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    Default SR124-DVC reviewed in CA&E

    I'd post a link, but the CA&E site hasn't been updated yet. Link to be added at a later time...

    I figured these guys would have been more thrilled with the Polk SR124-DVC. They gave it a total subjective score of 71/100, in spite of some reasonably good scores in the subjective listening tests .

    For comparison purposes, they recently rated these subs at:

    Critical Mass UL 12 91/100
    Alpine SWX-1242D 88/100
    Cerwin-Vega stroker Pro 15 88/100
    Phoenix Gold RSD12 86/100
    Earthquake Subzero-12 82/100
    Xtant X2.1044 81/100
    Rockford Fosgate P212S4 79/100
    Stereo Integrity Mag 12 73/100
    JL Audio 10W6V2 65/80 or 81/100
    Rockford Fosgate T210D4 65/80 or 81/100
    Image Dynamics IDMax 10D4 V4 64/80 or 80/100
    Digital Designs 3510d 64/80 or 80/100

    That would put the Polk SR offering dead last in this bunch. What gives?? I demand a re-match...

    I guess they're entitled to give a "subjective" opinion.
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    Looking at that list, they seem to be more into SPL subs. That UL12 handles 2500 watts RMS.

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    That UL-12 is also a $2000 subwoofer. Looks like its designed similar to the AURA subs used in the $18,000 Wilson XS sub. What are the 2 different scores for the IDMAX & DD subs? Is one sealed & one ported? I really wish some of these magazines would test some new drivers with XBL or LMS motors just to see how they stack up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meeks32
    That UL-12 is also a $2000 subwoofer. Looks like its designed similar to the AURA subs used in the $18,000 Wilson XS sub. What are the 2 different scores for the IDMAX & DD subs? Is one sealed & one ported? I really wish some of these magazines would test some new drivers with XBL or LMS motors just to see how they stack up.
    It's not two different scores- they were tested on a scale of 80, and 64/80=80/100.
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    my sr12 sounds great and its not even broken in. it blends very well with my sr6500 set. it can only get better when it breaks in. i do really like the alpine type x 12, but not the 12w6. the 12w6 isnt as tight as the sr12 or the alpine and cant handle as much power. i was really suprised by the quality of the alpine and think the sr has a simular sound quality. i think i could throw some more power at the sr though. 1000w might be perfect for it.

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    That is weird. The SR component set smoked pretty much everybody when CA&E tested them. I figured the SR sub would do just as well.

    However I refuse to believe the SR got beat by Phoenix Gold and Earthquake!

    What was the overall SQ score?
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    They gave it a total subjective score of 71/100.
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    Right, but there should be a section in the Subjective Score Chart for Overall Sound Quality. What was that score?
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    Now I get it...I believe that would have been 7/10.
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    Its should be a 20 point scale.

    Cant you get it right man?!?! :p

    I guess I should just take my cheap ass down to the store and buy a copy eh? ;)
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