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  #2481416 11-May-2020 17:46
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Fair comment. My ceiling certainly isn't Atmos optimised :-) 

 

Sonos' argument is that their TruePlay optimisation will fix all those things  Maybe they re right... certainly our (corner of the L-shaped living area under a pitched roof) setup will be a challenge!

 

 

 

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  #2481464 11-May-2020 19:39
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I thought TruePlay was largely just an excuse to apply a smiley face EQ to their speakers...?

 

Or is walking around the room waving your iPhone going to fix the room issues for your sound bar now?

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  #2481465 11-May-2020 19:49
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Noels had a sale on soundbars last week. Got me a Samsung Q70r. Thinking about getting the rear speakers now haha


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  #2481474 11-May-2020 20:00
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I got this free with my TV

 

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/audio/home-audio/sound-bars/samsung-hw-r450-xy-hw-r450-soundbar/prod180912.html

 

 

 

then later added this to get rear sound (note speakers are hard wired to central box, central box bluetooths to above 2.1 sound bar).

 

https://www.smithscity.co.nz/tv-and-audio/video-and-home-cinema/sound-bars/samsung-2ch-wireless-rear-kit-9052781?gclid=CjwKCAjw7-P1BRA2EiwAXoPWA7FYE4KWR5yV8uJhbYS8P9hF3pSSCkshjDwPNh628hMojxraLtcJkxoCD50QAvD_BwE

 

 

 

I'm happy and get the sounds all coming from the right places.




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  #2481475 11-May-2020 20:04
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sqishy:

 

I got this free with my TV

 

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/audio/home-audio/sound-bars/samsung-hw-r450-xy-hw-r450-soundbar/prod180912.html

 

 

 

then later added this to get rear sound (note speakers are hard wired to central box, central box bluetooths to above 2.1 sound bar).

 

https://www.smithscity.co.nz/tv-and-audio/video-and-home-cinema/sound-bars/samsung-2ch-wireless-rear-kit-9052781?gclid=CjwKCAjw7-P1BRA2EiwAXoPWA7FYE4KWR5yV8uJhbYS8P9hF3pSSCkshjDwPNh628hMojxraLtcJkxoCD50QAvD_BwE

 

 

 

I'm happy and get the sounds all coming from the right places.

 

 

 

 

How are the back speakers? Worth the money?


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  #2481478 11-May-2020 20:07
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sqishy:

I got this free with my TV


https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/audio/home-audio/sound-bars/samsung-hw-r450-xy-hw-r450-soundbar/prod180912.html


 


then later added this to get rear sound (note speakers are hard wired to central box, central box bluetooths to above 2.1 sound bar).


https://www.smithscity.co.nz/tv-and-audio/video-and-home-cinema/sound-bars/samsung-2ch-wireless-rear-kit-9052781?gclid=CjwKCAjw7-P1BRA2EiwAXoPWA7FYE4KWR5yV8uJhbYS8P9hF3pSSCkshjDwPNh628hMojxraLtcJkxoCD50QAvD_BwE


 


I'm happy and get the sounds all coming from the right places.



You only got a 4.1 speaker system it looks. Where's the center channel?

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  #2481544 11-May-2020 23:17
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I have a Q Acoustics M3 soundbar, which is a fairly basic soundbar with HDMI ARC and bluetooth, and can be bought for about $600. It sounds good to my ears, but I don't have anything else decent to compare it with.

 
 
 
 


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  #2481603 12-May-2020 00:15
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Can you plug a powered sub into the QAcoustic bar?


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  #2481639 12-May-2020 08:00
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Dunnersfella:

Can you plug a powered sub into the QAcoustic bar?



Not with the M3. I gather you can with the model up (M4). The M3 does have a reasonable amount of bass without.

Edit: But the M4 also loses HDMI ARC, I think.

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  #2482920 13-May-2020 17:26
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sm1ff:
sqishy:

 

I got this free with my TV

 

 

 

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/audio/home-audio/sound-bars/samsung-hw-r450-xy-hw-r450-soundbar/prod180912.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

then later added this to get rear sound (note speakers are hard wired to central box, central box bluetooths to above 2.1 sound bar).

 

 

 

https://www.smithscity.co.nz/tv-and-audio/video-and-home-cinema/sound-bars/samsung-2ch-wireless-rear-kit-9052781?gclid=CjwKCAjw7-P1BRA2EiwAXoPWA7FYE4KWR5yV8uJhbYS8P9hF3pSSCkshjDwPNh628hMojxraLtcJkxoCD50QAvD_BwE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm happy and get the sounds all coming from the right places.

 



You only got a 4.1 speaker system it looks. Where's the center channel?

 

 

 

 

 

Back speakers seem OK, I hear different sounds in them and makes it more surround feeling with other musics/sounds etc.

 

Yeah 4.1 but I think they merge the centre into the sound bar L/R - I used to have 5.1 via DVD player and this new set-up sounds better.


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