Moving either your speakers or listening position (or both) closer to the wall will often increase the perceived bass. For a quick test, go stand up against the wall and see if the bass improves.
If that's not feasible, then you might consider adding one or more subs.
How new is "new?". May be a break in matter. My home speakers were very muffled on the bass until about 200 hrs of use.
i went through a similar not-enough-bass crisis when i switched from a parasound amp to the rotel rb980 to power my naim arrivas (which actaully extend quite low). the after much experimentation and a lengthy forum thread, i ended up adding a sub, which improved matters; however i still suspect that the rotel is just not a good low end performer and i'll probably replace it one of these rainy days.
This question is worthless w/o some qualifying criteria:
1)What are the speakers in question?
2)How big is the room?
3)Where are the speakers located within the room?
4)How much bass extension would you consider adequate?
Help us help you......
efficient speakers don't have bass unless the woofer is 12"+ in diameter.
Don't think it is a worthless question. The man just bought a new pair of speakers, the room size is not going to change, the speaker location may change but not improve bass significantly, bass extention can be adjusted bass on what sub he gets.
quick fix. bottom line..get a sub
I had a brand new Rotel RB-1582 (200 watt amp) and RC-1580 preamp with B&W CM7 speakers and even after break in, there just wasn't any bass. Being unwilling to add a subwoofer, I replaced the amp and preamp with an integrated tube amp. The bass increase was so dramatic I had to add bass traps, even after pulling my speakers away from the wall for a total of 24 inches from the wall.
The other posters are correct in saying you should get a sub IMHO.
"efficient speakers do not have bass unless woofer is +12 inch". So the Wilson Audio Sasha does not have bass? A more powerful/better amp or sub may be what you need but I would take it slow. Give speaker time to break in and play with speaker/listening position first.
Before dismantling system and or getting a sub couple things I found helpful.I was came to understand the dynamics of sound,Vibrations.Isolate the components.The bass you long to hear,Its there on the recording.I know, quality of recordings,not all the same,but the poor sound you hear or dont hear assume the recording is good,the question wheres the bass,Its there,Put on some headphones youll hear the bass,then just start working backwards to check quality of cabling.I an totally a bass man.all my life .The sub in previous system,I could shake the close neighbors [email protected]
2,3 in the morning.I,m in a large room,great sounding speakers,And no sub.I hear the bass guitar as it goes through each note,its easy to imagine ,close my eyes.I,m there,Never listened to bob dylan before .His voice hurt my ears.I listened for the 1st time on good equipment.I played it 3 times yesterday at a high volume& I,m still shocked ,his voice is alright. try some free DIY tweeks before buying anything else.Good Luck
"the room size is not going to change,"
The room size won't change. However, knowing the speakers AND the size of the room would help one determine if he has more room than speaker, no????????
"even after pulling my speakers away from the wall for a total of 24 inches from the wall."
Wow, you make it sound as if that's an extreme. 24" should usually be the STARTING point for where to position your speaker from the wall. Mine are 7 ft. into the room.
Just blew a channel in my amp, so probably want be waiting to get a replacement. I do love the tone of a tube guitar amp so maybe i should go the tube route, i have also considered selling my peach and going with a integrated like the manley stingray, what do you guys think?
52tiger, did you read anything anyone posted?
Actually, before I blew a channel in my amp, The bass was sounding better. and when i switched back to my b&w sounded kinda over bassy, and the bass wasnt as tight.
is a link to one of Scott's earlier threads, for those that may be interested. It appears that his new speakers are DIY, and now he just blew out a channel in his amp on the first day. Is this correct Scott? If so, I would be very leary of hooking those speakers up to another amp.
No, what happened was is I did something stupid, I had a biwired synergistic research cable and tried to hook it to the speakers which are not bi wired. For some reason I thought I could just double the spades but it didn't work I saw a flash in the amp and then nothing out of the channel. I took the hood off the amp looks like 2 fuses blown will replace them tomorrow and see if there is anything else wrong.
Replaced the fuses amp works fine. currently speakers are 9in off the ground on some inexpensive stands and about a foot off the front wall. I listen to incubus to waylon jennings, blues ,bluegrass if I like it I listen to it. these speakers sound really nice and clear and my volume is only a quarter of the way up. I just need a little more bass. thinking really hard about a 10in musical sub. I want know till I try but think it just might work. Scott
Raised the speakers to 21.5 inches off ground, broght them away from the front wall 3 ft, amazing difference!!