Yeah, I got the Denali hooked up last night and possibly the Everest tonight. I was telling Gomez earlier today that last night I put on a 15Hz sine wave at pretty high levels with 1Kw of power. 2Pr's and 1 Tumult were moving a BUNCH without much sound coming from the sub at all, but you should have heard my poor house! Damn, that's fun!
Precisely. Since I have a very open floor plan I really had to worry about size a bit and I didn't have any room up front to place the sub. So I went with an end table design that would fit my decor. I also wanted to play with faux finishes and see if we could make a sub look like a piece of furniture. I think we did pretty good!
I was going to use an LT on my Tumult. I even have an Rod Elliot LT (thanks Anthony) that I am not using. However, I like to listen to my HT at reference levels on movies. With my sub in a 1.7 ft^3 box, I could only get 108 out of a Tumult with 1600 watts with an LT. This is anechoic. I know I could expect a little help from room gain. With my 172 liter ported sub, I can hopefully get 117 db at 1,000 watts anechoic at 20 hertz. The F3 is 17 hertz. I'll know in the next day or two. My reasons for not using the LT are that at reference levels, it would take more power than I wanted to pay for and I would be beating my sub to death on loud movies (which happen to be the ones I like).
I was limited on how much power I could use because I wanted a plate amp. The biggest affordable amp I've seen is the Kiega 1,000 watt model (thanks Kyle). I wanted a plate amp because I like to use my remote to operate the system. Also, if I sell my Tumult later, it would be an easier resell with a plate amp IMO.
Next time I send something that side of the country I'll be sure to drop a gold star in the mail too!
I may be missing something, but how does what type of amp you have affect using your remote to operate the system? Is it because of the auto sensing circuits built into plate amps? I just leave my K2 powered up all the time.
Most of the cheaper pro amps (which is what I was looking at) do not have auto-on features. Being built in (the amp mounted onto the sub box) and auto-on was what I was looking at because if I resell the sub, a buyer may be interested in those features. I often get upgraditus and sell my current project to fund a future project. I'm kind of paranoid about leaving something on all of the time. How much power does a K2 draw at idle?