How to Set Up a Sony Sound Bar

Updated February 21, 2017

The Sony Sound Bar and Subwoofer gives you surround sound without actually placing speakers around the room. This is going to save you from connecting wires throughout your home. The speakers inside the sound bar are able to emulate rear speakers to make it seem as if you are surrounded by the sound and music from the television. The connection and set-up should not take any longer than a few minutes, since the speaker set consists of only two pieces.

Place the Sony Sound Bar above the television, if at all possible. If you do not have an entertainment centre, you may need to locate the sound bar directly in front of the television or below it.

Connect the subwoofer with the Sony Sound Bar. There is an included wire that is inserted into the back of the of the subwoofer. The other end of the cable is inserted into the connecting port on the rear of the Sony Sound Bar.

Connect the red and white RCA cables into the "Audio In" port found on the back of the Sound Bar. It is possible to connect HDMI cables to the back of the Sony Sound Bar if you own an HD television.

Plug the other end of the RCA cables into the "Audio Out" port on the back of the TV. If using an HDMI cable, plug the HDMI cable running from the Sony Sound Bar into an HDMI audio port.

Turn on the television. You can control the audio level of the Sony Sound Bar with the volume buttons of your TV's remote control.

Things You'll Need

  • Sony Sound Bar
  • Subwoofer
  • Television
  • RCA connector cable
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