Originally Posted by gcap74
Has ANYONE out there bought the either the S10EQ or S12EQ sub yet? I need to purchase a sub by tomorrow as part of an insurance claim and would love to get the S10EQ to match my B6 pair and C5 center, but have not been able to find a single thing about it. Its between that and the SVS SB-1000.... anyone have insight?
I have the 10EQ matched up with the B5's in a 2.1 music-only system. As such, I don't push it hard as one might in a HT rig, but subjectively it sounds quite good. Whether it can crack plaster like a lot of the ID subs is something I can't say, as that is not how I use it or why I bought it.
I can say though that the auto EQ seems to work pretty well. I have not taken any fresh room measurements to see how accurate it is, but have done room measurements in the same space before, and am quite familiar with the peaks and valleys in the room. It appears to have ID'd those and addressed them pretty well.
As for the iOS App that you use to interface with the Sub, again, the EQ part works well, but a few of the settings need more polish. Some of the screens seem to be truncated, and it is almost impossible to accurately dial in the phase setting with any degree of precision. This is a case were a knob would be vastly superior to a touch screen slider. In addition, when you relaunch the app, it shows the Phase is back to 0, which can lead one to question if the sub is actually still using the setting you had previously set.
On the plus side, there are several EQ presets that overlay the baseline EQ (music, movies, night) and they appear to work as advertised, although they can be somewhat subtle. The Music mode in particular seems to add a nice foundation to music that requires it, but is in no way overbearing. That to me suggests that they were voiced by someone with good taste.
Having said all that, for me the main selling point was the built in EQ, and the few niggles with the App aside, it is meeting my needs quite well.
In the system where I am using it, I have a Denon 3808 with Audyssey, but I absolutely hate how that sounds with music. I want to EQ just the Sub, but that is not possible with Audyssey. I also have no interest in using a PC based method. Been there. Done that. Too much of a PITA for me. I had considered an AntiMode 8033 for that rig, but when I saw the new ELAC, I decided to give the sub a shot. If your system already has Audyssey or some other EQ method, then there may not really be an advantage to the ELAC. But if you don't have EQ and want an easy way to dial in the sub, it is hard to beat the ease of use that the ELACs deliver.