please tell me you are joking
post #12511 of 15410
1/22/11 at 4:07pm
This was my thinking. I have one A7S-450 and am going for another. My thinking was two 1300 watt amps was better than one and having the drivers on either side of the listening area would fill the room better. Am I mistaken? Is one A7S-650 reallly better than two properly eq'd A7S-450's on opposite sides of the room?
If that is the case I have a A7S-450 for sale!
I guess it all depends on what you mean by "better". The A7s-650 is going to have the the edge in sound quality...
The 2 A7s-450a are going to have the edge in the highly sought after area of headroom....plus with 2 a7s-450 you are going to be able to smooth out the freq response in your room.
I say, just to be sure and cover your butt.....sell your A7s-450 and buy 2 A7s-650. Then you want have to worry about it
Seriously though, it depends what are you looking for and budget.
The is certainly no budget for two A7s-650s. The other factors not mentioned is space. Two A7s-650s would be huge! Finally there is the wife factor.
Well, I just had an accident with my sub.
I have a raging headache, and a bump on my head.
I was adjusting the gain in back and listening for any audible distortion with my ear close to the sub. Next thing I know I have this horrible pain and my vision blurred. The sub was shaking the walls so bad that my surround fell off the shelf and hit me in the head. When I finally realized what happened, I looked at my other surround and it was halfway off the shelf. Keep in mind, I live in a trailer until I can afford a house, so the walls are considerably less thick/stiff.
Wow did that hurt. I found a bit of fluttering and backed the gain down. So far everything else I run through it hasn't had any distortion. I had it turned down quite a bit before as I was tired of the sub overpowering my other speakers. This doesn't happen anymore due to my EL's.
Anyway, that's the last time I do that.
Just found out the a7s-650ish subs got shipped....
My room doesn't get room gain so I'm not even going to bother buying an amp.
Once I get them someone in NJ/NY is going to be VERY happy ha. Great sub but not for my room...
Depends on your goals really. The single A7S-650 will have better sound quality to most, and cabinet size is much easier to fit in most rooms.
The two A7S-450's will most certainly offer more overall output.
I like there your mind is at Larry.
The two A7S-450's would actually take up more floor space than the A7S-650's.
We have found more wifes accepting of a smaller footprint subwoofer. Plus it can leave more placement options.
Good thing it was not an EL8.3b that fell on your head. That could have paralyzed you.
Such a great looking room. The roof lines I love.
I would still go ahead and get an amplifier. Shoot for around 600-650 watts per speaker and give it a try.
Even go to a local Guitar Center. That way you can return the amplifier if it is not what you are looking for.
I make this suggestion, as I know a few customers with A7S-650's who had the previous subwoofer you mention, and have been very very happy with the switch. Granted, you room sounds tricky, and your expectations of output are fairly high. But after spending the money. I would at least try it before taking a loss.