I set out to accomplish a high or higher end system to listen to music only through 2 channels with the addition of a seperate sub woofer and sub woofer amplifier.
I have a new set of CM1 speakers (a pair). I had made a decision at first to obtain the Harmon Kardon HK3490 reciever, then as I started to learn more my decision was swayed into a NAD 356DAC integrated amplifier, and as I learned a little more, then into my final decision and purchase of a Peachtree Decco 65.
So to this point I have CM1's. I have a Peachtree Decco 65 and I have a NHT MA1A sub amplifier and an NHT sub woofer.
I was and am still under the impression, to hear the clearest of fullest sound, should be done with a labtop and the USB cable from the labtop to the inegrated amplifier, of which I can run Itunes.
I am very dis-pleased to say the least. I love the CM1's because not only did I hear them play on many different recievers prior to purchase, I've heard them play on my old school Nakamichi AV1 reciever when I made the decision to purchase them and bring them home. I've been playing them on my Nakamichi for at least two weeks, and then my Peachtree showed up from Crutchfield and I hooked it up yesterday and was disgusted from what I spent and what I got vs. my old school AV Nacamichi. Being that I went the route of the integrated amp, I have no adjustability for bass and treble to my CM1's, and that is dis-appointing that I can't get this system to be acceptable to my ears.
To eliminate the labtop out of the equation, I have also hooked up my ipod and played music through it as well. No difference to my ear. With the labtop or the ipod, I have this Peachtree up at 85 percent of volume knob and I am not impressed at all, the non adjustability is whats making me upset. Yes it's loud and fairly clear, but im not impressed for how it was bragged about by the sales people.
I right click on teh speaker icon and I have adjustability through the labtop for volume. I have adjustability through the labtop for left and right percentages as well and a few other things that seem to do nothing. Is Itunes the correct way to deliver music into this integrated amp? My labtop is a Dell inspiron 8200.
I will tell you this, it is not the speakers. Am I missing something? Please help!
P.S. I have the opportunity to return this Peachtree Decco 65 if need be.