Originally Posted by Twentytwo2277
I run MCACC every now and then, as recently as a week or two ago.
Ok then I guess it's not a calibration problem then...
No on the foam plugs.
If your mains are close to a wall or a corner, this is something you might want to try as ported speakers become a bit bloated if they're too close to a boundary. If you have a sub the bass is taken care of anyway.
Not even sure what bi-amping is really. so no I don't do that.
Bi-amping is when you use two different amp outputs -- or two different amps altogether -- to power the different stages of your speakers. Your speakers have two sets of binding posts, right? When bi-amping, one amp is connected to the bottom set (woofers) and the other amp is connected to the top set (mids and tweeters). It's not something that is widely recommended. But the fact is, there are two sets of posts... it is crucial that the metal jumpers that normally come with the speakers are linking the bottom and top posts when using a single amp. That way the amp powers both the woofers and mids / tweeters. I've heard people in this forum that bought their speakers used and did not notice the missing jumpers between the sets of posts. Without those (or a piece of speaker wire -- that would do the same job) the tweeters are not working. I guess it's worth checking if the jumpers are correctly set.
EDIT: I've seen people report that speaker wire does a better job than the metal jumper and significantly affect treble. If you have a spare length of speaker wire you could try bridging the bottom and top posts with a short length of wire instead of the provided bridges.
I guess this is a lot to check when I don't know everything about it, I guess I'll just have to swap out the amp and check it out.
Ultimately, if you can do it, and you get better results, then you'll at least have a solution
BTW I know that kind of feeling -- "It should be better" -- but sometimes you simply hear something you never heard in an otherwise unbalanced system. When you go back to your carefully calibrated system it might sound tame in comparison. I had a similar impression listening to a cheap Panasonic HTIB setup at a friend's. I found the diminutive sub surprisingly punchy, after having paid ungodly amounts for my own dual sub setup. It's pretty hard pinning down exactly what's wrong with a complex HT setup.Edited by neutro - 1/8/13 at 5:27pm