Buying Speakers Based on Specs


Is it a good idea to buy a pair of speakers based on specification? Currently I have a pair of Paradigm Prestige 75F and I wish it had a little bit more bass. The frequency response is  44 Hz - 20 kHz.

I am eyeing the Spendor D7 which has a frequency response of  29Hz – 25kHz or the PMC Twenty5.24 with  frequency resp. of 27Hz - 25kHz. Based on the specs, these 2 speakers should give me more bass response, right?

I know, I know....audition the speakers in my home. But the problem the dealers in my city does not have in-home trials. 


It may be a good idea to shop based on specs in your case, since you are looking at one specific spec in particular.

But that does not mean you should buy them based only on specs.

You could end up with a speaker that meets your criteria for that one spec, yet still sound bad in other areas.

Narrow your choices with specs, pic your purchase by what sounds best.
The size of your listening room and type of music you listen to has more to do with your perceived bass response than the specs. 
You might want to entertain the idea of finding a pair of subwoofers that will take care of the low end of things, if, in fact, you like everything else about your Paradigms.

Just a thought. Regards,
I agree with islandmandan. Get yourself a couple subs.  This will not only give you the bottom end you want,it will also enhance the soundstage. 
Specs are all that matters. Absolutely. Anechoic measurement really does tell you everything you need to know about how they'll sound in your room. Just be sure to impedance match, and you are set. Then again might want to check with your wife. You know, the one you married based on her height, weight, and measurements.