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    Forum Regular jackwalker's Avatar
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    Sep 2007

    Too much bass...

    Since I have moved to a new house, I have too much bass at higher volumes. It's like the ultra lows roll over.
    I already closed the ports at the back with the foam plugs and the speakers have spikes.
    Recently a friend of mine brought his Silltech interconnects and his Silltech speaker cables and the bass was much and much cleaner, even at a very high volume. Altogether, he paid over $800 for these cables and that is way over my budget. Can anyone recommend cables that are known to handle too much bass for an affordable price?
    Jack (The Netherlands)

    My set:
    Cambridge Audio Azur 540 A
    Cambridge Audio Azur 540 C
    B&W DW-603 S2
    Interconnect Belden with canare plugs
    Speaker cable: no brand, $5 per meter

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    I took a headstart... basite's Avatar
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    Jul 2006
    Mortsel, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe, Earth
    you could try Nordost...

    Kimber cable is quite affordable for speakercables too, and try nordost IC's or Siltechs...

    Keep them spinning,
    Life is music!

    Mcintosh MA6400 Integrated
    Double Advent speakers
    Thiel CS2.3's
    *DIY Lenco L75 TT
    * SME 3012 S2
    * Rega RB-301
    *Denon DL-103 in midas body
    *Denon DL-304
    *Graham slee elevator EXP & revelation
    *Lehmann audio black cube SE
    Marantz CD5001 OSE
    MIT AVt 2 IC's
    Sonic link Black earth IC's
    Siltech MXT New york IC's
    Kimber 4VS speakercable
    Furutech powercord and plugs.

    I'm a happy 20 year old...

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    Music Junkie E-Stat's Avatar
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    Dec 2003
    Quote Originally Posted by jackwalker
    Since I have moved to a new house, I have too much bass at higher volumes. It's like the ultra lows roll over.
    While I'm not a "all cables sound alike / wire is wire" guy, the problem lies with the room. Cables are not going to selectively correct the often roller coaster effect of some rooms. In my HT system, I use an EQ on a pair of powered subs. There are two broad peaks centered around 60 hz and 120 hz (with corresponding valleys in between) that measure up to 8 db. Indeed those untreated peaks disguised what first octave bass there was.

    I would experiment with speaker placement and elevation and consider investing in bass traps or other treatments for the space.


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    Forum Regular hermanv's Avatar
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    Dec 2004
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Speaker placement in a room is very important. George Cardas has this advice:

    Part of his placement is reproduced here:

    Speaker placement, simply stated
    The distance from the center of the woofer face to the side walls is:
    Room Width times .276 (RW x .276)
    The distance from the center of the woofer face to the wall behind the speaker is:
    Room Width times .447 (RW x .447)
    This is all you need to know to place speakers in a symmetrical, rectangular room!

    Start with this before you buy cables.

    If you do decide to buy cables, my advice is concentrate on clarity, not tonal balance. See or and save a little money. Used Cable has a lending service (not free) but it may save you buying the wrong cable. Many people on this forum really seem to like
    for reasonable cost cables.

    My stuff:
    Olive Musica/transport and server
    Mark Levinson No.360S D to A
    Passive pre (homemade; Shallco, Vishay, Cardas wire/connectors)
    Cardas Golden Presence IC
    Pass Labs X250
    Martin Logan ReQuests.

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