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Pros and Cons
Pros5

Now i’m no audiophile but this system is just wow. Ever calibration works all the time, except when you place the rears out of the soundstage range. If you are looking for a room filling sound stage you may want to go with an avr.

The wireless subwoofer and detachable (and rechargeable) surround speakers transform the room quickly for movie nights and sporting events. The magnets that attach the true wireless sides are powerful.

Easy setup first of all. Easy set up and syncing with entertainment system. I am not tech savvy but it was pretty simple hooking it up after watching a few you tube videos.

To reiterate, the bass is amazing! The sub woofer is such great quality. The bass complements the sound and hits hard when it must!

The bar is nice and has a nice profile. It's nice but the drivers are a bit undersized for the price. There aren't many good atmos soundbars with legit wireless speakers. Had been for over 30years. Sonos arc, vizio elevate or samsung hw-q950t.

Cons3

At times it has errors on which interrupt the sound. There is considerable hiss and static in the detachable surround speakers. A charge lasts for around 3 or 4 hours before they start to crackle and need to be charged.

Sometimes it simply stops working and my sound switches back to the tv. This is when it required pulling power to reboot it. If the soundbar is plugged in, it says load and no sound comes out of it.

A supervisor said he doesn't know when they will refund my money.

Pros4

The sound is magnificent. Gorgeous sound. It looks good and discreet so the wife doesn't complain about it.

Dolby atmos is absolutely amazing as the sound travels off the ceiling and in various directions. x is in dolby atmos on disney+.

Dialog is pretty clear, and the dialog enhancement setting works well for the most part. It does an excellent job with voices, even without the voice mode enabled on the app.

The sonos app is very user friendly, it's really simple to setup. The instructions that come in the box are foolproof. Set it up through the phone app. New system software for android or apple comes out.

Cons1

Sonos arc is a pain in the *. What in the heck is up with this hassle?

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