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swayzak
2008-09-05, 15:39
i do like a big fat low end ;)

this thing might be ok for bedroom but looks a bit weedy .... how`s the bass ?

Howard Passman
2008-09-05, 15:44
I wouldn't call it "big" or "fat", but then you really can't expect it. I bet with the sub-woofer it's pretty decent.

Howard

swayzak
2008-09-05, 16:05
thanks

i guess the issue for me is the convenience of SBB vs inconvenience and cost (but probably better sound) of another SB receiver plus amp + speakers....

pippin
2008-09-05, 16:15
thanks

i guess the issue for me is the convenience of SBB vs inconvenience and cost (but probably better sound) of another SB receiver plus amp + speakers....

Depends.
They resisted the temptation to use bass reflex speakers, so you can easily add a subwoofer and use SBB as mid/highrange speakers.
And it sounds REALLY good.
As I see it, if you want to replace it with an SBR and active speakers you will have to invest considerably more to get comparable sound.

EnochLight
2008-09-05, 17:38
i do like a big fat low end ;)

this thing might be ok for bedroom but looks a bit weedy .... how`s the bass ?

I just got my Boom today and one of the first things I did was crank the bass up all of the way and bring the tone up a bit. For their size it sounds great - I mean seriously great. Is the bass earth shattering? Of course not - these are small speakers. But for its size it sounds good for a small room or patio.

I'd definitely take advantage of the subwoofer-out with a powered sub if I needed wall shaking bass.

androidtopp
2008-09-05, 20:36
I woke up this morning to "Everything In Its Right Place," which was the only good thing that came out of Vanilla Sky (the song use, not the song itself).

Anyway - I am very pleased, in fact amazed, at how good the low end sounds. It's not hugely thumping bass, it's not going to deliver good boom (no pun intended) in "Make Em Say Uhhh," but in the context of most music, it sounds awesome, not out of place - just right.

"Everything In Its Right Place" sounds solid, properly proportioned - So does Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky, and The Black Keys, all bands I think benefit from a little more feeling in the low end.

I guess - if you don't expect it to match the 500W, 10" sub in the family room, I think you'll be very happy with it, especially considering the size.

SuperQ
2008-09-05, 22:17
Just got mine setup, much better bass than than my SB3+Super-T+Def tech pro cinema speakers.

The thing that I notice is that the bass shaping stuff does make it a bit boomy at low volume levels. Hopefully you will be able to adjust that in future software releases.

I read the white paper on the boom's audio, amazingly well done.