AV Series woofers return
Good news for lovers of audiophile bass -- good ol' John J's back in the business of building his successful AV-line of woofers.
I'm thinking of replacing my own AV12 with a new one and using the outboard 1000W Dayton subwoofer amplifier to drive it. Suddenly, I've got something to really save up for. (Standard disclaimer about forward-looking statements applies.)
Another thing I noticed about the new AV Series offerings is that there are two versions of each size of driver -- a low-tune version for home theater use (with a lower Fs and Qts), and a high-tune version for car audio (with a slightly higher Fs and Qts, better for a sealed box). What's probably most surprising is sensitivities above 90dB, 2.83V/1m - a rare thing in a high-excursion driver, let alone a 12". So these things aren't just designed to be big power sinks, like a lot of car audio drivers are -- they turn more of the input power into sound. With sensitivity that rivals pro audio drivers, and deep bass response in moderately-sized enclosures, these new drivers should have quite a bit of appeal for those who've only had the Dayton RS drivers or the "AudioPrice" (those expensive TC-made AudioPulse) drivers to choose from for quite some time.