Originally Posted by fademan
So over the weekend I set up my C803's and C805's in my living area.
My first impression was "wow, thats bright!". The sound has a definate crispness to it, without being harsh, and thats very important.
I'm a little dissapointed with the base response of the C805's though - it doesn't have the punch I would like, which is probably due to the 6" drivers.
I find it a little strange that my side surround encosures are wider (as the 803 has 7") but I'll get used to it.
The build quality of the units are solid, the curved design is quite unique and a bit of a talking point.
off-topic, i've paired these speakers with an onkyo tx-sr875, and i'm experiencing dolby digital audio dropout. I've left a note on the 875 thread but no one has told me what could be the cause....do any of you experience even slight audio dropout when listening to DD tracks? Its my first 5.1 system
so I'm not sure if i should live with it or not.
The other thing is - its inconsistant - sometimes it happens all the time, other times its fine. Quite baffling!
Any comments / help / hints would be great...
If the C805 are anything like the C603, C607, C803 and C807 that I have, they'll mellow and smooth out very well for you. That initial "brightness" disappears after 20-30 hours of burn-in/play-in.
By 50 hours they'll be smooth, sweet, clear, with a slight touch of warmth and never harsh. Only if you feed them really badly recorded material with tons of reverb and high, edgie treble......will they sound bad. And that's just the bad recording.
The bass can be a little subdued for the first 20-30 hours, but the bass drivers will lossen up and pump the bass very well. But I'm not sure you'll ever get that in-your-face......punch to the nuts effect you're looking for.
These Jamo speakers can handle a lot of good, low bass. But they do it in a very composed, musical, dynamic manner. But they do lean just a slight bit to the polite side with it's overall dynamic presentation. They're not dynamically shy, but neither are they overly-intense, in your face.
One thing I can tell you, is this.......
The Jamo's really breathe and sing with good, quality juice/power. I don't know anything about your receiver, but the specs seem to indicate good power. I don't know how accurate those specs are, though. And I don't know how good the power supply is on that receiver.
Give them (the C805) time to burn-in and loosen up.
Another thing, how close to the back wall are your C805 placed?
Do you have any furniture between the C805?
The bass is much better if you place the speakers at lease 12-18 inches off the backwall. And make sure that the front baffles of the C805 are out in front of any furniture that may be between them, as to not interfere with the dispersion of the drivers.
I don't know why your Onkyo tx-sr875 has dolby digital audio dropouts, sorry.