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Music set-up sounds flat - help would be appreciated

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Hi guys, I would be grateful for help please. I have the following system: > Cyrus Power > Cyrus Pre > Mission 751 Which is connected to my pc in order to play MP3s. Now, the … Read More
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6y, 1w agoPosted 6 years, 1 week ago
Hi guys,
I would be grateful for help please. I have the following system:

> Cyrus Power
> Cyrus Pre
> Mission 751

Which is connected to my pc in order to play MP3s.

Now, the music sounds flat and dull.

I am not sure why. At present, I only have one speaker plugged into the amp as I am waiting for connectors for the other speaker cable so I thought that may be the reason.

Alternatively, I thought that the speaker or amp could be blown.

Finally, maybe it is just uninteresting separates.

If there is anyone out there that could give me an educated guess or guidance, that would be much appreciated. Thank you
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6y, 1w agoPosted 6 years, 1 week ago
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#1
whatsThePoint
Have you got the speaker wire round the right way


Won't matter if only using one speaker.

Not got any headphones that you could try.
banned#2
MP3s? No wonder, you should be listening to vinyl man.
#3
the bitrate on your mp3s are too low?
#4
I have thought about the Mp3s. They are 192. Not sure whether that would mess it all up.
#5
Silentone
whatsThePoint
Have you got the speaker wire round the right way


Won't matter if only using one speaker.

Not got any headphones that you could try.


Do you mean plug the headphones into the amp? I am not sure whether I have the right connection
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Davidben83
I have thought about the Mp3s. They are 192. Not sure whether that would mess it all up.


192 sounds worse on my headphones than 320. Try putting a CD in and playing directly from that and see if you get a better sound.

Edited By: maximoshark on Jun 19, 2011 19:30
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#8
maximoshark
Davidben83
I have thought about the Mp3s. They are 192. Not sure whether that would mess it all up.


192 sounds worse on my headphones than 320. Try putting a CD in and playing directly from that and see if you get a better sound.


Brilliant idea, I will try that. Thanks
1 Like #9
Davidben83
I have thought about the Mp3s. They are 192. Not sure whether that would mess it all up.

There's your problem, or at least there's a problem. If you've got Cryus kit you really should be using lossless (FLAC, ALAC, etc.) to get the most out of it.
#10
I am quite prepared to delete my rubbish mp3s, convert them etc.
#11
Thanks everyone for help. Much appreciated.
#12
Davidben83
Thanks everyone for help. Much appreciated.


Was it the bitrate then? CD sound better?
#13
At the moment, my computer is being used by my fiance. I will test it in about twenty minutes and report back
#14
Nothing wrong with your amp/speakers, unless they're faulty, of course.

There's a hell of a difference between mp3 and CD which is much more noticeable with better equipment

My guess is that your PC/sound card is the weak point, what does a stand alone CD player input sound like ?

Edited By: tarkus on Jun 19, 2011 20:16: .
#15
The CD sounded better. But still not that good. Maybe my expectations are too high
#16
I do not own a standalone CD so can not do that test. I might think about replacing the sound card.
#17
u could try taking off your ear muffs, seriously though what is your definition of "flat and dull"?
sounds like a blown tweeter or crossover on the speaker, find a piece of music that has a drum section
dont know the speakers but if they are 3 way you will hear cymbals thru tweeters, snare thru the midrange and obviously the bass drum thru the woofer.
#18
err stupid question but hasn't been mentioned have you got software installed on your pc which messes around with the graphic equaliser?

Since you have already tried a better audio source option this might be the issue that you do not get the sound you want? Could be set on padded cell mode :p

Edited By: Nailez on Jun 20, 2011 13:05: ..

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