I recently bought a Q800A Soaudbar and have been pretty happy with it. As a result I decided to pick up the SWA 9500S rears to go with it.
Everything is connected and synched but the sound coming from the rear channels is incredibly low you basically have to put your ear within a foot of the speaker to hear much at all.
I’ve checked the firmware and it's up to date, the soundbar is showing that its receiving Dolby Atmos both from TV based apps (LGC1), and Xbox and I’ve even set the rear levels to plus 6 and they are still barely audible. I’ve tried powering everything down etc but no change.
Is there a fix for this ? At the moment there doesn’t seem to be any balance between the front and rear. I can’t believe this is how it’s meant to be as the rears are pretty much worthless at the moment.
Any help on how to fix this would be appreciated.
Hi Thanks for the reply, I’ve given the auto matching a couple of tries it doesn’t seem to have made a huge amount of difference. I’ll try setting everything back to default and go from there when I get time see if that helps. Thanks
Hi, do you have any update on this problem? I have the same issue, and the rears are just very expensive paper weights most of the time.
for me, it is the ambient sound (music and background sounds) that are almost inaudible…
certain films that can fling specific object based sounds to the rear do come out louder, but the upfiring speakers are still far too quiet to bounce off a ceiling.
this is in a small room, rears about 4 ft from my head… unacceptable.
Did you manage to get this fixed? I read that you should press the "gear/settings" button on the remote, select rear speakers and turn up the volume.
Make sure your sound mode is , game , surround or adaptive , standard mode has limited soundstage with atmos ,
Make sure your LG tv settings are correct ,
SOUND - SOUND OUT - HDMI ARC DEVICE
ADVANCED SETTINGS - DTV AUDIO SETTING - AUTO
MATCH SCREEN AND SOUND - OFF
SELECT HDMI INPUT - BITSTREAM
TV MODE SHARE - OFF
SOUND BAR MODE - OFF
DIGITAL SOUND OUTPUT - AUTO
EARC SUPPORT - ENABLED
And on xbox make sure 5.1 is selected and enable passthrough
I do have the same problem, so I tried to test atmos with an old xbox I have through hdmi in.
The rears sounded as expected when they were set to 0, then I tried them through arc with the rears set to 6 and they were extremelly silent.
So it seems to be a bug when the soundbar output atmos through arc unfortunately.