Originally Posted by wonka1
I can vouch for that platinum sub being a beast. Physically it is very imposing.
Paul have you got ground plane measurements like this below for the plat?http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...e-results.html
I am suprised that the platinum sub does not get much talk on the subwoofer forum, as it is really well priced and has good output.
Will the plat sub change to a 1200 watt internal and rack amp option this year?
I have requested more detailed specs from our engineering department. I'm sure they have them, but I don't know in what form. As I stated earlier, max SPL on a Platinum DSP SUb is 122 dB, 1 meter ground plane. I cannot vouch for our measuring technique being the same. Because of the larger diameter driver (18" vs. 13"), the Platinum may have more headroom/ output below 40 Hz, but I can't substantiate that just yet. One thing I know is our subs have excellent bandwidth linearity, and they're not just one-note thumpers. Response is flat and extended. Many subs (not the f113) go for max output at one frequency; usually in the 60 Hz range; and they wimp out below 30 Hz. We've always gone for extension at the expense of max output, but the current Gold and Platinum DSP Subs do both. The enclosures are bigger than the last Triad subs, the drivers have more excursion, we need less EQ (more headroom), and the amps are bigger. We're pumpin' more wattage into your cottage.
Because we've had so many amplifier supply issues over the past three years, we have not been as aggressive as we could have been with promoting our subs, mainly our Gold and Platinum DSP Subs. I, too, think they're a ridiculous value. Two 1,000-watt Platinum DSP Subs with 18" drivers retail for about the same as the very sophisticated (and very good) JL Audio f113. For the money, we are clearly a superior value, unless you have little space and only room for one sub, in which case, they have a real winner.
It is safe to say that later this year we'll have both 1,200 watt RackAmps and 1,200 watt PlateAmps for both the Gold and Platinum DSP Subs. I talked about this a few posts north of here. I'll keep everyone updated. When these amps become real, we will be sending subs out for review, kicking names and taking ass.