Originally Posted by carp
Everyone has left and I'm listening to music. I apologize for not replying to all texts and phone calls, my phone has been going nuts - I figured I'd just post here to answer your guys questions. My ears are FAR from perfect so take what I say with a grain of salt. Also I tend to ramble....
What a fun afternoon/evening!
Currently the Danleys are on the wall like in the first picture and I'm alone now listening to music. I'm kind of bummed though, because I'm convinced they sounded better when we had them away from the wall like in some of the other pictures (and there is no way in hell I am moving them back by myself). It could be because my first row is so close to the speakers. I'm 10 feet roughly from them, and my walls are 17.5 wide. I think that's too wide to sit this close.
I have never heard such clarity. Clear. Clear. Clear. Clear.
Ok, you get the point.
There are things I like and things I don't. What I love the, yep, you guessed it - the clarity. Also they sound better as you walk around the room and on the second row than the Noesis do, that is for sure. Consistency of the sound in the room is really impressive, I've never experienced that in here before.
I also love the imaging. We played a Radio Head song called Everything in it's Right Place. My god, the singer was in the room. Even better than the Whispers or Triad's (however not a fair comparison because I didn't hear that song on those speakers).
There was one point when I was listening to Dream Theater's Count of Tuscany that I just got completely lost in the music (like I do with the 212's) and I feel a tap on my shoulder and mrsmithers is showing me the radio shack meter. 105 db's. You have to be kidding me. I would have guessed like 92....
Now, since I've been listening alone I haven't gone above 85 db's.
On another Dream Theater song Learning to Live, I heard annunciations that I have not noticed before and I've heard that song probably hundreds of times.
The movie clips sounded fantastic, I watched most from the second row and thought the clarity and overall sound was noticeably better than what I'm used to. The front row was much more similar.
Discombobulate dynamics scared me even though I know exactly what's coming. Best I've heard since Chops speakers.
There are some things I don't like. I am noticing that I'm getting tired of listening. That doesn't happen with the Noesis (haha, I'm sure DT at 105 db's didn't help either). I think in my room I need the highs of the Danley's to be eq'd down.
This could go along with what I just said, but I'm not getting that addicted to the sound feeling that I'm used to. A lot of metal I'm playing sounds kind of lifeless. Dream Theater did not, but Megadeth, Nightwish, some Metallica, and then heavier bands like Amon Amarth, Kataklysm, Slayer etc. is not sounding that great to me - kind of a dull sound. South of Heaven now playing and I find myself wanting to turn it down. It doesn't seem bright, just dull. I don't understand that... maybe I'm deaf from the DT earlier. I'll go back to DT and see if it still sounds great...
yep, still sounds fantastic.
So I guess my overall impressions so far are that on some songs/artists the Danley's sound better than the 212's but the 212's are more consistent across the board.
Hmmm finding myself getting tired of listening again. I'm going to mess with the treble tone control. Currently listening to Opeth. Turned town the treble 2 db's. I know, it's a big no-no to mess with tone controls... whatever.
That's better, still missing the Noesis on this one too.
Tom Sawyer sounds incredible. If you don't like Rush, fine. If you don't like the Moving Pictures album then **** you.
Pink Floyd's Breathe in the Air is great too, sounds a bit dead/flat to me though. What the hell. That makes no sense.
Black Sabbath's Black Sabbath is completely drawing me in... oh man - Ozzy is right in front me! This is awesome and very creepy - you know what I mean if you are familiar with this song.
Hmmm Pantera sounds great, I would have predicted the opposite.
Ok, this is probably pointless to everyone but I thought I would just write in this post over time while listening to random songs.
I'm going to listen more tomorrow, Jonathan should be coming over. Brandon is going to have the shipping company pick the speakers up on Tuesday. Coolest f'n guy ever.
I think it Brandon's more treated room these are going to be awesome.
Point blank for me, if someone came in the room right now and was going to take 1 set of speakers and leave the other I'm keeping the 212's. Watch me say the opposite tomorrow.