I just purchased a pair of unused Earthquake Saturns to use as my fronts, brought them home and realized that what I thought were speaker outs for adding additional tweeters or mids, were actually a sort of manually operated crossover. Three RCA type inputs, each for a different frequency, for highs and mids where you put, what a person at the company (I think he was in sales) called "shorted RCA plugs" to alter the tone of the highs and mids. If you dont have a plug in one of the three spots, no signal gets to the speaker. Ditto if you have more than one plug, the wrong kind, or a jumper from high to mid. Well all the research aside about what great speakers these were (are), I got them hooked up and they sound terrible. Very muddy and flat. I played around with the configuration and the settings on my receiver (Onkyo TX-SR705) and amps (Adcom GFA-535II, and AudioSource AMP One-A). It is better, but not good, much less what I expected. Does anyone have any experience with these speakers? Any tips? Also these are my first new (unused) speakers, and I know that there is a break in period, but speakers shouldnt sound like the cones are made of velveeta until they break in, should they? HELP, PLEASE!
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5/7/10 at 3:09am