In reference to my original post about my CM10s
, I have now made some adjustments and I am much happier. I did the following things:
- Changed amplifier back to 8 ohms, as recommended by
- Moved CM10s a bit wider and further forward, away from the walls. They are still in the corners of the room, but with about 1.5' clearance as suggested in the manual.
- Readjusted my subwoofer placement and configuration. Changed the HSU's EQ to EQ2, and changed the crossover for the main and surround speakers to 60hz (previously 80hz).
- Re-ran Audyssey with all 8 configurations with the tripod on the floor right behind and right in front of the couch, not on the couch like before, as recommended by
After making these changes, everything sounds quite a bit better. The bass is pervasive throughout the room without localization, and the speakers sound great throughout their range. Vocals, midrange, and highs are crisp and clear. If I switch off Audyssey I can hear the difference in what it is correcting, and it really makes a huge difference in the room.
I attached two images, the Audyssey graphs before and after the changes. If I understand it correctly, there must be some huge resonance around 100hz in my room, it was having to correct down nearly -20db. After the changes, there is still a dip at 100hz but much less pronounced.
At this point I have had them hooked up for the whole weekend so I am probably developing bias, but if nothing else these speakers are beautiful and make my room look
I am going to take my Denon into a local AV store that has CM10s this week and test using it with a separate amplifier and see if I can hear a difference. I am happy to upgrade and make these sound even better than they do now.
Originally Posted by NETPCTECH
Also, don't confuse fast bass with bad bass. Most lower end speakers smug the bass because the driver cannot recover fast enough. This is generally not in the source material unless it is a rap song. The bass of the CM10S2s is not extremely deep, but it is extremely fast and requires a fast sub to keep up.
Could you explain what you mean by "fast bass" and "smugging" the bass? How do I know if I have a "fast" subwoofer - mine is the HSU VTF-3 MK5.