Originally Posted by Boydfp
I'm a long time lurker and this is my first post but I thought I might share some information to help you with your decision. I too have pondered dual Dynasties and considered them against a single Conquest or ED A7-900. I asked Chad about these comparisons and here is how he responded:
"Two Dynasty subwoofers will easily outperform a Conquest. Co-location will allow you to fiddle around with their frequency resposne at your listening position as well as a little bit more flexibility. I think that two Dynasty subwoofers will keep up if not outperform an A7-900. You've got similar power, driver size and quantity as well as cabinet size. The other advantages would be finish quality, and portability. I am biased of course.
I am trying to fill a 7000 cubic foot space and asked Chad whether one Dynasty would work. Here is his response to that question:
"I think it would be best to start with a single Dynasty and go from there. If it can't get you there in regards to visceral impact due to your huge room size, a second one could be added at a later date. That way you only upgrade if you needed it."
Hope that helps.
Your post was very helpful and I appreciate you putting that information in this thread. Thanks!
If Epik is phasing out the Conquest, I'm just curious as to why. The Conquest is well-known and is Epik's flagship subwoofer and the praise it's received has been quite favorable, some even saying it's the best if not one of the best subwoofers you can buy.
I have no doubt that 2 of the Dynasty subs could give ED's A7-900 a tough challenge. However, I feel that ED's A7-450 which seems to get absolutely no attention, appears to be more of a competitor or challenger to Epik's subs, even the Conquest.
The A7-900 is a sub that everyone seems to know very well with those dual 18" drivers and its 1300 watt amp and huge enclosure.
But ED's A7-450 to me seems like the one to beat against Epik's single 18" driver subs. The A7-450's dimensions are actually slightly larger than the Conquest. Plus instead of having a 1300 watt amp to power the A7-900's 2 18" drivers, the A7-450 has the same 1300 watt amp driving the A7-450's single 18" driver and the Conquest has a 1000 watt amp. So on paper, to me it's ED's own A7-450 that comes the closest to challenging the A7-900 and matching or challenging Epik's Conquest. The A7-450 is only about $50 more than the Conquest, but ED offers free shipping.
Since the specs on the Conquest and ED's A7-450 are so close - weight, size, price, it's a very close call for someone figuring out which would be their ultimate choice for dual subs.
I've been spending alot of time basically figuring out which Epik sub I could get for now and then as time/space/finances permit, get a 2nd identical sub. If I was going with a single sub only, the Conquest or the A7-900 would be excellent choices. But after reading the specs on the A7-450, it seems to trump Epik's subs like the Phoenix and Dynasty and possibly the Conquest. That's why I'm surprised that this sub does not get mentioned as a direct competitor to the Conquest and even over at the Elemental Design thread, this sub is rarely mentioned, so I'm going by specs and various other information I've been able to find on the internet, so don't flame me.
I'm sure I could be quite happy with one Dynasty sub and get another 6 months later. Of course, you can never have enough bass and it would be awesome to have dual Conquest's and never think about upgrading to something better (unless maybe it was dual A7-900's). But I would be more than open to giving the A7-450 a try and if it's specs matches its performance, it would be like having a Conquest and I could easily live with that as a solo sub and getting a 2nd one would be kind of like getting ED's flagship sub, but in 2 pieces and each sub still has a 1300 watt amp in it.
I'm just curious as to why would Epik phase out the Conquest and why doesn't the ED A7-450 get more attention? I know this is an Epik thread and you guys have purchased your subs for a reason and apparently are extremely happy. I'm sure all of you probably checked out ED and know about their flagship A7-900, but it's also nice to do some comparison between the two company's offerings and when you see a sub like the A7-450 potentially matching the Conquest or exceeding it, it does make me wonder why so little is known about it.