Originally Posted by BrownTown
I wonder if this is the updated data with the F25 800watt amp. This could be the F25 with the 600 watt amp. I will go back through the thread and find out.
That list hasn't been updated in some time so it must be for the original F25. I'm sure Brian will chime in here in respect to the new F25's performance and if there is any (great) difference.
On another note, I think the SPL numbers that are bandied about all the time on these boards is a tad silly. Who, in any sort of real world setting, is going to notice a 1dB difference at 20hz? Not only that, given the FV15HP was able to produce ~108dB at 20hz in 2-port mode measured in a 2m GP setting, if you factor in room-gain on top of that in an average-sized space, who is going to be listening at almost above reference level
to spot this SPL difference? Of course, there are many other factors involved in this, but for all but the most ardent bass head who use their HT like a PA system for the neighborhood, so often those SPL numbers shouldn't mean much to those who listen at moderate levels, who don't intend to push their system to its limits and those who have moderately-sized rooms (<3500cf^3).
Don't get me wrong: I love what Ricci and co do and think it invaluable. However, sometimes people can't see the forest for the trees when they are concerned over negligible differences in max SPL numbers
between various subwoofers.
For what the F25 actually is, it is one very good subwoofer irregardless if there is no SPL improvement over the old model and personally I can't wait to hear some impressions and, yes, even measurements of the new F25 once it starts to become widely disseminated... hopefully in a very short time
PS- Jim, how is the review of the LV12R coming along?