Originally Posted by mojomike
Of course there's no hard feelings. I just like to discuss this stuff for fun.
Here's the link to the rest of Josh's review:http://www.data-bass.com/data?page=system&id=48&mset=46
On the Data-bass site, there are a few different buttons to click that bring up much more in-depth info beyond just the first page. Try this on several of the tests. There is an enormous wealth of data there beyond just the surface.
I'm retarded...I found them.
Here's my take, and I fully admit I could be wrong...
Here is the maximum output of the PA-150 measured by Ricci:
And here is what Sound And Vision says about max output of the Klipsch:
How Low Does It Go?
o Bass limit (Flat setting): 20 Hz at 86 dB SPL (maximum 10% distortion)
The distortion is lower with the Klipsch, though they likely didn't follow the CEA-2010 standard, and those might actually be rated specs and not measurements at all, so again it's not really apples to apples. If it still can output 86dB before reaching above 10% distortion when measured according to the CEA standards, then I'll recant my statement and say that its a better buy.
Anyway, while the response looks more linear in Archaea's room with the Klipsch, it's not apples to apples. I'm not claiming the PA-150 is a great sub, but I'm saying that with EQ it has the potential to be better than the Klipsch. So I do disagree that this cannot be EQ'd in-room to be linear. Again, though, without having them both measured under the same conditions I suppose we'll never know.
This is all kind of moot anyway, because the Klipsch costs $300 and the PA costs around $400.
Originally Posted by Archaea
The Klipsch is not some miracle at any
pricepoint, but in the $300 to $350 range I know of no better offering.
I too like to discuss this stuff for fun, and I enjoy learning, even when I'm proven wrong. I'm sorry if this is off-topic for this thread.