New Marantz 8012 receiver. Sibilance occuring; room or amp?
I just recieved this receiver 9 days ago.
I previously had a Marantz SR7010 which replaced the 7005 receiver, thus I have used Marantz for over a decade now.
PMC db1i speakers for surround(5) and van damme cables.
I thought the 7005 was great, and the 7010 a little bright in comparison, BUT NO SIBILANCE. Marantz made the highs stand out more with the HDAMS. I think they did this because they got accused of rolling off the highs, however I thought they sounded superb. I have had the 7010 for 4 years.
I thought I would upgrade since I wanted to run 11 speakers and a sub without adding an extra amp. I presumed the 8012 would be like the 7010 but with new features and more channels. Unfortunately now recordings I have had for years are unbearable with sibilance; ssssshow me the money,sssoooo extra.
The caveat is I changed from a thick carpet to hard laminate flooring before new receiver arrived. Everything else is the same. 7010 sounded great, with no sibilance on any music I have; sacds, dvds, blu rays, cds, flac files etc. The same music now sounds horrible with regards to vocals.sssss are so pronounced it is absurd.
Any thoughts appreciated