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#177583 - 10/01/07 07:25 PM Re: Movie voices sometimeseem raspy or too "bright"... [Re: EFalardeau]
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Ok. So I went on a hunt for a damaged tweeter or driver and came up with nothing. I couldn't hear any differences between them.

I also remember another well known music DVD where I experienced this problem. It's the Eagles Farewell Tour: Live From Melbourne. What an amazing sounding DVD btw. I listen to it set on DTS and I could hear the harshness with the highs.

Anyone with the H/K 635 know of a "re-eq" setting? I'm going to hunt for it.

Thanks again everyone.
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#177584 - 10/01/07 07:32 PM Re: Movie voices sometimeseem raspy or too "bright"... [Re: jbsengineer]
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Anyone with the H/K 635 know of a "re-eq" setting? I'm going to hunt for it.





JB I did a 5 or 10 minute quick through of my 635 manual and didn't come up with anything regarding the equalization that either Eric or Mojo is referring to...maybe a more thorough search will yield something.
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#177585 - 10/01/07 07:55 PM Re: Movie voices sometimeseem raspy or too "bright"... [Re: RickF]
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Anyone with the H/K 635 know of a "re-eq" setting? I'm going to hunt for it.





JB I did a 5 or 10 minute quick through of my 635 manual and didn't come up with anything regarding the equalization that either Eric or Mojo is referring to...maybe a more thorough search will yield something.




I Couldn't find anything either unfortunately.
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#177586 - 10/01/07 07:58 PM Re: Movie voices sometimeseem raspy or too "bright"... [Re: jbsengineer]
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Do you have your grills on or off?

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#177587 - 10/01/07 08:05 PM Re: Movie voices sometimeseem raspy or too "bright"... [Re: Mojo]
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Do you have your grills on or off?




Right now, off (Because I was trying to find a bad tweeter or driver). Usually they are on.
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#177588 - 10/01/07 08:12 PM Re: Movie voices sometimeseem raspy or too "bright"... [Re: EFalardeau]
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If it is just for some movies, it could also be that you are victim of extra highs in the sound material itself added to compensate for movie theaters size and number of people. Does your receiver have a "re-eq" feature to compensate? With many movies meant for big, big screens (Harry Potter, X-Men and so on), I have exagerated "s" until I turn the re-eq to on.




That's exactly how I would refer to it... Exagerated "s".
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#177589 - 10/01/07 08:20 PM Re: Movie voices sometimeseem raspy or too "bright"... [Re: jbsengineer]
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This won't help much, but at least the letters "Re-Eq" are now well identified to be a THX trademark! (no kidding).

Onko Asia's Web-site (I have an 805) says the "very helpful" following:

"Re-Equalization (Re-EQ™)

Movies are mixed for large cinemas, where the speakers are placed farther away from the listener. THX Re-EQ re-establishes the accuracy of the tonal balance for close-range home theater speakers. Without THX Re-EQ, higher frequencies sound excessively edgy or bright."

Too bad they don't mention EXACTLY which frequencies and by how much. That would allow you to either just play with trebble settings or, if you have an equilizer, use its more precise knobs. You may want to look it up on THX web-sites (if such a thing exists).
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#177590 - 10/01/07 08:22 PM Re: Movie voices sometimeseem raspy or too "bright"... [Re: jbsengineer]
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Not familiar with the HK's but do they eq settings like the Denon's auto setup? If so turn them off, in my opinion. My Axioms had to much midrange sound when using the auto eq.
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#177591 - 10/01/07 08:38 PM Re: Movie voices sometimeseem raspy or too "bright"... [Re: SirQuack]
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Not familiar with the HK's but do they eq settings like the Denon's auto setup? If so turn them off, in my opinion. My Axioms had to much midrange sound when using the auto eq.




So the plot thickens. Because your not familar with the H/K's you probably don't know the answer to this question. I'm hoping someone familar with the H/K's will know this. I used the Auto EQ to initially. It set the speaker delay, size, etc. However the current setting is Ez Eq: Off. Also most of the settings I adjusted which turned EZ Setup settings off. So I would assume any Equalizer settings are off.
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#177592 - 10/01/07 08:39 PM Re: Movie voices sometimeseem raspy or too "bright"... [Re: SirQuack]
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BTW, Hi sirquack!
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