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NAIM NOVA and BW 705S2

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manicm

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Looks like you may have nailed it (y)
Not so sure. 4 feet apart seems too close - and that’s between a rock and a hard place as far as toe in goes, and may be contributing to the sibilance. I’d like to know how far is gfunk’s listening position from the speakers.

At 4 feet apart I would have looked at something like the Dali Rubicon 2 where no toe in is required.
 
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Not so sure. 4 feet apart seems too close - and that’s between a rock and a hard place as far as toe in goes, and may be contributing to the sibilance. I’d like to know how far is gfunk’s listening position from the speakers.

At 4 feet apart I would have looked at something like the Dali Rubicon 2 where no toe in is required.
Well spotted. Yes, 4ft is indeed not much and listening distance would be indeed a huge factor. But in the room this size there's only so much you can do distance wise.

Still this would not prevent OP from getting a good sound as long as the components are right and some room treatment is used.
 

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Not so sure. 4 feet apart seems too close - and that’s between a rock and a hard place as far as toe in goes, and may be contributing to the sibilance. I’d like to know how far is gfunk’s listening position from the speakers.

At 4 feet apart I would have looked at something like the Dali Rubicon 2 where no toe in is required.
4 foot triangle with listener at the apex should nail it :) In all honesty this is not a system set-up for stereo listening, it's more for ambient background music playback.
 

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4 foot triangle with listener at the apex should nail it :) In all honesty this is not a system set-up for stereo listening, it's more for ambient background music playback.
Hey guys, I purchased from Crutchfield--they recommended the setup. You guys might be right in terms of the harsh sound being because of the hard surfaces. My listening distance is roughly 6 feet away..
 

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Hey guys, I purchased from Crutchfield--they recommended the setup. You guys might be right in terms of the harsh sound being because of the hard surfaces. My listening distance is roughly 6 feet away..
Not in any way trashing what you have bought, set-up and listening room are the important factors here. For every system some compromises are inevitable.
 
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Hey guys, I purchased from Crutchfield--they recommended the setup. You guys might be right in terms of the harsh sound being because of the hard surfaces. My listening distance is roughly 6 feet away..
I may be presumptuous here, but I think Crutchfiled were wrong.
 

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4 foot triangle with listener at the apex should nail it :) In all honesty this is not a system set-up for stereo listening, it's more for ambient background music playback.
Can you grasp how much the Nova costs? Or the 705 S2 costs? And if it’s not made for a stereo setup then what is?

Were you drunk or high while typing your reply?
 

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Hey guys, I purchased from Crutchfield--they recommended the setup. You guys might be right in terms of the harsh sound being because of the hard surfaces. My listening distance is roughly 6 feet away..
No hifi dealer worth their salt would have suggested a 6000 pound system for you with speakers 4 feet apart, and with a listening position 6 feet away. No amount of room correction will fix this too.

gfunk, you have a fantastic system, but your listening environment is fundamentally compromised for such a setup.

Crutchfield just wanted to sell you something, and that was the sum total of their service, if you could even call it that.
 

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Can you grasp how much the Nova costs? Or the 705 S2 costs? And if it’s not made for a stereo setup then what is?

Were you drunk or high while typing your reply?
Yes, I am fully aware of how much this gentleman's kit cost. And no, I am teetotal sir and whilst I do smoke it's only the legal stuff.

What you seem to have completely misunderstood in my post is that I was alluding to exactly what you have written in your post: The way this system is currently set up is not going to be of any use as a stereo system. In a different room or setting this could sound excellent. Does this now make sense?

I guess I should have made my point a little clearer.
 
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Yes, I am fully aware of how much this gentleman's kit cost. And no, I am teetotal sir and whilst I do smoke it's only the legal stuff.

What you seem to have completely misunderstood in my post is that I was alluding to exactly what you have written in your post: The way this system is currently set up is not going to be of any use as a stereo system. In a different room or setting this could sound excellent. Does this now make sense?

I guess I should have made my point a little clearer.
Ah ok, point taken, I can’t believe Crutchfield.
 
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