Originally Posted by jedimastergrant
As far as the sound quality I would go with Jeff's comment that typically the horn has less distortion. You can read my subjective blind opinions on the KCGTG thread but I remember commenting that the sub did not seem to stand out and lend its own sound to the music or movie. I think that points to less distortion. And I think that we were not even close to the limits of that system and it was LOUD. Keep in mind when reading through the opinions that it was the last sub we listened to after a very long day so it took A LOT to impress us at that point. If you have the space for it and need to fill a large space and want ultra low distortion at insane SPL's I would be looking at the OS. The very very low frequency's were really really difficult for me to hear at the meet so I am not sure it is worth chasing 5 Hz.
Hey, thanks for the input... it's great to hear from someone who's actually listened to the OS... But if I remembered correctly, you were listening to the Cap S not the S2 so that may be a factor as well.
This might be a dumb question: Why would a horn loaded sub be cleaner than a sealed sub? Logically wouldn't any speakers with ports create noise, even if it's a little? Also, if the OS is tuned to 20hz, would that mean that at 20hz, it's extra loud, but at other frequencies, it's not as loud? Wouldn't that mean it's not a flat response?
Originally Posted by Sidewayz
As opposed to chasing another 6db max above 20hz? In real world conditions I would think that the 5hz would be more of a factor day to day than the 6db you may be missing at max spl. What's the OS capable of, like 135db? If the Cap S2 can only muster a measly 129, I think the owner could still show his or her face in public when they regained conciousness
. plus if the the owner vertically stands the Cap S2 it takes up a very minimal about of floor space even compared to the OS LFU. Either way, both are TREMENDOUS
Actually I am not looking at 5hz, but more like down to 10hz like my USL does. Subs that goes down to 10hz will give you a deeper feel (depth)... And this translates to 'a great feeling' to both music and movies.
BTW: 6db is quite a lot. This would mean in order to get that in the S2, you would need 2 of them. This may be what i need to give me that kick in the chest feeling when watching explosions in movies.
Oh, can anyone take a wild guess as to how many Epik Empires (each with dual 15 inch drivers) to equate the output of the OS?