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Luxman 590AXII With Wilson Speakers - which one made the vocals forward?

dman777

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When I was at the Hifi shop, I heard the Luxman 590AXII on the Wilson Audio SabrinaX speakers. I loved how forward the vocals were. At first I thought it was the amp that made the vocals so forward. But now I wonder if it was the speakers instead? Anyone familiar with these 2 to know?
 
Luxman usually makes competent electronics. That only leaves the speakers.
 
Sorry, I don't fully understand.
Well-designed amps sound the same. You only get into boutique sounds with uhm, special amplifiers like SETs.
 
There is very little of the upper-bass boost that usually results from nearfield measurements. This suggests that the SabrinaX's low-frequency alignment is optimized for clarity and definition with the bass then reinforced by the low-frequency "room gain."
 
When I was at the Hifi shop, I heard the Luxman 590AXII on the Wilson Audio SabrinaX speakers. I loved how forward the vocals were. At first I thought it was the amp that made the vocals so forward. But now I wonder if it was the speakers instead? Anyone familiar with these 2 to know?
It’s not the Luxman. Most likely setup of the Wilsons.
 
Sorry, I don't fully understand.
A good amp shouldn't have its own sound, it should just deliver the music as it is. So, if something is making the vocals more prominent, it would tend to be the speakers.
 
Forward vocals is usually from a speaker that has a unheaven frequency response (on purpose) that has voice frequency range higher than other ones. Leading to more power for vocal compared to the rest and thus creating this forward feeling.
 
At first I thought it was the amp that made the vocals so forward.
May I ask why you imagined this to begin with ,?
But now I wonder if it was the speakers instead?
Since an amp doesn't produce any sound at all by itself, yes, it definitely was the speakers.
 
And, each of us (hopefully audiophiles, audio enthusiasts) should always have/bring his/her own consistent "reference/sampler music playlist/tracks" throughout our long-year audio exploration journey including tuning of our audio system at home and the audition sessions at HiFi audio shops dealers and manufacturers.

In my case, I always have/bring my "reference/sampler music playlist intact 60 tracks" for which you can find the summary posts here and here on my project thread. (I also started an independent thread on it.) Of course, several excellently-recorded vocal music tracks (focus of this thread) are included.

I always use/keep/bring also all the tracks of "Sony Super Audio Check CD (ref. here)"; just for your reference, now we have an interesting thread on pink noise (and white noise).
 
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