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post #331 of 341 Old 11-09-2018, 06:40 AM
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I came somewhat late to this combo but I can fully support more or less everything what Mark said.


I have tested a number of soundbars in the recent past, including Sony's HT-ZF9 (which sounds surprisingly bad to me given the overall positive reviews), Bose's ST300 (which has a serious HDMI bug and a sort of "Auto-Gain" function that cannot be disabled), Samsung's K950 (strangely balanced rear speaker levels, only correct in Atmos mode), plus some others.


I recently got a MS650 for a very low price that sits in the bedroom. I was surprised how good this thing sounds, even without a sub and especially for voices and music. So I have the MS750 a try for the living room and today I added the SWA-9000S rears (that I had already in use along with the MS650) and the SWA-W700 sub. And that sub really really makes a hell of a difference. With movies as well as with music, this set very clearly outperforms all other systems that I had here, including Samsung's K950. Yes, you do sacrifice Atmos, but it's exactly as Mark said (at least for me) - the advantage of Atmos can be used occasionally only, while the huge difference that this sub makes is present all the time.


One question I have: SWA-8500 and SWA-9000 - does anyone know if there are any other differences than the wireless dongle that is shipped with the SWA-9000? From what I can see, the speakers also also the base unit are absolutely identical. Since the SWA-W700 already comes with a wireless dongle, I am thinking about getting the (approx 50 bucks cheaper) SWA-8500, hoping that it will pair with the dongle from the SWA-W700 the same way as the SWA-9000 would and where I would have no need for the dongle that comes with it.


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I have ordered & waiting for my unit to arrive..

In the mean time, may I know if the smart mode function uses the 2 up-firing channels at all? What if I added the 2 rear surrounds, will smart mode uses them as well? I can't seem to find any info on this.. thanks for your help!!
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I have ordered & waiting for my unit to arrive..



In the mean time, may I know if the smart mode function uses the 2 up-firing channels at all? What if I added the 2 rear surrounds, will smart mode uses them as well? I can't seem to find any info on this.. thanks for your help!!


Only Surround and Sports modes I believe. Smart mode interprets the source audio, then uses the appropriate channels.
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Only Surround and Sports modes I believe. Smart mode interprets the source audio, then uses the appropriate channels.
Thanks for your swift reply!!

So I guess if I only use smart mode, it will perform mostly like the ms650 then, since the top firing speakers will be idling.. quite a waste & not very smart..

How i wish I know the exact format that smart mode will output for a 2.0 or 5.1 source audio.. just like what we know for the rest of the sound modes..
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Thanks for your swift reply!!



So I guess if I only use smart mode, it will perform mostly like the ms650 then, since the top firing speakers will be idling.. quite a waste & not very smart..



How i wish I know the exact format that smart mode will output for a 2.0 or 5.1 source audio.. just like what we know for the rest of the sound modes..


I posted a pic of that info some time ago. You’ll have to search back a bit though.
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In a previous post someone mentioned that the SWA 700 subwoofer uses a passive radiator. Passive radiator is closer to ported than it is to sealed. Everything I have read suggests that the SWA700 is sealed and does not use a passive radiator.


Can anyone clear this up for me please.
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I got the SWA W700 for $287.94 from BB after a price match with Amazon. I can probably set it up tomorrow or Saturday. The demo at BB was convincing.
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I got the SWA W700 for $287.94 from BB after a price match with Amazon. I can probably set it up tomorrow or Saturday. The demo at BB was convincing.
Good deal

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Does anyone know if the SWA-W700 comes with a grill? We have a very inquisitive doggie that likes to chew on things
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Does anyone know if the SWA-W700 comes with a grill? We have a very inquisitive doggie that likes to chew on things


It does not come with one so you would probably have to buy one. Or you can just turn this speaker side towards the wall.
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Hey guys hoping you can assist me!!

I have purchased this soundbar (no subwoofer) and have also purchased a Samsung NU8000 tv. Both will be getting delivered today.

I will be connecting the soundbar to TV via Hdmi ARC ports.

My question is should I plug my PS4 Pro into soundbar or tv?

The nu8000 supports Dolby digital 5.1 via arc. I only have single soundbar setup (I will not be adding more speakers or subwoofer).

Given I only have the single soundbar, audio wise, will it make any difference if I connect the PS4 into tv or soundbar?

Also, what audio settings should I choose on PS4? LPCM or Bitstream Dolby/DTS? I know this soundbar only accepts 2.0 LPCM and I am just confused which setup/settings would be best.

Thanks in advance!!
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