Well I've finally started getting some "big boy" equipment. Recently picked up an H-K AVR335 to go with my SDA 2a's. Also connected an Onkyo M-501 amp to drive them, an H-K TS-14 sub and 3 small H-K surrounds. The major issue I'm having is that vocals, especially female, seem in the background- even Chaka Kahn, Mariah, Celine, Norah. Sounds like they are singing at the far end of a long tunnel-spacey, echo-y and distant. Well-recorded instrumentals sound good though. The i/c cable is working, as I get the opposite dimentional driver working when I turn the balance control. I have a multi meter, and have started going through the SDA troubleshooting guide here. Very confusing though. Seems I get no resistance between the i/c sockets 1 and 2 (large and small blades) for instance. Any ideas appreciated. This is driving me f-n crazy! Before I attempt to hook up the other speakers or HT modes, I want to sort out my mains and 2 channel first.
All drivers seem to be working, as well as the tweeters with no noticeable distortion. I reset the AVR to factory specs. so I've not fooled with any settings yet. AVR is set to pure stereo surround off mode, and all tone controls are flat.
I'm in Sarasota, so if any S. Florida guys are out there, I'd be willing to bring the speakers to you to help diagnose. You are also welcome to stop by me, and I'll provide lunch, dinner, whatever you want. Just need a little guidance here...