Join Date: Sep 2004
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Currently very satisfied with my setup, except for a small bass issue I am having. I'm very impressed with the RX-V 2700 and my new GS60s. I was concerned that this combination would be somewhat on the forward/bright side and this has not been the case. What and improvement over my old RX-V596 and CV Fronts. I'm hearing details that were never revealed before. What a delight it has been listening to Diana K, Sting, dts Ent Brazilian Bossa, Sade, etc.
Monitor Audio GS60 Fronts (28Hz-43kHz, 200W, xO1 2.7kHz, xO2150 Hz)
Cerwin Vega Sub (from old system)
For movies, in the interim, I would like to keep my current CV sub. The bass problem occurs though when I am listening in stereo mode without the CV sub. Given the good quality of my fronts I was told to not to use my lower quality sub in stereo mode. Bass without the sub though sounds somwhat on the thin side. My settings are:
Bass Out: Fronts
Not sure why I'm having this bass issue. I have tried to fix this problem by rasing Band#1 at approx. 60Hz by about +3db. Bingo, sound is very good now and stereo music sounds fuller, without the bottom end being a little on the thin side. I would have to say with the +3db boost Fronts only sound better than Fronts + SW. However, is this the most effective way to fix my problem? Also when I swithch back to movie mode and turn the sub back on , I figure I will have to go into the EQ settings and lower again by -3dB. Not really something I want to do every time I switch between stereo music and movies. Otherwise I think the bass would be to strong.
I am also planning on bi-amping the fronts. Would this perhaps be a more effective solution? Would a dedicated 2 Ch Amp be the most effective solution. Is the Yamaha basically not capable of amplifiying lower frequencies effectively? Also note that I would like to use Pure Direct mode. Now when I do so, again I find my stereo music somewhat lacking in the bottom end. So what do I do then? Thanks in advance for any help you guys might have to offer.