Originally Posted by JimWilson
My personal priorities are, in order, articulation, depth and then output. For a sub to achieve a "musical" label from me is exceedingly rare, but that's my holy grail.
Oooookay, and how does one determine the standard; "musical?"
(My above is a question, not a veiled dig.)
The genesis of my question is.....Yesterday I updated a pair of eighteen year old, 12", Klipsch, SW12 II subs with new drivers and radiators. In this case, I'm reusing the old boxes and amplifiers. Nothing more than a simple R-n-R. Everything else is the same. Same box, same amplifier, same location, same Anti-Mode/Audyssey settings; everything, same-same. The drivers are currently being broken in for a few days to loosen them up before running REW to get new measurements to compare to the old measurements. After the first few hours of run time with 50's/60's music playing at background levels, first impressions are, by comparison, the replacement drivers have gotten out of the way of the music.
The bass rifts are in the background where, in my opinion, they belong. The rhythm is in the middle and the lead guitars and singing are up front where, in my opinion, they belong. The point, is this what you mean by "musical?"
(If one wishes to ask the question, how does my above tie into the thread's title, it's because updating a pair of subwoofers as opposed to buying a new pair of subwoofers is budget minded)