Can I daisy chain multiple sound bars together to create a surround sound from all angles in the room?

Chris_187

Estimable
Feb 7, 2016
1
0
4,510
0
I have an Lg sound bar with a sub. I want to know if I buy more sound bars, can I daisy chain them together? I want to use hardwire obviously, and for listening to music, I will just Bluetooth to one of the sound bars. How do I hook all of them together to play at the same time?
 

ssddx

Glorious
Moderator
technically yes. though unsure if you intend to go quadraphonic (one soundbar behind, one in front for 4.0) or 5.1 or some other odd setup. you did not explain in detail.

generally soundbars get paired up with two wireless rear speakers to fill in the rear channels. that is likely the better choice here. the whole selling point of soundbars is space saving not sound quality although it is true some do not sound bad at all.

if you wanted a true 5.1 from the start, going the whole receiver, 4 speakers, center speaker and sub route would have been better.

how to send signal? any 5.1 analog (6ch) output. or extract it from hdmi with one of these


working with active speakers and 5.1 is more of a pain than using passives with a receiver though
 

ssddx

Glorious
Moderator
technically yes. though unsure if you intend to go quadraphonic (one soundbar behind, one in front for 4.0) or 5.1 or some other odd setup. you did not explain in detail.

generally soundbars get paired up with two wireless rear speakers to fill in the rear channels. that is likely the better choice here. the whole selling point of soundbars is space saving not sound quality although it is true some do not sound bad at all.

if you wanted a true 5.1 from the start, going the whole receiver, 4 speakers, center speaker and sub route would have been better.

how to send signal? any 5.1 analog (6ch) output. or extract it from hdmi with one of these


working with active speakers and 5.1 is more of a pain than using passives with a receiver though
 
To get surround sound you would need some kind of surround sound processor to give you different channels for the sound bars. Your TV doesn't have this nor does the soundbars. There would be no advantage to using sound bars over regular powered speakers so it makes no sense.
There are passive LCR speakers for front applications that look like sound bars but require a surround sound receiver to process and power the three channels contained in the sound bar.
You could use a Sonos Playbar for the front three channels and two Sonos Play speakers as rears. They also have the Sonos Subwoofer. You would also need a Sonos Bridge. The Playbar connects to your TV with optical and the other speakers are wifi.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY