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Bright with Bright help

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by robMclark, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. robMclark

    robMclark New Member

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    Hello everyone. I was hoping to get some advice. I read some forums that stated that Yamaha receivers are generally bright and so are quintet speakers. Well that is exactly what I have (and can't change, I have shipped my equipment to Africa where I will be living in September). Here is my system:

    yamaha HTR5790
    QuintetII speaker set with A sub-12 (not KSW-12) klipsch subwoofer.

    I have great monster cables for all the connects but what can I do when both the speakers and the receiver are considered "bright"? I want great sound (especially with DVD-Audio).

    I appreciate the advice!

    Rob

    P.S. I have the OPDV971H 1080i HDTV-Ready Divx DVD Player with DVI Output DVD player and I have the
    M Series® M550i SACD/DVD-Audio Cables for DVD-audio.
     
  2. Justin Ward

    Justin Ward Well-Known Member

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    I've found that amplifiers have alot less effect on overall tonality then the speakers. If you find they are too bright you can play around with their positioning. As well, you might want to experiment with placing items in your room that can warm up the sound, such as rugs or curtains.
     
  3. robMclark

    robMclark New Member

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    Thanks, I will try that!
     
  4. Justin Ward

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    I should clarify what I mean with positioning too. Since the Klispch speakers use horn-tweeters their high frequency response is somewhat distributed in a small range. So instead of aiming the speakers directly at the listener, try aiming them more in a straight forward fashion.

    Good luck!
     
  5. rob-h

    rob-h Well-Known Member

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    Does the 5790 not have a equalizer for each speaker like the 5890? If it does you can set it to flat (best), lows, or midrange so that the highs are not so apparent.
     
  6. robMclark

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    Thanks for the clarification on the speaker placement. I can't wait to get to Africa and hook this system up!

    yes I have an equalizer for each speaker and will give that a try as well. Thanks!
     
  7. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

    Wayne A. Pflughaupt Well-Known Member

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    An addition to what Justin advised, the size of the room will also have an affect on how bright they sound. Specifically, they will have less perceived bass response (which translates to a brighter sound) in large rooms.

    As Rob mentioned, the on-board EQ can help. Don’t be afraid to reduce the highs below the flat point, if you feel that’s what they need to sound properly balanced.

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     

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