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This thread is the next addition in my review of subwoofers using Omnimic. Today up for review is the Jamo Sub 650. This is a discontinued sealed 12" sub made by Jamo that has a lot of features, and an unusually flat frequency response! I've borrowed this sub from a local friend who purchased it for a mere $300 at vanns.com. This sub retailed at $900. At that price I'd definately recommend something else like the HSU VTF-15H, but this sub can currently be found at vanns for $300 or at world wide stereo for an amazing $250 after a coupon code. At this price, don't think twice - buy 2. I don't think you can touch a pair of these at $500 in way of other options. I have no need for another sub and I'm considering buying one to replace my Pioneer SW-8 for use in a secondary room. This is probably the only sub on the market you can possibly buy that is flat to 20hz for $250.

Previously I've measured the Klipsch RW-12D, the BIC F12, the BIC V1220, the Pioneer SW-8, and the Crystal Acoustic TX-12Sub
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1390563/klipsch-rw-12d-omnimic-frequency-response-graphs/0_20
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1391243/bic-v1220-and-bic-f12-omnimic-frequency-response-graphs/0_20
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1401651/pioneer-sw-8-omnimic-frequency-response-graphs/0_20
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1408856/crystal-acoustics-tx-12sub-omnimic-frequency-response-graphs/0_20

I've obviously measured a lot more subs, but this series of measurements I'm attempting to preform with like sub placement and mic placement. My avatar shows my Captivator pros when measured from the same position these other subs are being measured. As always please note these frequency response charts are not plotted at max SPL, it is just an arbitrary SPL that I started with the Klipsch RW-12D measurements and have continued to use because it is above the noise floor in my room. I do not provide max SPL or distortion measurements in my brief reviews. I used an 80hz crossover from the mains in these graphs, and a 120hz LFE setting. The Jamo 650 sub's built in LPF was maxed out at 150hz so as not to be part of the picture. I unplugged the mains - so this is all Jamo Subwoofer. If not otherwise mentioned there is no EQ involved from my Onkyo TX-NR1007 receiver.

Who is Jamo?
I've owned a pair of Jamo D7 Subs before, which were Jamo's Flagship THX Ultra certified subs, so I'm familiar with the brand. Jamo is big overseas, but they aren't well known stateside. Jamo was recently purchased by Klipsch. Everything I've heard of their products has been nice. The $400 Jamo S606HCS3 5 speaker set is a ridiculous value at $400. They should be the defacto budget 5.0 set across the forum. I am very impressed with them after hearing them several times. I'm not alone. At the current time on vanns they have a 4.9 out of 5 score from 101 reviewers. That's 98%. What other budget electronics equipment/speakers do you know of that have a 98% of 101 reviewers in the electronics realm? I don't know of any. At any rate I liked the D7 subs quite a bit for music especially for music, but I encountered two amp failures within a couple months of purchase and I decided I didn't like where that was headed and returned one and sold the second one. The sound the D7 subs produced at the sale price I paid for them ($500 each) was well worth the cost. Luke Kamp and I pitted the two Jamo D7 subs against a single HSU VTF-15 and the two Jamos were fairly comarable to the single HSU VTF-15H in the same room. I felt the Jamos were a bit better/cleaner for music, while the HSU was a bit more fun for movies with the 16hz tune. This Jamo 650 Sub reminds me of the D7 Sub, in that it has a nice clean musical sound, and throws up a nice flat frequency response. But like the D7sub, this Jamo 650 sub is not a max output full blast party sub. It's a refined, smooth, good looking, fully featured bargain! The 650 watt plate amp alone on this sub is likely worth the entire $250 cost. It has several features not typical on cheap plate amps.

1) Boundary gain setting.- this setting drops a couple dB off the low end of the sub allowing you to combat too much room gain if you are blessed with such.
2) 12v trigger - yeah that's right - that may be a first I've seen this. If your receiver or AV system can utilize a 12volt trigger function you can power on the sub just like you'd lower a projection screen using a 12volt trigger or power up a power center.
3) Analog phase control which is nice, but not typically needed with modern AVRs. Though the dial phase control from 0-180* is nicer than just a single toggle switch which is included on most cheaper plate amps.
4) Voltage switch 120/240
Then there is the standard plate amp fare - ungrounded, detachable power cord, crossover (LPF) ranges from 40-150hz, speaker level input jacks. It has l/r pre amp input and l/r passthrough in case you want to daisy chain another Sub 650 off the first. The sub has a auto on, off, or on, toggle switch,and a power switch. In a change of pace from the norm the gain attenuator/volume is on the front panel and has a nice blue LED behind it that is very classy looking. I can't comment on the grill. My friend who loaned me this unit didn't give me the grill, but if it's like the Jamo D7 grill, it looked nice but was made of cheese (cheap flimsy plastic.)


