7/27/14 at 7:54am
Posts by jasonb
7/25/14 at 4:51pm
It depends on the EQ and how you use it. A PEQ with adjustable bandwidth really helps. My EQ changes are simple and subtle. I added an extra touch of sub bass and tamed the two peaks, the small one at 2k, and the bigger one between 6k and 8k, and I added a bit at 14k and up to add a little extra sparkle and air. It's subtle but it makes all the difference.
7/25/14 at 3:44pm
Again, they can be EQ'ed to fix that as well. I have a PEQ with infinite number of bands and with the Q701 I'm perfectly content with only using 4 PEQ bands to make these sound perfect for my taste.
7/25/14 at 3:10pm
Perform the bass mod and then add a little extra bass with some EQ. I did the bass mod and I add 3db centered at 30hz with a Q of 1. It adds a bit extra sub bass and brings the bass to just north of neutral.
7/24/14 at 9:24am
Got 8 banana plugs at Home Depot for $21. Not a great bargain, but I didn't want to wait for shipping from Amazon or Monoprice. I checked my local Radio Shack first and they had nothing of quality that wasn't overly expensive. Got home and hooked the speakers up to banana plugs and the headphones as well. It works very well and only takes maybe 20 seconds to switch between headphones and the speakers. I didn't notice it last night, but did notice it...
7/23/14 at 8:37pm
I googled an image of that earlier when I was figuring it all out. I've had it hooked up and have been listening for almost 2 hours now. It sounds pretty magical. I did not expect this to work this well. It gets loud at the 8 o'clock position on the volume knob so there is barely any throw on the knob, but the knob has fine enough control to dial in the volume I desire so it works just fine. The other option at my disposal is to set a negative preamp level in the...
7/23/14 at 8:17pm
I just got brave and hooked my AKG Q701 directly to the speaker taps of my Mini-X. I cut the 3.5mm end off of the 9 meter cable that I never use and decided to hook it up. I used a multi-meter to figure out which color wire was ground, left, and right and quickly wired it up. It gets loud at the 8 o'clock position on the volume knob so there is barely any throw on the knob, but the knob has fine enough control to dial in the volume I desire so it works just fine. The other...
7/23/14 at 7:10pm
7/23/14 at 6:39pm
Working. My Q701 is hooked to the speaker taps of my Emotiva Mini-X. 50 watts x 2 at 8 ohms of power into these puppies. Volume at about 7 - 8 o'clock on the dial is it. Tomorrow mornings task it to get some banana plugs to make switching between headphones and the speakers quicker and easier. I had no qualms about cutting up the supplied 20ft cable, so I figured I might as well try it.
7/23/14 at 6:22pm