Originally Posted by taichi4
Is the compromise in terms of space utilization, or sound? What's your impression of the unit?
I'm just mostly reflecting on that you are trading convenience and a relatively cord free set up for the sound quality you would get from a receiver or separates + full range speakers across the board.
For a living/family room set up, the latter was not an option and I think I get more discrete located sound than I would from some of the popular Atmos soundbar options. Plus in my research they had a lot of their own tradeoffs and I would actually sacrifice features from my trusty Vizio soundbar.
Things that I don't love? Well I wish there was an OSD/Menu system so I could see more detail about the system set up, what the incoming source was, how it was output, etc. I am getting surround from an unexpected source, and while I don't mind it at all, I would like to figure out where in the chain it comes from. I think it's definitely a bit less musical than my other soundbar but it's been tuned for movies/dialog up front and I haven't done a lot of experimentation with it. I also wish you could completely turn off rather than just dim the LED display - since I have OLED and a pretty dark room at night, I'd love to get total black. But this is a minor complaint.
The dual sub configuration is nice, and it is rich deep bass for a soundbar set up. I definitely will consider a dual sub setup in my dedicated space down the road.
Other things I love about this vs some of the other popular soundbars is number of inputs, plus they kept both optical and coax digital ins, plus analog aux and BT. This affords a lot of flexibility.