neither ref1 or se846 or merlin etc don't artificially or badly boost bass,it's a matter of preference.
I used to own the Merlin and I definitely found them to have a lift in the bass area. Not a bad boomy boost, but a lift nonetheless.
the way I see it,when I play an album on my Naim set up at home without any EQ I hear a lot of rumble,this is the point to have 10 drivers and 2 dedicated ones for bass,so like a speaker with dedicated bass or a live gig where you"feel" bass I don't see(and this is why I pay top dollar) why a 10 driver won't try and replicate that feeling,but would instead only by the sound of it ocasionaly appear.
that's Def not how it is I a music system.
it's a matter of preference of course but I care less about voices in your face and ultra details,I would like that too,but mainly..you gotta have that basic high end system feel,otherwise,we are talking about crossovers,coherence,bad implementation etc
Couldn't agree more. Like I stated in my review, the implementation of those 10 drivers, making them sound as ONE, is actually what impresses me most about the K10.