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A Nightmare for Average Daily Use!
Reviewed in the United States on November 24, 2018
I wanted to do something really special for my husband. I wanted to upgrade his soundbar for something superior. I purchased a Yamaha receiver and this speaker. He takes his Sy-Fy movies very seriously. I love to listen to Bluetooth music during the day when I am busy.
This is a quality speaker with nice sound quality. I am very good with setting up electronics and utilizing their apps for control. This was much more complicated than it needed to be. It took 2-1/2 hours to hook up, download apps, set up apps.....It requires setting up room description linking to utilize for different types of desired sound applications. I just started out with this one quality speaker because of the cost. I setup everything as a home theater group application. We watched TV for a couple of hours and enjoyed the sound. We were never able to control the volume of the setup with the receiver remote. We had to use Alexa or the MusicCast app. Then my husband got up this morning, turned on the tv and all that effort was for moot. The receiver and speaker came on when Alexa turned on our room group but there was no sound. Although I knew that if I turned the room setting back on in the MusicCast app it was all going to work again, I don't find this to be an easy to use gift that my husband will enjoy.