OK - I got to spend a little over an hour listening to some of my normal demo material. In short, these things ROCK. The midrange is incredibly powerful and seemingly limitless and they have awesome response all around. I got a chance to run Audyssey and noticed it flatted them out a bit so I bumped the levels up a few db to compensate. I haven't re-ran the omnimic yet or tweaked the minidsp at all but honestly it's likely not even necessary. I was fully planning on ordering another 4 of these guys but I'm beginning to question the need for that much more? If you know me you know that says a LOT! They seem to take everything the Crown has without a peep of trouble.
I started with some of my normal demo music clips - Dave Matthews, Fleetwood Mac, and the Rock and Roll Hall of fame blu ray disc. The kick drums and bass guitar riffs came alive like I've never heard before. I had the volume up to +12 at times running 6-8db hot and they just kept going without a hint of trouble. I have yet to find any negatives in this area yet.
I moved on to the Scuba steve demo disc. I ran some scenes from book of eli, FOTP, Hulk, and of course, BHD Irene. The famous 'blades' scene in BHD was really cool to experience at stupid levels. I managed to trip a breaker during this one with the volume over reference, heh. Again, gobs and gobs of super clean output with no bad noises at stupid high levels which were well over reference at times. During the Book of eli shootout scene I dislodged a bass trap, LOL. The projector lens shift got knocked out of adjustment probably a half dozen times - I need to figure this out now heh. I tried the THX clip and this was the only time I heard the drivers under a bit of stress.
I figured I HAD to try a sine save sweep - 10hz to 100hz. The 10hz tone immediately got my attention. The room began to pressurize and shelves back at the bar were shaking violently. AWESOME. The fun continued through the rest of the range. To my ear most of the frequencies seemed to be level which makes sense given the omnimic sweep I ran.
I want to get some of you guys over here ASAP to listen - I'd love to get some other impressions and see if some of you guys like them as much as I do. If anyone is close, I'll be home most of this week and off for work so give me a holler if you're close and want to stop by. I'm really stoked to get them painted, grills done, stuffed with polyfill, and of course, broken in. Edited by Gorilla83 - 11/18/12 at 5:14pm