Originally Posted by Gov
If the Lava rep fails to respond to a simple question as to why a 13dB boost at 40Hz, what else might they be hiding from???
After speaking with them on the phone a few times, I don't get the impression that they're the hiding type.
On this forum and others, a few errata (relatively minor, IMO) have surfaced regarding the web site, but that isn't necessarily a reflection of the product. Along similar lines, there are plenty examples of establishments that are very competent at marketing, but not necessarily at making products that are universally respected.
What's in question is a specification on their web site that has not been verified by instrumented testing, nor reported empirically by those who have experience with the product.
If we take the presentation of the number literally, then we would interpret that the boost applies to the low-level input and not
the LFE input, since it only appears on the line item for "Lowpass". For those who might use this sub from the LFE output of their receiver for a HT setup, does it really matter what is happening on the low-level inputs? Pure speculation: this may explain why none of the current owners have reported observing the effect of the boost.
If, on the other hand, we don't take it literally, then perhaps it would be productive to remain open minded for more independent verification in your preferred flavor: stats or empricial observation.
Even if this boost does in fact exist and we get an explanation for it, it will likely not be the end of the story. Those who insist on measurements will still pine for them, and those who don't will still just run what they brung and make decisions regardless of the numbers.