Originally Posted by djkest
I got my CC-290 back from the speaker shop on Friday. I did extentisive testing and listening and I happy to say that 1) there are no longer any problems in the entire freqency range 2) after setting my Reciever at -3db for the center channel, it sounds awesome on movies. Yes, I had to dial it back that much due to the insane effeciency of the CC-290 v.5. I think my Monitor 9's are right around 90 dB of sensativity and they can't compete with the more modern designs.
Very happy with the CC-290 now, what a great design with tight bass and clear vocals and a much-needed 3-way design in a center channel.
I'm having exactly the same problem you described with my CC-290 v5. I described my issues in a thread I created when I first discovered the issue.http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1364571
Some voices, especially male voices have a very "buzzy" quality to them. I ruled out my receiver as the culprit, but have still been trying to determine if I might have a resonance in my room. I swapped out the CC-290 for an Atom Monitor and the distortion is gone. However I was wondering if a resonance might still be the issue. The CC-290 is a much larger speaker than the Atom. Is it possible that the CC-290 could be causing a resonance that the Atom does not?
Anyway, your experience, djkest, does seem to support the possibility that I've got at least one faulty driver in my CC-290.
Anyone else with similar issues?
Gear: Speakers (Paradigm Reference Studio Series): 40 v4 (front L/R), CC-690 v4 (centre), 20 v4 (surround L/R). PSA XS30 (subwoofer).
Denon AVR-X4000, Emotiva XPA-5, Samsung PN64F8500 (64" plasma), DarbeeVision Darblet DVP5000, PS3, Sony BDP-S6200, Apple TV (3rd gen.), Harmony One, Sennheiser RS180