Equipment: Nakamichi 7.2, Samsung UBD-M8500/ZA 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player, Apple TV 4K, Directv , Samsung 82MU8000
Upgrade to 3.2 went simply & flawlessly. Operation with all equipment was normal. The old original remote was (always) a pain and seriously lacks with FW3.2 so I got the new SSE remote (from Amazon) which is actually a pleasure to use. Drop the cash, you’ll be glad you did.
As good as I thought the Neural was on Atmos material, the new FW does make it even better. I did go through the first few days trying to compensate for an uneasiness in the audio. I finally realized it had to do with bass, a weird muffling. I further isolated it to mainly male voices. Memory finally kicked in to the previous experience with this. The bass crossover. Now, male voices range upwards from 85 or 100 Hz (depending on the source of information), with Barry White among the lowest at a reported 71 Hz. I’ve always been annoyed by splitting a voice between two speakers with lower half to woofer and upper half to midrange. I also don’t consider 110 - 180 Hz woofer or subwoofer material. Just my preference, yours may be different. So I reset the crossover to 110 Hz from the default 180 Hz as I had done on the previous FW upgrade and all is right in my world again.
As far as the Atmos performance from 4K UHD Blue Rays, Spider-man->Spiderverse [Sony] is terrific the entire disk. House With a Clock in Wall [Universal] also very good, a quick sampling of great immersive and localization audio for demo is chapter 16. GoG 2 is typical lame Disney audio, OK to listen to but wouldn’t use it as a demo. (I felt Disney audio improved at Ragnarok and Infinity Wars listening in Neural FW but don’t have time right now to drag them out now to test with the Atmos FW. )
Music much much better.
I don’t know if they used this upgrade to do other bug fixes but the problem with CEC not turning on the sound bar half the time seems to have gone away.
So, very happy with Nakamichi and FW 3.2 on the 7.2.
Last edited by DavAbq; 05-10-2019 at 10:37 AM.
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