Not cheap though are they!
There must be a cheaper DIY to make bass traps, and hanging drapes on walls to reduce echo.
I knocked up a panel as an experiment. Works a treat and much less expensive than buying ready made panels. You also have a much greater choice in covering materials to suit decor.
I'd really appreciate the details of what you made?
JRiver MC17 -> Cambridge Audio DACmagic+ -> Roksan Caspian M2 -> ProAc D18
There maybe another valid reason for this slight sonic discrepancy: Perhaps I'm expecting too much from a £600 speaker.
Currently playing Experience Hendrix 'The best of Jimi Hendrix' and the 3rd track "The wind cries Mary" sounds awesome: The snare drum has a slight echo; the bass is strong and tight but no heavy bloom, while Hendrix's voice is packed with presence and realism.
It's almost like my system has too much transparency to the presentation, if that's possible.
Anyway, a hi-fi free afternoon.
I have wondered why you have spent so much on an amp and so relatively little on speakers (if I have the prices right). IMO you should spend at least as much on speakers as on an amp and in fact rather more. Speakers have the most difficult task, turning signals back into sound. Amps have the easiest task, all they have to do is make the signal bigger, and again IMO they have the smallest impact on the final system. Good source, good speakers, neutral amp should be your mantra IMO.
Yeah, no big secret. I originally had a pair of RS6s with my Arcam A65+ amp. Sold those two to finance the Leema and used my old Wharfedales during the interim. Not satisfied with the old Wharfies, I snapped up this pair of RS6s (as I know the speaker well) as a stop gap speaker. Eighteen months down the line they're still in place. If I had kept the Wharfedales for an extra 3-4 months, non of this would've been an issue.
Amp: Leema Pulse; Source: Naim CD5i-2, Denon 260MKII, Pro-ject XP I; Speakers: PMC TB2i
Formerly known as plastic penguin
Another observation, and something I have mentioned before: It is very adept when playing DVDs and TV through the amp and speakers. Very natural.
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