Originally Posted by _tk
Might be worth a call or email to Parts Express to see what they have to say. They are a great company, but sometimes the Quality Control isn't the best on the Chinese parts. My set of Cnotes last year came with a woofer (only one) that had a massively bent frame (and this didn't happen in shipment, it was like that when packaged as the box was perfect). They made it correct, but it was still a QC issue.
IIRC there was an issue with the PE Dayton B652's a couple years back as well as they measured completely different than what they had been even though the same components were being used.
Again, contact them and let them know what you're finding. If they were designed as a "bright" speaker, it'd be a well-known fact at this point.
really good thought, i'll give them a call for sure. i 100% had the same experience as you. two busted 5" midranges, completely separate packages. one package damaged, ruined the driver, the other package nothing, driver basket bent to hell.
i'd agree that people are thinking now it's a bright speaker, however ever measurement i've found on the internet is not measurably bright....and i get it, it's 100 bucks, and no one is likely giving a ****, or hell, even has the capacity for measuring. but now i'm stuck. i know it's there, i can eq it, but hell, i want to see if something i can do to fix it, correct it, whatever
Originally Posted by jtl090179
i can try to do something tomorrow. ill have to dig up my umik and install the software on this pc and relearn how to use it. i havent messed with it in a while now.
awesome, thanks! there should be plenty of forum post for how to use REW, quick and dirty way to get it going
1) install rew
2) it should auto-recognize umik, and ask for the calibration file, supply it
3) mini-jack (headphone) out to RCA in for whatever amp you are using
4) SUPER IMPORTANT: turn off all processing on both the computer, and if you are using an AVR, be in 'direct mode' (denon term). basically NO signal processing. on your computer, go to windows:control panel:sound. Hit config: ensure they are set to 'full range'. Leave that menu, go to properties. Ensure there is no dolby, realtek, or 'enhancements tab' that has any box checked. goal is to get full range un-altered sound to the speakers for measurement. for your AVR, ensure audyssey is turned off and any other EQ modes (bass, treble enhancements...)
5) open 'signal generator', set a -12dbFS, and choose 'pink noise'. also open 'spl meter', set to 'C' in the weighting, hit the record button. 'play' the pink noise and increase volume on avr/computer until you get to 75ish db (pick whatever, so long as it's >65ish)
6) measurement: ensure it measures from 20hz to 20000hz, -12dbFS, hit start, post the pic