I have read this discussion with a lot of interests, as well as the various raving reviews on Boenicke products. I am contemplating purchasing one of their speakers and was wondering whether I could use the incredible collective knowledge of this forum to obtain more information about the following questions below. Apologies in advance if some of this has already been covered and if some of my questions are really beginners' territory. My room is 21.6 x 12.2 x 8.2 with the following caveats: It is a flat so I need to be mindful of neighbours and bass vibrations traveling through the walls as I know these can be an extreme nuisance. Second caveat is that the room is a part lounge/part dining so the actual lounge/listening side is 12.2 length x 10 width (the width of the listening position but open on the dining side on the left side and closed on a floor to ceiling window on the right side). The amplifier would be a Devialet 1000 pro dual mono:
- Does anybody know if Boenicke works well with Devialet, and if so, which model between W8 / W11 / W13 would be better suited to the amplifier? Would the semi-active mode of the W13 go against the Devialet power and SAM functionality?
- Would the W13 bass be too powerful for the room size and more importantly the fact this is an apartment block?
- Why is the W13 requiring an XLR connection with the amplifier, as opposed to other semi-active speakers such as the Triton Reference which seem to only require a mains power connection and a set of speakers cables? Can this be XLR to digital coaxial? If I understand the Devialet configurator correctly, there is no XLR outputs, only inputs, so the only way to connect subwoofers in a dual mono way is to connect to a digital output?
- I read a lot about the ability to tune the bass to avoid room mode at certain frequency. What tool is needed to measure the exact frequency at which these modes are activated (if needed in the future).
Many thanks in advance.