Tumult & HS500 amp

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  1. Richard_M

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    I have a question regarding a Tumult

    As I am Down Under in the land of Oz, we have a distributor for Adire Audio, now I was curious if the output of a Tumult & HS500 amp would equal say a SVS PB2+ in both sound and low down output. I don't have any enclosure sizes available but I am looking at either getting a Tumult built or importing 1 maybe 2x PB2+, either, by the way will be an expensive exercise for me.

    The up side at the moment for going with the Tumult is the local support.

    Thanks

    Richard
     
  2. Pete Mazz

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    I'm guessing a Tumult and about 1.5kW would be in the ballpark for output.

    Pete
     
  3. Richard_M

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    Thanks for the reply Peter,

    Looks like I might be better off with the SVS then, as both the driver & amp are about $2k Aus,with no enclosure, so to up the amp to 1.5kW I would hate to think what that will cost me.
     
  4. Pete Mazz

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    SVS has always been pretty good at bang for the buck woofage. A pro amp would get you reasonably priced power for the Tumult, but I don't know what's available "down under". [​IMG]

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    Dual Tempests with at least 250w to each would be a much cheaper way to out do a PB2 Plus.
     
  6. Richard_M

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    Hi Guys,

    I am going to listen to a Tumult tomorrow with the HS500 in a 140L ported enclosure. I am sure there will be a single Tempest there as well, so Frank how should I try and compare the 2 units? I am sure if there is a tempest there it will be probably hooked up to a Redgum RGSW2 plate amp. Power Output - 200Watt RMS @ 8ohms - 300Watt @ 4ohms

    I will also get pricing on the driver & enclosure, but what 1.5kw pro amp should I look out for? I will ring a few shops tomorrow, for pricing & availability. At the moment I am also waiting for a price from SVS for some PB2+'s.

    Thanks
     
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  8. Richard_M

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    Thanks for the reply Eric

    I have had a look at your sub and love what you did, I had actually read that thread when you posted it. Okay I have checked out the QSC RMX1450, and I see it has a fan(I just hate fan noise), how noisey is this fan when there is a quiet passage or say you are changing DVD's?

    The good part is these amps are available here so I will keep this as an option.

    How is your new sub sounding, getting better as the drivers settle down I bet? Caused any earthquake alerts? [​IMG]

    I think your toy should be registered [​IMG]

    Richard
     
  9. Eric Eash

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    the sub is doing great. i don't have any impressions yet as i'm waiting for an SPL meter so i can properly calibrate it, but i have turned it up a few times and everything shakes. it's nice. the amp does have a fan and i bought mine used w/ a quieter fan installed. you can't hear the fan unless you are close enough to the amp to touch it, and even then it's pretty quiet. i've taken the top panel off to paint it as it was severely scratched, and it looks like changing the fan would be a piece of cake.

    eric
     

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