Originally Posted by BleedGreen
Perhaps the lack of mid-bass has to do with more with room acoustics and less to do with the sub? Have you moved the sub around or adjusted your listening/measurement position? The PB13 may have worked better (than the Dynasty) in the spot where you have placed your sub(s). I don't recall reading many posts about lack of mid-bass with the Phoenix and the Dynasty and I have read through this entire thread. Of course, I was mostly focused on the Sentinel.
Very few epik owners i have seen have owned higher end ID subs and can verify a flat in room response. My room was and is flat when I observe this, it is not the room or placement because other subs have done better...
This is not like a submersive or even a pb13 ultra, both of whose slightly higher price range and renowned tonal qualities tend to attract a different, possibly more experienced buyer. Much like eD, you tend to notice a ton of people saying it is their first real sub, or their strongest sub so far.
I think lack of poor reviews or even good reviews don't mean the problems are not there. The several poor reviews on this subject come from listeners whose experience in the area makes me value them much more.
Like a VERRRRY knowledgeable subwoofer listener told me (he may even be behind a renowned subwoofer rating list
) "If you put a ****** sub in your room your ear adapts and you get use to it... with a good sounding sub it doesn't have to)"
SPL and response graphs suggest I am insane but my ear (and innards) refuse to accept what they are lacking.
I am only using such strong languadge because it needs to be done to fight the trend of unabated praise without intelligent and experienced discussion.