I'm going active! (2.1?)
Active as a forum user, I mean (now I should insert one of those smileys, I guess... ; yeah, there it is).
I've known the mag since the nineties (no "Sound and Vision" back then), lost it out of sight (not many bookshops selling it in rural Belgium), and picked it up again since it's available electronically. I've been following the "readers digest" of the forum, the hot threads on the homepage of the site, since a couple of months. It is fun to read, and even informative from time to time!
I'd like to finally start a thread myself. I recently auditioned the B&W PM1's, and was moved by their cohesive sound and sheer musicality. Being so small, they are a bit light in the bass, though - compared to decent floorstanders, that is.
So my question is: should I go for a pair of floorstanders, to cover a greater part of the frequency spectrum? Or could I stay with the speed and imaging of the PM1's, and add in a sub (PV1D?), to serve the lower registers? The latter solution looks more living-room-friendly, and might be more flexible to get the bass right (position, DSP, ...). Or would I mud up the sound, adding a sub?
I'm not into home theatre. So, no argument pro sub there. It's all about two channel (or 2.1) music.
The budget would be up to 4000 EUR (cables excl.). Not decided on source or amp yet.
Looking forward to your opinions and experience.