d3nnis wrote:i got these last time. I am thinking (still) of replacing my Polks with these. the yama's have much better bass but i have to crank my yamaha rcvr v876 WAY WAY up. Like to -10, i have been able to discover the rcvr goes into + digits, these spkrs are so inefficient. I would be ok with them if i thought running the rcvr so high was ok.
Also the volume now needs constant adjusting between dialog scenes and helicopter/machine gun scenes. This is a common complaint but it is so pronounced with the Yama spkrs over the Polks
unksol wrote:Ok... Just... WHAT?!?! what's a yama? Um... you cranked it to MINUS 10? You have discovered your reciever goes into POSITIVE digits... You are concerned about running your reciever "so high" its positive... Audio problems are pronoused with Yama spkrs... Try Yahama speakers.... so many things wrong here...
unksol, I found d3nnis's post to be easily understandable, while you, apparently, did not, and insulted him due to that apparent lack of comprehension -- as well as an equally apparent intolerance for perfectly understandable abbreviations. Said intolerance is not just silly, but in your case also ironic, given that your writing skills (in spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure) are far, far worse than those of which you accuse d3nnis of displaying.
D3nnis was commenting on how these speakers are so inefficient that he has to crank the volume up quite high on his receiver; so high, in fact, that the volume display gets out of the negative dB range and into the positive, where he had never ventured with previous speakers. You appear to be unfamiliar with the meaning or implication of a preamp which ranges from negative to positive dB output as a way of indicating the degree of attenuation or amplification being applied to the input signal in the preamp stage, but your range of experience is not, it would appear, quite so broad as you may think.
Now, d3nnis's complaint about frequent volume changes being required with these speakers seems a bit odd; for one thing, he's complaining about something that is generally considered good: increased dynamic range. For another thing, this would generally be a property of the pre-amplifier stages -- either signal source, processor/decoder, or preamp -- and not likely the result of the speakers in use. Perhaps it's because he is loathe to turn the amp up due to the aforementioned speaker efficiency issue?
EDIT: I just saw more of unksol's posts and some responses to them, and I now see that he is a mo.ronic troll, issuing incorrect "advice" in a condescending, insulting manner. I apologize for feeding the troll -- although given the time it took me to type my response above, I am too selfish to delete it.