I first measured the Jamo Sub 650 in avsforum member tatersly's room. I was initially taken back by the flat frequency response to 17 or 18hz in his big room. I figured he must have a LOT of room gain. Turns out he does, but this Jamo 650 sub is quite capable of fairly flat reproduction to the typical bottom limits of human hearing (~20hz), with or without your rooms cooperation.

First I'll share some graphs I posted last night in the budget sub thread based on measurements in tatersly's room.

Here is Tatersly's room before and after Audyssey with no smoothing on the FR graph captures
Tatersly-AudysseyEQonJamoSub650vsnoEQ--nosmoothingoneithergraph.jpg


Here is Tatersly's graph between 20hz and 70hz showing Audyssey EQ with no smoothing and with 1/6 smoothing. Look how flat the Jamo sub 650 is after Audyssey helped it out and typical 1/6 smoothing is applied (orange line). Tatersly runs a Onkyo 905 AVR with Audyssy MultiEQ XT.
Tatersly-AudysseyEQonJamoSub650-1-6smoothingvsnosmoothing-20hzto70hz.jpg


Here is Tatersly's room measurement with Audyssey applied from his Onkyo 905 and 1/6 graph smoothing vs. my room with Audyssey applied from my Onkyo TX-NR1007 and 1/6 graph smoothing. Tatersly's room (orange line) does have about 10 dB of room gain that my room (gray line) doesn't offer -- none the less, this sub extends nicely to at least 20hz even in a room with very little room gain like mine.
ArchaeavsTatersly-AudysseyEQinbothroomsonJamoSub650-1-6smoothing.jpg


Today is the second night I've played with the Jamo sub, so I've taken some additional measurements and auditioned some additional material.

My typical placement for all of my tests - (left side of the front wall about 1/3 distance in from left corner, with driver facing left wall) isn't cooperating fully with the Jamo Sub 650. I see some unreasonable peaks and valleys above 55hz that are specific to my room. I know it's not the sub based on close mic measurements I took, and the measurements taken at tatersly's house. But in the interest of keeping all my tests similar I'm just going to post the results as I encounter them. Apples to Apples if you will. The Crystal Acoustic TX-12Sub had a very similar frequency response when I tested it and it was placed in the same position -- more on that later. The frequency response could likely be smoothed out by moving the sub around the room a bit, or having two of them would smooth out the frequency response like it always does. But we'll just go with what we have. Note if you compare this Jamo frequency response to my Klipsch RW-12D frequency response captures -- keep in mind the Klipsch RW-12D sub was auditioned in a pair, and this Jamo is auditioned as a single. Most any sub will have flatter frequency response in room if identical subs are used in pairs.

For reference here is a close mic measurement of the Jamo 650 sub. The omnimic is about 1" from the subwoofer driver dust cap.
JamoSub650CloseMic.jpg


Here is the frequency response graph of the Jamo Sub 650 in my room in the standard measuring position with 2dB spacing on the vertical axis. This doesn't make a graph look flat, but it does show what's going on.
JamoSub650-10capturesaveraged-nosmoothing-2dBspacing-NoEQ.jpg

Here is the exact same frequency response graph of the Jamo Sub 650 in my room scaled to the more typical 5dB spacing on the vertical axis. Note: There is still no smoothing being used. This, like all the other FR captures, is 10 FRs averaged, with no smoothing. If I applied smoothing, this graph would look pretty flat.
JamoSub650-10capturesaveraged-nosmoothing-5dBspacing-NoEQ.jpg

Here is the effect of boundary gain compensation filter knob in purple. This is an analog dial, and you can choose how much you want to enable this filter. The graph below shows the difference beween fully off (gray), and fully engaged (purple) You can see it effectively serves to lower the spl of the lowest frequencies by about 5dB. My Jamo D7 sub had this boundary gain compensation filte as well. The purpose is to actually reduce the volume of the lowest bass frequencies if you happen to be in a room where there is too much room gain or you are forced to place your subwoofer in a corner but find that corner loading generates too much of a house curve. Dropping 5dB off at 20hz is audible. Whether you like that or not is a personal taste.
JamoSub650-10capturesaveraged-nosmoothing-5dBspacing-NoEQ-boundarygaincontrolenabledinpurple.jpg


Finally. I put the Jamo Sub 650 graph up against the Crystal Acoustic TX-12Sub graph. Gray vs. Red. I don't think you have to ask which represents the better value at the current Jamo sale price. $250 for the Jamo, or $750 for the Crystal Acoustic TX-12Sub.
JamoSub650vsCrystalAcousticTX-12Sub-10capturesaveraged-nosmoothing-NoEQ.jpg


Subjective Impressions to be added later

To be continued...

