Best AVS forum users, i have some questions and experience to share with you and hope you guys can help me out.
A couple months ago after listening to different setups i bought the monitor audio silver 8 in combination with the rotel RA-12.
I am happy with it, however i feel like sometimes it is missing something.
I use the speakers allround, mostly music but i also use them for gaming and watching movies. Especialy in games where you fire weapons it seem to miss a punch the in you face shooting sound, it is kinda difficult describe it but it misses the life sound and the sounds sounds a but like it is in the backround. I tested the same games with headphones and a different speaker setup and then the in your face sound is back and more notable.
The same goes for hardstyle music, it misses the live feeling the fast punches of short bass don't come out so good. it sounds a bit like it is a bit on the background.
The music like john mayer, Ben howard and the into the wild sound track for eddie veder sounds absolutely amazing and very live and detailed, you can hear every instrument very clear and the sounds is very good balanced. If you close you eyes i would swear there is a concert in my living room.
I is just that the difference is so big between the different kinds of sounds, dont get me wrong the games still sounds ok, but i expect a bit more from 1800 euro per pair speakers.
My main question is could this be the amp. In the manual they say monitor audio recommend at least 80 watt amps.
The specs of the rotel are 60 watt pr
channel. Still the salesman recommend me this and like i said the more relax music sounds absolutely amazing. i pasted some of the rotel specs below.
What are the experiences do owners of monitor audio speakers in this threat, and what do you guys think would a more powerfull amp make a big difference in the compartment of shooting and hardstyle audio.
If any of you guys have questions about how things sound or want to know anything else about the setup feel free to ask and i will do my best to share my experiences.
Continuous Power Output (20-20 kHz, < 0.03%, 8 ohms) 60 watts/ch (RA-12) Total Harmonic Distortion (20Hz-20kHz) < 0.03% at rated power, 1/2 power or 1 watt Intermodulation
Distortion (60 Hz : 7 kHz, 4:1) < 0.03% at rated power, 1/2 power or 1 watt Frequency Response Phone input 20Hz-15kHz, ±0.3dB Line Level Inputs 10Hz-100kHz, ±1dB Damping Factor (20-20,000 Hz, 8 ohms)