Firmware  /  Shockwafe Pro 7.1 Firmware
Shockwafe Pro 7.1 DTS:X / ATMOS
Firmware upgrade

Version: FW35 // Last Updated: Oct 2020

Overview

Notes
Check the firmware version you are on
  • Switch soundbar to HDMI ARC input using remote. Press the INFO button a few times and the soundbar will display "FWXX"
 
If you do not have the latest version, please read this carefully before performing your upgrade
  1. The firmware is strictly for all versions of Shockwafe Pro 7.1 Soundbar System only.
  2. The firmware is downloadable on PC / Mac only.
  3. Please follow the instructions stated on the Installation Guide on this page to ensure smooth upgrade.
  4. It is crucial to perform a Soundbar Reset after firmware installation is completed. 
Download the latest User Manual & Quick Start Guide

firmware version Details

 

FW33 - July 8, 2019


New Features:

  • Further optimizes processing and playback performance of PCM 2.0 and LPCM 5.1 content
  • Includes all improvements in previous firmware (Firmware 3.2 released in April 2019. Read below for more details about Firmware 3.2)
Note:
  • To enable full Dolby Atmos experience, connect Dolby Atmos-enabled devices to soundbar directly. More Information, visit The Ultimate Dolby Atmos Guide
  • To ensure best Dolby Vision pass-through performance, use soundbar HDMI 2 and 3 inputs (Processing Prioritized Ports)
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.




FW32 - April, 2019


  • 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)




FW34 & FW35, Oct 2020


New Features: Optimized surround immersiveness for the ultimate cinema experience for any content. Surround Speakers effects enhanced All Channel Stereo - DSP to enhance surround experience for music, YouTube™ and any stereo content. Improve surround speakers volume meaningfully. Press the Stereo button. Dedicated wireless subwoofer frequency (DF) - A very small percentage of Nakamichi Shockwafe owners may experience wireless transmission interference between soundbar and subwoofer/surround speakers. Set DF to "ON" to resolve interference issues. Access DF from the SETUP button on the remote.

  • FW35 includes minor bug fixes for FW34





 

INSTALLATION (A Step-by-step guide)

Step 1. Preparing the USB Drive

  1. Important Specs for USB Drive: USB2.0; Max Drive Size: 32GB

  2. Plug an USB drive into your PC / Mac

  3. Reformat the USB drive to "FAT16" or "FAT32" format. Click here for instructions to reformat drive

Recommended USB 2.0 Drives.
To purchase, click a drive below

PC / MAC

Firmware Upgrade Tutorial Video
(For Mac OS Only - Coming Soon)
Important
  • Only drives with these specs will work: USB2.0; Max Drive Size: 32GB.
  • Do not remove USB drive or turn off your Soundbar while upgrading.
  • Do not plug USB drive into the Subwoofer(s).

  • If the soundbar display is stuck on UPG or upgrade is not performing, it means your USB drive is not compatible. 

  • If the soundbar is stuck permanently displaying UPG even after turning off, perform the following:

    • Power off the soundbar, plug in a proper spec'd usb drive with the firmware files, the upgrade will resume once soundbar is powered on.

DownloaD

 

By clicking Agree, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions. This will take you to the firmware download page. 

Frequently asked questions

 
I am on FW33, can I directly download FW35 to update?
  • Whether you are on a firmware earlier than FW33 or on FW34, you can upgrade your soundbar to FW35. To ensure a smooth upgrade, please follow the instructions on the Installation Guide carefully. 

The soundbar could not detect the USB Drive / The upgrade got stuck halfway. What should I do?

  • If the soundbar display is stuck on UPG or upgrade is not performing, it means your USB drive is not compatible. Only drives with these specs will work: USB2.0; Max Drive Size: 32GB

  • Be sure that USB drive is formatted to FAT16 / FAT 32. Click here for instructions on how to format the USB drive

  • If the soundbar is stuck permanently displaying UPG even after turning off, perform the following: 

    • Power off the soundbar, plug in a proper spec'd usb drive with the firmware files, the upgrade will resume once soundbar is powered on.

My soundbar system / rear speakers does not work after the firmware upgrade.

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