|Newbie looking for tweaks or equipment suggestions to resolve a too-forward presentation. Strong vocals (female and male), horns, guitar solo tracks, all have me wanting to move up against the far wall at low to moderate listening levels. Tonal balance, treble, mid, and bass are all OK and overall soundstaging is well-developed. I enjoy all types of music from traditional country blues, electric blues, jazz, Allman Brothers, Stones, Who, singer / songwriters, country, classical. |
My room is 180 square feet, given the furnishings and thick pile carpet I would say it is pretty dead. My listening position is about 6 - 8 feet from the speaker plane. My speakers are 6 feet apart and 18 inches from the rear wall. Equipment:
Turntable: Music Hall MMF 5.1 with Grado Reference Platinum 1 (wall mounted on 2 inch Maple Platform.)
Phono Preamp: JoLida JD9
CD: Rega Apollo with NXG (cheapo) digital interconnect.
DAC: Music Hall 25.3 using Speltz interconnect.
Integrated Amp: Musical Fidelity A5
Speakers: Monitor Audio Silver RS6 with Signal Cable bi-wires. Sensitivity is at 90db, nominal impedence is 6 ohms.
Old Velodyne sub VA68XII connected to the Speaker Posts.
Computer Audio: iMac, running out of iTunes with an AudioEngine D2 wireless, outputted via optical connection into the Music Hall DAC.
Stand: Lovan Sovereign
Power Cords: Sound String.
Forward presentation exists through all input sources.