austingonzo Posted May 27, 2019 Report Share Posted May 27, 2019 Heya, Back for more pearls of wisdom, please. The CD-7s are back from Texasound after a recap. Supposedly they benched to spec, so now I'm trying to put them to use. I had them connected to my 90's Rotel RX950-AX for two-channel listening with my modern Denon turntable. I was wary of integrating them into the home theater setup in the same cabinet (Pioneer Elite VSX-LX301) due to their 4ohm profile. While the Pioneer should drive them, I was just being cautious. Yesterday I decided the growing speaker clutter was too much to handle, so I moved them over to the Pioneer AVR, rotated the other speakers around and ran Pioneer MCACC to perform room correction. (My sub is a PSB Subsonic 8.) I tried large and small settings, and crossover settings at 50, 80, and 100 Hz. When I listened to music in any configuration, the Allison's had lost their charm. This was regardless of whether I used 2.1 or (Pure Direct) stereo settings. The presence of the sub took over and the benefits of the acoustic suspension sound were completely lost. I'm now considering reconnecting the Allison's to the Rotel, running pre-out from the AVR to the Rotel and re-running MCACC in this configuration. This should give me the ability to revert to 2-channel listening when I desire, but I'll have no room correction in 2 channel mode. What recommendations can you offer here? Also, while I like the Rotel, I find myself watching Goodwill's online auctions for inexpensive (<$100) vintage NAD and Luxman receivers as replacements. I suspect those would really be lateral moves. What affordable vintage gear do you feel is a good pairing with these speakers? Thanks, austingonzo. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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