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Pmc db1+

I have question for the pmc db1+ owners 

Rear ports have foam bungs already inside them, can i take them out if i want more bass?

It seems that the  foam is kinda fixed inside, has anyone experimented without the foam ?

 

 

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Hi, I don't own them but have a friend that does (she is not on the forum).
What you have is not technically a bung as in the normal speaker sense it is simply a filter covering the end of a transmission line tunnel. It is not meant to be removable and even if you did you are unlikely to hear any change in bass performance.

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+1

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As already posted the foam panel in the end of the transmission line of the DB1+ is not a bung that should be removed !

If you want more bass you can either use a more powerful amp because believe me if you hear a pair of these on the end of a amp like the Bryston 4bsst or similar, bass is not in short supply :exmark: , or you could add a suitable sub to reinforce the lower frequencies.

I love the little DB1's they are a fantastic speakers that are capable of much more that a lot of people imagine Smile

Main system .

Electrocompaniet EMC 1 up , Monarchy Audio DIP, ECD 1 dac , EC4.8 preamp , 2x AW180 monoblock power amps , PMC Pb1i speakers .

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i suggest you play around with placement, try moving the speakers closer to the rear walls!

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Electro wrote:

As already posted the foam panel in the end of the transmission line of the DB1+ is not a bung that should be removed !

If you want more bass you can either use a more powerful amp because believe me if you hear a pair of these on the end of a amp like the Bryston 4bsst or similar, bass is not in short supply :exmark: , or you could add a suitable sub to reinforce the lower frequencies.

I love the little DB1's they are a fantastic speakers that are capable of much more that a lot of people imagine Smile

more power hmmm.. as a matter of fact i am looking for an integrated for my db1s but dont have the dough for a bryston.

max budget is $1500 , i was thinking about the nad 375bee (150 watts of pure nad power).

do you think the nad will be a good match for the pmcs ?

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THESTIG08 wrote:

i suggest you play around with placement, try moving the speakers closer to the rear walls!

right now i have them on the tv cabinet , im looking for decent stands ,any suggestions ?

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Vortex160 wrote:

THESTIG08 wrote:

i suggest you play around with placement, try moving the speakers closer to the rear walls!

right now i have them on the tv cabinet , im looking for decent stands ,any suggestions ?

Kudos stands work very well with DB1s.

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John Duncan wrote:

+1

i see you have db1 /CA combo ,how would describe the sound, could you list a few pros and cons , i heard CA is little bit on the brighter side..

what kind of music do you listen to?

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Electro wrote:

As already posted the foam panel in the end of the transmission line of the DB1+ is not a bung that should be removed !

If you want more bass you can either use a more powerful amp because believe me if you hear a pair of these on the end of a amp like the Bryston 4bsst or similar, bass is not in short supply :exmark: , or you could add a suitable sub to reinforce the lower frequencies.

I love the little DB1's they are a fantastic speakers that are capable of much more that a lot of people imagine Smile

more power hmmm.. as a matter of fact i am looking for an integrated for my db1s but dont have the dough for a bryston.

max budget is $1500 , i was thinking about the nad 375bee (150 watts of pure nad power).

do you think the nad will be a good match for the pmcs ?

Yes that Nad should do the job Smile

Others to consider would be the XTZ Class A D3 Integrated amp

http://www.audiosanctum.co.uk/Integrated-Amplifiers/XTZ-Class-A-100-D3-Integrated-Stereo-Amplifier-Black.html

 

Or maybe the Harman Kardon HK 990 .

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/integrated-amplifiers/1418-harman-kardon-hk-990-stereo-integrated-amplifier-with-digital-room-correction-and-dual-subwoofer-bass-management-part-iii.html

Or possibly something from Emotiva .

http://shop.emotiva.com/

The great thing about the PMC DB1's is they get better and better as you upgrade the rest of the system but will work well with almost anything .

Main system .

Electrocompaniet EMC 1 up , Monarchy Audio DIP, ECD 1 dac , EC4.8 preamp , 2x AW180 monoblock power amps , PMC Pb1i speakers .

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Vortex160 wrote:

John Duncan wrote:

+1

i see you have db1 /CA combo ,how would describe the sound, could you list a few pros and cons , i heard CA is little bit on the brighter side..

what kind of music do you listen to?

I'll get to this eventually, I need a real keyboard...

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ROFL :rofl: ROFL :rofl:

John Duncan wrote:

Vortex160 wrote:

John Duncan wrote:

+1

i see you have db1 /CA combo ,how would describe the sound, could you list a few pros and cons , i heard CA is little bit on the brighter side..

what kind of music do you listen to?

I'll get to this eventually, I need a real keyboard...

ROFL  by all means take your time !! 

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Electro wrote:

Vortex160 wrote:

Electro wrote:

As already posted the foam panel in the end of the transmission line of the DB1+ is not a bung that should be removed !

If you want more bass you can either use a more powerful amp because believe me if you hear a pair of these on the end of a amp like the Bryston 4bsst or similar, bass is not in short supply :exmark: , or you could add a suitable sub to reinforce the lower frequencies.

I love the little DB1's they are a fantastic speakers that are capable of much more that a lot of people imagine Smile

more power hmmm.. as a matter of fact i am looking for an integrated for my db1s but dont have the dough for a bryston.

max budget is $1500 , i was thinking about the nad 375bee (150 watts of pure nad power).

do you think the nad will be a good match for the pmcs ?

