The Stereophile test data on a later model of that speaker in 2005 showed the bass to be down 3db at 40 hz. You should look at that article at the Stereophile website.
That is very good bass response. The 7 inch woofer is not passive. Both it and the 7 inch midrange are directly driven.
Very few speakers go much lower, and even then one really needs a dedicated subwoofer for reproducing the really really low stuff, like large drums and low pipe organ notes.
Those speakers should be a huge upgrade from your current speakers if they are in good operating condition. The overall sound quality will be one heck of a lot better.
Buying used speakers of that vintage is a crapshoot unless you can actually listen to them at fairly high volume to verify their operating condition.
Edited by commsysman - 4/8/13 at 9:42am
Originally Posted by Jogo
ofcourse, i'am a little bit afraid of the lack of bass with the b&w with the passive woofer. anybody has experienced this ?
can save me alot of driving