i’m surprised that they don’t make them so you can have bass drivers facing each other.
but i guess this is because every speaker is the same, not a left and right pair
i find it funny in a way that i’ve never seen these speakers with anything but thick cable
i assume you get a good trade in too
The photos don't show it but the W13's have bass drivers either side, 4 in total, with a power amp driving each. The W11's have just one bass driver per speaker, and the pair you get has one driver on the left side, one on the right. That way, if you want the drivers facing out the way, or in the way, just swap the left speaker with the right. Boenicke recommend the bass drivers facing in the way if the speakers are less than 2 meters apart, out the way if greater than 2 meters apart.
Speaker cable being thick is a general consequence of buying highly over-priced nonsense! In the case of the W13's there is actually significantly less current flowing through the speaker cable than with the W11's, even less reason to have thick cables. The W13's have active bass drivers so there is an XLR cable from the pre-amp to the speakers carrying the low-voltage audio signal, then the onboard speaker amps power the bass drivers. I think the "thick cable" you're referring to in my photos are the XLR cables Elite gave me for the demo. Those have been replaced by a Boenicke set which are no more than a cm thick. My speaker cable is the same as I had with the W11's. As my power amps are only powering the mid and treble via the speaker cable now, they're significantly less stressed than with the W11's.
I did get a very good trade-in Chris, its the only way I could contemplate this upgrade.
[(NAS > LAN network) + (oppo 203 > ml binary star i/c) + (RoonCore on Intel NUC > LAN network)] > primare pre60 > tellurium q black xlr > primare a60 > tellurium q black 2.0 > boenicke w13 se