Originally Posted by liffie420
PS4, Sony UHD player and Smart TV apps from my tv, via optical out form the TV and its outputting PCM. I even tried using the Audio out hdmi on my UHD player as well, no matter the source, overall volume level never gets that high. For example I watched Sicario Day of the Soldado Tuesday, I was sitting at about 90% max volume, with center and surrounds both pegged at +10 and on a loud scene, with close up gunshots, sitting 5 feet from my tv and soundbar my MAX db was about 85 to 89, and that is with ALL the levels maxed out. It's really strange though, I know there is more headroom volume wise, I was watching the old Star Wars movies, and I had to turn the volume down to about 50% because it was way to loud. So I know it can produce more volume overall because I have heard it, but there is no consistency to it whatsoever. And I know movies vary in loudness, but in general usage, I have the volume at about 75% or 80% of max to get decent volume out of it. I have the most recent firmware, which is quite old at this point but it seems they are not updating the old 2016 Pro 7.1 anymore. I don't know I thought for what I paid for it, that I would get a lot more compared to the $125 Vizio bar I had before, which I NEVER maxed the volume out on. At this point I am thinking of either getting a JBL Bar 3.1 or maybe just breaking down and going with a full AVR and speakers, which I have kind of avoided due to space issues.
Try to connect the PS4, uhd player directly to the naka and set the PS4 audio to bitstream.
If you are connecting them to tv make sure that your tv is set to pass through in bitstream.
If your soundbar gets pcm input the sound will be muffled and you won’t get best out of it.
For eg: I connect my PS4 pro to the naka and then set audio to bitstream DTS and the naka arc to my tv’s hdmi in or arc.
I get naka displaying DTS this way for the apps ( like Netflix) or games in PS4.
You can also chose bitstream Dolby in PS4, then the naka will display Dolby digital.
If naka shows pcm then the sound is not good for me either.
Reach out to naka giving your exact setup , they will tell you how to maximize output with your devices. Initially I too had issues with sound but when I reached out to them through email , they gave me step by step instruction for the connections and voila everything was great after that.
Naka also has help guides for setup of each devices.
Moreover, if you are playing a dtsx blue ray through PS4 , ensure that while playing press the option key in the controller and select audio output to bitstream else the naka will detect multichannel pcm.
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