Probably just me, the last photo of the Denon amp. B, left channel (could be the pic or my screen) why do you have cable running as if its between positive and negative?
The speakers don't look that old but you may feel larger standmounts or floorstanders to be better with pop, rock, blues, soul etc. Looks like the Heybrooks are best for classical, seeing the review on HiFi World.
HiFi- Cambridge Audio 340C- Pioneer A30- Dali Lektor 2 speakers. Denon FM/AM. Pure DAB.
Marantz CD6004 - Beyerdynamic DT250
Just tried a cd with the levels flat and it sounded tinny. I pressed in the loudness button and it made a difference, but still didn't sound full enough to my ears. Pushed the bass right up and it came alive a bit, but I feel like it should sound great without doing those things... The bass part of the speaker is working, but didn't seem that powerful. Volume level was at about a quarter by the way...
Theres quite a big difference between speakers that are not functioning properly and ones which just don't sound that good. From your description, it seems as if you still have a functionality problem/kit problem. As someone else said try using the A terminal on the amp and wire it up again. You'll find bass will increase closer to the walls. What do voices and mid range sound like? If its still very unnatural or tinny you must have a kit problem. Maybe some of your drive units are not working properly. Try taking the grills off and put your ear to each in turn at low volumes. I found that my main drivers on some spare speakers were not always outputting music properly at low volumes. This gave the impression you describe. Can you borrow some equipment/have spares?
Well spotted that could be the problem.
That's just the wire tail, it looks a bit close to the next terminal, but connected + and - output terminals on an amp would be somewhat more noticeable than the speakers not being particularly bassy.
Mac mini > AVI ADM9Ts
Try to hear a different equipment with a similar price level (at somoene's house or at a dealer). If you find the difference in sound is really important, that means that you have a technical problem. If the sound is not so different, that means that your expectations were too high for your equipment. If that's the case, I recommend you to change your speakers, as speakers make the higher impact in the final result. The Denon kit should be OK with a good pair of speakers.
Again, try to hear the speakers before buying so that you're sure that you're getting what you want. And then don't forget that they will not sound the same at home. And positioning is extremely important. For example, when I'm sitting in my coach, if I lean forward or back the sound changes (the bass is a lot more powerful when I lean back).
Hope this helps
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