I have of course run the AdaptiQ measurement sequence..... All good. The system sounds fine and I can adjust the bass with the +/- tweak on the Bose Music app. However I am am not sure what this is doing. Maybe it sounds like an EQ thing rather than a level change? I would like to be able to tweak the Sub level up quite a lot (something to give me options up to +10dB relative) and I dont feel I have the control I need for that. I am not saying I would use the +10dB but I think I would look for maybe +6dB of it. Why do we not have more control of the system? Clearly the AdaptiQ is EQing the system and level stepping the components (I can hear it step the rear volume during the measurement phase). For all I know it might be time-aliging the sub to soundbar for best additive crossover point energy. The frequency sweep being used could provide impulse resonse and get to the time domain. But thats some serious work to automate that. So it's intelligent stuff so why can we not see the end result and tweak it? I am an audio systems design professional. I bought the 700 system because it was simply the best sounding bar I heard in the shops and I wanted a compact setup (for that I thank you). It sounds great in my room but I could make it sound fantastic with more access to it's DSP. If you know what you are doing then your ear/brain system is way better than a mic on your head..... So sub level control and EQ tweaks please!
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Ok so I have the Sub. If I turn it off, I can tell you that the low frequency capability of the soundbar alone is very impressive for the cabinet volume. You have nothing to lose I guess as you would always add a sub later. The Soundbar has a bass output (I have not tested that) so if you wanted to use a wired sub you already own or get something cheaper you could I guess..... (Edit... not you cant do that... see below) It is interesting that the manual makes no mention of the bass output jack .... An edit... I tested the Bass output jack. That's not analogue audio, or its not enabled. Anyway that is not going to work! Mark
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