Originally Posted by SteveCallas
Yep, I'm glad you said that. Based on the "subjective" listening impressions I have read on this site and others, though they may not want to admit it, there are people who prefer the sound of more THD down low. Now you combine this with an already boosted upper bass range with a natural sealed subwoofer, and the myth or stereotype is easily explained.
Unless you consider the P'Digm servos, Brian Ding's servo kits, DIY using Adire's ultra low distortion drivers and, of course, the lowest THD subs out there, Velo's servo subs, and, apparently the JL subs (as Manville's posted numbers seem to show).
Don't take my comment too far out of context, it was a general, not a defining statement. The 'myth' is adhered to by many of the brightest guys in the field, and I doubt your explanation would be much of a consideration to them.
Most impressive numbers. I imagine they show some room/boundary gain and, even though these are THD limited numbers, they indicate a very smooth in-room response above 30Hz.
Does the F-112 have a HP filter, and, if so, where and what order? Or, should we wait for the ultimate GP measurements or feedback from owners? It's impossible to tell from the THD limited output numbers and I'm curious to know.
Here's an overlay of TN's initial numbers onto the chart Manville posted for those who'd like to see the huge difference between JL's test and TN's initial report...