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So, my CW4s crossed beyond 100 hours of continuous playing... And they are still playing as of this moment. Not sure how much longer I am going to be keeping this marathon. I will probably stop this "madness" tomorrow :)

 

Highs came down significantly. Sometimes I am not even sure if tweeters are emitting any sounds, but they do :)

Mids are smooth and even. Almost not like horns.... But when the voice is compared against SVS Ultras it becomes more obvious that horns are there :)

Bass.... It is strong and natural and complete but I am not sure about the "change" from the original (pre-burn-in) sound.

 

I have been splitting the music feeding time between Yamaha A-S2100 and McIntosh MA252 (Y is about 70% and M is about 30%). 

 

Yamaha provides tighter bass and a bit airier highs with crisp but flat mids.

McIntosh provides lesser emphasis/power in the bass department (well defined though), slightly more forward mids and a tiny bit softer highs.

Yamaha feels a bit more 3D than McIntosh, while the later is more focused, with better articulated/pronounced vocals.

I use Foobar2000 via SMSL M500 DAC. When used with DSD:ASIO driver, Yamaha provides better 3D sound image (huge sound wall but cannot pinpoint instrument location). McIntosh works better with plain / direct ASIO driver, very focused, you can hear where the sound is coming from... Differences are relatively minor, but well noticeable.

 

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I have turned things off this morning. 

CW4s are wonderful, excellent but not magical speakers...

In my opinion they are severely overpriced for what they deliver and how they are designed/built.

I enjoy listening to those big boys...although still have not managed to get the center of the sound image where I want it to be...will continue my positioning/tilting/toeing experiments..

 

 

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15 minutes ago, billybob said:

Dang it, who said they were magical...

I guess I hoped them to be based on all the noise and praises on the net... My bad. I placed too much trust in other people's opinions... :)

2 hours ago, Shakeydeal said:

Did you ever post pics of your room/system?

I guess I prefer a "thousand words" .... more "privacy"... even with just words I get so much extra noise here... do not want to expose  my bare skin to the sun :)

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Yes, to some who hear Klipsch for the first time, guess it is magical to them.

Think the sound reproduction with accuracy is the most amazing thing by comparison.

One day soon, you may turn your music or other on and say... something.

...lol

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Well I'm going to say it again. There are people here who might be able to assist you in setting up the speakers optimally if they could put eyes on your setup. If that's not important to you, understood.

 

 

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4 hours ago, Shakeydeal said:

Well I'm going to say it again. There are people here who might be able to assist you in setting up the speakers optimally if they could put eyes on your setup. If that's not important to you, understood.

 

 

Shakey, you may be beating a dead horse. By now those who have the knowledge and the willingness to help, have probably left the room (for this particular thread).

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