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I posted a review of the Jamo Sub 650 pair versus the Klipsch RW-12d pair here

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Thank you for the detail test result.

Hopefully, I could get my own before weekend.

Two Sub 650 is out of my budget now. tongue.gif
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reserved for additional impressions - hopefully some 1 vs 1 time with the Klipsch RW-12D

I'd certainly appreciate thoughts on this comparison.
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Thanks Archaea you do us and this forum a great service that we all greatly appreciate .

Is the Jamo's 12' driver made of paper? Is the surround foam?
I only think of this as a problem many years from now, I'm I wrong to think this way?
Compared to the Klipsch RW-12D is the Jamo the better sub if both cost the same?
For a small room which is best?
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Is the Jamo's 12' driver made of paper? Is the surround foam?

The driver is paper based with a substantial rubber surround. It's held in place with just wood screws though. It's pretty generic looking with a stamped steel frame. The VC is vented, but there's no bumpout.

 
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The driver is paper based with a substantial rubber surround. It's held in place with just wood screws though. It's pretty generic looking with a stamped steel frame. The VC is vented, but there's no bumpout.
 
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Thanks this is very good to know.
So the Klipsch RW-12D driver build wise is a step up, the parts, amp and speaker on paper does look better for Klipsch.
But the Jamo is a better sounding sub...???
As I'm looking for a sub in the $300 range, it a win win between the two, what to do?
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I purchased a 650 sub myself.

My friend tatersly bought a second. If that tells you anything.
We are both pleased with the Jamo sub. As far as directly comparing them to the Klipsch. I hope to do that soon. Possibly this weekend, possibly next.

I don't think the Klipsch really has anything more on the subjective cosmetic quality of appearance aspect over the Jamo. It'll probably come down to which of them goes louder being the one I recommend at $300 since they both are pretty solid to 20-22hz.

One of the acknowledged failures of my testing procedure is that I don't intentionally try to hit those max levels (my wife and kids grow tired of my omnimic test tone sweep sounds as is) - so I don't know without some additional 1 on 1 which is more capable. I suspect the Klipsch can comfortably go a bit louder (ported vs sealed - both 12" drivers) --- but that remains to be verified. I believe the Jamo seems to posses a slightly more ideal frequency response capability (2-3hz lower even with a single Jamo vs. dual Klipsch), and the Jamo might possibly be a bit more refined at the limits being a sealed sub than a ported sub since you obviously avoid the issue of port chuffing all together and if properly implemented the Jamo SHOULD just stop getting louder instead of exhibiting audible distress (this is assuming the amp is weaker than the driver -- which is the proper implementation in my opinion).

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Are you sure its a rubber surround, those pics, which are very good by the way, have a foam look to it and not a smooth rubber look. Call me crazy, but I like rubber. I've had bad luck with foam surrounds in the past, they just fall apart over time...
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Are you sure its a rubber surround, those pics, which are very good by the way, have a foam look to it and not a smooth rubber look. Call me crazy, but I like rubber. I've had bad luck with foam surrounds in the past, they just fall apart over time...

It's rubber. Might not be butyl, but it's rubber.

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How would this Jamo compare with the Rumba 12? I am currently looking and just finished reading about the Rumba when I found this thread. If they are comparable, then the Jamo is the better deal and I might get two of them for the price of a Rumba.
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awesome post as always. for those debating between the klipsch and the jamo do not forget to take the size into consideration as well. this can be important for som of us married people!
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OK, now I'm considering this sub again.

I'm torn - my Emotiva Ultra-12 has great SQ, much better warranty, and a higher quality driver... but its <30Hz performance is crippled.

I don't need an SPL monster at all, and the Jamo looks to deliver down into the low 20's, which would give me what I'm missing with the Ultra-12... but I don't want to take a step back in terms of sound quality.

