The only review/listening impression I could find was this one from CES:I have been researching the Z9F for a couple weeks now and have read the manual on it. The x9000F was just released yesterday but at being a 2.1 SB it doesn't really thrill me. I've been 2.1 before and now have a 3.1 and feel the difference is significant with the center channel. Of course at 3 Cnotes more for the Z9F it's not trivial. I do wish that it had 3 HDMI inputs on it as it leaves me short one that would satisfy everything that I have hooked to my TV. I'm getting close to pulling the trigger on a pre-order as the release date is the 15th but still have some reservations.
Still a little foggy as to how they are pulling off the vertical height without any top speakers however? It seems that some people at CES were quite impressed with the unit but of course there have been no "real" world reviews yet that I can find.
Yes, I had read that review previously and they don't seem to think it's too bad a unit. Personally I am not an audiophile but do like nice sound and effects. I would not be using it to listen to music. Just TV and movies from disc or streaming. I may wait awhile to see how it pans out or maybe not .The only review/listening impression I could find was this one from CES:
I suspect the Z9F will be great for movies, but there may be better options for music. The Z9F uses 3 full range drivers and their appears to be no porting to extend low range frequency response. The sub is also front ported, which implies they're using the sub to fill out the upper-bass/lower-midrange.
Your post is a little hard to understand. You don't say whether of not your getting a picture on your TV with the X700? You said you have no sound. I assume first off that you are switching the soundbar to HDMI 2 for the X700? Secondly if you are getting a picture on the TV but no sound then you need to go into the "settings" on the X700 and make sure it is set to output sound through the video/audio hdmi connector and not the "audio only" hdmi connector of the X700.Hi, I've bought ma ZF9 yesterday and have some problems with it. I've connected HDMI out grom3 soundbar to ARC in tv(55xe9305). Then I've plugged my Ps4 Pro to Hdmi1 and UHD Player Ubp-700x to hdmi2. As for Ps4 sound and visuals are ok. Unfortunatelly I have no sound from UHD player. Hdmi cable is ok, same as of soundbar input. I've tried to connect UHD visuals directly to tv and audio with second hdmi cable to soundbar and it worked but i don't want to use such method cause Ps4 is working normaly. Please help
I saw your post over in the 9000F thread on the problems. Guess you didn't get them fixed. I have a preorder in at Crutchfield for the Z9F at this point. Let us know your thoughts on the Z9F when you get it.just ordered this from BB, should receive by Friday. I currently have the HT-X9000F which I will probably end up returning due to some intermittent signal issues with both Dolby Vision and HDR10.
i did not. i have tried switching cables, etc. All my cables are certified premium at 18Gbps. I even have one that claims bandwidth up to 48 Gbps (Belkin Ultra High Speed). Funny thing is I had the HTST5000 as well at one point and had no signal issues using the same cables I'm using now.I saw your post over in the 9000F thread on the problems. Guess you didn't get them fixed. I have a preorder in at Crutchfield for the Z9F at this point. Let us know your thoughts on the Z9F when you get it.
Looking forward to your review.Pick up this last night at bb haven't watched a movie yet i will tonight, just listening to the tv content and casting utube it sounds decent, easy to set up to my sony 930e and fits perfect underneath it not compromiseing any picture loss. The demo disk played through the ps4 sounded really good, cant wait to crank it up tonight