Brilliant move Dan! I LIKE those prices. Can you order these from Amazon please? I have some gift cards incoming I would like to use.
Last Edit: Dec 2, 2016 11:16:07 GMT -5 by garbulky
Transport: Sony UBP-X700 UHD-Blu ray player spdif PC using Musiland Digital Times WASAPI via BNC connection - DAC: DC-1->XLR XPA-1 , RCA->Basx A-100 CD: Denon DCD 600 PCM 61 DAC. RCA Amp: XPA-1 gen 2 using XLR connections. Speakers: Axiom Audio m80 V3, Sennheisser HD700 headphones. two pairs 12 guage each bi-wire speaker cables per monoblock Headphone amp: Basx A-100 (INCREDIBLE VALUE!!)
So someone will certainly ask...WTH is up with the BasX subs arriving before the Airmotiv subs?
The answer...is me. At least partially. I took my sweet time on finalizing the Airmotiv subs, making sure cabinet tuning, driver excursion, and limiting were optimized to a fare-thee-well, to make sure we really deliver a value-leading product worthy of respect from even the more seasoned subwoofer critics out there. Along the way we devloped a custom two-stage limiter and added a soft-clipping input design to the amp. So it took a bit longer to get them to production than we expected. Early development on the BasX subs began in the springtime, just after AXPONA, but there are fewer critical variables to play with in the design of the BasX subs (owing to a simpler design), so they were finished much earlier than expected. They're excellent subs in their own right as a value-priced offering, with special folded slot-port cabinet designs that carefully manage the airflow in the bend of the port to minimize turbulence and port noise, and the outer edges of the port are also flared. The amps are all Class-D with the features you expect, and they make plenty of power. They compare favorably to similar products by names like Polk and Klipsch, and even SVS. There is also an 8" 150W BasX sub model incoming that will really surprise people.
So why choose one line of subs over the other? The BasX subs play loud, and they play quite low enough for exciting home theater effects, but the upcoming Airmotiv subwoofers have several dB more undistorted output at the lowest frequencies, and they are just a shade more dynamic as well. They have beefier drivers, use heavier cabinets, and feature brawnier amplifiers than the BasX subs. Whichever sub you choose, you won't go wrong, since you're getting a whole lot of sub for your money either way, and the BasX subs certainly pair nicely with the Airmotiv passive speakers. But the Airmotiv subs take things to another level entirely, and they will prove to be more than worth the wait.
So the next question will probably be, do you want the 10" or 12"? The 12" model plays big and deep with lots of bottom-end impact, so that would be my choice for home theater. The 10" model plays loud and nicely deep, and is very punchy in the midbass, so it would be my choice for a music-oriented system. And when the 8" model arrives, that would be my choice for desktop systems, bedrooms, and smaller living rooms, particularly with the upcoming BasX satellite and LCR-style speakers.
Regarding the use of HDF, you can be more choosy when you can order pallet-loads of panel stock, like our factory can.
BLASHPHEMER!!! NEVER, and I do mean NEVER say you don't "need" something in either audio or computing. Another sub is like - crucial to your personal existence.
XMC-1 DIRAC Full; Oppo 105/Roku Ultra to Panny AE4000 w/106" screen; UltraRendu to LH Labs Geek Pulse X-Infinity; nCore nc400's or Prima Luna Premium Prologue to Maggie 1.7's; Rythmik F25; XPA-5 to CC-470v3 Center/ERD-1's; Thorens TD166 MkII/Denon DL207/XPS-1; 5-zone Sonos w/Def Tech AW5500's @ deck/pool/master bath & Sony SS-MB105/Polk R10 @ great room & kitchen. Two headphone setups: Hifiberry/BasX A100 and Allo BOSS/Schiit Asgard 2 (each to Senn 600's). PC w/Airmotiv 3b's. Roon user.