Originally Posted by mastermaybe
And btw for those in a similar situation to me, monoprice offers a 25' RCA to XLR cable for about $16 on ebay, shipped. Looks like decent quality. http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=370577002523
I figure now I can have one cable from my Denon 4311 to the MIC2200 without a barrel connector to join my existing RCA and RCA to XLR cable.
James - Just be sure to double check the pins with a meter when you get it. Myself and others had a few bad batches that were miswired. Easy enough to fix and they offered a credit so no worries.
All - I had a chance to test out my Crown XLS5000 with my pair of Caps this afternoon. I'm now also running a dedicated 20A line for my sub amp. Holy ##@! this amp has some MAJOR power. It's like listening to different subs now. My lamp in the back corner of the room actually fell off the table. My tv started doing weird things when the bass would really slam, heh. Since I'm not yet running a HPF I limited my listening to music for now. Yes, the fan is LOUD, but I'll see what I can do about swapping it out. It does vary quite a bit but after 20+ minutes near clipping in 2 ohm stereo it was like a mini-tornado, lol. At that point the air coming out of the amp was finally warm. For the first 10 minutes or so it was still ice cold. To give you a point of reference, the loudest the fan got was 78-80db right in front of the amp and would ramp down to 68-70db-ish once the abuse settled a bit.
I'll probably take a look at that fan that's in there, but I'll leave it alone for a bit. After listening to the caps blasting, the ambient noise of the fan didn't quite seem so bad anymore.
Cranked up a little dubstep, running the subs about 4-5db hot at reference. I'm talking SOLID (not peak) 125+DB from the listening position in a 8000+ cubic foot room open to at least another 6000. The meter was pegged several times as you can see from the clip below. For reference, when using my Berry with similar music it would usually average around 118ish and peak in the low 120s. Even in my room the pressure of the room was insane. Funny enough, the subs are nowhere near ideally placed either. I'll be experimenting with that later this week - although it's not like I really want any more output. I can't imagine what one of these would sound like in the corner, nearfield. I'd imagine 130+DB RMS at the LP easily. I can't tell you that this amp will be flat to 2hz as some are concerned with, but I can tell you there is a tremendous difference between this and my EP4000 I previously had powering them. So far LOVING this amp, just need to figure out the fan situation if possible.
A sample below. Warning: My iphone camera mic apprently does not like this type of pressure being recorded so keep your volume down, heh.