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Oh Wow... really. That's really strange! I thought all these so called "reputed" companies do proper quality check before the units leave the manufacturing facility. But what you explained is a very bad quality flaw.Just sharing my experience - Many years ago I had a passive subwoofer from a reputed company. I struggled with this since the Bass was very weak and just not right. Since I had bought this in Europe and lugged it to India it was not possible to return it. In frustration I opened it up only to find the polarity of one of the Bass drivers reversed near the crossover !! After correcting this everything. Hence please dont go by Red and black coding only.
John - just mentioning this since I see that you are getting good bass close to each speaker.
Kaps,Dear Antony, Imho bass is non directional. You may have revrse polarity and cables are mostly never so effective untill and unless cable resistance is too high (cables arent equalizers or amps) I suggest get a multimeter. Its always handy. What is the rated power of the amp. Is the impedance of spkrs and amp matching. And bass is best reproduced when subs are at a min dist frm the floor.
I don't know whether this will help you but my advice is always to get your basics right from my experience.Kaps,
I have a DMM. What parameters of the cable should I measure? just the resistance?
Impedance of my amp and speaker are rated at 8Ohms. I am not using the Sub woofer after I hooked up AP power amp. I was using the Sub with Denon 2310. I actually wanted to get rid of the Sub and wanted my KEFs to produce good enough bass .
The rated power of my AP Power Amp is 75W @8ohms and Denon 2310 was 100W @8ohms. I guess the 75W from AP is more refined and cleaner than the 100W from Denon. I assume that 75W AP will be good enough to drive KEF iQ7.
I will check with HSU directly.Audire of coimbatore was dealing with HSU. But few years ago they stopped selling HSU. So up to my knowledge, your only way is to import them directly from HSU.
(The KEF IQ range speakers are very very sexy and beautifuy. The new Q range can't even come closer in look)
Had 7 Hsu speakers in my set-up for about 14 months. The centre speaker lobed off axis, like most centre speakers with a WTW design. So I bought a 2nd centre speaker and used them vertically as my L/R speakers (had to rotate the tweeter horn 90 degrees). For the centre, I used one of their bookshelf speakers, lining up the tweeters of the 3 front speakers to the same height.
Should work well unless you lay the centre speaker horizontally.I was in-fact planning to get 3 center speakers and use them as LCR and book shelves for surround and rear.
Not as diffuse as bipoles and much less diffuse than dipoles. If you want phantom imaging between your front speakers and side speakers, then you'll get a lot of that with monopoles (like the Hsu bookshelves), less of it with bipoles and almost none with dipoles.How do the HSU BS compare to Di-pole/Bi-Pole surround and rear speakers?