Originally Posted by dondino
Epiks don't bottom out before your ears melt.
That is what I thought from owning the valor, but I cranked up the empire last night, and it was kind of chugging a little. My valor never did that. Maybe it is the spot, but I've moved it around a bit already.
A couple years ago he was offering two 15" subs for $1000 and $1100. Now they are 2-300 cheaper with an extra driver? I think he had to save money somewhere, and it may have been in the drivers. I know he has made money and now his company is bigger he can buy wholesale a bit more, but $2-300 less than castle/tower and WITH an extra driver? And it even has a better amp than those subs had. The knight/caliber combo would make sense cost wise to have dual drivers in one sub, but Chad told me the drivers in empire are better than the knight/caliber subs. Don't get me wrong, the empire is an awesome sub, definately better than the MFWs. And I am still planning on selling everything and keeping the empires, because I do love the one I have so far. But with the valor to compare it to, I am picky man....
I got the empires so I would have a sub that was indestructible, and instead of break down would just not get any louder. When my second empire arrives, I am planning on doing some real comparisons, moving subs around all over the place, REW'ing and spending the better part of a day putting the MFWs up against the empires and maybe a few valor comparos just for my own basis of comparison. Then I will decide what exactly the strengths of each sub are.
I was messing with REW today, and all I was getting was horrible feedback, and I couldn't fix it. I was going to move stuff around and take measurements but everything was all screwed up, I couldn't even get a measurement. I will have to buy some other cables. Problem is I need 100 feet of cable to run 2 lengths from my computer 50ft away. I'm using all kinds of adapters, and extenders, and somewhere along the line there is a problem.