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  1. My experience with the 280s is consistent with your statement. I tend to listen at a low to medium volume because the tweets start to lose there composure as the volume increases. Its not horrible, but noticeable, especially if the source has a lot of high frequency content. The mids though tend to only get better as you crank the volume higher. Do you thing it would be worthwhile experimenting with some old Fortes (I or IIs)? I see them on eBay sometimes.
  2. I don’t have a lot of experience with well built speakers. The 280s have definitely changed that. The dynamics makes classical and vocals feels like the venue is in my living room. Plus the imaging, depending on the source, can be uncanny; the speakers, dispite there size, can really disappear into the music at times. Does it get much better than this? Would you recommend saving for some fortes?
  3. The 280s have a tweeter, not a horn?
  4. Hey folks: Other than size of the woofers, horns and cabinet, are there other qualitative differences between the RP 280 and R7ii that would make the R7ii sound substantially better? For example, are the woofers of the R7ii constructed out of superior materials, or sport different technologies? Is the crossover of the R7ii superior to that if the RP 280? I am asking because I own the RP 280s, but have always been curious about the R7iis. Now that the R7ii are on close out, I am super curious!
  5. This is a shot in the dark folks. I own the 280s, I love them. The dynamics, Lows and mids on these things are amazing. However, after several months of use, positioning, and calibrations, I still finds the highs a little fatiguing. Is anyone aware of any aftermarket crossover network that I could employ to address this issue, or even just to get a little more out of the speakers? I am not savvy enough to make an actual crossover network, looking for something I could simple install. Thanks.
  6. If i may, did u run it along the floor or walls, where do u purchase? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I have the MKii for a few months. Def want to use the Audussey setup, especially if you have sensitive speakers. Coming from a receiver with only three seating positions during setup, i tried doing only the first 3 of the 8 that the MKii permits. But finding the time and and quiet to all eight really made a big difference, even in a relatively small space. Dont get me wrong, it sounds fine w/o calibration. But it's strengths are enhanced with calibration. In fact, there is no real disadvantage to doing the calibration, because you can thereafter disable the the results for each source. For example, disabling the calibrations setting on the phono input keeps the setting intact for the other sources, which was a feature I was not aware of before purchase. Specifically, the auto setup really tightened up the base from my two subs, as well as from my mains (which also put out a lot base). Because i have very sentive speakers, The MKii set my subs too low, and they would not keep up with my mains at high volume. I therefore had to manually up the volume of the subs. It does a good job at eq for the subs though. With 7.1 setup, I would think calibration could only benefit your listening experience. Mine is 3.2 because I am still trying to figure out how to integrate side and rear channels that is kid proof, w/o ripping into walls or doing ceiling mounts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. By the way, trim and channel level are the same thing. As noted by another commentator, If you have a sub, set a crossover of around 80. That should take some load off your mains, allowing them to articulate and play louder. The 260s are nice. If possible, place them at least 6 feet apart, with cabinetry that is low to the ground, or use none at all. I found doing so opened up the bass and expanded the sound stage. Also, Ia lot of people toe in these speakers quite a bit, after going through numerous configurations, i found that a toe in that is ever so slight reduces the highs, opens up the soundstage, and eliminates listening fatigue. To each there own though, enjoy.
  9. Honestly, I would say those trims levels are within normal range. Adjusting the trim will not damage anything, however it will through your auto calibration settings off, depending on the degree of adjustment. One other thing to check, check to make sure you didn't accidentally switch the positive and negative on one or more of your speakers, or on the back terminals of the receiver. Wiring one speaker out of phase can cause cancellation, and a perceived reduction in output. I have made this mistake on more than one occasion. Did u get a phase error prompt during auto calibration? Once you have ensure that your speakers are wired correctly, also make sure your sub is in phase. Best way for this is to play a familiar track and switch the phase knob on the the sub from one position to the next, to see witch phase setting produces the highest audible volume in the base region. Often the right position produces the best base output. You may also want to check your avr to see if you accidentally enabled something the equivalent of knight mode, or some other bass/treble reduction feature. Good luck. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Some avrs will turn the trim on the speakers to the lowest value possible when they detect highly efficient speakers during setup. That happened in my case. Check your trims for possible adjustment, see if they significantly differ in comparison to the previous setup. Also you may have less wattage per channel now that you have sorrounds. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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