LG SN11RG Owners Thread

CaroleBaskin

Active Member
@Kiwijar The thread has gone adrift to other sound bars like the Q90r, so forgive me when I ask; The SN11RG is what you're talking about?
 

Kiwijar

Active Member
@Kiwijar The thread has gone adrift to other sound bars like the Q90r, so forgive me when I ask; The SN11RG is what you're talking about?

Yup, trying to keep it on topic lol.

Also just watched up to the end of The Mines of Moria in the Lord of the Rings and the only time I may have noticed slightly muffled voices was once in the Mines when Gimli talks. But because that was the first and only time I chalked it up to the sound mix more than anything
 

CaroleBaskin

Active Member
That's great news. Is this after changing to the latest firmware or your general experience throughout?
 

Kiwijar

Active Member
That's great news. Is this after changing to the latest firmware or your general experience throughout?
General experience throughout. I'm pretty sure I'm on the latest firmware, but wasn't here to see if it updated or not.

I have experienced the same dropouts Talkshowchris experienced, however I could only test one of the same movies he had it on. But it was barely noticeable (For me, his may have been worse and/or his tolerance for it might be less than mine) and had I not been looking out for it, I may have not heard it at all.

But overall I have not experienced any of the issues others have complained about here. I do not have a Switch or an ATV though, but it seems the 5.1 sound being played out of the sides and not the rears may have been fixed.

All my movies are either streamed through my Emby server through a Nvidia Shield Pro plugged directly into my LG C9 or through 4K discs on my Xbox One X.
 

dazzlex

Active Member
Anyone with only ARC (not eARC) that can confirm 5.1 plays properly out of the rears after the fix? I only have an LG C8, so no eARC here.
I have the Panasonic FZ802 tv ( arc only ) and the rears do activate with 5.1 movies with my HDD that I put movies on ( 5.1 / Atmos / dts-x ) all work fine from the HDD and 4k discs. ( Also have the current firmware installed)
 

lgans316

Distinguished Member
Today was at my friend's place (the only friend I socialise with during this period). He owns a mid.range Wharfdale 5.1.2 package driven by Onkyo AVR. Nice tight bass at low volumes and that sound fidelity was music to the ears. Now I really really miss my separates. :(

Soundbar is not bad but man it's a no contest.
 

Rizvan

Well-known Member
Today was at my friend's place (the only friend I socialise with during this period). He owns a mid.range Wharfdale 5.1.2 package driven by Onkyo AVR. Nice tight bass at low volumes and that sound fidelity was music to the ears. Now I really really miss my separates. :(

Soundbar is not bad but man it's a no contest.
Yep.... and with the amount of issues people seem to be having across most of these high-end Atmos sound bars... the AVR route may prove less troublesome. :p
Is there no way you could go down the AVR route? ;) Not even down the SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 package route with Prime Elevations? ;)
 

CaroleBaskin

Active Member
I moved to an Arcam AVR and that has bugs too :facepalm:
 

CaroleBaskin

Active Member
I am just soooooo glad that my setup is now stable after moving to a AVR + Speaker setup. :)
Glad you got it sorted, have you considered 9.1.4? :rotfl:
 

Rowns

Active Member
Hi guys, loving my SN11, so glad to have it back.

I’ve been playing around with different audio formats on my PS4 Pro/Xbox One X, and I’m at a loss to what is causing the lack of bass through the rears.

I’ve managed to get the rears firing as I’d expect by enabling Atmos on the Xbox, this isn’t ideal as the implementation on the Xbox is terrible with audio drop outs (not the bar’s fault) but the bass is back in the rears when this is enabled.

I then tried 7.1 uncompressed, again plenty of bass, but the channels didn’t seem right, no matter which direction I threw a grenade behind me, it only exploded out of the rear right speaker, even when the grenade exploded to my rear left, I’d only hear it from the rear right.

Finally I went back to Dolby Digital, it sounded awful, all bass drained from the rears, I don’t understand what’s causing this? any ideas?

I’m happy that I’ve almost managed to resolve the issue myself, but I’m struggling with why this is happening. I repeated the tests on the PS4 (minus Atmos) and Dolby Digital was the same, however 7.1 uncompressed seemed to be working correctly. It’s all a bit bizarre.

**Update** Not convinced PCM is working correctly on the PS4 either, just done some further testing and the rear sounds are coming from the sides with PCM enabled. There also appears to be the mixed rear side too, tested it with 5.1 & 7.1. Bizarre that it seems to be with the games consoles.

Sorry for the long post. 🤭
 
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Bixopapao

Standard Member
Hi guys, loving my SN11, so glad to have it back.

