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Sony ht - 5000 or Sonos Arc


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I asked this same question but except for 1 reply I heard nothing. So after listening to both ln the same shop I have decided on the Sony as it plays everything and I have got fed up waiting on Sonos making the LPCM update available. The Sony is also cheaper as it comes with a subwoofer. I wouldn't have bought the Arc without its sub in any case.


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Beware, sony built quality aint that good, in owners thread some are mentioning crackling of plastics after few hours of usage (heat expanding plastics - crackling sound)


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If you want Atmos / DTSX go with Samsung or LG flagship

I'm considering the Arc to replace my 2 year old Samsung, but I already have the 950T paired with one of two tvs that I own.


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For a strong atmos performance samsungs are pretty good , also the jbl has a strong following. The sony is supposed to be a good solid performer but as mentioned there were issues with earlier samples but i have no idea if these were resolved?
I own a Beosound stage, not strong with atmos but has brilliant build and sound quality, would expand your search and try to hear some of the others.

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