I am trying to set up my mates system for him - he has a cyrus pre power combination and he has also brought some neat motive 2s. I have a very similar setup and have a similar problem - The treble seems to be a bit harsh. The one thing we do have in common is not particularly good cables and interconnects (funding issues). I was under the impression that poor cables will only lead to a dull sound - however we are experiencing harsh treble. Could this be with the cables or is it just the forward cyrus sound? Any suggestions on speaker cable / interconnects to curb the treble (only a bit)? Baring in mind im on a tight budget prob no more than 50 pounds. Cheers!