Originally Posted by carp
No worries, I'm just excited at how much more power your getting. That has to be close to a powered Cap as far as db's right?
Well, since the wife is out of town I took the opportunity to test out the EP once again just for you.
The swap took me all of 2 minutes (got to love the speakons), I'd just been putting it off because normally I can't get away with max SPL sessions for more than 50 seconds with the wife home, lol.
With the same song in the same listening position, I was able to muster ~119db continuous with the EP and was able to squeak out a few peaks of ~122db before the clip lights started to glow.
Maybe I did gain a little something from the dedicated line? I'm also not running through the power conditioner as I was before. As you saw from my video, the Crown was able to hold 125+ continuous and peaks were off the meter at times.
After doing the A-B comparison between the two amps I have to say (subjectively of course) that the Crown definitely has a tighter sound which I prefer as well. Like I said before I can't imagine really needing a whole lot more output than something like this setup. When I spoke with Archaea earlier on the phone I mentioned my next experiment will be with a single Cap. I'm going to wire it for 8 ohm, corner load it, and run the crown in bridged mode. My bets are that the SPL will be similar to my duals.
Besides, my second sub probably isn't providing a ton of room gain in it's current location anyway. Any takers?