Originally Posted by HyperM3
Crossed at 80. Set to Small. Dynamic EQ off, Dynamic Volume Off. All EQ settings to flat after Audyssey. Yes, vocals. Like take Morgan Freemans voice, there is a slight boominess to it. I dont feel like Im getting enough of that range.
Ok I have several major points that need to be considered here. One, the Totems are great speakers, and are good down to 32hz and will get that warmth you like, but are only capable of 107dB peaks at 2m. The JTR's will just be breaking stride at this level. Another thing, the design aspect of the totems could be different where as they look to have a slightly decreasing "house curve" that is hands-down preferred by most HT enthusiasts. The JTR's are pro style speakers so they are designed with a more "Flat" response in mind.
Speaking of flat, do you have audyssey or any other room correction on your 2 channel setup? The natural "house curve" in a decent dedicated room with proper placement happens organically, and in some cases, when Audyssey removes this and flattens everything out, it sounds thin. I am one to talk, I waffle back and forth between audy on and off when listening to 2 channel and often leave it off or on "Bypass L/R" where no filters are applied to the left and right speakers, but distance and settings for all the others stay in tact.
IF you have the totems on a standalone setup with no room correction, and are in a dedicated music rig, running full range, in a different room, the differences are going to be VAST from a room corrected flat response, with the 228's that are only good down to 70hz. My initial suggestion is to try turning Aud. off or to bypass L/R and see if it gets a little better, if not, you should invest in a measurement rig with REW or the all in one solution, Dayton OmniMic. This way, you can measure the response of the Totems in their room, and then see what you might need to do to try and re-create that with your HT. It is more than possible to do so. Once again from experience, I always thought my Triple12's were lacking something when listening to music, it wasn't until I really started treating the room (and they were already sold) that I realized there was nothing wrong with the speaker. It was my placement, my room, and the dead flat response audyssey put on them that I didn't appreciate when listening to music.