Brian---I'm a couple of years late getting to the Rythmik party, but, as they say, better late than never! I have been on a search for a sub for my 100%, music only, 2-channel stereo hi-fi system (not many of us left, are there?!), making my way through the usual suspects, finally arriving at your website. Before getting here, I thought I might have found a sub that met my needs in the SVS SB13-Plus. It has a quality driver, amp, and sealed box, plus all of the connections that my set-up requires, i.e. L & R XLR in, unfiltered and HPF L & R XLR out, 12 db and 24db crossover slopes at multiple frequencies for both sub and main speakers, phase adjustment, and peq at multiple frequencies. But I came to realize that SVS was dedicated more toward their ported designs, offering sealed subs only for rooms too small for their prefered ported boxes. You, on the other hand, have an audiophile sensibility, offering products that prioritize the reproduction of music. Excellent! So, what I need to find out is if any of your control panel variations include all of the following:
- L & R XLR balanced input jacks from a 2-channel pre-amp
- L & R XLR balanced unfiltered output jacks to a 2-channel power amp (or, in my case, 2 mono power amps)
- L & R XLR balanced HPF (12 db @ 80 hz) output jacks to a 2-channel power amp
- RCA jacks duplicating all of the above (not essential)
- All of your regular features: phase, crossover, and level controls, subwoofer and extension filter switches, bass extention and peq, maybe even limiter on/off switch.
I need these connections and controls for a system comprised of an Audio Research pre-amp with fully balanced output on XLR jacks feeding, via long Kimber silver interconnects, a pair of mono Atma-Sphere OTL tube amps with fully balanced inputs on XLR jacks, the amps sitting directly behind, and feeding via 1 ft. Kimber silver speaker cables, a pair of Quad electrostatic loudspeakers. They need your sub!
Yes, I know I can put a simple R/C filter on the input of the Atma-Sphere's (I have a low powered stereo power amp I have done that to), but that's only 6 db/octave (right?), and I would really like to feed the Quads a 12 db/octave rolled-off signal from the subs on balanced XLR's.
Edited by BDP24 - 6/20/12 at 11:47pm