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Nakamichi - Shockwafe 9.2.4-Channel 1000W Soundbar System with Dual 10" Wireless Subwoofers and Dolby Atmos - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Atmos? Not quite, but amazing surround.

    Posted
    Gears
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I bought this and ended up returning it. I have a 7.1.4 in my theater, but thought this would be an upgrade for my living room. It’s a pretty good sound bar system, the best part about it is the 2 10” subs that provide incredible bass. The other good thing about it is that it has a bunch of HDMI inputs and handles all your devices as a receiver would. Now, the reason I returned it and the downside. There’s a delay with the audio decoding every time a new signal is sent to the sound bar. Example: I was playing Kong: Skull Island to demo and it takes a good 1-2 seconds to accept the signal and play the audio. I read the manual and they mention that since it’s processing so much data at once, there will be a delay with the audio coming through. It’s really strange and annoying. There should be a way to buffer everything all at once and then play. If you all know how Kong Skull Island starts, (planes shooting and flying overhead as soon as the movie starts) then you’ll know why this is annoying. The other downside and dealbreaker was that the system isn’t a real 9.2.4. The rear and side speakers do not have upfiring tweeters. They are a 2 way speaker and to get the Atmos effect, you have to position the actual speaker to point at the ceiling. This is done by placing the speaker on its side and pointing it upwards. To get 9.2.4, the manual states to put it in a hybrid mode so half the sound goes up and half the sound towards the listener. But doing this produces the same exact sound as height/side and rear height/rear. I could have done 7.2.2, with rears level and sides as height, but the audio delay thing got really annoying. It’s a really awesome direction for subwoofers to go in, especially adding 2 subwoofers. It needs a little more refinement. Better processor and upfiring tweeters in the speakers. And they should make them all black for the sides and rear. Anyway, that’s my take on it. If you’re gonna rock just a 9.2, this is pretty awesome, but don’t expect great Atmos.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I was skeptical, but sounded better than expected

    Posted
    Gopi
    • My Best Buy® Member

    To be honest, I have never pondered so much before buying anything online, as I did with this purchase but I am glad to say it worked out well at the end :) . We have a large living room (> 800sqft) and our old Vizio wasn't cutting it anymore which is why I wanted to upgrade. I also lacked the time and knowledge to research and build my own 9.1 home theatre system so decided to with the Nakamichi soundbar after reading all the reviews. As far as the product goes, the soundbar quality is quite impressive. Just the soundbar itself, without the rear speakers, sounded great and when the whole system was assembled, we loved it. Had a few issues with the initial setup but the helpdesk team was prompt with their responses and helped me figure out the right setup. It also comes with an impressive remote which is fairly simple to operate and very functional. The setup was fairly simple, and 6 months on, we are quite happy with our purchase. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for a music system for a large living room. Also, would recommend upgrading to 4K Roku if you really want to enjoy Netflix and other streaming services. if there was a downside, I guess the biggest downside for me was that it doesn't play well with Google assistant. Also,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much Better Than I Expected

    Posted
    Marie
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased the Nakamichi 9.2.4 Soundbar after my 4 year old Vizio 5.1 Soundbar from Costco died. With absolutely no help from anyone at Vizio (this was a fairly expensive soundbar when I bought it and 4 years is not very long) I started looking on the internets for a soundbar that was a little better. After almost settling on the Sonos system I just couldn't get around how many bad reviews I saw on various websites that carry that particular soundbar. A fear of committing to that price tag kept me looking, until I read an off-hand comment by someone who mentioned Nakamichi. To make a long story short I went down that rabbit-hole of information and happily bought the 9.2.4 Shockwafe. Let me tell you that everything just works on that soundbar...I have absolutely no wires showing anywhere and the first time we watched Jurassic Park with that soundbar all doubts in my wifes mind were put to rest. I didn't expect a whole lot but when I titled the two satellite speakers to point towards the ceiling I couldn't believe the rain in Jurassic Park sounded like it was coming from the ceiling. Fantastic!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    Posted
    Dice
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This is my second purchase from Nakamichi . I previously had the 7.2 shockwafe and recently purchased the 9.2 and couldn't be happier. The 9.2 is a step up from the 7.2 in overall sound especially with the recent atmos update. . Nakamichi has great response and customer service and responds very quickly to any issues or questions. They sent me out a replacement speaker at no charge in the past for my 7.2!. I have a xbox1x and nividia shield paired up with the 9.2 and it sounds awesome! Setup is easy i would recommend the shockwafe forum on AVS site for tips and current upcoming software info. I do believe this is the best current soundbar combo available for overall price and sound. I have owned sony and Samsung in the past and the shockwafe is hands down better. Plus Nakamichi has free software updates ..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing system

