Originally Posted by Jeeky
Thanks Frenchmon. I'll keep my eyes open for another CD 50, doesn't look like the newer version is much different. I had some strange assumption that was confusing me, but this clears it up.
Yeah..Canton speakers don't change much over the years...what they normally do is upgrade them.
I do feel like these speakers are just a bit harsh to my ears. I was wondering from your earlier post, if my speaker wire is 16-gauge, and I'm powering them with my Onkyo 805, do you think it's worth considering running better wire?
Most at AVS Forums don't believe speaker wire and interconnects are different and can change the sound of your system, but to my ears, speaker wires and interconnects are just as important as any other piece of gear you plug into your system. You have to have good system matching. For the critical listener this is very important. Each system should be catered to the sound you like. No two systems are the same, because audiophiles and home theater-aholics all have different brands that make up their systems.
I am a firm believer that speaker wire and interconnects aught to be the same brand. When you do this, the wires become a single component just like a CD player or amp is a single component. Some cable is warm, and some is neutral and some can make your system bright. Cheap wire is known for making a good system sound bright and edgy. Personally, I would not go with 16 gauge with that Onkyo...thats a powerful receiver and puts out a lot of power. I would go with a better cable if at all possibel...14 if not 12. IF you are getting a harsh sound, but like the speakers....get a warmer cable, or check the source you are using.
It wouldn't be a trivial project for me, but I might need to get someone to help with this anyway because one of the speaker wires is completely dead (speaker definitely works with my own wire). But perhaps my setup isn't high-end enough for something like that to matter much?
What do you mean the speaker wire is completely dead?
For these speakers, where should I set impedance on my receiver? The range is specified as 4-8.
Onkyo is known for getting hot...I would go with 8...all Canton speakers give you that range.
Also, anyone have any advice on crossover levels?
Checks to see how low your speakers can go down and set accordingly.
Thanks a bunch. I really like the sound of these speakers. But I think I need some time to get used to the differences compared to my bulky old Elemental Designs, and the different room acoustics.
Yeah getting good sound can be a challenge...but if you continue to experiment you will finally get the sound you want.