I purchased LS50W about a month ago. I have peculiar case of sound quality although elsewhere in one of those LS50W threads I had written that its getting better etc. However everything seems to be pulled back.
My status on the setup:
Stands (Custom) are yet to arrive.
They are on a table top (enough space from wall).
No matter all options i have tried (good help from @hk6230 ) I m unable to see improvement.
RoonServer is on MacAir -> AQ Jitter-bug-> AQ USB -> LS50W. Thats it! simple and i m liking my setup as its very easy like a appliance. Roon Remote - ipad4 mini
I m suspecting if MacAir doing any mischief on the bits that are transported to LS50W. Question is, is there a way to make MacAir do nothing to the bits. Is there a way to set it to “do nothing to bits” settings on MacAir or Roon ?
Also it is very frustrating to get to LS50W settings. I have done many resets, connected to my home wifi. AirportExpress sits right next to LS50W, but from App it takes some time to reach speaker settings and then fails to connect. I tried connecting ETH cable to my switch (also sits close to AirportExpress and wired).
LS50W sounded same from day one. I think one day i was playing with DSP EQ (after few rounds of scotch down) and i forgot to put it off. Next day it sounded nicer than so I left it at that but after checking that EQ is enabled I m struggling again.
and yes its little step back from what i m used to but what i m saying is it should not be too far away. I m generally not very critical. But this one is too much PULLED back on all areas.
[quote=“paaj, post:8, topic:28294”]
Roon to exclusive mode
[/quote] Forgot how to do this? I used to do this for Devialet. I dont think i see it on now. another 15mins away … from powering up my setup.
@paaj and @TomG … I m not too concerned on bass comparison between 203/2s and LS50W. LS50W are enormous to their size on the bass they produce and for my liking they are really good. In fact my daughter called out “they look cute in white/copper combo” but the amount of bass they produce (not close to 203/2s i get it) cannot be adhered to the comment on “cute-ness” .
I was referring to LOWs SQ with my settings in Roon in Exclusive mode and my earlier stupid Roon settings i did. Just woke up for quick water … will update once I power them up later in the day.
I also need to update them for latest release.
@orgel - I did remove the jitterbug and did not find any difference to my ears. I agree why add one more in the chain. However Jitterbug as you already know is passive and not active so no distortion to digital signals coming from computer.
[quote=“Jnan_Roon, post:18, topic:28294”]
I was referring to LOWs SQ with my settings in Roon in Exclusive mode and my earlier stupid Roon settings i did. Just woke up for quick water … will update once I power them up later in the day
[/quote] for my ears no (almost to nothing - could be physiological ) Difference between Exclusive mode to What I did using system setup.