Originally Posted by PlasmaPZ80U
depends of how far the sub is pushed past safe limits and for how long
I've never read of any damage done. I am guessing most people hear when sub is being overextended and back off if the volume. If damaged were ever done to a driver, wouldn't it be replaced under 5yr warranty?
In regards to Rythmik vs PSA. The FV15HP outperforms the V1500 and 15V across the board based on PSA's own charts. I expect the new Rythmik 18 to outperform the V1800 as well, but PSA seems to always have a pricing advantage.
However, the V1800 costs less than the FV15HP and seems to have more output above 30Hz while the FV15HP offers more flexibility with the pluggable port and ability for deeper extension.
I would love for someone to directly compare IcePower HCOM technology vs Rythmik Servo (@JimWilson;??). I have a feeling that servo's SQ gap is not what it once was before the ID vendors started using Speakerpower.
Enrico, has Rythmik tested the IcePower amps in-house? Care to comment?
Admittedly, my purchasing consideration was always Rythmik 1, PSA 2. I really wanted the FV15HP (2 of them no less), but size and weight were a problem (I have some physical disabilities) as well as price. Same went for the V1500.
I ended up compromising and going with S1500s because of price (I ordered from their outlet) and weight (my back thanks me). REW tells me they extend down to 6Hz in my room (3000 ft³, sealed & upstairs w/raised wood subfloor) but my UMIK is only calibrated down to 20Hz. I feel that Tactile Transducers make up for anything I sacrificed by not going ported.