Why do these speakers sound so Flat?
A friend has stumbled onto a pair of Teresonic Integrum floorstanders. These are massive floorstanders from America which has a retail price of nearly $10,000 a pair!
When he first showed them to me in his system (Rega Brio amp, music from computer to M-DAC), they sounded so INCREDIBLY flat, that I thought something was wrong in his system.
So today, he brought over these massive speakers and I just plugged them into my system (Audiolab 8200CDP>M-DAC>Naim XS>KEF LS50). Guess what, they are still totally flat. As in so flat, that after 5 minutes, I just had to stop and reconnect my LS50s, just to reassure myself that my XS had not gone bad. The Naim was fine, with the Kefs.
What could be the reason for this performance by these Teresonic speakers? I can't believe these sell for $10k, my home theater speakers ($500 Yamahas) sound better. Could something be wrong with these? how do I check? the tweeters appear to be fine.