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#35754 - 03/02/04 07:00 PM Wow... Receivers really do sound different!
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Registered: 11/07/03
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When I bought my M3's this past November, I absolutely loved the them - the detail was incredible when powered by my DENON 2800 receiver. However, when I upgraded the receiver in early December to a H/K 630 - all of a sudden the M3's sounded extremely laid back! I couldn't believe the difference - I always held the opinion that all the banter over "bright" (yamaha), neutral (denon), and warm (h/k) receivers was ridiculous... well not anymore, everyone was right! Oh well, I finally gave in and ordered the "brighter" M22's to better match my H/K - what a great excuse :-)

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#35755 - 03/02/04 07:01 PM Re: Wow... Receivers really do sound different!
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#35756 - 03/02/04 07:10 PM Re: Wow... Receivers really do sound different!
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"everyone was right"

Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggie" while reaching for a big rock.

How was that again - "smiling, nodding and backing away"?

I can't wait to see what happens next. JohnK?
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#35757 - 03/02/04 07:18 PM Re: Wow... Receivers really do sound different!
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#35758 - 03/02/04 07:49 PM Re: Wow... Receivers really do sound different!
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#35759 - 03/02/04 08:06 PM Re: Wow... Receivers really do sound different!
Ray3 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/04
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Loc: Rochester, NY
Wow. It all might sound better once you give it time to...... break in.

I just could not help myself. It's a sickness I tell ya!

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#35760 - 03/02/04 09:02 PM Re: Wow... Receivers really do sound different!
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Beez, that banter is still just as ridiculous as you thought, but you may have been listening at a slightly lower level on the HK. Their frequency response is identical.
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#35761 - 03/02/04 09:49 PM Re: Wow... Receivers really do sound different!...Ya right
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Registered: 05/13/02
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The banter is even more ridiculous as it gets perpetuated by such uncontrolled home listening sessions with the word "UPGRADE" sitting firmly in the forebrain.

Speaking of the word upgrade, it has been used quite heavily lately to describe the purchase of speakers which are more expensive than others.
"I want to upgrade my QS4 to the QS8".
'Is the M80 a better upgrade than a VP150"
Take a read at my rant on the word "upgrade" where spiff and i discuss its sad and sorry excess usage. I think i might go add to that post again.
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#35762 - 03/02/04 11:09 PM Re: Wow... Receivers really do sound different!...Ya right
paulu Offline
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Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 32
I would like someone to administer a double blind test for beezer with the two receivers and see how reliably he can pick out the brighter one.

(btw - all amplifiers sound different)

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#35763 - 03/03/04 09:08 PM Re: Wow... Receivers really do sound different!...Ya right
beezer23 Offline
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Registered: 11/07/03
Posts: 12
Hmmm... this is obviously a hot topic around here... as far as a blind test - I still own the DENON so I may try it for fun

I suppose I could always use the H/K as a pre-amp...

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