Originally Posted by nigel pearson
My friend Martina did say I get a sound from them which is not typical. The weird bit is bass a plenty and with bass detail that is hard to believe.
The best stacked 57's I heard was a Nasa scientists system his dad owned. It was driven by a Heath EL 84 amp. When asked to comment I said it was scary. Frank Sinatra not dead and a prisoner in the room. The source Denon top CD player and Garrard 301 with Schroeder arm. How 20 watts could do that I will never know.
Because bass "detail" is not about bass! It's because all the harmonics higher up are being rendered correctly, which has nothing to do with the panel flapping away in huge excursions, this is midrange information ...
Acoustic piano bass usually sounds pretty dull and lacking in audio systems, easy to hear even in YouTube clips of such - and it's because the harmonics structure is all messed up!
Good to hear that you managed to hear a system working properly, at that NASA guy's place ...