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I have a pair of Vandersteen 3A Signature speakers. I was wondering if using Sound Anchors might increase the amount of bass? Right now, my speakers are standing upright on my carpet, and the bass seems kinda weak. Thank you for your help!
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No stands, cable, magic dots, magic bricks, incantations, or hippie fairy dust will overcome the situation.
You must change the connection to ONE speaker only. Do this:
On ONE speaker only, flip the connection. Take the wire that's now connected to the red positive terminal, and connect it to the black negative terminal. Take the wire that's presently connected to the black negative terminal, and connect it to the red positive terminal.
In otherwords, flip the way ONE speaker's connected. Do this on one side only! Don't do it to the other speaker, cause then you'll be back to an out of phase connection.
This operation may seem very, very, very confusing, complex...and really deep, man. But, it'll solve your problem.
I would call Richard .....he's a very nice guy and will provide all kinds of things you never even thought of....
That Vandersteen, out of respect for the Sound Anchors work, highly recommends their use and does NOT copy their designs (B&W did, making an exact copy of the Sound Anchors design with no credit at all to Sound Anchors). Vandersteen's stands, while very similar in appearance, is not quite as good as the Sound Anchors models (they are very good to begin with, though).
I've never seen a factory B&W stand that was identical to a Sound Anchors stand, but then - I've not seen them all.
When I had my old pair of 2Ce, I used the Sound Anchor bases, and the bass was very good.
Definitely. I added them to my 2C's and it improved the bass, with both better quanitity and quality. I think the more rigid coupling is the key.
I once added spikes to some Proac Supertowers and was absolutely shocked at the improvement in bass, as well as imaging. It seems that if you hold the speaker in a fixed location, the pistonic actions all translate better, don't get blurred. The better you do this, the more faithful the signal transfer.
My stands are more homebrew, but with the same affect on my ProAcs.
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