I’ve been playing around with different audio formats on my PS4 Pro/Xbox One X, and I’m at a loss to what is causing the lack of bass through the rears.

I’ve managed to get the rears firing as I’d expect by enabling Atmos on the Xbox, this isn’t ideal as the implementation on the Xbox is terrible with audio drop outs (not the bar’s fault) but the bass is back in the rears when this is enabled.

I then tried 7.1 uncompressed, again plenty of bass, but the channels didn’t seem right, no matter which direction I threw a grenade behind me, it only exploded out of the rear right speaker, even when the grenade exploded to my rear left, I’d only hear it from the rear right.

Finally I went back to Dolby Digital, it sounded awful, all bass drained from the rears, I don’t understand what’s causing this? any ideas?

I’m happy that I’ve almost managed to resolve the issue myself, but I’m struggling with why this is happening. I repeated the tests on the PS4 (minus Atmos) and Dolby Digital was the same, however 7.1 uncompressed seemed to be working correctly. It’s all a bit bizarre.

**Update** Not convinced PCM is working correctly on the PS4 either, just done some further testing and the rear sounds are coming from the sides with PCM enabled. There also appears to be the mixed rear side too, tested it with 5.1 & 7.1. Bizarre that it seems to be with the games consoles.

Sorry for the long post. 🤭
I've been playing the last of us PS4 with 7.1 and have no issues. All sound looks fine. But on the actual game you can position the speakers the way you like.
 

Rizvan

Well-known Member
Hi guys, loving my SN11, so glad to have it back.

I’ve been playing around with different audio formats on my PS4 Pro/Xbox One X, and I’m at a loss to what is causing the lack of bass through the rears.

I’ve managed to get the rears firing as I’d expect by enabling Atmos on the Xbox, this isn’t ideal as the implementation on the Xbox is terrible with audio drop outs (not the bar’s fault) but the bass is back in the rears when this is enabled.

I then tried 7.1 uncompressed, again plenty of bass, but the channels didn’t seem right, no matter which direction I threw a grenade behind me, it only exploded out of the rear right speaker, even when the grenade exploded to my rear left, I’d only hear it from the rear right.

Finally I went back to Dolby Digital, it sounded awful, all bass drained from the rears, I don’t understand what’s causing this? any ideas?

I’m happy that I’ve almost managed to resolve the issue myself, but I’m struggling with why this is happening. I repeated the tests on the PS4 (minus Atmos) and Dolby Digital was the same, however 7.1 uncompressed seemed to be working correctly. It’s all a bit bizarre.

**Update** Not convinced PCM is working correctly on the PS4 either, just done some further testing and the rear sounds are coming from the sides with PCM enabled. There also appears to be the mixed rear side too, tested it with 5.1 & 7.1. Bizarre that it seems to be with the games consoles.

Sorry for the long post. 🤭
It happens with the Apple TV 4K too, which I use most of the time.
Any 5.1 LPCM content, the rear surrounds get re-directed to the front wide L & R speakers.
 

Bixopapao

Standard Member
It happens with the Apple TV 4K too, which I use most of the time.
Any 5.1 LPCM content, the rear surrounds get re-directed to the front wide L & R speakers.
What happened to me few times is the center channel coming on one of the rears, but it's fixed by restarting the soundbar. Apart from that not had any problem.
Sometimes notice dialogue a bit muffed too with Atmos only.
 

Rowns

Active Member
I've been playing the last of us PS4 with 7.1 and have no issues. All sound looks fine. But on the actual game you can position the speakers the way you like.
TLOU2 is brilliant, I only wish I had this system when I played through it.

Do you have any other games you could test? I’m just downloading BF1. I’m wondering if it’s game specific. MW2 sounds terrible, either all front sound or hollow rears. I know the TLOU2 had full 7.1 support, so you would like to think it works perfect, gunna boot it up now. 👍
** Just tried TLOU2, it sounds much better, still feel the bass is lacking at times though. If you place it on Movie instead of standard, you get all the rear bass, but it’s just too in your face everywhere else.**
 
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CaroleBaskin

Active Member
I own an Arc Bundle and not had 1 issue of any kind with lip sync , drop out or Sound , it's very impressive.
I moved to an earlier firmware and now agree it's rock solid.
 

damo09

Well-known Member
How much are a pair of rear speakers worth for this model. Lg have replaced mine as they were scuffed when I got the unit. Now I have the replacements and they have asked me to dispose of the others..
 

CaroleBaskin

Active Member
@damo09 Their worth is subjective because at the moment they're not a standalone option. In South Korea they have a separate kit but I'm unsure if that's at retail just now, or ever will be. Other issue is working out if they will work at all with other LG sound bars from the same series.
 

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