Long question but I was at BB in their theater room. They had an 8" Energy ESW-C8 and they had a B&W ASW608.
Played a scene in Tron, the music soundtrack part of the scene (where the first fight is), sounded fine, could feel the bass, shook things. But actual things striking objects was kind of week, imo.
Went to Jurrasic Park, the T-Rex scene. Energy, couldn't even barely feel the stomp or barely hear it. The B&W, moved the room.
I don't understand. The Energy is capable of moving the room. It did to the soundtrack bass in Tron, but was weak as a kitten in the "important" T-Rex scene. If I had brought that home, I would have died that I paid that but couldn't feel it.
I looked at the specs:
Frequency Range -6dB at 23Hz and 25/140Hz adjustable (EQ at A)
Freqnency Response ±3dB 32Hz – 40/140Hz adjustable (EQ at A)
-6dB at 23Hz (position A)
-6dB at 28Hz (position B)
-6dB at 36Hz (position C)
Frequency Response 36Hz-180Hz
Variable Low Pass Filter 40Hz-150Hz
(couldn't find anything for Frequency Range with the Energy)
Does this mean the T-Rex walking was below 36Hz? But above 32Hz? I thought the response meant the actually "moving" of the air but the range meant what the subwoofer could "hear" or react to. I tried to read and understand....
Thanks for help. I could never buy that energy now.
Samsung 51" PN51E450A, Polk Tsi300, Polk CS 2 series ii center.