Originally Posted by jamiebosco
Independent reviews with tonnes of objective data (databass,Audioholics etc) are always welcome, but I'd be more than happy to see PSA just put up a few of their own CEA numbers, base FR and Compression sweeps on their website. PSA's in-house have always been pretty close to Josh's numbers.
I like to crunch the max output numbers as much as anybody does, but I agree with you. A base frequency response, with a compression graph is actually more revealing for me than max output numbers. I have every confidence that those graphs will eventually make their way to the website, as they did with earlier models. But, if the primary purpose of those numbers and graphs is to reassure prospective buyers, that doesn't really seem to be a big problem right now.
If I were in the market for subs, I would look at PSA's track record and the number of satisfied owners, and then I would look at the ingredients of the new subwoofers. For instance, I would look at the TV42 iPal's. Let's see, dual 21" pro-audio drivers (arguably the best available) in very
large cabinets, with 3900 watts RMS, and a roughly 13-14Hz tuning point, put together by someone who clearly knows how to build good quality subwoofers.
I'm not a PSA owner; I'm not in the market for new subs; and I don't particularly promote one brand over another. But, to me, it wouldn't exactly require a giant leap of faith to believe that the TV42 iPal's will be outstanding performers. The same reasoning applies to the TV3612 and the TV36 iPal.
If it's a genuine drag race, the exact numbers might matter. For 99.99% of us, with dual subs, the exact numbers really won't matter. And, if they do, as basshead said, we can always look elsewhere. Especially if we are in a hurry!