I took the time to find Mr. Smith's quote. I probably should have done this before I wrote the recollection from memory. Sometimes I think as I mature, I have CMS syndrome.
Anyway, I based my comment on thinking that an array of subs placed strategically with the same amount of drivers as the Gotham would create a superior experience. What I was thinking was that Mr. Bogg was going to have 4 113's (WOW) and replace 2 of them with a Gotham and also keep the 2 113's that he currently owns. I may have misunderstood what his plan is.
Either way, I don't think any of us would mind being in his shoes with the choices he can make.
I am a lowly owner of only 1 of the 113's and am quite content as is.
I love this sub. Powerful, small and built so well. Of all the equipment I own, when people come into my small dedicated room, that is the component that always gets the most attention even when the system is turned off.
Here is Mr. Smith's quote. Hopefully if he has the time, he can provide some feedback on Bogg's situation.
Originally Posted by msmith_JL
Pradeep, the Gotham is similar in performance to what you could expect from a pair of f113's stacked one on top of the other. The Gotham's drivers are a bit different (as is the net box volume per driver) and there is a little bit less power (3800W vs 5000 on the twin f113's), but it all works out about the same in terms of response and SPL.
Feature-wise, the Gotham and the Fathoms are identical. So, in essence Nethomas is correct that the premium for the Gotham is mostly for its cosmetic effect. Given the choice, I would go with multiple Fathoms and distribute them to create a large zone of smooth bass response. We used six f112's at CEDIA this year all along the front wall of the room spread out laterally with a couple displaced vertically and the bass was the best bass we've had yet. For real-world theaters, a pair of smartly placed f113's is a pretty outstanding package.
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