there is a such thing as a receiver or component just not sounding good with a certain speaker....right?
i have an aiwa AV-D57 which is a pretty ****ty receiver. its rated at 100 watts per channel but thats with .9 THD and not the full frequency range, so that rating means nothing.
my dad has a luxman which is about 15 years old which is also rated at 100 watts per channel. the SPL from the volume 1/3 of the way up is the same as my aiwas max. i like the sound of my aiwa much much better though, paried with my rti150's it sounds very very bad aside from the bass. the highs are piercing and over power everything. it is painful to listen to.
is this just because the equipment is old and the speakers are new? is this a trait of the speakers? or does this pair just suck?
is this going to be the case with all gear? im upgrading my receiver soon and if this is what it's going to sound like then forget it.
i know that diferent receivers will sound differently with the same speakers, i just wanted to ask in hopes of obtaining some information i haven't heard of before.