Yes that Nad should do the job Smile

Others to consider would be the XTZ Class A D3 Integrated amp

http://www.audiosanctum.co.uk/Integrated-Amplifiers/XTZ-Class-A-100-D3-Integrated-Stereo-Amplifier-Black.html

 

Or maybe the Harman Kardon HK 990 .

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/integrated-amplifiers/1418-harman-kardon-hk-990-stereo-integrated-amplifier-with-digital-room-correction-and-dual-subwoofer-bass-management-part-iii.html

Or possibly something from Emotiva .

http://shop.emotiva.com/

The great thing about the PMC DB1's is they get better and better as you upgrade the rest of the system but will work well with almost anything .

Roksan and Creek are also worth looking at. Also the higher end Arcams.

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plastic penguin wrote:

Electro wrote:

Vortex160 wrote:

Electro wrote:

As already posted the foam panel in the end of the transmission line of the DB1+ is not a bung that should be removed !

If you want more bass you can either use a more powerful amp because believe me if you hear a pair of these on the end of a amp like the Bryston 4bsst or similar, bass is not in short supply :exmark: , or you could add a suitable sub to reinforce the lower frequencies.

I love the little DB1's they are a fantastic speakers that are capable of much more that a lot of people imagine Smile

more power hmmm.. as a matter of fact i am looking for an integrated for my db1s but dont have the dough for a bryston.

max budget is $1500 , i was thinking about the nad 375bee (150 watts of pure nad power).

do you think the nad will be a good match for the pmcs ?

Yes that Nad should do the job Smile

Others to consider would be the XTZ Class A D3 Integrated amp

http://www.audiosanctum.co.uk/Integrated-Amplifiers/XTZ-Class-A-100-D3-Integrated-Stereo-Amplifier-Black.html

 

Or maybe the Harman Kardon HK 990 .

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/integrated-amplifiers/1418-harman-kardon-hk-990-stereo-integrated-amplifier-with-digital-room-correction-and-dual-subwoofer-bass-management-part-iii.html

Or possibly something from Emotiva .

http://shop.emotiva.com/

The great thing about the PMC DB1's is they get better and better as you upgrade the rest of the system but will work well with almost anything .

Roksan and Creek are also worth looking at. Also the higher end Arcams.

Would the creek evo 2 do justice to the db1s considering its 60 watts ?

Ive heard db1s can handle alot more power , my basement is fairly large, so need max quality at loud volumes.

No experience with creek neither roksan

 

ive heard nad gear before ,it surely does go loud without much difficulty and the bass is overwhelming in a goood way.

Also these days a little coloration doesnt hurt, given the quality of poorly encoded lossless files.Almost everything that i listen to is in flac.

Dacs reduce jitter but can they reduce harsness?

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Vortex160 wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

Electro wrote:

Vortex160 wrote:

Electro wrote:

As already posted the foam panel in the end of the transmission line of the DB1+ is not a bung that should be removed !

If you want more bass you can either use a more powerful amp because believe me if you hear a pair of these on the end of a amp like the Bryston 4bsst or similar, bass is not in short supply :exmark: , or you could add a suitable sub to reinforce the lower frequencies.

I love the little DB1's they are a fantastic speakers that are capable of much more that a lot of people imagine Smile

more power hmmm.. as a matter of fact i am looking for an integrated for my db1s but dont have the dough for a bryston.

max budget is $1500 , i was thinking about the nad 375bee (150 watts of pure nad power).

do you think the nad will be a good match for the pmcs ?

Yes that Nad should do the job Smile

Others to consider would be the XTZ Class A D3 Integrated amp

http://www.audiosanctum.co.uk/Integrated-Amplifiers/XTZ-Class-A-100-D3-Integrated-Stereo-Amplifier-Black.html

 

Or maybe the Harman Kardon HK 990 .

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/integrated-amplifiers/1418-harman-kardon-hk-990-stereo-integrated-amplifier-with-digital-room-correction-and-dual-subwoofer-bass-management-part-iii.html

Or possibly something from Emotiva .

http://shop.emotiva.com/

The great thing about the PMC DB1's is they get better and better as you upgrade the rest of the system but will work well with almost anything .

Roksan and Creek are also worth looking at. Also the higher end Arcams.

Would the creek evo 2 do justice to the db1s considering its 60 watts ?

Ive heard db1s can handle alot more power , my basement is fairly large, so need max quality at loud volumes.

No experience with creek neither roksan

 

ive heard nad gear before ,it surely does go loud without much difficulty and the bass is overwhelming in a goood way.

Also these days a little coloration doesnt hurt, given the quality of poorly encoded lossless files.Almost everything that i listen to is in flac.

Dacs reduce jitter but can they reduce harsness?

The Evo2 is 85 watts RMS, and a very gutsy little amp. After having it on dem I've a real zeal for the Creek.

TBH, although the Nad has more than enough power to drive the DB1is, I don't think it'll be tonally as good as the Creek or Roksan Kandy, or even the Naim Nait 5i. The Nads tend to be very warm in presentation. Likewise the DB1is are fairly smooth, and adding warm and smooth can rob the soundstage of life.

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Vortex160 wrote:

THESTIG08 wrote:

i suggest you play around with placement, try moving the speakers closer to the rear walls!

right now i have them on the tv cabinet , im looking for decent stands ,any suggestions ?

when i had my DB1i's i had them on partington super dreadnoughts filled with atabites..

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