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#234558 - 2015-05-06 08:23 Re: Upgrade path from MC200 & DSP5000 Mk1 [Re: Jason]
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Definitely room acoustics. 5Ks are not a bright speaker, so something else is going on there. I've also had positive experiences with GIK, FWIW.


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#234797 - 2015-05-11 17:35 Re: Upgrade path from MC200 & DSP5000 Mk1 [Re: Jason]
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Jason, I am in the same boat acoustically speaking with a high glass roof, 2 large trifold doors and a hard floor (karndean). Having a pair of 5k's I can attest to their liveliness in this environment and it will only get livelier if you service them to bring them back to spec, having heard a lot of 5k's recently I would say 70% of them needed a service including new/serviced tweeters. In my environment I have placed a thick blanket behind the media console which has reduced the brightness, a rug and other soft furnishings have quietened things further, now I have a slight issue with the bass being somewhat more prominent and will be looking to tame this with some digital room correction.

If you ever want a second pair of ears or a listen to a pair in a similar environment give us a shout, I'm just down the A3 in sunny Guildford!

T


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#234806 - 2015-05-11 20:37 Re: Upgrade path from MC200 & DSP5000 Mk1 [Re: Big T]
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Having my tweeters replaced with brand new black ones smoothed the top end, although I did have a full service at the same time, but it didn't change the overall character of the 5Ks, they're still a very well balanced, musical speaker (I'm very intolerant of any brightness or edginess).

I have a wooden floor and high ceiling too, and don't find them overly forward, even before I put room treatments in place, although an 818 smooths the sound significantly. The treatments did help the sound a lot, in my case more in the bass frequencies, but also overall.

I'd go for broadband trapping first, to try and get a more balanced room. The great thing about the GIK bass taps (244, Monster) is that they'll tame a hot top end too, while smoothing bass response.

Sometimes perceived brightness can be caused by a big bass suckout or two - remember that bass traps give you more bass in the regions you might have suckouts, as well as less bass in peaky areas. As long as you order the broadband option you'll treat the upper frequencies too.


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