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Where's my Midrange????

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by WBC, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. WBC

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    Guys,

    I got Mission M74i for my fronts using a Pioneer 811 Amp. Although I am reasonably happy with the sound, I do think it sounds a little bright and lacking in the Midrange area???

    Any ideas? The amp is set up, more or less 'out of the box' I haven't tampered with the eq's, incase, it ends up sounding worse?

    Is it down to the partnering or am I missing something?


    Cheers
    Stace :D
     
  2. Nobber22

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    How long have they been run-in?
     
  3. WBC

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    Had them about 4 months, probably on for 3-4hrs a day minimum.
     
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    :D , OK, they are run-in then. I hate to say it without trying the amp and speakers together (in your room), but I have heard each seperately. The Pioneer is a bit bright and forward sounding IMO, while the M74i's are big and a bit boomy, with a slightly muddy midrange. You could try blocking/unblocking the rear ports & try moving them a bit further into the room, giving them more space to breathe.

    Unfortunately the brighter Pioneer and the warmer Missions just MAY not be a great match, whatever you do. Sorry. :(

    P.S. Nobber 22 whispers: (I'd think about changing the speakers first)
     
  5. WBC

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    Would the Large, Small setting come into play here????

    The rear ports are currently blocked!!!

    Thanks
     
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    These speakers need PLENTY of space to sound they're best.

    At least 1m away from rear & side walls, otherwise the upper-mid becomes cluttered & the sound becomes rather congested.

    Dimmy
     
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    If you have a sub, generally set to Small (but is is worth trying Large on some speakers too - IMO your's will work better on Small).

    If no sub, set SubOut = Off, then Fronts to Large.
     
  8. WBC

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    I do have a sub and the speakers are currently set to large, so I will set the to small when I get in.

    Let ya know how I get on!
     
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    Thinking further here Stace - what source are you using to spin the discs? DVD player or a dedicated CD player?

    A poor source machine may give the amp and speakers no chance to perform at their best. The player could be robbing the sound of any midrange.
     
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    Using my DVD for both DVD and music. Mostly noticeable with music!
     

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