Originally Posted by Jeremy_01
A friend of mine e-mailed Dynaudio to find out if there was any significant difference between the new Sub 6 and 18S, which do appear to be identical apart from some grille mounts on the Sub 6.
Well, he got a reply which, to me, displays nothing but world-class douche-baggery by Dynaudio.
The Sub 6 and 18S have DSP profiles built-in to match them with other Dyns. However, apparently the Sub 6 has profiles only for consumer models, and the 18S has profiles for the professional ones.
I feel that this limitation does nothing but to alienate owners, such as myself, who own speakers from both lines.
It allows them to charge a higher price from home audio customers than pro audio customers for the same product, which is pretty lame IMO. At least in the case of Sub 600 vs. BM-14S, the Sub 600 had nicer finishes to justify its higher price. The BM-14S also had XLR inputs while the Sub 600 did not, which is why I went with the BM-14S even though it required a special order and two month wait. But in this case, it seems like the two subs are damn near identical so Dynaudio has handicapped them with an arbitrary limitation to prevent cross-shopping.
In my mind, the jury is still out regarding whether Dynaudio's DSP speaker matching profiles are useful. In the frequency range where the sub operates, the room is dominant.
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