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Dolby Atmos + Dolby Vision + SSE Firmware Upgrade
For Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 DTS:X (2018)
This firmware is strictly for Ultra 9.2 DTS:X (2018) soundbar system only.
Perform soundbar reset after the firmware installation is completed.
To get the best Dolby Atmos experience, we highly recommend using a dedicated media device connected to the soundbar via HDMI 2.0 (not HDMI ARC). To learn more, please visit: Best way to enjoy Dolby Atmos experience
Use an USB drive with the following requirements:
1. USB 2.0
2. Maximum drive size 32GB
3. FAT16/FAT32 file format (see HERE for how to reformat an USB drive)
Compatible USB drives we have tested:
Dolby Atmos MAT audio playback:
Some content devices output Dolby Atmos audio in "Dolby Atmos MAT" format, a new audio format that adds Dolby Atmos metadata into lossless pulse-code modulation (PCM) audio. The content devices are designed to prioritize internal buffering for high quality video when playing Dolby Atmos MAT contents. Therefore, the buffering process might cause random audio cut-outs. This is reported by various users with content devices that outputting Dolby Atmos MAT format:
The related parties are aware of the reported issue and we will continue to monitor for any future updates.
Firmware 3.2 with Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision & SSE
To enable full Dolby Atmos experience, connect Dolby Atmos-enabled devices to soundbar directly.
More Information, visit www.nakamichi-usa.com/best-dolby-atmos
To ensure best Dolby Vision pass-through performance, use soundbar HDMI 2 and 3 inputs (Processing Prioritized Ports)
New Improvements in Firmware 3.2
Improves overall system playback performance for better playback experience
Improves overall system compatibility for content devices (LG Blu-ray players, Direct TV and other Set Top Boxes)
Includes all the improvements in previous firmware (Firmware 3.1 released in Jan 2019. Read below for more details about Firmware 3.1)
Firmware 3.1 with Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision & SSE (Jan 2019)
Introduces Dolby Atmos format decoding over HDMI. (Dolby Atmos encoded in Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Atmos MAT)
Introduces Dolby Vision HDR format pass-through over HDMI.
Introduces Spatial Surround Elevation (SSE) technology for advanced audio processing.
Enables up-firing placement options for surround speakers with SSE technology.
Includes Dolby TrueHD format decoding over HDMI.
Includes Dolby Digital Plus format decoding over HDMI.
Includes Dolby Surround Upmixing for Dolby and PCM audio formats.
Includes 3 SSE modes for different audio soundscapes.
Includes HDMI-CEC One-Touch-Play option to enable or disable HDMI-CEC auto switching control.
Improves PCM audio performance with Dolby Surround upmixing.
Improves overall volume quality and loudness.
Improves 4K HDR video pass-through performance.
Improves audio playback performance
From time to time, the data transmission may not be 100 percent perfect due to multiple reasons such as network speed inconsistency and variable data bit-rate of the content. For streaming and broadcast content, video signal is always prioritized over audio, thereby causing potential intermittent audio drop outs for a very short period of time. This is especially prominent when it comes to any high resolution content, which requires more intensive processing power and bandwidth.
After the Dolby Atmos SSE upgrade, the soundbar is doing a much heavier load of processing vs before. The system is processing Video frames up to 4K with active HDR in real time (Dolby Vision and HDR10 standards with HDCP 2.2) and passing it thru to the TV. Concurrently, it is also processing and upmixing Audio from PCM, Bitstream, all Dolby or DTS codecs to 9.2.4 channels of audio. Layering on our exclusive Spatial Surround Processing (SSE) audio upmixing portion is especially computing power intensive as most content are only recorded in 5.1 or 7.1. When multiple devices are connected together in a chain, with each device feeding different audio and video codecs to the soundbar individually, the soundbar needs a few seconds to process and decode the signal properly. Every time when the user switches programming, stop, pause, fast forward or rewind, this entire process initiates again, thereby requiring time to initialize.
Please read the firmware upgrade instructions to ensure your soundbar is upgraded successfully with the latest firmware. Learn More >
IMPORTANT: Perform soundbar reset after firmware installation is completed.