I am in a writing mood so I figured I will talk about my new speakers a bit. I know it's a bit early and I'm probably rushing things but I wanted to tell you about my experience in my own system so far.
First off they have now about 10 hours on them. that might even be a little high. I feel asleep listening last night and they where on the entire time.
So here it goes,
last night I decided it was music night with them. I wanted to hear what they can do right out of the box and judge them against my all time love my Dynaudio Audience 82's. My 82's are still by far the most musical speakers I have ever owned including my new so far Mythos ST's. There I said it and I mean it. I might even be disappointed in them. I think I'm to early and maybe to excited to have new speakers but I just didn't connect with them. I didn't sit there and lose myself in the music. Diana Krall was sitting there on the Piano playing and I was not feeling her. I called upon Norah Jones to whisper to me and sing me a song but she didn't sweep me off of my feel. So with all guns blazing I had to go all the way and call out Loreena McKennitt. She is the one voice I call "heaven" . She is a Angel on earth. She had a hard time making me escape my day, my week and help me start my weekend. So I left the room for a bit ,decided it's not time to judge , put away the Audiophile collection which I didn't really get deep into and decided it's time to just have some fun , connect up the Ipod and just listen to that.
I have 2 ways of connecting my Ipod. First is the direct connect on the front of the SC-07 which is the best sounding. Then I also have the Univeral Rmote Ipod server dock. This dock is the best acting dock I have ever used. I can make party mixes right on the dock and talk to my ipod from my computer and send it updates music just like if it was connected to the computer. It does all of this over IP. The dock is Ip which makes it unique. I love it but it's not the best sounding. I don't care as I use it more for house music and room control. it sounds good enough.
So I plugged my 30g in and since Alice In Chains got a new CD coming , I have the 2 new songs and I decided to jam them. So without any expectations , I listened and enjoyed the music. One thing that distracted me was my speaker placement. My first position sucks. I kept hearing the voice float over to the left channel. But if I moved myself to the right. I could get some kind of center image. So I got up off my ass and repositioned the speakers a little further apart. This make a difference and got me a little more to what I'm used to hearing. Rock music isn't all about detail and clarity especially when your using a ipod dock in analog. but I have done tis very same setup with my Audience 82's and never had to figure out where I wanted to sit and listen.
Ok so for music I'm not or they are or we are not ready yet. More hours and more placement seems to be in order. If I had to judge them right now , They would be out for music but....
Theater effing rocks. O my god they are just dynamic and clear. I don't get why music is so flat and theater is so exciting. I'm fully happy with my theater performance . I don't have my Dynaudio sub connected , it just sits off to the side. I use the ST's as subs. They are great. I didn't go Depth charge scene on them yet as I want to break them in before I torture them but so far so good.
More to come maybe on Sunday. Sunday I like to spend some time with some good music. Run some Al Di Meola , YES , all my my women , and maybe some Steely Dan . Depending on my mood some metal may hit the surface.