Hi Steve. Testing was done with a Tannoy TS2.12 Subwoofer to hand that was switched in and out (with settings readjusted to suit). The Tannoy is less expensive a sub than I would recommend and although it packs a mighty wallop, it simply wasn't fast enough to augment the speakers properly. The only subs I've tested that are fast enough are the REL T-7 (which is too small to really boost the 926) and the SVS SB13 which would be perfect but mighty pricey. I am sure there are others- the Ken Kriesel one looks interesting but I'd be inclined to take a steer from a dealer on this one.Do I get the impression that the bulk of this test was done without a Subwoofer?
What are your opinions on the type of subwoofer that would best suit them? You mention that the speakers are very light and fast, one assumes you would need an equally fast Sub.
Any general thoughts or opinions you would have on pairing with a Sub would be appreciated.
No driver in the 926 is passive- it is simply that phase is not consistent across all four drivers which means depending on the frequency the EQ test run at, you'll get an out of phase message.I think some stereo speakers' use of passive bass extensions will confuse EQ systems.
A lot has been said about Focal's clarity. That doesn't quite completely capture what they are. As I said, I heard many speakers on Sunday, but while everything has precision and accuracy, the Focal is the one that stands out because of charactor.Please explain?