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Pros and Cons
Pros2

The new remote is probably the best remote control i’ve seen in a surround system. The backlit keys are also brighter so controlling it in the dark is a breeze. the menu utilizes the small led panel on the speaker strip to scroll through settings.

Ghz is the recommended frequency for a 5-fi router. Ghz is the most common 4.

Cons5

This soundbar still roars and it is far better than this nakamichi. This system lacks any directional audio detail. The center speaker is far inferior to my tv speaker and i am constantly shutting it off.

System has sync issues from bar to both subs. The subs crackle randomly even when no audio is being played. Bluetooth subs and side speakers lose connection for about 2 seconds.

After months with this unit, it is just unsatisfactory. That is why you see so many people trying to dump this garbage. Not one of the 3. Poor execution nakamichi.

The bass is the biggest disappointment. I'm very glad i returned it and went with the sony htz9f.

If i pause a movie it will take 3 to 7 seconds to get sound again after hitting play. If i fast forward or rewind the movie it takes 5 to 10 seconds for the sound to come back on. When you rewind 10 seconds it is pointless.

Pros4

The bass ext really adds a solid low end.

The yas 209-bl has great bass and a clear, smooth tone for our living room. It has a subwoofer output to add any sub rather than a prepackaged setup. Bluetooth sub is of heavy quality and sound bar is very long with 2 hdmi and a usb.

Yamaha sound control works with hdmi arc and hdmi cec signals. Set up by downloading the yamaha app and downloading the firmware update in the process. I have a samsung tv, but i stream using a roku.

The audio quality is amazing compared to * built-in tv speakers, but don’t expect it to compete with some cinematic 7. Surround sound. There are multiple sound settings such as tv, movies, music that adjust the sound output for optimum playback.

Cons3

Sounded like static in a tin can. Could not distinguish guitars or riffs on any of the presets. I can't get the controls on the bar or remote to do anything, i have to unplug the bar to shut it off. The info button does nothing.

There's what looks like a wi-fi light on the top. The app is horrible and you expect them to set it up with this app? Still no connection to the iphone. Can't get phone app to work either.

The sound out of the sound bar tends to be very muddy. At this point the app is useless since it can't find the soundbar. No real improvement from the tv's speaker quality.

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