Just found this on slickdeals front page, Nakamichi black friday deals.
Also found this hater in the comments section, doesn't sound like his settings are correct, perhaps still on the pre-atmos firmware, honestly, a bit offended saying us owners are impressed with the "surround" noises and doesn't know anything about audio quality
eqzitara ( 34 eqzitara is finding his bearings ) Nov. 17, 2019 at 1:54pm
Quote from SplendidStep9957 :
A $1000 Soundbar can never be a full discreet system. This is a good middle point between a high end soundbar and a middle ground full-discreet system with a receiver. I don't see how having just a soundbar can compete with two full size subwoofers and surround drivers.
Because people are impressed with the "surround" noises.
But they are sacrificing the Center/front speakers. The "soundbar" part of it is like ridiciulously skinny and it in fact has 5 speakers in it. This might be good to someone upgrading from like a $200 soundbar but vocals/front speakers are god awful.
eqzitara ( 34 eqzitara is finding his bearings ) Nov. 17, 2019 at 11:10am
Quote from rajnirdiv :
I just got 9.2.4 for my home which has 17" high ceiling...I know atmos doesn't work mostly with that height but i am just looking to set up an audio system first time at my home with in a budget to improve movie watching experience and hope this serves the purpose !!! Else i can return it anyway !!
Atmos doesn't work at all. Your situation is bad for bounce speakers but.. Its got no BOUNCE speakers. There is just 1 speaker in each of those. Its "simulated" like its something to do with pitches and timings... or whatever.
Like if you listen to a demo reel. If its playing just overhead noise. You can kind of tell but if your speakers need to output anyother sound it loses the effect. Its pretty bad. Meaning you can kind of here it in a demo reel - in any real world test it will fail.
If you want atmos speakers - you can use ELEVATED speakers[or normal speakers on a tilt mount] on the side or front/rear walls. You mount them like X feet on walls so they face the couch.
Of course, that means you need to use a receiver, and distinct speakers but... bounce speakers are never ideal and with 17" high ceiling you wont get results.
eqzitara ( 34 eqzitara is finding his bearings ) Nov. 17, 2019 at 11:35am
Quote from jefflam79 :
If you have to have a self powered sound bar this is about as good as they get. Still no match for a full AVR and larger speaker set up though. But a full system is much larger and more expensive so pick what is best for your room, budget, sound goals.
No man. Its really not. Even ignoring that it doesnt actually output atmos.
Its not a good sound bar. Its a good rear/ surround/ subwoofers. The soundbar part is awful. Its like a $200-$300 soundbar but 80% of the audio's "importance" comes out of front/center. Audio is actually more distinct coming from rears/surrounds.
I would recommend a $1000 soundbar [especially if you can upgrade it] any day of the week over this $1000 + 7 piece set. "More sounds" is not better then "quality sound."