Originally Posted by goldenear tech
Hi, Yes, lights off, close your eyes and the magic really happens. One more point: Our speakers, as well as most speakers, sound best toe'd in directly at the listener. With our speakers this improves imaging, clarity and gives a much wider sweet spot. I'm not sure how they were set up when you auditioned them. I try to get our dealers to follow this recommendation, but sometimes they don't. All the Best, Sandy
Thank you, again
Yes, they were toed in, but system wasn't room corrected. Macintosh amp 450W; same brand for cd player; and preamp. Room was bigger than the one I intent to use. I was sitting about 10-12 feet away, centered.
I used the following CD's, fully, in this order: NIN - The Fragile; Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals; Various Artists - The Matrix Soundtrack.
I include the names so maybe you can study these CD's on your end, and see what you experience. Maybe you'll find the reason behind the issue. Which it is, again, when the songs get really aggressive, you know, like hard rock songs during one of their climax scenes, it sounds...well, loud, yes, but ...too together?... I don't know. You'd have to listen to these CD's in that order, fully, but you'll notice it, mainly in some aggressive songs with hard guitars, and other intruments playing together aggressively at the same time, in several of the climax parts of songs, not necessarily the end of the song. I certainly won't be using any PassLabs amps, though
so, maybe you won't even notice anything
But, yeah, take this as a feedback post, where the issue could easily be the recordings; the room setup; my special perception of sound
; or it could be the speakers. Anything is possible. Sorry I don't give you specific names of songs. Just, take you time. Months is fine. I don't want you to feel pressured.
Thanks for being so focused on what we have to say about these speakers!