Originally Posted by vailvon
That is strange. Does that mean that your Yamaha RX-A2010 is not adequate for the CM9? It's rated 140 wpc, you shouldn't have any problems powering them. My Anthem MRX-700 doesnt even sweat working on my CM9, CMC2 and CM5 set up.
Originally Posted by BVLDARI
Thanks for the post.
It is extremely interesting to me that this is such a divided topic. A lot of people hear no change from cables, from bi wiring, bi amping, etc. etc. Yet there is probably an equal amount of people who hear huge differences. I just do not understand how this can be...
I can definitely hear differences between cables, both with my old and new setup, for example Wireworld Solstice 5 made my former setup (yamaha RX-V630+Dali 104) warm and listenable, whereas Monster sounded too bright and some hard rock numbers or Red Hot Chilli Peppers were irritating. Even my wife had to admit marked differences, although she does not care that much about quality. I described my experience with current setup above.
As for power, I do not see any problems, it is all a matter of sound colour to me, and preferences. I was discouraged from biwiring, and I did not do that. However in my case it is not simple biamping, but using different cables for high/middle and low frequences, therefore taking the best from each cable and reaching a desired effect.
Usually I do not listen loud when my family is at home, and I love the sound at low levels (-40-35 volume), double bass really resonates at this level, let alone at higher volumes, when my chest jumps. So power supply is absolutely sufficient.
When buying Yamaha i was advised to change the power cable to Audioquest. I was hesitant and asked for demonstration, and believe or not, there were differences, not huge, but I could definitely hear improvement in bass depth and fullness and drums (hi hat, cymbals), so I went for it and demoed to my wife at home, and surprisingly she heard differences too (not that it mattered to her though
).Edited by Blondas - 12/28/12 at 7:39am