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Old 04-20-2017, 02:14 PM
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It could be a really bad combo. As a really Big Luxman fan, I coveted these B-1000F for a very long time and a listening session was a great opportunity. But the combo is too bright. I am sure it's partly due to the super flat frequency response from the amps and extended frequency response with Vivid. Well, too much of a good thing may turns out bad. I think Vivid requires careful matching and may do well with some Tube Amps (albeit SET).
Vivids are far from harsh, and as On a Higher Note is the distributor for both Vivid and Luxman in the US, Philip O’Hanlon certainly knows the combo well.

I'm not sure why you found them so bright but I would be much quicker to blame the source or the room before either component.

Vivids are, if nothing else, ruthless disclosers of issues elsewhere in the chain.
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Old 04-22-2017, 09:32 PM
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Just as a point of clarity, 'On a Higher Note' is no longer distributing Luxman gear. Luxman recently assumed their own direct distribution in the US market.
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Just as a point of clarity, 'On a Higher Note' is no longer distributing Luxman gear. Luxman recently assumed their own direct distribution in the US market.
Surprising as it is still prominently featured on the "On a Higher Note" website.
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Surprising as it is still prominently featured on the "On a Higher Note" website.
The change happened recently, but it can be seen on the Luxman distributor page for America which previously showed 'On a Higher Note'.
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I'm running my B1's with a Luxman M800-A and it's not harsh or bright at all. The sound is so smooth and warm. I would say it's most likely a bad recording with highs bumped up.
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No harshness at all for years with a Mark Levinson No. 334 and now with a pair of Ayre MX-R Twenties.
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No harshness here either, first with Burmester, and now with the terrific Halgorythmes.
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Absolutely no harshness either, using Denon, Burmester, Esoteric and now Devialet.
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Thanks guys! Good to know that Vivid is not harsh sounding in your own systems / rooms. I will once again try to demo it in the upcoming newport show.

It may be a really bumped up highs on the digital source. It got better once the master tape spins on the RTR.
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