Bronze MemberUsername: Stifa
Post Number: 31
Arcam Alpha 8r integrated
Arcam alpha 9p power amp
Arcam alpha 8 CD Player
B&W CDM 1 SE
VanDenHul CS-122 speaker cable with D-102 mk3 interconnects
Sound has brutal resolution and dynamics but it is hard on the ears , highs are harsh ,
It lacks a bit of warmth that is nice to hear.
What is the problem? My room is 3 by 6 meters.
should I change to new cables and which?
Silver MemberUsername: Edison
Glendale, CA US
Post Number: 628
It has 192/24 DAC which is superior to the arcam alpha's
If you don't have a DVD player already, this would be a good experiment for so little money.
Another solution lies in room treatment - try putting pillows behind the speakers, and in between the speakers. If you like what you are hearing, you can google search for acoustic treatment and read upon it.
That is why many audiophiles are going back to turntables - and the B*W speakers are not shy sounding speakers either.
Even after the 2 suggestions don't solve your problem, you might be ready for a different speaker - try one without a metallic tweeter, but with a soft dome one.
You might want to hear, paradigm studio 20, or monitor audio bronze. These 2 speakers cost less than your CDM, but sounds softer.
Silver MemberUsername: Artk
Albany, Oregon USA
Post Number: 729