Demo'ed NSP1II package at a NEW Best Buy

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Richard Moya, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. Richard Moya

    Richard Moya Stunt Coordinator

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    I went to a brand new Best Buy last night and demo'ed this system. Point being, that since the store is new, not too many people have gone in there and screwed the connections totally up. It was hooked into their best Yamaha amp. I love the setup but I was concerned over the "chuffing" of the fronts during music playing. When I drove them pretty good, it really did kinda seem to get hung up on the bass. Classical music was flawless, basically this was when I was playing some rap with heavy bass. I assume this was because the receiver might not have been setup properly showing front speakers as "small" therefore sending too much bass to the mains. I was hoping to get some feedback from people with this system at home and our resident expert Phil.

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  2. ColinM

    ColinM Cinematographer

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    New or not, the folks setting them up are different as people can be.

    If I worked there, the tone controls would be flat, no DSP added, etc. to keep the signal pure to allow good comparison, also taking into account the nature of the speakers.

    So if looking at floorstanders and Sub / Sat's, I'd let the customer see the changes made to the setup as I changed the small / large / sub settings, etc.

    Chances are the Yam had the bass and treb up too much, and the mains were firing large. Too much for a 4" woofer.

    But I'll bet they sing when done properly.
     
  3. Phil Iturralde

    Phil Iturralde Screenwriter

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  4. Nick Graham

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    Richard, I just picked up the NSP1 II, and I know the "chuffing" you speak of. On my Kenwood VR-6060, setting the speakers to "small", and turning on the "Music" EQ seems to help music quality quite a bit. I basically think I will have the problem completely licked once I get a good sub. I also plan on moving my front N24 IIs to the rear center channel and getting N26s for my main speakers, as J&R has them really cheap right now.
     
  5. Rick Sullivan

    Rick Sullivan Auditioning

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    >>I also plan on moving my front N24 IIs to the rear center channel and getting N26s for my main speakers
     

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