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03-20-2006, 01:55 PM
I have Epos ES-11's since 1991. In a way i like the speaker very much. But one thing i never liked, is it's lack of bass, leading to a somewhat "bare" sound.
I would like to have some more, stronger, bass, but not earthshaking. So -3 dB at 40 or 45 Hz is okay for me, not -3 dB at 20 Hz! The Epos has -3 dB at 60 Hz which is also a bit soft.
I only have money for 2nd hand stuff.
Some adviced to me:

- the bigger Epos 14, which can have some problems in the upper mid freq.
- the B + W 805 matrix (or 805, is there one ?) which is told to sound more even.
- the Kef 104-2. I had the Kef 104 aB for years.

Eventually i could replace the valve-amp with a mosfet, or transistor, if needed.

Any advice from someone ?

Set is: Meridian 206B, Audio Innovations 700

JoeE SP9
03-21-2006, 08:23 AM
If you are happy with the sound of your current speakers except for the bass, you could try a powered subwoofer. Audiogon or ebay are good places to look for used subs.:cool:

03-21-2006, 11:40 AM
I used a subwoofer before but it made no sense. I am not looking for such deep bass. I think that also the mid freq. of my set are too much in front of the bass too. So really thinking of other speakers.