It is the apotheosis of idiocy to list a pair of speakers for sale and at the same time buy options to improve them. In the end you end up with the unsold speakers and the unsold improvement, which may or may not work.
This pertains to the absence of bass in my 3.5R's. I wonder if getting a pair of Magnepan DWM
bass panels ($1,500/pair) will resolve or at least alleviate the situation? These will not be used in concert with the subs, only handling the midrange to bass crossover range (<200hz).
Some food for thought.
1) As I understand their construction (please correct me if I am as always wrong) , the bass panels are to be the first on the cable run from the power amp. They reproduce the bass section and send the upper range (MID+TREBLE) to the floorstanding Magnepans. So, the panels can be powered by the existing power amps, no need for an additional amp.
2) Each DWM panel is a stereo bass panel, meaning it has a separate diaphragm for L and R . A pair doubles the output.
3) Each panel can go down to 1ohm, robbing the mains of power
4) The added surface of even a pair of the DWM panel is less than the 3.5R's built in bass panel surface, which is approx 76%. Therefore , a pair of DWM will create less bass than the speakers, provided speakers' bass section is intact. If it is not, it is possible that the bass panels will be capable to simply take over and replace/recreate the bass section of the main speakers, meaning the 3.5R's crossover box will have no bass cable connected, only the MID+TREBLE.
Who has any experience with the bass panels? How much bass do they create? Are the assumptions about their connections correct?