HPA, I agree the UM56 make a big difference in improving the W3s. They don't quite make the 3 a true custom, but they help. Still, even with the 56, the highs have an edge that is absent in the 13. Not to mention the blurring of detail, especially in complex orchestral passages, where the 13s are like optical glass. And for me, on the bass, there is not much comparison. I found the 3s relatively satisfying in the mid-bass registers. Not quite as good as I had originally hoped when I got them, but not bad, and definitely more presence when amped by something like the Mustang. But again, they suffer by comparison, and when compared on the Apache, the difference is even more dramatic.
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7/20/09 at 12:27am