    Posted
    mnor77
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I originally purchased the 7.1Ch system for my bedroom and was so impressed with Nakamichi's prompt and courteous customer support that I purchased the 9.2Ch system a few months later as my main sound system in our living room for double the bass, larger subwoofers, and two extra rear speakers. It was well worth the upgrade. When using premium audio formats, the Nakamichi 9.2 sounds like you're in the movie. Aside from the spectacular sound quality, I particularly like how the soundbar conveniently displays the audio format you've switched to when flipping between Dolby, DTS, and Dolby Atmos. This is a fantastic buy for anyone who wants an all-in-one solution without having to purchase a receiver and individual speaker units.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the Money

    Posted
    Alexa
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This system is very powerful, it doesn't leave anything to be desired as far as sound quality goes. The bass is thunderous and the surround sound leaves you feeling like you are at the center of whatever it is you're listening to. The design is sleek and the height sound effects via Dolby Atmos are phenomenal. I purchased cord covers (highly recommend) because there is so many cords and are a trip hazard without them, but this is only an issue if your couch is not near a wall. Set up was a breeze, part of the appeal of buying this for me was the simplicity of set up. I do have a problem that occurs where the sound bar randomly shuts off in the middle of a movie. At this time I wouldn't deduct a point from the rating unless it happens more frequently.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great System, Great Value!

    Posted
    Michael
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I was looking for a sound system for my house that would require a lot of wires running everywhere and sounded great. The Nakamichi ShockWafe is a solid system for people looking for excellent home theater sound. There are other soundbars that are more expensive that require add ons in order to get the comparable speaker setup that the ShockWafe comes with. I've paired it with my LG C8 OLED 65" tv and my family are now enjoying superb picture and sound in the comfort of our home. If you're looking for a soundbar home theater system under $1200, this is the one to get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great quality sound system that will blow you away

    Posted
    Maxum
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Soundbar system comes perfectly packed and ready to go for an easy setup. Once installed I immediately went to YouTube and searched Dolby Atmos content. I spent the next two hours in amazement as I shook the house. Pounding base from two subs. With the 9.2 comes movement of sound that you find in the theater at an incredible price. The ol y drawback is when you turn on the TV it takes about 20 seconds before you get sound. Also put a Google chrome in one of the HDMI ports to network it to the rest of the house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best soundbar hands down

    Posted
    Justin
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I did a ton of research. Went to numerous stores and came up empty . I decided to take a chance on the Nakamichi - Shockwafe 9.2.4 because of the rave reviews. In my opinion it is the best sounding soundbar I have heard to date. It sounds better than most home theater setups for a fraction of the price. I would definitely recommend and would buy again!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great surround sound and thundering bass

    Posted
    Bghutcherson2
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This system is hands down the best sounding sound bar that I have seen on the market, and I have tested and/or purchased several top brands that don’t even compare to this one. The 360 surround sound sounds great and the bass produced by the dual 10”subs is awesome. You won’t be disappointed with this system, great system at a very reasonable price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Home Theater Setup

    Posted
    Matt
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Great Atmos system, for the money and sound quality you will not find a better deal. Setup can take awhile depending on what devices you're hooking up and getting all the settings correct. This system truly shines though when listening to DTSX or Dolby Atmos content! Replaced my 5.1 system and never looked back.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound system!

    Posted
    Chrisb43
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I've thoroughly enjoyed using this sound system. It is a lot more impressive than the LG Sk10y I had previously. Bass really shakes the room with dual subwoofers and fills it completely! The biggest improvement I've noticed is the volume of the center channel over my old soundbar.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    adaptable to almost any room and sounds great

    Posted
    nelsom11
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I have been very happy with the sound of my Nakamichi 9.2 soundbar system. It transcodes just about any format and the dual subwoofers are a must. If you are looking for a soundbar system under $1000, you will not find one better than this. Oh, and the installation was super easy as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best soundbar system!

    Posted
    wAffe
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Nakamichi - Shockwafe 9.2.4-Channel is the best soundbar for the money at this price range. I would rate this above Samsung's flagship as well as Sony's ST 5000. Nakamichi now has Atmos support with new firmware updates, too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must hear to believe!

    Posted
    Stu5797
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    One of the best purchases I have ever made! Everything comes to life with this sound bar. Could not be happier with my Nakamichi!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sound as clear as light

    Posted
    CityCruise
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    It’s simply amazing. So versatile, so well thought out.

    I would recommend this to a friend