One of the differences is the base plinth, which the bottom reflex port fires onto rather than firing directly onto the floor. I was under the impression the bass driver had been improved, but I may be wrong.I'll be honest and admit that even though the bass delivery was more rythmic and certainly tighter with the D28, I didn't like the overall sound of the speaker as much. Considering both the D25 & D28 use the same drivers I was surprised at how different they sounded side-by-side. And to my ears I certainly couldn't justify the extra cost for no real improvement in sound.
The 1SC's are fantastic sounding speakers, but while they excel in the mid and upper bands, and their bass is damn good for a tiny standmount, they will lack compared to fully fledged floorstanders. I'm not suprised you heard the difference you did, which I was going to mention but I didn't want to put any expectations in your head prior to the dem.I then switched to my own 1SC and immediately noticed how much more open and detailed they were in both mid-range and top-end. However, they obviously couldn't deliver anything like the bass response on the D25. Again, to my ears, I enjoyed the more detailed sound of the 1SC over the D25, but for certain types of music I just wish that the 1SC had a bit more bottom-end.
No!!! If you didn't find the level of detail you wanted from either the 25 or 28, then you're not going to find it at this level, and most likely you're looking at the next price point up, which will be about £5k before being able to combine bothSo, can anyone recommend a speaker that has the mid-range of the 1SC but with more bass?
One option is to look at a good quality subwoofer. Or two
No!!! If you didn't find the level of detail you wanted from either the 25 or 28, then you're not going to find it at this level, and most likely you're looking at the next price point up, which will be about £5k before being able to combine both
The best thing to do would be try your sub with your 1SC's to see how it goes as you may not like that type of configuration. Just use the sub in a subtle way and not overpowering and it should sound fine. But i will admit i'm not familiar with the Velodyne.what subwoofer would you recommend as being particularly suited to music? I am using a Velodyne SPLR1000 in my home theatre and have been impressed with that but not sure whether it is a musical sub.
Like I said, you could try the Special 25's first as they'd be a cheaper option, and certainly don't lack bass. But before recommending anything else, what amplifier are you using?I'd be very tempted to take the price jump IF it can deliver midrange, detail & bass. What would you recommend at or around the 5k mark?