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gd61 posted on Wed, Dec 4 2019 1:48 PM

Hi

First post here - so please be gentle!

I have just bought a LG C9 55”, an Axiim Link WISA transmitter and 2 x BL17, 2x BL18 plus a BL 19 secondhand during the Black week.

Everything plugs in and works fine – but I still have a few question I hope someone can share their experience on.

1: I am missing a Center Channel Speaker – as 5.1 sounds pretty silly (movies without dialogue)

I am considering a BL 7.1 with a BL Receiver 1 as one option – but is looking for any experience on how they will integrate sound- and connection-wise

Other option could be a Klisch RW-34C or Axiim’s own Center Channel. Sharing of any experience with these units will be much appreciated.

 

2: There seems to be a slight Latency issue – and the LG user guide is not very helpful in how this can be countered

There is a AV Audio Adjustment under Sound – but the Help speak about  a +/- setting, while the TV just has a numeric value.

I tried change the Sound Source from the Topset Box (a YouSee Humax box) from Bitstream to PCM and that seemed to help somewhat.

Best regards

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gd61:

Hi

First post here - so please be gentle!

I have just bought a LG C9 55”, an Axiim Link WISA transmitter and 2 x BL17, 2x BL18 plus a BL 19 secondhand during the Black week.

Everything plugs in and works fine – but I still have a few question I hope someone can share their experience on.

1: I am missing a Center Channel Speaker – as 5.1 sounds pretty silly (movies without dialogue)

I am considering a BL 7.1 with a BL Receiver 1 as one option – but is looking for any experience on how they will integrate sound- and connection-wise

Other option could be a Klisch RW-34C or Axiim’s own Center Channel. Sharing of any experience with these units will be much appreciated.

2: There seems to be a slight Latency issue – and the LG user guide is not very helpful in how this can be countered

There is a AV Audio Adjustment under Sound – but the Help speak about a +/- setting, while the TV just has a numeric value.

I tried change the Sound Source from the Topset Box (a YouSee Humax box) from Bitstream to PCM and that seemed to help somewhat.

Best regards

Thanks for posting I always did wonder if anybody have such a set up

I was thinking the same as yours with c77 instead

Did it sound strange without centre speaker?

Thanks

Vince
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gd61 replied on Wed, Dec 4 2019 2:14 PM

Well - if you are looking for a Stallone movie - without hearing his voice - this is the setup for you ;-)

Without a Center Front you are missing most of the dialogue - which sounds funny.

I changed the setup on the LG from 5.1 to 2.0 temporarily - so I at least can follow the plot! 

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Vince,

Please make sure you download the LINK app for iOS and Android. Update your LINK by going to Settings->Update.

This will enable audio mixing so the center channel content will be mixed into the two L/R main Loudspeakers. Email support@axiim.com for more questions.

 Thank you,

James

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gd61 replied on Thu, Dec 5 2019 10:40 AM

Hi again

I can confirm what Hammej wrote:

Updating to latest SW version in the Link App does indeed enable the Center Channel to be mixed into the Front Speakers.

So it Sounds OK now - even when the Audio on the LG is set to 5.1 - which effectively is 4.1

Thanks to Hammej for the notification.

It also seems like the Latency íssue is gone - or at least has become very small.

If that comes from the SW update or my change from Bitstream to PCM, remains to be checked later.

I am though still interested in any experience with a Center Channel Speaker - with or without BLR1 - put into the mix

Regards

Uffe

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If you are sitting dead center (and alone) in the hotspot between the two L/R speakers this workaround might be ok for you.

However, a phantom center channel (that is what you get) will never be the same as a good dedicated center channel.

 

You can get a BL7-4 for little money nowaday and adding a Receiver One would solve the problem.....if it is a problem for you, of course.

Wiuld match the BL18’s well.

 

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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Millemissen:

If you are sitting dead center (and alone) in the hotspot between the two L/R speakers this workaround might be ok for you.

However, a phantom center channel (that is what you get) will never be the same as a good dedicated center channel.

You can get a BL7-4 for little money nowaday and adding a Receiver One would solve the problem.....if it is a problem for you, of course.

Wiuld match the BL18’s well.

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

That’s why we need a wisa soundstage equivalent for this

We’ll keep waiting
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He agrees - but just doesn't think we'll get one anytime soon.

 

vlohjr1:
Millemissen:

 

If you are sitting dead center (and alone) in the hotspot between the two L/R speakers this workaround might be ok for you.

 

However, a phantom center channel (that is what you get) will never be the same as a good dedicated center channel.

 

 

You can get a BL7-4 for little money nowaday and adding a Receiver One would solve the problem.....if it is a problem for you, of course.

 

Wiuld match the BL18’s well.

 

 

MM

 

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

 

 

That’s why we need a wisa soundstage equivalent for this

 

We’ll keep waiting

 

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gd61 replied on Fri, Apr 24 2020 8:06 AM

Hi again

I just wanted to give a quick update on progress.

After good help from James at Axiim - the 5(4).1 setup worked fine, while i was waiting for a centre speaker.

I tested the BLR and BL 7.2 combo, but at the time it did not work.

I could not pin point the issue (LG, Axiim or BLR problem?), but it sounded awful, so I could return it with this option checked as "Tested - Not Approved".

I then looked around and settled for Klipsch RW-34C which seemed to do the job. But it took some work and waiting to get distributor to bring it to Denmark. Now it is here and it works fine. Speakers are not in final position - but sound (level and quality) is fine and I am a happy Bunny.

Still to be worked out are:

Sometimes updating the Axiim software is tricky and takes some attempts

Sound timing between speakers and TV sometimes seems drift over a longer session - easy fix by a reset

But I am sure that James and Axiim will get that worked out as well.

So all in all I am happy to have good powerful sound with flexible location - without introducing too many eye sores in the mix.

Regards

 

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