Quick update on the dual 21ipal.
It's the real deal. I haven't even gotten the DSP or tuning 100% optimized and it still is forcing me to at least CONSIDER going to production. I really, really did not want to feel that way to be 100% honest. Just the complications involved in moving, finishing, assembling something this large = "big pain" factor on multiple levels. The s7201 is larger and heavier yes. But something tells me this one may sell in much higher quantities.
Which leads me to an important question. How big is too big for the marketplace? The first proto type is 24" wide, 28" deep and 54" tall(with nylon standoffs(legs)).
The width really can't get smaller. The depth...MAYBE an inch(ish). The height, I might be able to trim it to about 52 tall in proto-type V2.
So let's call it 24 wide, 28 deep(with grill), and 52 tall for now.(I still have do some simulations to be sure these dims will be ok)
The TV36 is 20 wide, 27 deep, 48 tall.
That puts this beast at 4 inch wider, 1 inch deeper, 4 inch taller.
I doubt the depth is a variable for anyone. But the width and height? Myabe a dealer break for some or even most?
Just based on subjective testing/ear tests I'd say this is similar to dual TV36ipal. Call it(roughly) 3 tv36neo and close to 4 tv36base.
I'm still trying to work some logistics magic to keep final costing down but I'm not there yet. I can say with complete certainly the pricing won't increase at the same rate as the performance gains I just outlined. In other words, it won't be double the tv36ipal or even close to that. But let's not pretend it will be $3500 either...we need to stay on planet Earth..
I mean, these are BIG. BUT, duals would be similar to EIGHT of the tv36base.