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I keep hearing people say one sub has better output than another. I'm a little confused about this. If I have a system with sub A and run audyssey which matches the sub level to the rest of the system. So if I swap sub A for sub B and rerun audyssey, they should have the same output at a given volume level as long as neither one is distorting right? Therefore besides SQ if I upgrade to a better sub and am not currently maxing the one I have now, it will not give me any more output at the same volume? Is all this right?


Sorry if thats confusing, I'm a little confused myself.
 

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I keep hearing people say one sub has better output than another. I'm a little confused about this. If I have a system with sub A and run audyssey which matches the sub level to the rest of the system. So if I swap sub A for sub B and rerun audyssey, they should have the same output at a given volume level as long as neither one is distorting right? Therefore besides SQ if I upgrade to a better sub and am not currently maxing the one I have now, it will not give me any more output at the same volume? Is all this right?


Sorry if thats confusing, I'm a little confused myself.

Essentially, you are correct. If you are never listening at levels where you run out of headroom with your current sub, then a more powerful sub will not give you any more average output when listing at the same levels. What a better sub probably will give you is greater output at deeper frequencies than your current sub. Is up to you whether that is important or not.
 
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