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hhaha...I wanted to let that comment stew for a while. It was in relation to my Sherbourn 7-350 vs. Crown XLS 202 thought process.
I've compared several amps A/B (level matched quick switching) before on two occassions and readily admit I can't tell the difference (though the amps compared were not my Sherbourn vs. my Crown).
I sold my Sherbourn 7-350 yesterday, and installed a spare Crown XLS-202 in its place for L/R and listened to some stereo music for an hour or so last night.
I felt the Crown sounded crappier during my session than I'm used to with the Sherbourn - which must be nonsense.
That's why I said placebo is a powerful traitor. Even having tested like I have with amps - I still felt I downgraded when I actually swapped out the amps.
My listening session was no where near reference, and no where near taxing the amp. The loudest I got was -5dB. --- So I would have been using exceptionally minimal watts with my JTR 228HT and their 98dB sensitivity. Even bias known is difficult to shake when you go from an expensive component to an inexpensive one.
I don't have anything new to add on the subs except that I expected to like music better with the sealed and movies better or basically equal with the ported.
What I'm finding is I actually like music better with the caps and movies better with the sealed in my room with the stuff I've tried so far. Irony. Call me HuskerOmaha.
Last edited by Archaea; 08-27-2014 at 02:27 PM.