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Using EQ with A2's to get Grado-like sound

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Just bought the A2's and I am a tad underwhelmed with them, although I understand they require about 50-75 hours of burn-in. I also picked up the Polk PSW10 sub and Audioengine D1 DACbut still feel something is missing in comparison to my old Klipsch Promedia 2.1 system (which sounded phenomenal with the D1). I've never really played with an equalizer, but I feel the need to a bit with the A2's. I've been messing around for a bit now, but I'm wondering if there is anyway to recreate with the EQ that bright sound Grados are known for? 

 

Thoughts? 

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Originally Posted by traehekat View Post

Just bought the A2's and I am a tad underwhelmed with them, although I understand they require about 50-75 hours of burn-in. I also picked up the Polk PSW10 sub and Audioengine D1 DACbut still feel something is missing in comparison to my old Klipsch Promedia 2.1 system (which sounded phenomenal with the D1). I've never really played with an equalizer, but I feel the need to a bit with the A2's. I've been messing around for a bit now, but I'm wondering if there is anyway to recreate with the EQ that bright sound Grados are known for? 

 

Thoughts? 

No they don't.

 

How are your crossover settings?

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No they don't.

 

How are your crossover settings?

 

Pardon my ignorance (audio beginner over here), but what is crossover and how would I find out what the settings are? 

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You can probably make A2s sound brighter by using an EQ, but I doubt you'll be able to recreate the Grado sound. One reason Grados sound so good is because they have great transient response. I doubt the A2 drivers can do that.

As far as crossover, I would assume he means on your sub. Normally one sets the sub where the speakers start to roll off in low end response, but you should be the judge and set it where it sounds right to you.
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I think you should try using the lowest setting (80hz-100hz) for the Audioengine 2s. What setting are you using now?

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I think you should try using the lowest setting (80hz-100hz) for the Audioengine 2s. What setting are you using now?

 

Ah okay, yeah I haven't messed with it yet so it has been on the default 100hz. 

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