Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: What to expect from my 4311B

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Capri
    Posts
    18

    What to expect from my 4311B

    Hallo,

    recently I revamped my old stereo setup by adding a magnificent J.A. Michell Gyrodec turntable and a same magnificent Audio Research SP9 preamp, I took dust off the 4311B I bought when I was a teen and, don't know if it's just an illusion or what they seem to "sound" now rather than to make just bum bum, no, for sure it's not the turntable (which is still to find a spot where to be parked but it's so beautiful that I enjoy just staring at it), maybe the SP9 brought something new (before there was a tiny Adcom GFP 345) but I am so excited, turned the speakers upside down and put them on a couple books to lift them off the ground like 4 inches whilst waiting to give them a couple of stands to raise them somewhere between 16-20" as to have the mid and tweeter at ear level when sitting on the sofa.

    Now, distance between speakers is about 5', height as above, 4" off the ground, slightly pointing towards the listening spot, music is digital, I have to say that when I compared some FLAC music to MP3 it felt like a completely different and much better thing, issue is that of course the sound stage is not the best because of low position of the speakers, the voices seem to come from the right position but way too low and all the instruments are confined between the speakers and not wider than that, maybe I expect too much from the kind of speaker and their use destination and also from their $$$ class, I was at a friend's who has way higher end than my vintage stuff, Sonus Faber on dedicated stands bi amped with two couples of mono amps, dedicated cables bla bla bla, well, the soundstage was impressive, the front was behind the speakers (in my case it's in front but he has more gap between the speakers and the rear wall) and the width is way wider than the speakers, bass is not as deep as the JBL but mid-highs are more, how to say, clear, crystal clear, maybe mine will sound better once raised and for sure I don't expect them to sound like a 3-4K dollar/euro speakers but I would like to reasonably know what to expect once I fine tune the position, arrange power cables, signal cables...

    Thank you for your attention


    Giovanni

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Cincinnati Ohio
    Posts
    788
    You should expect absolutely every time you change an electric conveyance transport, what I like to call a cable, you will experience an audio enhancement every time you upgrade. From the desire if nothing else. As far as placement of your 4311's first try them upside down. Then sideways. Then with...well...

    You still have a pair of 4311's. Not bad, yet not great. You now have the bug. Happy travels!

  3. #3
    Senior Member audiomagnate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Colorado and Georgia
    Posts
    1,014
    Speakers always sound better with tweeters at ear levels. I used to own Sonus Faber Cremonas and loved them, especially pared with a high quality sub. On the other hand, I have never figured out why L100's and 4311's are so popular. They just don't sound at all "real" to me, and isn't what this silly hobby is all about?

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Capri
    Posts
    18
    I think the hobby is not just about to recreate the music as it was recorded, it's like photography, it's not just about to reproduce reality but also to reproduce it the way we see/hear it otherwise it would all be homologated and boring, don't you think so?

    By the way, my question should be shortened like "what can I expect to hear once the speakers are set as they should be with the mid-highs ear level, how do they reproduce the soundstage, is it projected in front of the speakers and between them or does it get deeper and wider than that?

    Grazie

  5. #5
    Senior Member SEAWOLF97's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    PDX, ®egon
    Posts
    9,108
    Quote Originally Posted by Giovanni View Post
    I think the hobby is not just about to recreate the music as it was recorded, it's like photography, it's not just about to reproduce reality but also to reproduce it the way we see/hear it otherwise it would all be homologated and boring, don't you think so?
    Grazie
    that reminds me of a favorite exchange in the Lynch movie "Lost Highway"

    Ed: Do you own a video camera?
    Renee Madison: No. Fred hates them.
    Fred Madison: I like to remember things my own way.
    Ed: What do you mean by that?
    Fred Madison: How I remembered them. Not necessarily the way they happened.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116922/...ref_=tt_trv_qu
    “If you think that’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever heard,
    just wait a couple minutes!”

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. 4311b
    By Robh3606 in forum Pro Speakers
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-01-2009, 12:28 PM
  2. L19 - Just got a pair...what can I expect?
    By JPTL in forum Lansing Product General Information
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-18-2008, 08:34 PM
  3. Well,..I did not expect this
    By audiorep2 in forum Lansing Product General Information
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-13-2008, 09:52 PM
  4. What problems to expect with surrounds on the wrong side?
    By BMWCCA in forum Lansing Product Technical Help
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-14-2006, 09:13 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •