Have you had a listen to the Boston acousitcs M340. It does bass really well.Tight deep bass. Thus an American company these speakers were fine tuned by Ken Ishiwata. These speakers have 4 woofers on each speaker.. only 4inches in diameter. The rhythm & depth of bass is really something to behold.davedotco said:matthewpiano said:IAG's budget floorstanders are generally pretty horrid. Lots of drive units packed into big, cheap boxes with all sorts of problems. I've been there - I've still got a pair of Diamond 10.4s tucked away that have some of the promising qualities of the little 10.1 standmounts but ruin them with over-hyped bass, un-convincing integration and all sorts of extra resonances from the cabinet. Lack of clarity is a major issue with these towers.
In fact I still think the best affordable speakers to come out of Wharfedale or Mission in recent years are the Diamond 9.1s. Nothing from the much hyped Peter Comeau-designed ranges of either brand has convinced me as much.
To be honest I think most budget floorstanders fall into that category but it it is what the market wants.
Floorstanders rather than standmounds, loads of bass, most of it with no connection to the music etc, etc.