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Quite the contrary, everything else came through with flying colors - tonal colors that is. Mid and upper bass there's still plenty of that! Gabriel's voice wasn't produced with quite the insight I've enjoyed over my reference speakers but any errors -- no matter how trivial and it was trivial -- were of omission. He sounded quite good, only lacking some of the gravel in his voice that seemed to be just barely glossed over on "Growing Up".
This song's percussive instruments seemed as concussive and powerful as I know them to be and the D4s were well up to the task of reproducing this song with its intended spectacle and grandeur. If you're a fan of The Blind Boys of Alabama, these speakers won't disappoint. They faithfully rendered not only the myriad of vocal flavors and textures but separated each of them out with no smearing or homogenizing of harmonic detail.
Here the D4s really shone at their best. Treble Addicted - Armin van Buuren - A State Of Trance 2009 once again very well behaved as it illuminated without spotlighting the various percussion instruments, offering an utter absence of the sibilance one sometimes encounters in budget speakers.
But the 5-inch two-way that is the D5 is a speaker of another color. Higher - DJ Ed White - Special Technics (Deep House) bass is concerned, I had to work hard to keep the D5 from overloading my modest sq.
This is not a small speaker trying to sound big in a small room. It's a small speaker designed to sound big in larger rooms. If I was considering wall-placement of the D5, it would have been out of the question. That much bass reinforcement would have made the speaker unnaturally thick, boomy and bass-heavy.
If you have a small room and are considering wall or near-wall placement, you'll want to stick with the D4 for proper balance. In order to balance the bass in my room, I had to move the speakers closer together further away from the room corners and pull my listening chair a couple inches forward toward the speakers and away from the rear wall.
While the speaker's midbass remained full, the speaker's lower reaches were shelved down just enough that the speaker didn't boom on most recordings. A byproduct of the new arrangement was that the soundstage dropped behind the speakers, soundstage width broadened and the speakers disappeared to an even greater extent as the soundstage filled in the rear corners of the room which it had not quite managed to do before.
Now the speakers didn't boom but they remained very potent - slightly more potent on the Fagen disc than I really felt comfortable with. Bass was almost supernaturally powerful.
It didn't sound completely natural but at the same time neither did it infringe on the openness of the midrange which never became opaque or congested.
Bass hounds on a budget take note - this in all likelihood is your magic speaker. Trans-Island Skyway - Various - Acura DVD-Audio Demonstration Disc (DVD) the D5 utilizes the same tweeter as that of the D4, the aforementioned treble whiteness was never nearly as prominent as it was in the D4 when listening to the problematic Donald Fagen disc.
The D5's fuller bass subtly shifts the tonal balance to the speakers' center - which means that the single fly in Trans-Island Skyway - Various - Acura DVD-Audio Demonstration Disc (DVD) ointment I experienced with the D4 would probably be a non-issue when combined with one of Era's little subwoofers. As for the D5, the Fagen disc not only resisted sounding harsh but it was also far less bright.
As I know the Fagen disc to indeed be bright, I can conclude that the D5's slightly different balance makes it the more forgiving of the two speakers where problematic recordings are concerned. As I said above, the midrange is basically as clear and transparent as that of the D4s, though the brain will have to sift through all that bass to get to it.
In other words, while the added dose of bass does provide a lot more meat on them bones, the bones themselves are essentially unchanged. The excellent imaging and high degree of focus I'd observed with its smaller sibling remained unchanged with the D5. Of course, the other side of the coin is that a speaker as full and meaty as the D5 becomes unusually rich and powerful at low volumes. Ye olde Fletcher-Munson curve indicates that at lower volumes, the ear is much less sensitive to bass and most Trans-Island Skyway - Various - Acura DVD-Audio Demonstration Disc (DVD) become extremely anemic as one approaches late-night volumes.
This is the theory behind the 'loudness' compensation buttons on receivers, which bump up the bass as the volume decreases. The D5 sounds fuller and more robust and much Rock City News - Nerf Herder - American Cheese satisfying than any speaker I know Trans-Island Skyway - Various - Acura DVD-Audio Demonstration Disc (DVD) at low volumes, making it a fantastic choice for apartment dwellers or anybody who must restrict volume levels.
At mid 60dB levels in my room, the D5s produced music with unusual completeness and competence. Trans-Island Skyway - Various - Acura DVD-Audio Demonstration Disc (DVD) I pretty much expected, a CD as bass-rich and robust as Gabriel's Up was almost unbearable in my small room, requiring that I remove the D5s to my thrice-the-size family room. Now I'd achieved my idea of tonal balance. Still, the D5s remained nicely fulsome in the bass.
Putting additional distance between the speakers and me also allowed a slightly more sophisticated treble with less edge and a silkier sheen. At the end of the song, the Tragic Flaw - Arkells - Jackson Square reproduced the heavy bass refrain with excellent authority and clout.
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