Groundplane measurements wouldn't be that hard to run on those things, so long as you have a way of taking them to a test site. Free-air measurements would be the problem with those. They would have to be elevated off the ground by at least five feet. I suppose that could be done with a forklift.\n\nYeah, I bet a forklift would help get the job done. I didn't realize you had access to one. ;)\n\nI have heard the Blades and Blade 2 speakers. I don't remember exactly how they sounded but I don't remember them being light on bass. However, bass is so heavily dependent on placement. Some speakers are made for boundary loading, but others aren't. Whatever perceived lack of bass you heard from them may well have been a setup issue.\n\nI heard the Blades at a dealer, and I just expected more bass than I heard for that size and price. Subjective I know, but seemed obviously less than the Salon2s on familiar recordings (including ones I made myself). The dealer did have them about four feet out from the back wall. I heard the Blade2s at a Porsche event. KEF has some sort of joint marketing arrangement with Porsche. The KEF rep seemed enthused that I even knew what they were. He said he thinks they sound best no more than two feet from the back wall, I think he had them a little closer than that, but they still lacked some weight on a recording of a Bosendorfer Imperial Grand piano to my experienced ears. The specs on the Blade2 say -6db at 34Hz, and I'd say that's how they sound. Both Blades were subjectively easily a match for the Salon2s on the mids and highs.