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OK, now I'm considering this sub again.
I'm torn - my Emotiva Ultra-12 has great SQ, much better warranty, and a higher quality driver... but its <30Hz performance is crippled.
I don't need an SPL monster at all, and the Jamo looks to deliver down into the low 20's, which would give me what I'm missing with the Ultra-12... but I don't want to take a step back in terms of sound quality.
Decisions decisions...rolleyes.gif

I have not heard any of these subs, but is <30Hz performance really a big deal ? The Ultra-12 has a high end driver, I have seen pictures. The SPL monster (Klipsch RW-12D in this price range ?) may have port noise at times, which would break any deal. I have heard port noise from other subs and to me its just about the worse thing a sub can do. Seal subs at the price of the jamo, but driver build is not its best point, price and <30Hz performance is. But if I owned a ultra-12 why wouldn't I be happy? <30Hz performance really a big deal ?
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I have not heard any of these subs, but is <30Hz performance really a big deal ? The Ultra-12 has a high end driver, I have seen pictures. The SPL monster (Klipsch RW-12D in this price range ?) may have port noise at times, which would break any deal. I have heard port noise from other subs and to me its just about the worse thing a sub can do. Seal subs at the price of the jamo, but driver build is not its best point, price and <30Hz performance is. But if I owned a ultra-12 way wouldn't I be happy? <30Hz performance really a big deal ?

Well, it's all about personal preferences whether <30Hz performance is important or not - some claim it isn't, while others think it's ridiculous to have a sub or HT use that can't get below 30Hz.

I can't answer how important it is to me since the best subs I've owned are the Emotiva Ultra-12 and Mirage Prestige S10... both of which have response that falls off a cliff around 30Hz... but I'd like to find out.

BTW, when I said "SPL monster" I wasn't referring to the Klipsch, or any of the subs mentioned in this thread. It was just a general statement that I don't need alot of SPL - for my use, the Ultra-12 has more than I need. What's missing in my setup is low end extension... and it seems I may be able to get that (albeit, at limited SPL) for a modest price with the Jamo.
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I have not heard any of these subs, but is <30Hz performance really a big deal ? The Ultra-12 has a high end driver, I have seen pictures. The SPL monster (Klipsch RW-12D in this price range ?) may have port noise at times, which would break any deal. I have heard port noise from other subs and to me its just about the worse thing a sub can do. Seal subs at the price of the jamo, but driver build is not its best point, price and <30Hz performance is. But if I owned a ultra-12 why wouldn't I be happy? <30Hz performance really a big deal ?

The Klipsch before making any audible port noise would be playing at levels way, way louder than either the Jamo or the Emotiva. That's not to say that the Klipsch is necessarily going to be a better sounding sub, but the port noise wouldn't really come into play if you would be comparing the subs when played at equal levels.
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Well, it's all about personal preferences whether <30Hz performance is important or not - some claim it isn't, while others think it's ridiculous to have a sub or HT use that can't get below 30Hz.
I can't answer how important it is to me since the best subs I've owned are the Emotiva Ultra-12 and Mirage Prestige S10... both of which have response that falls off a cliff around 30Hz... but I'd like to find out.
BTW, when I said "SPL monster" I wasn't referring to the Klipsch, or any of the subs mentioned in this thread. It was just a general statement that I don't need alot of SPL - for my use, the Ultra-12 has more than I need. What's missing in my setup is low end extension... and it seems I may be able to get that (albeit, at limited SPL) for a modest price with the Jamo.

Like most people I'll try a good deal first, like the Jamo or Klipsch and see if its good for my tasts and needs, if not I wouldn't try more bargains, and go for what I really want now that I justified spending $5/600, I'm sure the Jamo has its short falls like all bargains.
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The Klipsch before making any audible port noise would be playing at levels way, way louder than either the Jamo or the Emotiva. That's not to say that the Klipsch is necessarily going to be a better sounding sub, but the port noise wouldn't really come into play if you would be comparing the subs when played at equal levels.

Yes, your not the first one to say that, I'm on the fence, Jamo or Klipsch. The Klipsch seems heavy duty and the Jamo works better. Decisions decisions...........
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I would think that the risk with the Jamo is whether it would provide sufficient output. Now a pair of Jamos...
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I would think that the risk with the Jamo is whether it would provide sufficient output. Now a pair of Jamos...

For a small closed bed room ( about 1800 cubic ft) the Jamo is the better choice ?
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The closed room would seem to call for a sealed sub as the preferred choice. How loud do you play your system?
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The closed room would seem to call for a sealed sub as the preferred choice. How loud do you play your system?

90% of the time, low to med, Onkyo 5007 volume between 50 - 80 % 60-70% is more like it. Most would say its loud, but not pushed, there is still lots of head room and it so clean sounding that you can't tell its loud till the cell ringes or you try to talk to someone in the room. I must be deaf:p
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From my experience, the better your system sounds, the more you tend to ask of it. This tends to cause you to push the envelope and then soon you reach it's limits and then you crave more clean output. It can be a bit of an addiction.
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From my experience, the better your system sounds, the more you tend to ask of it. This tends to cause you to push the envelope and then soon you reach it's limits and then you crave more clean output. It can be a bit of an addiction.

