Originally Posted by Mark Seaton
At the very most you could get away with 2x the power of the modified SA-1000 Quattro amp. The modified SA-1000 probably wouldn't give up much in the comparison unless significantly more VLF was dialed in, which then chances over-driving or clipping. At that point you are getting to the hairy edge of where you have to watch for foul noises or protect against them. Indeed though, the right settings in an amp with on-board DSP would make for some nice performance at a great price.
You are correct, there I go again overestimating the iNUKE NU3000DSP, lol. Perhaps the iNUKE NU6000DSP would be a better match for the Dual opposed MFW-15.
There are other DSP amps, of course, but the iNUKE series is more in line with the cost of the DIY MFW-15 builds. Then there are out board solutions like the Mini DSP.
I've been giving some thought to making a better polished version of that driver available which I've already sampled... especially having boxes ready to load them into. They certainly make for a nice value.
The DIY crowd would cheer.
It was interesting to see how much better Archea's receiver did when Audyssey only had one subwoofer channel to deal with, as the smoothness seen in the seat average was quite audible, as was the fact that the upper bass range was not as loud as the other subs.
I would like to see exactly what Audyssey did to the signal. Unfortunately, I don't believe Omni Mic gives us the resolution to see all the adjustments Audyssey makes.