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I've searched these audio forums and haven't found an official thread on this piece of equipment.

Official Site: http://www.lg.com/us/home-audio/lg-SJ9-wireless-sound-bar

Currently for pre-order on Frys and B&H-Photo-Video-Audio as of several days ago.

I've pre-ordered mine through Fry's and it's expected to be delivered next week. I plan on pairing this soundbar with my 65" LG B6. Will post opinions on it when it's set up next week.
 

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Kind of a letdown to see that this soundbar is only 5.1.2 and 500 watts...

When the new Sony one is 7.1.2 and 800 watts.
 

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Did you receive it yet? :D
 

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I too have a 65" B6. I'm really looking forward to your thoughts on this soundbar. I was going back and forth between the SJ, the Sony HT-ST9, and the Sony HT-ST5000. The SJ9 makes the most sense for me.

I've searched these audio forums and haven't found an official thread on this piece of equipment.

Official Site: http://www.lg.com/us/home-audio/lg-SJ9-wireless-sound-bar

Currently for pre-order on Frys and B&H-Photo-Video-Audio as of several days ago.

I've pre-ordered mine through Fry's and it's expected to be delivered next week. I plan on pairing this soundbar with my 65" LG B6. Will post opinions on it when it's set up next week.
 

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I too have a 65" B6. I'm really looking forward to your thoughts on this soundbar. I was going back and forth between the SJ, the Sony HT-ST9, and the Sony HT-ST5000. The SJ9 makes the most sense for me.
Hey there, just wondering why the SJ9 makes the most sense for you - because it is an LG and matches your TV?

I am in somewhat the same boat - trying to decide between the LG SJ9 and the Sony HT-ST5000.

In addition to trying to decide between the LG E7 and Sony A1E.
 

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Hey there, just wondering why the SJ9 makes the most sense for you - because it is an LG and matches your TV?

I am in somewhat the same boat - trying to decide between the LG SJ9 and the Sony HT-ST5000.

In addition to trying to decide between the LG E7 and Sony A1E.
Well from what I've read on CNet, etc, is that the SJ9 can pass 4k/HDR. That's the most important bit because I want to connect my Philips BDP7501 -> SJ9 -> 65B6. This way, I can pass atmos/truehd directly to the soundbar when playing 4K blurays while regular TV/PS4 will just output via ARC. I'm fine with this use case.

I'm a little hesitant still because LG's SJ9 page still says the HDMI input/output are 2.0 only and you need 2.0a to pass HDR. At least the HT-ST5000 product page specifically states that it can pass an HDR signal. Only time will tell whether or not the SJ9 can pass 4K/HDR. Really hope OP gets his soon! Just did a quick search and looks like BuyDig is selling these already! If the SJ9 can't pass HDR then, I'll back to the HT-ST9 and have all output via ARC. Not ideal, but not awful either.
 

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But you cannot output Atmos through ARC with your TV and the SJ9 doesn't support DTS HD Master. I think the Onky LS7200 is the best bet.
 

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But you cannot output Atmos through ARC with your TV and the SJ9 doesn't support DTS HD Master. I think the Onky LS7200 is the best bet.
I'm aware of the limitation. Looks like more online stores are carrying it. Can't bite the bullet without reviews though!
 

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Meh I bit the bullet. I confirmed with BuyDig that it was in fact in stock and ready to shop and not just a pre-order listing. Should have it soon! I'll report back with my impressions.
 

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Meh I bit the bullet. I confirmed with BuyDig that it was in fact in stock and ready to shop and not just a pre-order listing. Should have it soon! I'll report back with my impressions.
Pics, pics, pics when you get it! :p
 

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Well that was fast! Looks like it's waiting for me at home already. Helps that BuyDig is in NJ and I'm in NYC. What's especially nice is that I opted for the free shipping option. :) I'll post pics tonight. Really excited!
 

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Well that was fast! Looks like it's waiting for me at home already. Helps that BuyDig is in NJ and I'm in NYC. What's especially nice is that I opted for the free shipping option. :) I'll post pics tonight. Really excited!
Nice!

And I hope it sounds as "excellent" as one reviewer stated it did at CES.

My only concern is that it is only 500 watts.... and a 5.1.2 - when the new Sony is 800 watts and 7.1.2.
 

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Nice!

And I hope it sounds as "excellent" as one reviewer stated it did at CES.

My only concern is that it is only 500 watts.... and a 5.1.2 - when the new Sony is 800 watts and 7.1.2.
I live an an apartment with thin walls. There's no way I could even crank the SJ9 high enough to feel that 500 watts without my neighbors complaining. That Sony HT-ST5000 does look great though, but that price tag put it just out of reach for me.
 

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First Impressions

It came in a huge box that was mostly empty space. The sound bar was packed at the very top of the box with the subwoofer underneath. The subwoofer was flanked by two large pieces of styrofoam just for structural integrity.

The sound bar is deceptively heavy and does require two hands to handle. The grill on the sound bar is quite fine, but trying to shine a light through it barely revealed what the drivers looked like. The upward firing drivers were much easier to see. I have a feeling these will be hard to keep dust free.

As you'll see in photos, there's a remote, optical cable and cable ties. There are holes in the back of the sound bar for the cable ties/cable organization. The subwoofer is covered by cloth on all sides with the bass port in the back. The subwoofer cone is forward firing and is covered by a honey comb grill. I find this a nice touch since that'll keep my toddler's small fingers from reaching the comb.

The display on the soundbar is directly to the right of the center speaker. It's not apparent in the photo, but the display brightens when changing volume or changing settings, but dims after a bit.

I connected it as follows BDP7501 -> SJ9 -> 65B6P (to HDMI2 port, the ARC port). I can now definitively say that the sound bar can pass a 4K HDR signal! I'll test with a Dolby Atmos disc tomorrow.

I've watched a few movies and some TV along with listened to some hi-res music and this soundbar does a very good job. I've heard things that didn't hear with the internal TV speakers. The hi-res music I played sounded very good. I don't have a comparable set of speakers to compare it to, but I do listen to hi-res audio on my computer with a pair of Audeze LCD-XCs driven by an Apogee Groove. The detail from the soundbar was respectable!

Overall I'm really happy with this!
 

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So it's not blowing your socks off or a lot better than you expected?

Your initial review seems to be somewhat tempered...

Especially your statement that the detail is "respectable".

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So it's not blowing your socks off or a lot better than you expected?

Your initial review seems to be somewhat tempered...

Especially your statement that the detail is "respectable".

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Oh you misunderstand and apologies if I wasn't clear. This blew my socks off. The problem is this is my first sound bar and my only frame of reference are the built-in TV speakers, so I don't want to sound overly enthusiastic about this new thing that's obviously better than what I was used to. "Respectable" was only in reference to detail retrieval compared to the LCD-XCs.
On my TiVo Premier XL4, I changed audio output from PCM to Dolby Digital -- that made a huge difference. Fuller-bodied and more detailed sound! Hate to sound cliche, but a veil was lifted! :laugh:
 
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Thanks for your info. your take on the Atmos implementation would be great. Other soundbars like the Samsung use the bouncing against the ceiling - I gather the LG does not go this route.
 
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