In the market for floor standing full range speakers. Would appreciate recommendations up to $4K. Current rig:
VPI Scout TT Lyra Delos MCPass Labs XP12 pre Pass Labs XP17 phono pre Pass Labs XA25 ampZU Audio Soul MK 2 Speakers ZU cable Love the mid range and immediacy of the speakers but they have no heft or bottom end/bass extension which is what I am seeking. Not interested in adding a sub. For reference, I’ve researched ZU Omen Def MK2, Kef, Focal, Klipsch Forte 3 and Heresy 4, JBL L100 and Golden Ear. Appreciate your feedback in advance.
I am struggling to think of a speaker I have heard that has a signature like the OP’s speakers, and will give deep bass with 25 watts. I know it is not what the OP wants but his / her best use of the budget is probably a Vandersteen Sub 3 or a Rel sub.
Have you tried playing with the floor gap on the Souls? Try raising the gap to somewhere between 1/2" to 5/8". That should give you fuller (but looser) bass, but with your Pass electronics that won't be much of a penalty.