Originally Posted by Mark Seaton
I can't speak for Craig, but I recall him posting that the output numbers were using a sine wave turned up until the distortion hit a given threshold. I believe the ones linked were from much earlier in the development of the 18.2.
You are correct, the post was edited back in May for accuracy, with an amp that's almost as good as the one chosen now - same base performance, better quality. Same speakers, same enclosure, same design.
And I would guess knowing his history, he tested this one like the many he's tested in the past, turn it up before the distortion is audible. Pretty good threshold, if you ask me.
So, now you have designed a system that's flat outdoors, with a dsp that limits your 4db hotter amp to have maximum output. Craig has designed his system to be flat for a indoor corner placement maximizing the spl in the process.
But, Craig is planning on raising his price for a higher quality finish, but I speculate it will still be much less expensive?
Sounds like a valid shootout to me?