Vertical placement of instruments....crazy


I am auditioning new interconnects. Though I like the sound, the vertical placement of the instruments and vocal is now all over the place. With my previous interconnects, music typically stayed around 6" above my speakers. With these new ones, I am hearing vocals 3ft above the speakers and instruments anywhere from speaker height to just below the ceiling! First of all, how can an interconnect have such an impact on the vertical placement of the sound? Second, how do I address this to make the soundstage more uniform in height and thus more realistic sounding? I have tried messing around with speaker placement but no luck.
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That almost sounds like they are out of phase. Maybe check to be sure the interconnects are wired correctly. They might have been reversed internally when they were put together.
are you trippin?
06-20-13: Marakanetz
are you trippin?

Believe me I wish I was! This issue was totally blowing my mind. I tested this with several different cds and songs. The results were the same, crazy vertical placement of instruments.
The new interconnects are passing more high frequency information. Don't like it? Go back to the old interconnects if you prefer a smaller sound.
06-20-13: Rrog
The new interconnects are passing more high frequency information. Don't like it? Go back to the old interconnects if you prefer a smaller sound.
Rrog (Answers | This Thread)

Thats what I needed to know. Just wanted an explanation of why this was happening.
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06-20-13: Samhar
Is it only when you have your Bruin slippers on !!!!!!! V fight on !!!!! Couldn't resist !
Samhar (System | Threads | Answers | This Thread)

Well played my friend! You think Kiffin will survive past this year???
Rrog is correct that image dispersion along the vertical axis is sensitive to high frequency information. In fact see my posts dated 5-3-13 in this thread.

However, based on the photos in your system description it appears that you are probably referring to a short length of XLR interconnect used between the DAC and the integrated amplifier. If so, I find it hard to believe that it would have such profound effects on vertical image dispersion. Therefore I suspect that Mofi's theory is correct.

Perhaps one of the two XLR cables has pin 2 at one end connected to pin 3 at the other end, and vice versa, which would put the two channels out of phase with each other, instead of having pin 2 connected to pin 2, and pin 3 connected to pin 3. You can check that with a multimeter.

Regards,
-- Al
Tough question. It will be difficult, everyone is spoiled from the Carol years, 9-3 is now bad!!!! I would like to see the program off sanctions before I judge his performance! His neck is definitely in the yoke !!!!!
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BTW what are your speakers resting on?
Thank you Al. Very interesting reading. I learned alot.

Samhar, my speakers are on the Sonus Faber stands. I think they look great! As for SC/UCLA, I continue to re-live that magic victory in 2006...man has it been that long????