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Old 08-05-2021, 06:26 AM
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I'm sure this is top shelf but out of budget. Mama needs to eat sometime.
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Old 08-05-2021, 06:43 AM
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The MEN220 made my system less transparent--I lost high end detail and sparkle. I had borrowed the demo from my local dealer for what I expected would be 2-3 days. I returned it the first afternoon.

But YMMV based on your system/room/ears. So my only real advice if you are considering is to try on a risk-free basis for 2-3 days
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Do you need any of the functions the MEN220 offers? If you need them, then try it. Otherwise, I would pass. It can reduce low level detail. BUT if you can’t tame/integrate your subs or your overall room, then the MEN220 is worth a try. It brings a ton of functionality to bare. Trade offs.
Thanks PeterMusic/crwilli. I don't have a dedicated listening room. I'm using a family room area. There are some room treatments but not enough because of WAF. If I did proceed I would request a trial period. My deal has a demo unit.

High end detail lost, low end detail lost is a concern but if I find that to be the case could I not tweak the curve on a PC to get the end result I wanted. I have some experience mixing on a soundboard so I'm not unfamiliar with EQing. That last statement will probably initiate a lot of finger wagging from some true audiophiles here.
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Old 08-05-2021, 03:39 PM
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Default C2700 ordered. Now what?

If you need it, try it! I needed one once and it was perfect for that situation.
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