Originally Posted by edoggrc51
I guess im back in the SSD camp. lol
I'm going to vent for one second:
Because a driver manufacture doesn't have Klippel results, Le #'s, distortion plots, waterfall graphs, etc makes their drivers no longer a viable option?
How many 18" subwoofers are there with these specific tests? The LMS has these numbers because guys like Ricci and Ilka performed the tests in the first place. Hell the coveted new Pi-18 has yet to show up working and therefore has zero performance numbers and furthermore no Le value that so many people are craving.
How does anyone know the SSD is the right driver for their application? I haven't seen specific results on it anywhere. We know it has an inductance hump in the 60-80hz region based on graphs. Sure there are tons of positive reviews about them all over the place, but Bose has a lot of positive feedback as well. I own SSD's for the record so this is not a knock against any specific driver, my point is for people to stop being so mercurial over somewhat meaningless details. If you want a driver that has numbers, aesthetics, and results to prove superiority Parts Express sells the TC LMS 5400 at $925. If that's out of anyone's price range then take a safe bet with the SSD, Q, Icon, Xcon, etc or wait on testing results to come back on my SSD and Xcon after the first of the year. I'd love to have a better answer, but this seems to be the most sensible option for anyone who can wait a month ish.
Ok I feel better.