TSi 500 - too much bass

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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,965
    zioniac wrote: »
    Not problem solved, but guys anyways.

    Thanks a nice looking rig! Welcome to the forum. Some of these guys are a little rough around the edges, but there is lots of good advice to be had here.

    Music is like other refined sensory experiences. If you are used to drinking Franzia "chillable red" and then someone hands you a glass of really good, dry chewy cab chilled at 62 degrees, you might just spit it out. But if you drink that cab for a week or two, you will never go back to that box crap. Your senses adjust to what you are used to and your mental expectations adjust along with them.

    So yea, turn the tone to flat, pull the speakers out (that is contributing to the boomy bass), and give it at least 3-4 days, preferably a week. Then go back and forth between tone and no tone and see what you like. If you still like the tone controls, rock on, its your money and your system. But I imagine you will like the neutral sound of no artificial tone...
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,318
    edited June 2018
    I am a little crispy around the edges myself. See that guy in my avatar? I took his advice many years ago, and for too many years.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,214
    OP has been online but no update. Guess he likes keeping us in suspense!
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  • zioniaczioniac Posts: 8
    F1nut wrote: »
    The same Philips that makes light bulbs and electric toothbrushes?

    You betcha. Philips has made some of the best CD transports around, but they never made a decent speaker.

    I fully disagree. The two sets I had hooked up were actually pretty great. Philips actually made decent stuff years ago. They've kinda been out of the game for a while now.
  • zioniaczioniac Posts: 8
    Thanks for everyone's input. It's sounding better recently. Rooftop59, thanks for comment.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,952
    zioniac wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    The same Philips that makes light bulbs and electric toothbrushes?

    You betcha. Philips has made some of the best CD transports around, but they never made a decent speaker.

    I fully disagree. The two sets I had hooked up were actually pretty great. Philips actually made decent stuff years ago. They've kinda been out of the game for a while now.

    If you have to max out the tone controls they aren't pretty great speakers.
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,737
    zioniac wrote: »
    Thanks for everyone's input. It's sounding better recently. Rooftop59, thanks for comment.

    What changes did you make that resulted in the improved sound?
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,082
    FestYboy wrote: »
    zioniac wrote: »
    Thanks for everyone's input. It's sounding better recently. Rooftop59, thanks for comment.

    What changes did you make that resulted in the improved sound?

    Or... did his ears change??
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,622
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    Welcome to CP! Stick around, keep an open mind, and you might be surprised what you learn.

    I know I was!! :)

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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,639
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    Welcome to CP! Stick around, keep an open mind, and you might be surprised what you learn.

    I know I was!! :)

    Go to bed, it’s past your bedtime :p

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    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.

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