Originally Posted by delirium910
Well my PL-76 arrived today and they look gorgeous! I hooked them up to my HK receiver (65watts/ch) and the sound is loud, the mids are there, but i still feel underwhelmed in terms of sound quality. The sound is clear, and crisp from the tweeter, but the vocals don't sound as full as i'd like.
Do you think I just have to let them break in a little bit?
No, "breaking-in" speakers is total horse $hit. At least, as far as the sound characteristics changing at all
, it is (and please, no need to post links to articles that claim different, as it's like arguing that 10g is better than 12g wire; we both know it is, but we also both know you can't hear it
I'm not sure what you're used to listening to (previous spkrs), but perhaps some EQ work, room acoustic changes, placement, material (media), etc., are some things you might look to adjust. I've never heard PL-76's, but plan on buying 89's down the road (I'm in no hurry and have no additional space to store them atm). I've never met a BIC speaker I've been disappointed with. But then again, my own applications may have something to do with that. For instance, 76's would never suffice for my usage (volume levels, music type, room size etc..). Again, check out some adjustments first, but then you might end up finding you'd have been more satisfied with a different speaker. Actually, I'm surprised that you're reporting vocals being an issue with those, however, as that shouldn't be the case.