Hi-Fi Moment again...

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Sorry guys, having a little trouble with the A32 again! This time, can I admit, I'm not a 100% fan of my amp. Saving the usual Arcam jokes, it really is lacking drive and above all else, IT'S NOT LOUD ENOUGH! I just had Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb (on the Wall CD) at -10db!!! and it still wasn't loud enough (I'm not deaf and I don't like boyracer volumes either)!!! It just has no pump to it and my old JVC would deliver the same volume around 9 o'clock and this would be at 2 o'clock!!! Please help, because if I can't solve the problem (all wiring correct, no settings changed) I'll give it back and ask for a refund and just use my '79 JVC. The ironic thing is, it's not that much more detailed and it doesn't have a better soundstage either!
 
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[quote user="gpi"]What's the sensitivity of your speakers?[/quote]

89db, 6ohms, 30~200watts continuous power
 
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[quote user="fr0g"]You dont half change your mind... Could be the hormones I guess ;)

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Right I did it! I put Radiohead Paranoid Anadroid on at -10db (that's 64 out of 72) AND IT WAS LIKE A DIFFERENT WORLD! THERE WAS THUMP, BIG TRANSIENTS AND STILL A TIGHT BASS - NO DISTORTION (treble went a little edgy though so I just trimmed it down a tad and wow! I just hope it can do it all the time! The difference between -20db and -10db is huge! The soundstage had more depth too! Must be the Class B mode kicking in for the first time! Detail remained the same too! Wow, cheers for the advice! I promise I won't hold you responsible when the voice coils turn to molten lava and the transisters go by-by! Arcam promise, don't worry!
 
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Pink Floyd's The Wall is mastered at a really low volume - whenever I play it I have to turn up my amp a lot higher than when using other cd's too....
 
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[quote user="Invicta"]Pink Floyd's The Wall is mastered at a really low volume - whenever I play it I have to turn up my amp a lot higher than when using other cd's too....[/quote]

Today's music is mastered very loud to gain attention at the sacrifice of dynamics...but the Wall doesn't have many of them either because it's recorded too quiet!
 

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[quote user="Hughes123"]Saving the usual Arcam jokes, it really is lacking drive and above all else[/quote]

The usual Arcam jokes?? Do you mean boring and lack of drive? I would never say that mate
 

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I did read something about The Wall's mastering in Nick Mason's book. They had so much material to squeeze on they had to compress it quite a lot so that had something to do with how it sounds. It should have been a triple album really.
 

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