World-Designs-Forum  

Go Back   World-Designs-Forum > World Designs > WD Loudspeakers
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Gallery Today's Posts Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

WD Loudspeakers For discussion of World Designs Loudspeakers

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 28th October 2016, 06:45 PM
VantheMan VantheMan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Canaries
Posts: 208
Default Punchy bass

Does anyone ever look at the 10 inch Seas drivers on their WD25Ts and get the feeling they are a bit reluctant in the bass. Mine certainly go down lower than before but all I have done is change the white cheapo resistors for Mills wirewounds of the same value and the two Soniqs cap combo on the bass circuit for a teflon and Pio combo of the same value. I certainly would love a bit more punch in the solar plexus. So much so that I feel like taking them apart sometimes to see if I have done something wrong. Might the foam on the aperiodic port be holding them back somehow ?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 28th October 2016, 08:13 PM
Chris Chris is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Peterborough
Posts: 155
Default Re: Punchy bass

"punch in the solar plexus"

Have you thought about the addition of a good subwoofer?

Chris.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 28th October 2016, 09:19 PM
bob orbell bob orbell is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: kettering northants.
Posts: 1,451
Default Re: Punchy bass

Hi VantheMan, I had a go with the above speakers, some years ago and to be honest I found them very natural, but lacking in bass punch even with them close to a rear wall, as to say, I did not make a purchase, what I did was make a pair of IPL transmission line speakers, these only had 5" bass units, but boy, did they kick ****, I then moved on to Monitor Audio PL100's, not much help, I know, but just my take. Keep well away from subs, they are for more trouble that they are worth. BOB
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 28th October 2016, 10:32 PM
Greg.'s Avatar
Greg. Greg. is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bristol, UK
Posts: 2,992
Default Re: Punchy bass

I have listened to several WD25A's and T's at various locations and my conclusion is that they are very room dependant. I recently owned a pair of T's that I sold on. They produced good bass even though they were over a foot from a wall with large window, but to expect thorax hitting bass punch would IMHO be beyond them. I sold them on and I understand the new owner is happy. Conversely, I have a friend who had a pair he located in front of a solid wall and just a few inches out. There was at least an octave of lower bass missing from their presentation. He followed the placement rules as Peter Comeau had decreed, but in his room for unknown reason, they simply would not perform as wanted in the bass region. There was nothing wrong with his amplification. The bass should have been their but wasn't.

So in my view as said it is a room dependency thing and if you can't get the extension you want, sorry, time to move on and try something else. Furthermore, WD25's will IMO never produce that physically hitting type bass you refer to. The IPL TL's Bob refers to do, as would earlier WAD speakers, my own KLS3's being a good example.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 28th October 2016, 11:55 PM
VantheMan VantheMan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Canaries
Posts: 208
Default Re: Punchy bass

Thanks gents. That would seem to tally with what Im hearing. In my room bass is good quality wise but it doesnt seem to have enough presence. Were it the other way round Id still be complaining. Im going to dig out my Heybrook HB2s whose tweeter voice coils and caps I renewed last year but never actually gave them an extended listening to. A drop of wood oil and some new grilles to get them past the missus and see how they sound with my present set-up. Considering I only ever used them with my Sugden A48II, my present Sugden A21SE and much improved phono stage should tighten the bass up quite a bit.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 29th October 2016, 12:48 AM
Greg.'s Avatar
Greg. Greg. is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bristol, UK
Posts: 2,992
Default Re: Punchy bass

Good luck. I hope it works out. My reservation is Heybrooks are also designed by Peter Comeau, so you might hit the same bass barrier. Whatever you find, let us know how you get on.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright World Designs