Originally Posted by MStrickland1988
You still don't get it.
Blah, blah. I never said that I felt a sub's amp was the end all, be all. However I personally do not like smaller amps. Even in high efficiency enclosures. Are these amps better than garbage, mass market bash amps? I'm sure they are. But that is not saying much.
But in my opinion all manufacturers lie or inflate their specs. So when I see supposedly big 500 watt or 1000 watt amp being touted I take it as a grain of salt because I am sure real world results will show something much different in terms of peaks, dips, continuous draw etc. So a amp with a much lower spec rating on any component just gives me a bigger grain of salt to take with it in terms of real results.
In some cases you might be blown away by something with less impressive stats on paper or underwhelmed by something with monster specs and less than impressive output, clarity, excessive shaking due to cheap enclosure material etc. So my point is the only way to really know what these subs can do is to audition them in person. If you discount a particular sub because of a certain spec you might be making the same mistake I am being accused of making here.
But also if you start spouting off at the mouth about how great a product is that you YOURSELF have not heard due to merely specs listed on a website then yeah your mistake is just about as bad as the latter I listed earlier.
You also proclaim you are a diy noob. I find it funny that a guy with your background is trying to give me a lecture on the basics of sub's when I have paid my rent for the last 4 months after being laid off by building subs for other people on craigslist. And I'm talking heavy duty enclosures with dual firing 18's etc. You would not even know the ED was on when these are firing.