Easy enough to try it and see, isn't it?
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Is the room sufficiently filled with enough items, such as a sofa, ottoman, bookcase, etc? Do you have carpet or something else? When I moved into my new house, my stereo system preceded all the furniture by a few weeks. In my listening room, the bass coming from my ProAc D28's sounded loose and untamed. Once I got my listening chair, ottoman, bookcase, and a few pillows in there, the problem went away.
Thanks for the responses, 'goners.
To answer your questions:
-Tpreaves, yes - it'd be an easy thing to try.
-Nicotico, I suppose you could call my room sparsely furnished, but it does have heavy drapes behind the listening position, a carpeted area, chairs, etc. I've had smaller speakers work better (i.e., other Proacs, Spendor, Sonus Faber) but not provide the low end I seek. The best shot was a system comprised of a Graff integrated driving Proac D25, supplemented with an REL Strata III sub.
-Dopogue, I always tighten up the drivers when I buy a pair of speakers, but have neglected to do it this time around. I'm on it!
-Brf, Great idea. I'm a cyclist and drummer and have used the blue Locktite for a number of uses. I'll try it on the driver bolts.
Thanks to all!
They are already such a large speaker with spread-out drivers, I'd think that they're probably not designed to work in the nearfield. Bringing them out another foot would place them about 8-9' from the listener and 3' from the back wall. I suppose I can try it, but they'd certainly be intruding into the room.
Thanks for the helpful tip, Helosie!