Originally Posted by squiggy34
Yes, I guess I have. I would like to hear from someone who has heard both and describe the differences they heard. I am somewhat worried that the ed sub might be an overkill.
While there has not been much discussion of headroom in this thread, it is really important.
You will control the volume no matter what you decide. There should not be any "overkill", if you have the Ed properly calibrated.
You will likely end up with enough headroom to last you a lifetime if you choose the Ed A7-900.
With regard to the A7-450, I got the impression that it did not hold up all that well in a direct comparison to the SVS PB-13 Ultra. I would steer clear of the A7-450. The Epik Conquest would be a better choice if you change your mind about the Ed A7-900.
Not many people have all the pieces in place to get an Ed A7-900. Since you and your wife are prepared for this behemoth, you might want to get it, knowing that you are one of only a few people who have the space and acceptance from your spouse for something that is almost size of a desk.
The dimensions 26 X 26 X 49 don't do it justice. The picture posted by Craig shows just how big it is.
I have a feeling that Craig Chase is the only person who you are likely to hear from who has already compared the Ed A7-900 to the J L Audio F113 (and ranked the Ed higher).
I would love to hear from someone who has heard dual F113's and the Ed A7-900 in the same location. Don't forget the price of admission to dual F113's. The new F212 is the one that is getting all the "air time". I would go with the Ed.