Holmz Posted October 20, 2021 Share Posted October 20, 2021 Found this recently, in a new setup for a new house… And also a new amplifier, and new speaker “cables”. Put on a CD and the sound was stronger in the right channel than the left (OMG!) So I twisted the left channel knob of the pre amp up a about 1-2 degrees of rotation. Thought that maybe I should use REW to check whether the speakers were outputting the same level Next 2-3 CDs required the left side to go back to 12 O’Clock on the nose. Listening to Joe Jackson’s “Stepping Out”, and the bells or triangles came out of the LHS… (OMG is my RHS tweeter blown?) How can this be? Is my hearing shot in the upper registers? Threw on the Cowboy Junkies “Best of”, which sounded good. Put on the JJ again, and maybe the section around 2:25, seemed like it might have been left. 3:00 to 3:15 seemed left. But then, like a dog with worms, I scootch slightly across the sofa and the bells seems to move either to the center or somewhat towards it. I am convinced that my hearing is OK, and the speakers are working. But what is happening for clear tone bells? Or is it something with harmonics and maybe the LHS if higher? And I need to measure them both… Or maybe I should change amplifier channels? But then the next Joe Jackson track “Breaking us in two” has the bells in the right place again. The sound stage is not overly wide, but it has a depth. Some albums are pretty wide, and there is no wall on the right hand side... and some recording seem less spread out left to right. Basically it seems pretty perfect most of the time, but then when the sound moves near a speaker it get me saying, “What is happening here?” Is it just that some recordings are bad? And that I sort of forgot since the system was unused for a year+ ? (The Doug McLeod “Live in Europe” is stunningly good) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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