Originally Posted by MLM
I was drifting by here and was somewhat surprised to see the Slimstage thread alive and kicking . . a bit.
I'll just add my $.02 after quite a bit of experience. It's very hard to dial in the correct equalization for a unit like this because TV sound varies so much and is often just awful. But in an earlier post I suggested that you needed to lift the treble in order to make the unit sing. I'm more convinced than ever that this is the case and after lifting it twice since, gradually from the middle frequencies, I began to be really impressed with it. It's really quite special for a soundbar.
When you raise the higher frequencies, you may be tempted to think you've done too much (and one time I HAD done too much) but give yourself some time to adjust to the sound and you may be pleasantly surprised. After all, you can always turn it down.
I'm gonna give your recommendation a try. I've played with the EQ quite a bit, but focused primarily on the middle and low end to work on the subwoofer issue I had early on. I've bumped the highs up and down a few times just to get a sense of the range, but haven't spent as much time tweaking as I could. When I tried, the changes in channel sound drove me nuts. I'm probably going to find a middle ground for TV and tweak more for Blu Ray.
Forgot the mention the one quibble I have with the bar...It's sensitivity to remote signals. It turns on all the time when using other device or universal remote. Not a big deal, but the kids accidentally turn it on all the time when using the remote for TV or cable. I keep the volume down on the bar, so it doesn't come on at movie volume unintentionally.
I checked the soundmatters site recently and see they're still pushing that foxl portable speaker. I'm not sure if it's a legacy product too now, but if it's all they've got then I think they'll be dead in the water soon.