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Old 25th May 2005, 03:29 PM   #1
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Default The HDS-XLS speaker KIT from and WES componets - Need some advise

Anywhere I got them, it seems to have latest Peerles/VIFA HD woofers/tweeters listed on d-s-t. So I thought it can't be too bad and
the price is low.

However I am a real NOOB in the audio/visual department.
Tried bi-wiring them...

Using Harman Kardon AVR-630

First I just wanted to hear some sound from the speakers, I hooked up one big floor stander into FL 'Front Left'. I removed the golden plates, bi-wired them using an OFHC cable and attached gold banna plugs from Dick Smith to the ends of the 4x copper conductor thick joined cord. 1 Banna plug per 2 cables for one polarity '+' and another banna plug for the other 2 cables '-'.

Hooked up my DVD player via optical SPDIF to the Digital-in optical of the receiver. It only played in Vid 4/ Optical input setting ? All the rest just said DVD/analog CD/Analog.. wouldn't play.... And played horribly I turned the volume upto -90db and even to +10db max etc. and the sound was completely not loud and flat. There was no bass/dynamic in the sound, sounded like mono.

Anywhere I think I need to set some sort of SPL setting for the speakers and other stuff etc. I am really confused. I plugged another speaker into 'FR' and then only it worked with the other speaker not making sound at all. So only one speaker could work at a time,that's if the other was unplugged.

suggestions ?

Anyone herd these speakers ? HDS455/HDS255

You think the speakers are bad or did I get something seriously wrong ? IE> wiring or AVR settings for SPL/resistance etc.
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Old 25th May 2005, 05:13 PM   #2
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Why are your receiver settings coming into the fray? Did you buy a new receiver at the same time you tried the assembled speakers.

You need to troubleshoot and learn to take baby steps. If you had your receiver and old speakers working fine, then substitute 1 new speaker into that setup. Forget biwiring for now. Make small changes at a time so you can find where the problem is.
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