I inserted the X-2 in the left channel and left the M5-HP in the right. The difference was huge! Standing 5' in front of the left speaker the channel sounded compressed into the speaker, the right channel was vibrant, alive outside the enclosure. . The reduction of INNER DETAIL and DYNAMICS in the left resulted in the sound seeming "dead" compared to a very alive right channel!! Will the results be the same in your system justifying a $350-550 outlay, who knows but it is definitely a step in the right direction and can't hurt anything............ but your wallet. I would buy a Radio Shack Sound Pressure Meter (digital) and the Stereophile Test CD #1 and play with them awhile. I used them when I switched amps, they are a tremendous help setting the db and Q adjustments of the subs!! You can check for side wall reflections, sound stage image placement and much more, kinda fun and you learn a lot about your 2 channel system for under $50!!! Where are you located?
Thanks!!! I did use the X-2 filers first but I don't remember the change, it's been awhile. Monday I'll insert 1 X-2 filter and A-B the two and let you know my impressions. I'll be doing this with a set of Quicksilver V-4's, I removed the VS 115 to listen to the V-4's(my old amps) for awhile.
Thanks for the response. You have a VERY nice setup, yourself. I was wondering if you used Vandy's x2 filters on the 2wq's prior to the M5-HP? If so, would you describe the change in sound. Was it worth the cost?
Great looking system. Are there any options for speaker placement? Reason for asking is that with the relative close placement of the left speaker to the wall and corner there are most likely issues producing boundary gain. Could you switch the position of the equipment rack and the speaker? Might be worth attempting. Regards