I have been listening to these SRS 2.3's that I got for my buddy and am delivering them to him this coming weekend. I have done the Solen caps/Mills resistor upgrades and redid the grills and all 4 side panels. I never had time to make new tops and bottoms. Oh well...that will be another trip home. But here's the thing. I swear that these 2.3's have LESS bass than my SRS2's. Not by a little margin...but VERY noticeable. Everything is wired correct, too. I confirmed that before putting the mid/woofers back in the cabinet and traced them all the way from the crossovers to the speakers. Plus, I just spent the last 15 minutes pulling the drivers out of the right channel again for the hell of it just to see if I had fudged something. Nope. And, it doesn't have that typical out of phase sound to them either. The right channel was the side that had the 4 vertical drivers that had the claw marks in them. (fixed that with silicone...works like a champ)
When I am playing stuff (read: anything) on the SRS2's, you can physically see the mid/woofers move. They barely even move on the 2.3's it seems like. It doesn't matter if I'm sitting between them at my desk or sitting 8 feet back on the couch. They are just lacking in bass. I think the 1C's have more bass than these! There are even times I thought the SRS2's had TOO much bass if there was such a thing. You'd never think that these even had a 15" passive in them!
I guess I'll pull the left channel woofers and see what's up. Man, this is discouraging. And the thing about it is...I thought the same thing when I first heard them BEFORE I had done anything to them! So, I had that as sort of a bench mark of what I started with. I went back thru some of the same tunes so it would be familiar. I think the Monitor 10B's honestly have more bass than these do.