Originally Posted by biznatch
Try to get a demo of the RS or GS speakers. I've run RS6's with Cambridge 640C v2 CDP and 640v2 Integrated and experienced listener fatigue like you have. So if you get RS speakers, you may not get rid of the listener fatigue.
Alternatively, try to change electronics and see if the problem goes away.
I have the RS6 Silver Left, Center ,and Right with the Onix xls in the Surrounds . I also experienced listener fatigue using my older Yamaha RX-V1200 . I have since upgraded to the Marantz SR5003 with Audessy.
Audessy tamed the harshness quite a bit on the RS6.
It increased the Bass and mids on the RS6 and quite the opposite with the Onix Xls
here are the results.
My room is approximately 10.5' (front to back) 13 'wide and open to the left side
1KHz = 0
4KHz = -1
8kHz = -1
16KHz = -7
500 = +2
1KHz = +1
2KHz = -2
4KHz = 0
63 Hz =+1
250 HZ= 0
500 Hz = 0
1KHz = 0
4Khz = 0
8Khz = 0
Onix -xls Surround Right
63 Hz= -1
Onix Xls Sorround Left
16Khz = +2
I have ran this Auto setup wit the supplied Microphone 3 different times with very similar results .
I am impressed with what Audessy does to the sound overall
My Right speaker is Between my SVS Pb12 plus 2 Sub and the wall so i belive that is why it does not adjust the lower frequencies up like it doers for the left speaker which is next to my audio rack and open to a room on the other side
Also the Back of the right surround is about two inches from the wall and about two inches from the wall on the back side. The surround left is open to a room on the back and about two inches from the wall on the back side
To me this all makes sense and it makes for a very good sounding sytem with Audessy. The Rs6 are known to be Elevated in the Higher frequencies and Audessy does a great job removing that Harshness .
Sorry about my wording , as this could have been written a little more proper and with better coherence but hope fully you can understand it .
I was ready to get new speakers until Audessy came along.
P.S. all of these frequencies can be adjusted for each speaker +9 to - 9 for each Freq and for eacjh speaker with The Marantz. So you can adjust the EQ to your liking.
I hope this helps