Yes, so true I have a music only system, that cuts like a knife, my ears ringe after one CD, and you never feel the pain...SWEET
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Heavy duty in what way?

I'm unconvinced having seen and put hands on them both before that the Jamo is inferior in build quality to the Klipsch.

The output difference I suspect (key point --- that isn't even verified yet) --- would be primarily because one is a ported 12" sub and one is a sealed 12" sub with a substantial amount of the 650 watts of power being consumed by the amp to provide the boost at the 20hz end of the spectrum that a small subwoofer box needs to provide a flat frequency response on a small sealed box. (even at close mic) A ported cabinet design should ideally provide 6dB more at port tune than the exact same driver in a sealed enclosure. So right out of the gate the Klipsch should have the SPL advantage.



<30hz is very important to me, because I enjoy modern movies, and dubstep and bass heavy electronics music. 20hz is a totally different feeling than 30hz. 20hz makes your pants feel like they are flapping a bit -- especially as you turn it up with something capable. (Though I even experienced this with a single Jamo during my testing on a 100hz to 20hz sine sweep mp3 at my listening position 11 foot away --- the volume does not have to be that loud to feel the 20hz sensation). 30hz at the same dB just vibrates a bit. Utterly different.


If you don't listen to content that will play 20hz - it matters not and you probably don't need to pursue 20hz.

Old Rock, funk, acoustic, bluegrass, blues, jazz, --- most music types --- in fact most any music prior to about 1990 doesn't need anything below 30-35 hz for the most part. Old movies = not needed.

It's the newer material that has begun making use of that underused spectrum.

My computer subwoofer is an altec lansing set. It has an HPF installed on the sub at about 30hz. It's lame. I can immediately tell the difference in PC games, videos, movies etc, that have the 20-30hz range content after knowing what these songs and media sound like on the captivators. The difference is not unoticable and it's not all spl related.

Just keep in mind that this is a single 12" sealed sub and so has limits obviously --- this isn't going to provide 20hz at 100dB at your listening position. In fact I think the compression limits were reached PRETTY close to where I was actually measuring my FR in my tests in my 3500 cubic foot room. Thus the Jamo would best be used in a smaller room, or intimate setting. It does a fantastic job for that, and is the reason I purchased one myself - - despite not needing it. wink.gif With the Jamo you aren't missing any audible frequencies, (since typical human hearing is defined as 20hz to 20,000hz). Thus I can have a smallish, portable, sub to put in the office, in a bedroom, as a computer sub, or in my living room. For $250 I'm up nothing on audible extension especially if used near field or in an appropriately sized smaller room.

"Without subs it's just background music - with subs it's the main event!"

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The closed room would seem to call for a sealed sub as the preferred choice. How loud do you play your system?

90% of the time, low to med, Onkyo 5007 volume between 50 - 80 % 60-70% is more like it. Most would say its loud, but not pushed, there is still lots of head room and it so clean sounding that you can't tell its loud till the cell ringes or you try to talk to someone in the room. I must be deaf:p


Go into volume options and switch your volume read out to the more typical -x from reference 0.

Then tell us what your levels are. (assuming you have calibrated with audyssey to determine reference in your room).

I have the feeling this isn't the sub for you if your room is large and you like it loud enough that you can't hear the person next to you speaking.

You need a pair of captivators, submersives, or something equivalent for that --- and that ain't $250. tongue.gif;)

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Heavy duty in what way?
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Go into volume options and switch your volume read out to the more typical -x from reference 0.
Then tell us what your levels are. (assuming you have calibrated with audyssey to determine reference in your room).
I have the feeling this isn't the sub for you if your room is large and you like it loud enough that you can't hear the person next to you speaking.
You need a pair of captivators, submersives, or something equivalent for that --- and that ain't $250. tongue.gif;)


Its in that read out mode, the avg use # is 60-70 most of the time, max would be well over 100. Calibrated with audyssey , YES
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Its in that read out mode, the avg use # is 60-70 most of the time, max would be well over 100.

Going over 100db, you may start to run ot of steam with a single Jamo.
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Going over 100db, you may start to run ot of steam with a single Jamo.

I think on avg is 100db very very loud for night time tv ? Jay Leno 100@db is a bit much, or do I need to see a ear doctor??
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I think on avg is 100db very very loud for night time tv ? Jay Leno 100@db is a bit much, or do I need to see a ear doctor??

An average of 100db is quite loud, but in order to have a 100db average, your output is likely to vary between somewhere between 90 db and peaks as high as 105 to 110db. It's those peaks that will cause the sub to go into stress.

It's not likely Leno will cause you much problem unless he fires up one of his hotrods right there on the show. biggrin.gif
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