5.1 PCM for Soundtouch 300

Quiet Contributor

Re: 5.1 PCM for Soundtouch 300

Hi Brandon
It's been a while now. Any official updates from the Bose software team?

Thanks
Ssingh
Moderator

Re: 5.1 PCM for Soundtouch 300

Hi Ssingh,

 

I do apologize, but there aren't any updates regarding this.

 

Best,

Brandon

Quiet Contributor

Re: 5.1 PCM for Soundtouch 300

Hi Brandon

I am myself a software engineer. I cannot understand why Bose is unable to confirm what their product supports or not?

Thanks
Audible Advocate

Re: 5.1 PCM for Soundtouch 300

Hi.

Is there still no answer to this question?

I have an Apple TV 4k connectet to the SoundTouch 300s HDMI in, which is set to LPCM.
I also get all channels when i play testfiles through Infuse.

In Apple TV settings is writen, that the best Quality gets reached with LPCM.

Thanks
Moderator

Re: 5.1 PCM for Soundtouch 300

Hi boern,

 

Thanks for the message.

 

My apologies in not following up.  The ST300 does support PCM 5.1 audio.

 

Best Regards,

Brandon

Audible Advocate

Re: 5.1 PCM for Soundtouch 300

Thank you for the answer!

So these are great news, because it means the SoundTouch 300 can do lossless audio.
(please correct me if I'm wrong)

Infuse on Apple TV 4k decodes True HD and DTS HD to 24bit, 48kHz LPCM and streams that to the Soundbar.
No Data gets lost, as it does when convertet to DD 5.1.
Friendly Fanatic

Re: 5.1 PCM for Soundtouch 300

"My apologies in not following up.  The ST300 does support PCM 5.1 audio."

 

This is _NOT_ true. If you play a testvideo with 5.1 channels and not using bitstream or passthrough but pcm, front left plays on back left also and vice versa. Same on right channels. So maybe the ST300 does play PCM 5.1, but not in a correct way. Still the worst audio system i've ever owned.