Originally Posted by Defcon
A surprise was delivered today, I got my FH6 3 days earlier than expected. Bonus points to Walmart for that.
Just hooked it up about so here are some initial thoughts -
- solid, heavy and well built, well packed
- it plays louder than my old speaker (which were bookshelves used as center channel), but not as loud as I exepcted. For comparison, previous center sensitivity was 90dB, this one is 95dBb. I think the actual sensitivity is lower than advertised, certainly not near 95dB
- the sound is a bit fuller. I don't really know the right term to describe it. I have sub crossed over at 80Hz so its not the bass, I guess its midrange
- difference in female voices is less apparent
- I have yet to test with any material that pans across the front so I can test if the timbre mismatch is a factor
These are just quick impressions.
I received my FH6 this morning and have been playing Pandora to it full range for about an hour now. I plan on just letting it play throughout the whole day until a movie night tonight. I agree with some of your initial impressions....
-I've only tried music so far, so my impressions are only based on that. I also haven't ran Audyssey to calibrate. I plan on doing that tonight.
-Definitely not 95db. I've been comparing it to my Pioneer BS 22 which is rated at 85db, and no way this is 10db higher in sound. Granted I set up my FH6 where my center channel was so Audyssey still thinks it's my Pioneer center. I bet it's around 91-92db.
-The FH6 is much more forward and crisp than my Pioneer. It's funny how much more muted and dull the pioneer sounds next to this speaker. There were times, however, during the song "Style" by Taylor Swift (pandora...no, I'm not a swift follower) that I almost cringed a few times due to the brightness of her singing. But, there were also times where it sounded more lively than the Pioneer. I think comparing these two speakers goes to show how much more the Pioneer would be suited for music since it's sooo neutral and bland. It has no sparkle, just plays what it's given, which isn't necessarily bad. I think giving this speaker more time to break in could help it.
-The bass...Not terrible, not amazing. It was maybe slightly lower in output compared to the Pioneer, but there was a time where I had the FH6 playing downstairs and when upstairs thought, "Hmm, did I turn off the sub? (Since I want it to break in full range)." I thought the sub was playing, but it was off, which is a good sign
I plan on posting a video to show/hear the differences between the two sometime later today.