I was posed a question during Thanksgiving festivities from my cousin and his wife that I didn't have an answer for:
Outlaw Audio Ultra-X12 @ $549.00 (Sale) or Rythmik F12 in white @ $1099.00 for a room that is 11' wide X 14' long with 7.5 foot ceilings (1200 CuF) and one 4' wide opening that is diagonally across one corner from floor to ceiling that opens to the middle of the house.
The F12 is considered because it is available in white to match their woodwork and decorative panels on the wall and there is one spot along a side wall that is about 18 inches wide where it would fit perfectly and blend in and would not protrude out into the room much at all.
The Ultra-X12 is considered because there is a spot in the rear corner next to their seating where it could serve double duty as an end table, but more importantly to her is that because there are no visible drivers and ports, they can wrap it with a fabric to match their furniture and put a wood top on it. it is a perfect height which falls a couple of inches shy of the top of the arm wrest.
They are using a Marantz receiver with NHT speakers all around and have never had a subwoofer. Action movies are their love and they purchase the disc in which they have a closet full and the kicker is that they feel the volume at -25 is the perfect level for their room. I sat in there yesterday and I agree that -25 is loud in that room.
The only measurement data that I could find for the X12 is here:
I can't find any for the F12 except frequency graphs on the Rhythmik website.
So the question is, at -25 volume level, would the ported X12 bring a better experience to action movies or would the sealed F12, or would there be no difference at all?