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HW-K650 and Two R1 Wirelss Speakers in 5.1 With KS7000 TV

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When using the K650 sound bar and two R1 Wireless speakers in surround sound mode over wifi with the latest firmware, The quailty of the sound K650 drops, sounds very muddy. As soon as you use the sound bar on it own, the sound bar improves. this is happening for a quite a few users.

 

can you help.

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@Monkfish wrote:

Thats a shame, but thanks for testing.


It works. 

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@abob36 wrote:

Well, I got the SWA-8000S for cheap as they were open box. I tried pairing them to the 650, but they never did so that's a bust. Kind of dumb that they wouldn't work. Oh well. I almost wish I had the 550 now...

 

Will return these tomorrow.


How do you know they don't work.  Maybe it's they way you tested it. Lol. 

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@abob36 wrote:

Well, I got the SWA-8000S for cheap as they were open box. I tried pairing them to the 650, but they never did so that's a bust. Kind of dumb that they wouldn't work. Oh well. I almost wish I had the 550 now...

 

Will return these tomorrow.


really? 

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Geez you guys really made me bust this thing out and try again. No it doesn't work. I followed the instructions to the letter. The rear speaker kit does not pair up no matter what I try. It definitely won't work in the app since it is not wifi enabled. 

 

You have instructions? Tell me them.

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It's things like this that suggested it was possible:

https://gibbyselectronicsupermarket.ca/product/samsung-hw-k650-soundbar-wireless-subwoofer-swa-8000-...

 

That seller seems to have live chat. Maybe you can ask them how they pair. Or US Samsung has live chat too. 

 

Probably though, they have a different firmware version in the US. Most likely so they can sell more R1s in the EU...

 

Now the question is... to keep the k650, with the hope of a firmware update(s) in the future to re-unify it with the r1.. will that happen though? Supply of R1s in retail shops in the UK seems limited, and no big retailers in Germany have them at all. Perhaps thats a normal post-nov/dec sales situation, but it might mean they are ramping up for the 2017 equivalents. In that case, what are the chances Samsung will update firmware for products they won't be selling? 

 

Not trying to be pessimistic - just trying to decide whether to return the k650, or keep, and hope they update the firmware, then find some r1s. 

 

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Hello everyone,

i just wanted to 'chip in' and say that I have exactly the same issue.
I have a KS8000 TV, HW-K650 soundbar and I have just purchased a pair of Samsung R1 speakers.

Trying to get the surround sound to work on (Wifi multi channel) is resulting in very poor, low volume, muddy sound quality. Speakers on 3111.1 /180R. Sound bar on 3108.9 / 0335.0R

Very disappointing. Only got this set up for Christmas. Not sure what I should do now?

 

Has Samsung actually said they have replicated the fault and working on an update?

David

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Well the workaround is to use an optical cable in conjunction with the wifi and you will get the decent 5.1 surround but you have to use the soundbar remote to control the volume. No one here thinks Samsung will fix the issue. I'm living with it as the sound is good now just have to use multiple remotes.

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Sorry, I might have missed it, but just to clarify - do you mean optical to televison, and hdmi passthrough to the soundbar? Or optical direct to the soundbar?

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

(asking, as my tv is an old stereo passthrough non-wifi model. Thank God Samsung have made our lives easier here...)

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Optical from the TV to the Sound Bar. Setup 5.1 sound on the multirom app and make sure the sound bar is set to Digitial in.

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@Monkfish wrote:

Sorry, I might have missed it, but just to clarify - do you mean optical to televison, and hdmi passthrough to the soundbar? Or optical direct to the soundbar?

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

(asking, as my tv is an old stereo passthrough non-wifi model. Thank God Samsung have made our lives easier here...)


If your TV has optical out, you run that to the soundbar. You then use the Samsung Multroom app on your phone or tablet and join the soundbar and radiant360 speakers to your Wi-Fi. Once you are able to see all your speakers in the Multiroom app, you can create a surround sound group.

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