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I got my first (of 2) installed in the HT last night, and it works as advertized.
Audyssey set the 6.5 at -13dB. PE BASH 300 amp set at 12 o'clock.
Audyssey also sets my Tempest X at -13dB, sealed 3 cu ft, OAudio 500 amp also set at 12 o'clock, 16Hz boost setting.
Yes, the 15 has a lot greater power capacity, but no greater sensitivity.
Before running Audyssey, I did some A/B comparisons at the Tempest settings. The 6.5 was a litle boomy, as expected given the EQ, and it was clearly missing the bottom octave. Dark Side, On the Run, the heartbeat was missing the rest of the wump. I know the Tempest is good to 10Hz, and suspect I'm hearing the extension limited by the horn's design limit. Clearly, I'm spoiled.
I wanted a sub to go with a second room set-up, aimed more at music than theater. These things will be great in that sort of application. Thanks for a very nice design!