Thank you very kindly, dear experts!
My dual subs are run off a DSpeaker Antimode thingie...
Glynn, are you referring to Anti-Mode 8033 Automatic Subwoofer Equalizer (http://www.dspeaker.com/en/products/anti-mode-8033.shtml
I have X5s in a ~13 x 22ft room, which is also open on one side. Initially I was a little disappointed with the bass ... I've since treated the room, bass traps etc., and I don't feel like subs are needed... I had them maxed out but after the room treatment I've now got them set somewhere in the middle.
@JTF - if the X5's bass is enough for you, it sure will be good for my smaller listening space! The problem is what traps to use, and where put them to in my room...
Your pass labs gear will be dead quiet. You can adjust the bass on the speakers easily with a manual adjustment on the rear of the speaker.
@morganc - this a great news indeed: no hiss from the AMT drivers! I believe I read somewhere their sensitivity is about 101 dB...
What’s your favourite piano piece or orchestra? I’ll happily run the test for you and I’m confident that in a condo you’ll have plenty of bass without subs!
Anything from Tchaikovsky: Concert for Piano No. 1, Tchaikovsky: "1812" Overture, Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 - 9 will do. Just tell me if the music really moves your soul like you are in a concert hall.
Again Clayton can answer that for you and is as honest of a guy as you will ever meet in this industry.
This is truly a rare commodity these days... No wonder he has such a dedicated following!
Clayton can talk you through this in simple terms with his speakers.
Tom, this is exactly the reason I bug you guys so much with all my silly questions: I am a thoroughly non-technical person and am just afraid I will not understand a word such renowned designer will be trying to put to my head...
I played pipe organ for about 10 years in my youth, very large ones, so that music has a special spot in my heart and I know what it is supposed to sound like.
OMG, Tom, this is just perfect! I was privileged to attend a concert in St. Thomas Church, Leipzig (it was not "Bach organ", but the one built about 20 years ago), and I know how Brandenburg Concerto should sound.
Could you please play your favourite fragments from Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 - 6 and tell me how the X5's render the MUSIC? Do they sound right?
The X3 should be capable of playing slightly louder, but not by much.
Loudness is not a requirement for me at all: I try not to disturb my lovely neighbours, all good people.
Again, Clayton can guide you. He knew I asked for X3's and was ready to pay for those, yet steered me down to the X5's and I'm very happy with them.
If the X5's are recommended for 17x19x8 room, they should do for my 24x12x8 as well. And, by the way, this is another acknowledgment of his integrity.
In terms of amplifier requirements, you will get opinions all over the map, just read and study the Spatial threads.
I did, and to my dismay, it looks like entry-level PASS Labs gear is not a very popular choice, to say the least... Tom, you auditioned them all, and you recommend a 225wpc "monster"... I am devastated...
X5s in a 22X16X9 rm speakers 3.5 feet out from wall on long wall. Diffuser panels behind each speaker and two panels behind listening position. I do not lack for bass at all. At times it is too much, depending on the recording. Overall, best bass I have had in my system. It is fast and you can hear every note.
@bbybaudio - what is the distance between the speakers, and your listening distance, please? Looks like you are really happy with the SOUND you have achieved! Do you believe diffuser panels play essential part here?
Dear experts, "brothers-in-music" (can't you tell I really like "Dire Straits"?) what do we know about the crossover frequencies, and crossover topology? Any upgrades (in terms of the components employed) you would recommend me to ask for?