They are pretty dang smooth.. Mine is anyways.
how do you like it ?
Actually i love it. I've commented several times throughout this thread about it..
For instance, i mentioned i've played some scenes from finding nemo and war of the worlds and seen it surpass 120db from listening position.. Even had it up to 125db in a few songs.
As far as sound quality it is awesome. Distortion seems incredibly low and almost non existant until it starts pumping out high spl at say 12 hz (then i can hear a bit but its still way better than any other sub i've heard).
On the downside it definitely isnt meant for an apartment like mine.My position options are very limited given its size. This is a sub you will definitely need to play around with different positions. And in my case i don't have much room to work with.
However, i'll be moving into a larger house in december or january which will have a much much better room in terms of SQ (at least i would hope so).
My current room is very fatiguing because it is very short and wide (well not really wide but wide in comparison to the length), and thus i am close to the speakers and i don't get a very good soundstage. The couch is against the back wall. Part of the back wall opens up to the rest of the downstairs room. The room in the house i'll be moving into is completely different.. Its more like 15x20. The area in the room i'm currently in is around 12x10. However, don't let the small size of the current room fool you. I have the sub facing the opening part to the rest of the room (the opening is large) and thus I don't really get much room gain faced this way compared to if i put it into the corner where it would be facing the wall 10 feet away. Also, the way the stairs come down there is an opening facing the living room, which in reality makes the drawing not very realistic. The only way i could probably get a ton of room gain is placing it in the opposite corner, but my wife has advised me against that due to neighbor concerns.. I dont know if it would be that much louder next door or not though.
Here are some quick drawings i did of my apartment and the new room from the house i'll be moving into..
In the new house the speakers will all be on the opposite side of the room as the windows (ie facing the windows) .. We hould have some drapes or curtains over the windows hopefully minimizing the effects they have.
I dont have dimensions on me at the moment but the room in the new house is about as big as the entire first floor of this apartment that i drew out in the model.