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Re: Roksan Kandy 2 AMP 'To Bright'

I'm this close to getting another yamaha amp...BRIGHTNESSSSSSSSssss..guess im crazy

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Here is a suggestion for you, loan one of the new beresfords TC 7520 from stanley beresford, you can always send it back again. It really does sound like the dac magic is too bright for your liking.

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The wire I have is screened so it cannot be that.  What I need is a graphic equalizer, but lo and behold What Hi Fi do not test or review them!  Any suggestion of which one to get? 

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Re: Roksan Kandy 2 AMP 'To Bright'
The sewage man:The wire I have is screened so it cannot be that.  What I need is a graphic equalizer, but lo and behold What Hi Fi do not test or review them!  Any suggestion of which one to get?

The application you use for your computer based music should have one. iTunes does. I keep it switched out but you may find it useful.

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I am using uncompressed music files Apple AIFF.  Does anyone else here have Mezzo 6's and a Roksan Kandy 2?

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r u sure u haven't knocked any of the equalizer settings in itunes - when i can tell a difference between original and lossless its usually that they sound a little flat not bright

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My music comes from my 160GB apple tv.  I have double checked and cannot see any settings there that would help.

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Re: Roksan Kandy 2 AMP 'To Bright'

You need to calm down and think this through. It's not just one component that's problematic. Your whole system's contributing to the brightness you are experiencing.

What kind of music do you listen to? What is your room size?

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batonwielder:

You need to calm down and think this through. It's not just one component that's problematic. Your whole system's contributing to the brightness you are experiencing.

What kind of music do you listen to? What is your room size?

See the OPs other thread for more info.ÿ

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Once again I would really like to thank everyone for there time and comments.


This is the latest.  I had re-tested the amp and speakers and I will try to explain in more depth the result.  My room is approx 14 x 14 Feet square.  The speakers are in two corners approx 3 feet away from the wall.  I have wooden floors with a large rug laid down which takes up 3/4 of the floor space infront of the speakers.  To listen to the music I postioned myself about 10-14 feet away.


I used the following tracks as a demo... Lily Allen The Fear.  The Eagles Hotel California.  U2 Magnificant.  Dandy Warhols Bohemian like you.  The Killers Human. Elton John Rocket Man.


On 25% volume its ok, all tracks sound good.  Tone midrange and bass are nice.


On 45% again volume  all is ok.  Tone and bass and midrange are ok nice. 


On 50% volume The bright high sounding piercing starts to come through.


On 60% The high pitch piercing tone gives me a headache.


 I have been into Hi Fi for about 2 years.  My first system was a rotel 04 and BR5's with Qed Silver Anniversary XT.  Brillant.  No probs.  Loved the set up.  I moved all that gear upstairs into my office.  It still sounds great.  Bought the Mezzo's and the Kandy 2, and boy did I open a can of worms.


I studied long and hard about what speakers and amp to get.  All the reviews state that the Mezzo 6's and The Roksan Kandy 2 Amp are the best under a grand.


I also read about careful matching and bright systems, but it is not until you have one that it hits home.  As I said it really sucks.  I really am at a loss what to do.  The Amp is the heart of any sound system, the speakers are the body.  One of them will have to be changed i guess, but which one???

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Try the mezzos with the Rotel. If they start sounding shouty as you describe, then the Mezzos would seem the problem. To be doubly sure, try the BR2s with the Roksan. They're actually quite a forward speaker, so, if they sound fine with the amp, you know what to do...

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I'd have done that already.do as tarquinh said.

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Will do.  Thanks

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I would like to Ask Andrew Everard a question or one of the team at What Hi Fi, what speakers would you reccomend £1000 or below to really get the best out of the Roksan Kandy 2?  I mean this in a nice way because of reading What Hi Fi reviews in the first place, that is why I got the set up I did. 

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The sewage man:

No.  For two reasons.  Canterbury Hi Fi deal in B&W speakers,not Mezzo's.  No 2 All the reviews say it is the bees knees.  How could I go wrong!!! or so I thought.


 


Which B&W speakers did you listen to at Canterbury and why did you not like them?. Did you listen with the Kandy amp?

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