Originally Posted by qguy
Imagine if there was an FV25HP... How big would this monster be ?
yummy, I'll take four... wait I can't afford that. But dream I do and occasionally I even accomplish
I don't think the sealed F25 is being touted as higher sound quality; please correct me if I am wrong Brian. What's kewl about a ported Rythmik is the sound quality is so good with the servo its very very close to the sealed, good luck trying to blind test that. A sealed won't make it feel like a fan just came on, and that physical aspect is fun for me. I think Brian runs the F12 if I'm not mistaken, I suspect he has his choice of the lineup, he's a music man though so 20Hz/15Hz doesn't mean much then. The sealed is winning below port tune and handles the deep deep signals more gracefully. My ported Rythimk is flatter to that point, and the tune is low.
It's simply a tradeoff. My sweeps with a questionable rat shack meter show -3db at 10Hz in room... What if there were 2-4 F25's in here with XT32, measurement gear, and a minidsp...serious output at single digis is in play, which isn't going to happen with my FV15HPs.
Jim makes so many good points, but an interesting one (of many) applicable to me is sure, we leaned on it pretty hard at the GTG, and I've been at reference less than 10 times, and sometimes I go to -5, but in reality that's not even close to the level I watch movies or listen to tunes at most of the time. It's kewl to demo, and I did crank skyfall train fun to -5, but that's really just the short lust moment, far from the norm. When I feel fiesty -10 is a lot, -20 to -10 is often. -25 to -30 is even more common. This is a family room social setup.