So picked up the Rumba 12 yesterday from Murrell. Murrell is a really nice guy!
This thing is every bit of the 75lbs as advertised! It is a beast for its size!!! I put it in my listening position and did the standard sub crawl only to find out that the best spot for THIS guy is behind my listening position in the back rear corner. BUT, it didn’t fair to bad in the same spot that I have/had the PL200. Which is in the front left between the two fronts.
I re-ran Audessey and only adjusted the gain. I used the LFE in and bypassed the input crossover. I left the crossover and level control at 12. These will all get more attention after this thing runs in a bit.
Watch The Hunger Games on Vudu (please no flaming, didn’t want to go to my local Red Box). The Forest Fire scene was really fun!!!
This thing BLOWS the PL200 out of the water! Definitely digs deeper and is more controlled than the PL200. But it should! The drivers aren’t even in the same league. The PL200 is no slouch at the discount price, but it just can’t match what the Rumba 12 can do.
I will post more impressions after I get this thing set up better and I find its final resting place.
Until then, here are a couple of pics of the PL200 and the Rumba 12. Could be an optical illusion, but it looks like the 12” driver in the Rumba is larger than the PL200s 12” driver.