Joseph Audio Pulsar 2 Graphene Placement & Break-In?


I'm hoping to connect with anyone (who like myself), may have owned a pair of the original Joseph Audio Pulsars and who now owns a pair of the JA Pulsar 2 Graphenes. 

I have a small listening room that currently allows for the Pulsar 2s to be 2 feet from the back wall. This worked great with the originals, however, the Graphenes bass response is noticeably more present and now with about 25 hours of playing time in, I'm beginning to feel like the Graphenes need a bit more breathing room. While they sound great where they are with most material, they're sounding a little "boomy" on some of the more bass heavy recordings.

Unfortunately, my room doesn't allow for easy placement experimentation without moving a particularly large piece of furniture. Would appreciate hearing from Pulsar owners on what their placement experience has taught them also, can I expect the bass response to become even more prevalent as they continue to break in? 

Thanks to all,


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If you have some placement flexibility they’d probably sound much better on the short wall pulled out into the room more.  Or, if you can arrange them so they straddle a corner that’d likely yield a big improvement as well — that’s the way Jeff arranges them in smaller rooms at shows and they sound great.  Congrats on some great speakers, and best of luck. 
Plug the port or run room correction. Bass is omnidirectional so it can be equalized without any detriment on the directivity side.
Plugging the port of a speaker that was not designed as a sealed unit is easy. However, it likely will change the innate sound characteristics of the speaker for which you purchased it in the first place.

I had the same problem with the Perspective2’s and wound up selling what was otherwise a spectacular loudspeaker. Regarding plugging the ports, I tried that too but found the speakers lost some of their magic in the process. I should note my room is challenging for any rear ported speakers and the only surefire remedy has been to use a pair of subs with low pass and high pass filtration. High passing to the monitor speakers at 50Hz completely resolved the bass node issue while allowing them to operate optimally. The SVS subs handle bass from 80 Hz on down seamlessly. Gotta love that SVS app!