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May 31, 2011 at 11:55 am #2535
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Ernie

I just received my pair of  6T's and when I got them out of the box and setup I was quite impressed by how they looked. They are larger than I envisioned and look very well finished. I did not hook them up for a couple days so my wife could get used to seeing them in our living room. When I did hook them up I listened for a while at somewhat of a lower volume. I had a hard time getting used to them. I waited another day and listened to them again with the volume up. Again it seemed as though I was having a hard time wrapping myself around these. The soundstaging and presence they have is awesome but I think my hardship comes with the clarity of the bass and midrange. I have these positioned 1 foot from the rear wall about 8 feet apart and 2 feet from the side walls. Associated electronics are an Adcom 545II amp, parasound pre and AMC 9 (Nad) CD player. I have been conditioned to llistening to Linn Keilidhs for almost 9 years so this may have to be overcome. I am wondering if they are too large for my listenin area or are they designed to be more for HT than 2 channel music listening, which is all I want them for. Any ideas what I may be missing because I really want to love these things. I know I have not listened long but before the 30 days is up I would like to find the sweetspot I am looking for.

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June 1, 2011 at 3:18 pm #2893
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Matt

Erniek, sometimes it will take up to 80 hours of play time for the 6 series speakers to get loosened up enough to feel like they are responding well.  I suggest you let them run during the week while you are away from home.  You can use any type of music at a moderate listening level to help break them in. Within 50 to 60 hours you should notice they have a little more feeling to them.  Once you have hit 80 to 100 they should be fully broken in.  I doubt they are too large for your room if they are sounding a little 'muddy'.  The 6T should be great for just 2 channel listening if that is all you need them for as they have great bass response.  You could also go into the equalizer of your amplifier and change the mid-bass, or the bass plus or minus 1-2 dB.  That adjustment could help, but I would try to break them in first.  Hope this helps.

June 1, 2011 at 4:03 pm #2839
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Jason Hicks

+1 on what Matt said, you might also try pulling them out another foot from the back wall to see if that helps the bass/midbass clarity as well.

June 6, 2011 at 11:44 am #2672
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Ernie

I am thinking these are already broken in as they were an open box sale. Any ideas on amps that match well with these speakers?

June 7, 2011 at 3:50 pm #2894
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Matt

Most of our open box items are returns from a 30 day trial, or exchange.  I would say most of them are hardly broken in at all.  That is one of the reasons we still offer the 10 year warranty.  The other end of the spectrum is our 1 year upgrade program, and these are only a year old at most.  

So yes, give it some working time to loosen up, and become warmer.

June 8, 2011 at 11:51 am #2673
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Ernie

I am still thinking that these are a bit too large for my room setup. These are much more open and loud  than my Linn's (which were very controlled and precise) and I strongly feel that they are much better than what I am hearing. I am trying to analyze if my source components are the problem although the Adcom amps have been a mainstay for me for decades and I don't think the problem is with the amp. ( I have had 3 of them). Being that the Forte is a smaller speaker how would it stack up to the 6T's?. Again thanks for your input.

June 8, 2011 at 3:48 pm #2895
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Matt

Yes the Forte is a much smaller speaker with a full rich sound, and is a bit tough to compare to the 6T because the Forte fits better between the 4T and the 5T in size and its ability to fill a room with sound.  There is a difference between the Verus and Intimus families like the more natural laid back sound of the Verus tweeter and upper mids.  The vocals really stand out in the Forte towers to me.  For the size the Forte's have great bass response which is impressive, down to 53Hz.   So they might work better for you if you are concerned about the size of the 6T and their responsiveness. 

June 28, 2011 at 3:39 am #2674
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Ernie

I have decided to keep them but would like to get some comments on what amp would be a best match for them in regard to music listening. I think the speakers are fine but something is missing to me in the overall sound and I now wonder if it is the dynamics of my system is what I need to look at. The bass on these is nicely there at higher volumes but is somewhat shallow on low volume. The other area that I feel they need some better clarity is the higher frequencies. The midrange area right now is very good. Any suggestions are appreciated.

June 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm #2899
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Matt

One thing you might want to try with your current setup is to increase the dB by 1 or 2 in the EQ of your amp for the higher frequencies that you are concerned about.  That should make them stand out a bit more.  As for an amp, there are many out there that would do a wonderful job, but I hear a lot about Emotiva.  They are good quality and right now may be the best bang for the buck.  Check out a 2-channel model like the UPA-2.  For around $350 that should satisfy you.

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