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Old 5th August 2003, 12:11 AM   #1
Ken L is offline Ken L  United States
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Default What's going on when I ground the + lead to the driver chassis?

I had mentioned in a thread at AA that the Fostex FE206E seemed limited in highs.

Moray James sent me an e-mail suggesting I try grounding the the + or - speaker leads to the driver chassis

The improved clarity when I ground the + lead to the chassis is nothing short of startling.

There seems to be a very slight loss of dynamics - and loss of two or three DB - I'm having to set the preamp a little higher.

there also is what seems to be a slight loss of bass as if the frequency response has been skewed in favor of the highs - however, it sounds so good, I wonder if what sounds like a _loss_ is where in fact muddiness has been cleared up.

I hope some EE type or somebody who knows what is going on here will explain what is happening here.

Is this actiing like a Zobel?
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