Originally Posted by Dave1027
Mine had hardly any bass and I believe it's because those panels have no excursion. How do you get bass without excursion?
Well the voice coil is attached to the foam panel and the panel is the cone, it still has excursion but very little, think of it as a woofer with small xmax but huge cone area. Initially I thought the same, where the hell is the bass? My pair has been sitting for a long time and I had to clean the circuit breaker with deox-it so signals can get through (it was all fuzzy and weak before). These are open-back speakers so they radiate sound from the front and back, you'll need air space behind the speakers to act as an "enclosure" and preferably placed in the corner. Again these speakers are really sensitive on where you put them in your room, I was able to find the right spot after about 20 minutes of moving them around. I did not use any EQ for bass but I did dial the midrange knob down a bit since the vocals are a bit too "in my face" in my room.
These speakers shook my room all the way down to a bit lower than 30Hz and I can feel the 22Hz fundamentals in 976-Bass. The bassline in Beastie Boys' Intergalactic and Nelly's E.I. was convincing and Kate Havnevik's New Day was smooth and did not make her voice muddy. Amber's Object of Your Desire has some really strong resonant midbass in the beginning and these speakers did not complain with mechanical noise or clash with her soft vocals. Now don't get me wrong, these are not going to win records in sheer bass output but it can definitely hold its own, provided that the speakers are properly deployed.