review helpful.
Compact; inclusive overall package (wireless subwoofer, remote control, Bluetooth, multiple inputs)
Sounds better with some sources than others; iffy Bluetooth connection; unreliable Dolby detection
I've had the SurroundBar 5000 IHT for almost two weeks as of this writing, and am on the fence about keeping it. I'd rate it 2.5 stars here if that were allowed, since my experience with it has been right down the middle... equal parts pleased and frustrated. Pleased: As others have said, the 5000 is dead simple to set up. Since that is usually a one-time chore, it needn't factor strongly into the overall impression the product gives, but it does indicate that thought has gone into the design and that Polk has prioritized flexibility in the feature set. It has three audio inputs, plus Bluetooth, and while I'd prefer two optical inputs instead of just one, at least the one is there. The unit is compact, attractive (as these things go, anyway), and generally does not call attention to itself. Sound quality is good for TV sources (but see below). I have been skeptical about the surround-sound capabilities of all-in-ones like this, but have been startled to in fact hear passable surround effects in some instances, for example while watching live sports. It won't knock your socks off, but it does enhance the experience. All in all, as the box promises, the 5000 does deliver sound "way beyond any TV speakers". Frustrated: That said, overall the sound quality is not what I had hoped for. This, of course, is my biggest disappointment -- and I am no audiophile. To my ears, the 5000 is lacking in the highs especially, being dominated by mids and lows. The result overall is a somewhat muddy sound, what I might call "thick" instead of defined. This isn't an issue for TV sources, really, since those are dominated by dialog typically -- and the 5000 acquits itself perfectly well for that. It does less well for movies, especially Blu-ray sources, which rely more on their soundtracks and overall sound design for impact. The sound isn't displeasing, really, but you're left with the impression that you've not gotten the full benefit of the soundtrack. And the unit's weakness at the high end fairly dooms the 5000 for music sources. Granted, you're probably less likely to use a sound bar for music than for TV and disc-based video, but it's still a use case and one where the 5000 comes up short. Here, unfortunately, it ends up sounding a bit like a boomy FM radio. The 5000 features Dolby Digital decoding, which is nice and does matter. However, the unit is not always reliable in detecting a Dolby Source and tends to fail over to PCM without much prompting. For example, if the audio source is a DVR -- which is quite common, I'd imagine -- the 5000 will lock onto the Dolby source readily enough. But fast-forward your video for more than a few seconds, cutting out the audio, and the unit will switch over to PCM and not resume Dolby when playback starts again. The only way to set things right is to switch to a different audio input briefly and then back, at which point the 5000 will recognize the Dolby signal and use it again. So if you want the full benefit of the SurroundBar's capability with your DVR, you have to keep the remote handy. You'll be toggling its audio input several times during any show. The 5000 also struggles a bit with its Bluetooth implementation. Being able to use it with a wireless source is hugely convenient, but marred by audio syncing problems that lead to frequent stutters and dropouts of the audio stream. I haven't been able to pin down any specific cause for this, and probably half the time I pair a device to the SurroundBar it doesn't happen. However I have experienced it with multiple devices, suggesting that the issue is with the 5000 itself. I never know whether I can rely on the Bluetooth connection, which is terribly inconvenient, and reduces the value of a feature that should be a primary use. Overall: I've taken more space describing the weaknesses than the strengths of the 5000, but it's not a bad product really. I wish it sounded better and were more reliable, but it does do perfectly well within a somewhat narrow range of uses. This range happens to be mainly what I purchased it for, and so on that basis I am considering keeping it despite the issues I mention. I have had a number of Polk audio products over time and have been happy with the performance and longevity of all of them. Knowing that, I am not unhappy despite a price that is arguably higher than the performance the 5000 delivers. But if you are a price-sensitive buyer, and/or the issues I've described seem important to you, you may find better options in the Polk lineup or from someone else.
by Steve, January 22, 20138 out of 10 people found this review helpful.
Good sound quality, Deep bass, Easy install, Great functionality.
Feels "cheap"? and light, PRICE, no hardware to mount to wall, Freezes everytime I try to program/learn the mute button.
Purchased around a month ago for 309.99 shipped from newegg.com. Received package and couldn't wait to hook it up. Upon opening everything I was thinking in my head, "dang, I'm glad I didn't pay close to $600 for the (MSRP)". I really thought the soundbar would be a lot heavier and same with the sub. Everything hooked up pretty easy, just trying to figure out how I can mount the bar under my TV without buying these aftermarket brackets, which would show between the space from the TV to the Soundbar. In the month of owning this product I've only ran into one problem.. When programing the "mute" button, system(soundbar) will freeze up and I can never get it to program/learn it.
by Robert D, March 22, 20132 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
It was very easy to set up. Very simple operation. And very stylish. Wireless Sub Woofer. And Remote can be programed to your TV remote.
I am not a fan of small remotes.
I recently purchased the Surround bar 5000 to hook up to my LED TV and DISH Network system. I had and opportunity to compare it to the Bose 1-2-3 System and found it to be much better sound. I was able to hear voices much better and the overall sound quality was much crisper. I am very happy with my new Sound bar and would highly recommend it to others. Oh yes. The price was much less then the Bose System.
by Kent, February 4, 20131 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
Sound, bass, ease of use.
Bluetooth not strong enough, does not work more than 5ft away. Constantly adjusting volume of both unit and sub.
Overall, it fits exactly what I wanted. A sound boost to my 50" tv sound, with the availabilty to connect via bluetooth to play additional music with good sound, along with easy connectivity, and limited wires. The overalll sound is good, the bass can overpower the soundbar, but it can be adjusted. I prefer too much than not enough. I am most dissapointed in the Bluetooth range. Any deveice more than 5 ft away does not work properly; the signal is constanly dropping. My other bluetooth devices work well over 20ft. Therefore, I feel the bluetooth technology is nearly inoperable, because my phone must be on the same shelf. The unit will turn on by itself if it recognizes the source sound, but the volume of the subwoofer and the unit need to be adjusted every time the unit is powered. Once the unit is on and adjusted I really like the sound. I have always enjoyed the sound of Polk products. If the bluetooth would actually be useful I would give it at least an additional star.
by Mike Petersen, March 14, 20130 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
placement of single cable hookup to tv if you use a monster cable you have to put some kind of spacers under the speaker to use it as there is not space needed to hook it in and have it sit down flat
great product for the money
by Jim Vickers, May 5, 20130 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
It looks pretty
I can't tell you because it did not have the remote.
by Mike, May 28, 20130 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Dish Joey controller work the Polk. Great sound for music in a large room using Dish Sirus and MP3 player.
Volume reference for subwoofer.
Incredible sound from such a small system! I have a Polk 5.1 system for our media room. This was purchased for a large ( 25x30) family room for mostly listing to music with some tv viewing... what a great subwoofer. We have Dish and like the fact that my wife has to use only one controller for the Joey. I would suggest one product improvement ...a volume reference for the subwoofer.
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