We can certainly build just about anything in our 15" lineup as passive, so that is not a problem. It's as easy as not making the cutout for the plate amp before going to paint.
Although it is not that hard to learn, If you are not experienced with REW or programming DSP I am not sure that going with an amp with all those DSP programming options will serve you well?
Besides, the SPA 1000 has PEQ on it and it is fairly easy to use. And no fan.
Fairly "plug and play". It is a nice even match for the driver and gets just close to the edge of maxing the nearly 3" of peak to peak travel without over-driving it.
The PV-15x is a 4 ohm load. I think you would end up only using one side of the I-nuke amplifier thus not getting the full 1000w. I do not believe the Behringer can handle 4 ohms in bridged mono?
Maybe I am wrong?
Most of the guys I have done passive versions of our subs for have bought duals or quads.
In those cases, it makes a lot of sense to have the amps outboard into a rack with all the other dedicated gear.
Per DSP, call me crazy but I am still from the old school of thought that you want to try to get response as good as you can get it with the gear and placement choices and room acoustics first? Then, if there are some response issues that need to be addressed...THEN you break out the eq. Seems the new mindset is to hook up your new gear and immediately get out the mic, run auto eq (Audyssey etc) or REW and go nuts eq-ing everything from go.
It's like getting your steak and dousing it with seasoning and steak sauce out of habit before even tasting it.
Originally Posted by Gamecock24
So I've got my choice narrowed down to two now. One is the Rythmik FV15hp and the other is a passive version of the Reaction Audio PV15x paired with an iNuke NU1000dsp.
I think the RA plus iNuke would certainly be loud and everyone says the Rythmik is super efficient so the output maybe about the same. Thoughts?
However output isn't completely my main concern. I also want the best sounding sound also like low frequency response and distortion, preferably the lower the better. Either sub would be connected to my Denon AVR X3000 with audessy XT. If I understand how the direct servo works it's supposed to do some room correction on its own, right? And the iNuke has a PC interface DSP which allows for its own calibration of the RA PV15x but to set that correctly would I need extra equipment like a MiniDSP and Umik which I don't understand but that's its own issue? Maybe that equipment is needed for both to be properly calibrated for my room? Or will the Rythmik paired with Audessy give me all the room correction and calibration I need?
I'm not sure if I've already stated in this or not but my room is 20x23x8.
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