Totally newbie myself, so excuse all of my ignorance.
Well, I bought a S 606 HCS 3 Jamo set (5 pieces, not sub) a couple of weeks ago.
Not LCD Set yet (waiting for Full HD sets prices to fall down).
So my main concern was music right now and, as regular Cds are stereo, I auditioned primarily the large front speakers of the Jamo set.
I must tell you something: they are fabulous and I think they are better of many most recognized brands (I auditioned these front speakers at the same time of some Infnity Primus, JBL Stage, and Klipchs sinergy F2 -paradoxically, the latter brand is now the owner of Jamo, but its extreme crispy sound is not my taste at all).
These Jamo S 606 have a side firing woofer that is plenty of bass, so I do not go for any subwoofer. I like a well-toned, firm, precise bass, but not the kind of "moves the earth".
So I can say I'm pretty happy with these beauties.
Now, my first concern. Maybe someone can help.
Onkyo TX-SR 605 has a function called Pure Audio. It means that all the innecesary electronic is shut down, stereo enter, stereo out. No compromise.
Sound is incredibly rich, voices from the large Jamo speakers feels like heaven, violins are violins, acoustic guitars come to life like the guitar player were in my room, and so. At this point you could think: "This guy is a classic music aholic". Well, not. I listen to heavy metal most of the time, a wide array of it, from american hard rock to european power metal with soprano and tenor voices, violins, citars, etc.
So here comes the end af this long explanation. When you listen to something like Anathema or Paradise Lost, mild atmospheric songs (or part of it) sound unbelievable and side firing woofer delivers a profound bass that feels warm and full. But when it comes the time to the whole bunch of long-haired axe men to attack the instruments with fury, the speakers tends to booms in excess. And I mean it: "excess".
I changed the Onkyo configuration to simply "stereo" (shut off Pure Audio, and all the Onkyo electronic take the scene). Bass get softer, the "booming" almost disappear, but you feel your are missing the "inmense" sound that the great combination of these Jamo speakers and Onkyo "Pure Audio" can deliver together. I think it could be because in Pure Audio, the full range goes to the front speakers, but when you swicht to "stereo", Onkyo delivers some of the deeper bass to the subwoofer (that in my case, it not exist at all), but I' am not sure of this conclusion. Maybe, the receiver just cut some frequencies, or maybe just reduce the bass in some way (youcan feel that everything gets milder, also the highs and the midrange, to tell the truth).
To sum up, some of you who have these Jamo can reduce the "booming" in some way?. Have you experience something similar?.
I read something in the Onkyo manual about select the frequencies sent to the speakers. I'm really a newbie, but will that mean that you are cutting off some of the bass frequencies sent to the speakers, am I right?
I like Onkyo's Pure Audio, I like the Jamos, but I don't like booming at all.
I've already sent a message to Jamo Denmark. I'm waiting some kind of answer.
Any idea will be welcome.
Thank you for just read this post.
Below are the details of the speakers:
The S 606 front speaker has a 25mm/1in tweeter, two 127mm/5in midrange drivers. This ensures strong and clear vocals and instruments while the 203mm/8in side-mounted woofer delivers a deep, thunderous bass. The S 606 frontspeaker is fully equipped for optional bi-wiring and bi-amplification and comes with spikes.
system 3-way bassreflex
Woofer (inch/mm) 8 / 203
Midrange (inch/mm) 2 x 5 / 127
Tweeter (inch/mm) 1 / 25
Sensitivity (dB - 2,8V / 1m) 89
Impedance (Ohm) 6
Weight (kg/lb) 24.1 / 53.1
Dimensions (HxWxD/mm/in) 1080x190x345 / 42.5x7.5x13.6
Frequency Range 42-20,000
You can see the speakers images in the Jamo page (not allowed yet to put the URL, sorry)