Yes, it's quite flaky since the past 2 days. I see the option sometimes, & don't the other times! Something has definitely changed.
Oh, well that's ok then, as long as it's not just me. I'd noticed it came back now and again this morning.
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I've just noticed your picture, oh dear, you've got bad luck there, I really believe in bringing speakers as far as possible in to a room and as far away from walls as possible, you really get great benefits from great speaker placement, sitting them so close together and so close to the wall will give you a rotten sound stage, you'll lose some false bass bloom by pulling them well away from the wall, but the sound will have more depth and it eill sound far clearer and more defined, much more than any cable will do.
Then spend some dosh of some nice thick curtains, you can find some nice ones from amazon that again cost less than cables, curtains help tame harshness and brightness from the reflective glass, they wont help with mids or bass, but they can go some way towards tamming a bright sound.
Try to consider speaker placement and curtains before you try anything else.
Thanks for your input. I wouldn't be able to make the room acoustic, I might do a panel on the wall where the left speaker is might help.
The sound seems fairly good, it's the cable that makes a diffrence in sound, maybe it's to detailed for me?
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You're too focussed on cables. Like using an elastoplast to fix a broken leg. No offence but fix the room issues, curtains whatever, then think about your interconnects. All they'll do is change the sound slightly for one thing but not sort out the underlying problem.
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I agree I would sort your other issues first, like speakers isolation or stands and curtains before tweaking with cables.
Are your speakers still in the same position as on the photo? The positioning and setup really has problems. Perhaps you could post photos of the room so people could suggest a better setup?
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New sofa coming, which is alittle bigger with large arms. There isn't to much I can do with the room, maybe curtains but not a fan of the to be honest. Plus the door is left open so only one side of the curtain showing.
I understand and take on board comments. I feel that swapping the cables over I noticed an increase in midrange.
What do you mean pictures added? On the link Chebby posted I can just see a slightly more zoomed out version. We could do with seeing the whole room to see if there is any different way of setting up. If possible you need to find a way to get the speakers further apart, away from the walls and on stands or properly isolated. If you are so sensitive to cable changes you and your partner will be blown away by the difference proper positioning makes.
Ok, we ha e looked changing round, but there isn't any workable way for us. I do have a rack and stands filled with sand which sit on granite blocks, there at my parents when I used to have my bedroom. But that would mean throwing the side board out, which I don't think she would want, unless it some now be and water damaged?!
The newest pictures.
looking at them pics unless you can move the speakers and stick them on stands or something and get some decent breathing room, no amount of interconnects are going to help quite frankly.
So you listen to the hifi sideways on?
Could you not have the speakers facing the settee?
Yep, what's opposite the sofa?
It depends what I am doing, I usual move the chair.
I don't always sit in the prime position, if I am chilling on the sofa on the iPad etc. but for a proper listening session I move the chair.
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