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#219880 - 09/04/08 12:48 PM Re: Receiver to make M60s sound good? [Re: edmondwolfman]
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Set all to 0 and adjust from there.
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#221160 - 09/15/08 10:07 PM Re: Receiver to make M60s sound good? [Re: jakewash]
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Wolfman,

I had to give this thread a bump. Came across your post while poking around at work, and was amazed that someone else has the exact same problem I have. Same Setup, M60s and the vp100...receiver is an HK347 though. My complaint is the same...mp3s through computer via optical and cds via an Oppo 980 usually sound harsh. In my case, its generally the vocals that are noticeably off (I'm told the exact word is sibilant, but to me it makes singers sound like Sylvester from Looney tunes). I pretty much only listen to instrumental stuff now.

Did you get in touch with anyone at axiom? I'd be very interested to hear if the tweeter resistor option makes a difference.

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#221210 - 09/16/08 10:13 AM Re: Receiver to make M60s sound good? [Re: Bennett_Marco]
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 Originally Posted By: Bennett_Marco
Wolfman,

I had to give this thread a bump. Came across your post while poking around at work, and was amazed that someone else has the exact same problem I have. Same Setup, M60s and the vp100...receiver is an HK347 though. My complaint is the same...mp3s through computer via optical and cds via an Oppo 980 usually sound harsh. In my case, its generally the vocals that are noticeably off (I'm told the exact word is sibilant, but to me it makes singers sound like Sylvester from Looney tunes). I pretty much only listen to instrumental stuff now.

Did you get in touch with anyone at axiom? I'd be very interested to hear if the tweeter resistor option makes a difference.


I haven't gone the resistor route yet. What I've done so far is I've gone into each individual speaker "equalizer" setting and manually adjusted the higher frequency setting down to zero and adjusted some of the lower freqs up, pretty much made everything zero like suggested above. See the image of my FL speaker settings on a previous page. And backed the treble way off. Haven't had a chance to check all my music yet but what I have listened to sounds much better Will post back here after I have a chance to listen to more different types of music. I know what you mean though, for the most part my recordings of female singers would drive me out of the room if I applied any volume at all.


Edited by edmondwolfman (09/16/08 10:14 AM)
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#222934 - 09/29/08 12:24 PM Re: Receiver to make M60s sound good? [Re: jakewash]
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I have Axiom M22 speakers with an inexpensive Yamaha sub woofer.
My reciever is a Yamaha RX-V461. I play my MP3 files through an iPod using the special Yamaha iPod dock. (very cool, your music is displayed on the TV and you can control from the yamaha remote.) The reciever is set to straight 2 channel stereo. I use Nero v7 to create my mp3s at 320K highest quality dual mono. They sound fantastic.

I do have a bass issue, where the bass is only really deep in some parts of the room, luckily where i sit is just fine.
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#222936 - 09/29/08 12:30 PM Re: Receiver to make M60s sound good? [Re: Official Ninja]
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Ah, the magic of room nulls. Welcome to the horrible world of subwoofer crawls, weird curves, realtraps, room treatments, and parametric equalization.

Or you could be like me and pretend everything is just fine. ;\)
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#222941 - 09/29/08 12:47 PM Re: Receiver to make M60s sound good? [Re: Ken.C]
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Or you could be like me and pretend everything is just fine.

Clearly you havn't had enough exposure to others with this tweeking disea... er, skill to become a true believer.
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#222944 - 09/29/08 12:56 PM Re: Receiver to make M60s sound good? [Re: fredk]
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#222969 - 09/29/08 03:41 PM Re: Receiver to make M60s sound good? [Re: Ken.C]
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I dont want to hijack this thread but my room is in a basement, i have cement floors with a drop rug. The walls are paneled. What would be the 1st thing to try to fix my bass problem?
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#222972 - 09/29/08 04:09 PM Re: Receiver to make M60s sound good? [Re: Official Ninja]
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You'll probably want to do a sub crawl first thing. Basically, you put the sub at your listening position, then crawl around the room until you find the spot that has the best bass. Then put the sub there.

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Edited by kcarlile (09/29/08 04:09 PM)
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#222979 - 09/29/08 05:20 PM Re: Receiver to make M60s sound good? [Re: Ken.C]
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wow, your floors are made of glue!?!?!? ha, just the civil engineer comming out here... cement is like the binder or glue that goes into concrete. the floor is a concrete floor, which is composed fo cement, aggregate, and any admixtures. I can't help but correct someone when they call concrete "cement" ;\)




Edited by terzaghi (09/29/08 05:53 PM)
Edit Reason: forgot a key component: Water!
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