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    Question Looking for a more refined sound from my Yamaha DXR10 powered,mainly top end.

    Looking for more of a refined upper frequency sound than my Yamaha DXR10's.
    Upper frequency sounds very irritating,especially at higher volumes.
    What would be the next step up with the 10 inch woofer(already have a RCF sub)
    Thanks,H50

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huck50 View Post
    Upper frequency sounds very irritating,especially at higher volumes.
    That's usually in indication of clipping somewhere, if not in multiple points, in the signal chain. Keep the LEDs out of the red.
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    What are you using for music sources? Is is MP3 or wav or something analog?
    It can be an eye opener to play something analog through the system once in a while.
    These DXR are brutally honest in the way they reproduce music.. something that can be a blessing or a curse, they will expose distortion or clipping in the signal chain or poor quality music files where other speakers will mask those things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by conanski View Post
    What are you using for music sources? Is is MP3 or wav or something analog?
    It can be an eye opener to play something analog through the system once in a while.
    These DXR are brutally honest in the way they reproduce music.. something that can be a blessing or a curse, they will expose distortion or clipping in the signal chain or poor quality music files where other speakers will mask those things.
    Hi:
    I am using two players,one is a Copland CDA-822 CD player and the other is a Oppo BDP-95 Blu-ray,alternating between both.
    Treble on Parasound P6 turned right off.Thanks,H50

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huck50 View Post
    Treble on Parasound P6 turned right off.
    Say what? That seems a bit odd. What genres of music do you listen to?

    DXRs are very smooth sounding PA speakers when they aren't being pushed to thier limits, and they're not terrible sounding when in limiting.. but that is by PA speaker standards where there is more emphasis on protection than anything else. Does this system ever leave the house? If not you may be better off with passive speakers and a good class AB power amp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by conanski View Post
    Say what? That seems a bit odd. What genres of music do you listen to?

    DXRs are very smooth sounding PA speakers when they aren't being pushed to thier limits, and they're not terrible sounding when in limiting.. but that is by PA speaker standards where there is more emphasis on protection than anything else. Does this system ever leave the house? If not you may be better off with passive speakers and a good class AB power amp.
    Hi: I listen to mainy rock(Godsmack,Roxy Music,Supertramp,Boston,Kansas,Fleetwood Mac,Dire Straits,Gov'T Mule.
    System has never left the house.
    Sounds good at low volume but female voice(Stevie Nicks) and some male(Steve Perry) really bugs me at high volume.Thanks,H50

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    Well I'm familiar with the music at least... I'm from the same era. I'm a bit surprised you find Stevie Nicks harsh, I was listening to her through my DXR15s a little while ago and thought they both sounded really good. FWIW I don't recommend using any of the contour settings on these, I like it set flat.

    But maybe these boxes just aren't powerful enough for you. Do you have an EV dealer near you? Maybe have a listen to the ETX. In a side by side comparison of the whole lineup I did the ETX stand out as the smoothest and loudest, and they are definitely more powerful than the EKX series which are the equivalent of the DXR.
    After that the options tend utilize larger format compression drivers which can sound really good, they sometimes don't have the highend extension of smaller drivers but the flipside of this is the highs tend to sound more controlled at higher SPLs. I find that as SPLs go up that I prefer a slight downword tilt to the spectrum, perfectly flat speakers just sound too bright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manu View Post
    If you want refined, buy HiFi speakers not PA.
    I want to stick with PA speakers,so which ones would be a step up from the DXR10's?. Maybe some floor standers? Thanks,H50
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huck50 View Post
    I want to stick with PA speakers, so which ones would be a step up from the DXR10's?. Maybe some floor standers? Thanks,H50
    That usually comes at a price, maybe have a look at HK audio, I've always been impressed by the Actor DX range. Yamaha is overall good value for what it is, but to me it is not very refined. Your Oppo deck may be sitting towards top shelf for quality, but your sound system is only as good as the weakest link.

    As above, if this is a house system, you're much better off with Hifi or a good passive+amp combo.
    Last edited by Alex Murphy; 12-09-2021 at 11:14 AM.
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