Originally Posted by nadavar
I kind of feel the same as you.
Just wondering what settings you settled on, if others have settings that they're happy with that would be interesting as well.
I do dsp off, b5, tr6, sr7, sb7, Dolby surr
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My settings are similar dsp off b4, tr5, sr7, sb8, dolby surround, and SSE 3.
I can't figure out how to change the SSE settings. Does anyone know?
So i woke up this morning and turned on the soundbar and watched a few things to see if maybe I had an extreme case of ear fatigue last night... Nope.. the sound just isn't as good as before. Previously my room would be full of sound. a very full fat rich sound. Now it sounds like I have a loud center speaker and some some small surround speakers to 'compliment' the sound if that makes sense.
Next to my living room is my kitchen and before the update when I went in the kitchen I could still hear that full nice sound. I was always surprised how good it sounded even from the kitchen. Now when I'm in the kitchen what i hear is sound coming from the center channel and on surround effects or the movie score it's painfully obvious that the right or left rear speaker is doing something, very localized. It feels like there is a void between the tv and my couch.. it's not being 'filled' as much as it was before.
I don't think anything is malfunctioning. The individual sounds themselves are quality. The system still sounds "good" so I'm not bashing the update.
I feel that whatever processing they are doing now to accommodate the introduction of atmos is perhaps inadvertently applying a filter and watering down the signal before it's output to the speakers. I don't want to say the system sounds cheap but it's definitely a 'cheaper sound' than before. I'm quite surprised not many have mentioned this. It was quite obvious to me.
The dialog itself does sound better but I think that's because I was used to the neural x dialog which was a little less pronounced than other modes in the previous firmware.
I'm going to contact Nakamichi and see what they say. Most likely I will probably downgrade to the previous version even though it means giving up atmos.