I have recently hooked up my Allaes’ to a mark 1 Nait XS, everything sounds fantastic apart from the bass, the bass is there, can clearly hear basslines and bass drums … but there is no bottom end oomph …
I have read through posts about the Allaes on the this board and there seems to be no mention of them being bass light …
Could it just be down to the shape of my listening room, which is a rectangle with a rectangle bay window at a right angle ?
This sounds like a possible room or positioning issue. Allaes are definitely capable of some trouser flapping bass (perhaps too much in some situations) so I would suggest experimenting with different positioning or placement.
Have checked all wiring and placement in the room. It improved but not massively, I think my auld ears have changed ( deteriorated ! ) and need more bass these days … I took a bold step which will prob get me booted !
I have introduced a Schiit Loki tone control to the chain, with a slight boost to the 20Hz range, this has made a welcome noticable improvement, without killing any mid or high end …
The Naim xs. Is 70 W the arcam 100w, may have a bearing , I had an arcam delta 290 I found the arcam sound “warmer” than the Naim xs I compared it to at the time, I ended up with unity 2. I also had ruark talisman 2, in combo with the arcam amp it was very hard system to improve on imho.
Personally I think the Allae is one of the prettiest speakers out there and so beautifully made, that I tried everything to make them work in my room, but ultimately I had one note bass from them in 2 different rooms.
The bass was strong and full but only at one or two specific frequencies, and then was none existent the rest of the time which was very distracting.
I moved to a large pair of stand mounts which have a front firing port. Much better!