The Mono 10 came today.
For a 10, it's extremely heavy. Heavier than my 15" Velo. It's also beautiful, for a black box. The size is smaller than I was expecting, so I think the 12 would have been doable.
The switch gear on the amp is high quality, and the sub looks like it's all business.
The grill is ridiculous and overkill, but awesome.
First listening impression:
It does bass very, very well. I hooked it up, didn't calibrate anything, set it to THX, phase 0, -6db on the gain, crossover at 80hz. In my opinion it's the worst case scenario. I then put on Edge of Tomorrow, and was not expecting what happened next, especially in a 3500^ft3 room. The opening scene had my pant leg shaking at 13ft away. One big problem on that scene, the bass extension is crazy low, which meant a ridiculous amount of port noise. There was so much air coming out of there it's like a hair dryer on high.
I've never felt impact like this in a sub. My 15" Velo doesn't even compete. The low bass extension is crazy for a 10". I kept thinking 'How?????' The midbass to me is good, which must be due to room gain. The Velo sounded sloppy and loose by comparison.
Voices have more depth, the bass sounds throaty but not boomy, and it appears to be happening with no effort at all. The bass also seems less localized in the same spot the Velo was in.
My one issue is the port noise. Not sure if it's normal on this little guy, but it may be an issue going forward. I guess I'm used to slot ports.
I'll post more when I get it calibrated. Maybe a full review since there doesn't seem to be one in this size room.
I can't imagine two 12's, although I am curious. The problem is going to be convincing my wife that one isn't enough. Oh well, a second 10" is on the way.
Last edited by z3roz; 05-24-2019 at 12:43 PM.