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Channel Imbalance at low volumes
 
Channel Imbalance at low volumes
 
$1000-$2000 Floor-standing speakers for larger room w/NAD 326bee
Hi @ruleof72 Is Neutral Detail a thing?  I dunno - they certainly aren't overly bright.  But I wouldn't describe them as laidback sounding in general.  Just very pleasant at all volume levels, and I notice a lot of depth and texture that other spe... 
$1000-$2000 Floor-standing speakers for larger room w/NAD 326bee
I have a pair of Wharfdale Diamond 10.7 speakers hooked up to a much older NAD amp (7175PE) in a similar sized room (15x40, with 8.5ft ceilings) and I love them. Great detail and great bass. They are now the older model and available for less than... 
Best Budget RCA cables
By “settle”, do you mean leave them connected and listen to music with them for a week? They sound so harsh! 
Channel Imbalance at low volumes
@willemj it does indeed happen with all sources. The volume does gain VERY quickly, however the amp has a built in “low-level” button which brings the volume down by 4-5dbs so the knob can be turned up more. Would this be done by a built in attenu... 
Spend more money on the amp or the pre-amp?
Update for anyone interested:Got a Rega Brio-R off Ebay ($430) for the KEFs.  Sounds fantastic.Got a NAD 7175PE off Audiomart ($170) for the Wharfdales - sounds really great.Thanks everyone for all the thoughts and ideas - really helped me to sort... 
Best Budget RCA cables
Hi guys!!In case you are interested in an update, and for posterity, here is my journey with some budget cables.I purchased 2 new RCA cables:First: Audioquest Evergreen 6ft:  I replaced 3ft Kabledirekts, I didn't notice much difference at first, b... 
Bowers and Wilkins CM1
Thanks guys,2 potential room:1) 15’x13’ living room with couch and carpet2) 15’x10’ sunroom with tile floor and floor to ceiling windows.Also, I have KEF Q compacts in room 1, but could move them to (2) if the B&Ws make sense in (1). 
Bowers and Wilkins CM1
The silence is deafening...  
Channel Imbalance at low volumes
There is no crackling whatsoever.  You still think cleaning is worth a try? 
Channel Imbalance at low volumes
But it sounds so good at high volumes!What should I expect to pay for a tune-up?Thanks! 
Best Budget RCA cables
Anybody try this Audtek speaker wire:https://www.parts-express.com/audtek-electronics-skrl-10-100-10-awg-ofc-speaker-wire-100-ft--100-029I think it was called Dayton [email protected] that is really interesting - does the same hold true with a cer... 
Best Budget RCA cables
Thanks for the thoughts guys! People love Signal cable. @lalitk to answer your question - I'm not really solving for anything in particular, just futzing. My speaker wire is 12 AWG Auvio brand I got on deep discount from a closing RadioShack. It w... 
Spend more money on the amp or the pre-amp?
Thank you for your thoughts thehorn!  Much appreciated. Though I cannot afford the jump from the NAD ($120, Craigslist) to a $1000 integrated tube amp. Though I will certainly keep those options in mind. :)I'm more interested in the best possible ...