Good call on the Castle Knight speakers; they're very good indeed and would suit the Yamaha wellThe Limey said:To be honest I think SoulFantasy is sat at home Scratching his/hers head feeling confused. Hence the no reply. If I had some speaker advice to offer to match the Yamaha, then the Mission MX series or the New Castle knight series dependent on budget..
Fully agree; try some Chord Odyssey 2 or Carnival Silverscreen speaker cable and that should help to calm the highs down wellemcc_3 said:I just bought QED micro and feel this may be the cause of some of the issues I was having.
Yep, the Yammy is apparently quite a bright little thing, which puts me right off it. Not sure of the OP's budget, but I'd be inclined to stick on the XTZ Class A D100 - £625 - and Audio Sanctum will refund in full if it's not your thing, they do home demos for XTZ.Globs said:I'd change the amp first, and see what the speakers sound like with a decent one.
Forget fancy cables - total waste of money and will affect nothing except your wallet.
If you can audition a Class A amp of any description or get your hands on some tube gear. Refurbished Quad II amps are a pretty good bet TBH, else go for a reasonable prices tube set - which normally means Chinese or Chinese sourced. Read up on Nutshell HiFi to learn about your system and why it sounds like it does.
I think that 'brightness' in most transistor amps is not a frequency response issue, it's a distortion issue. GNFB (Global negative feedback) can only get rid of the 2nd and 3rd harmonics in general. In a tube amp the rest decay naturally - but in a transistor amp these tend to persist. The problem isn't purely down to the transistors however, it's down to the Class B operation, and crossover distortion. Cross-over distortion is when the +ve going signal crosses over to a different set of transistors for the -ve part of the signal. And vice versa. This is a level independent switching distortion that runs at a few mV, depending upon the amp, bias etc.the record spot said:Yep, the Yammy is apparently quite a bright little thing, which puts me right off it. Not sure of the OP's budget, but I'd be inclined to stick on the XTZ Class A D100 - £625 - and Audio Sanctum will refund in full if it's not your thing, they do home demos for XTZ.