September 29, 2015 § Leave a comment
The XTZ 3X12 was also subjected to a battery of sub busting movie demo scenes in order to see how well it coped with extreme demands and whether it is protected well enough to avoid obvious distortion or even damage. I used the same -10 master volume that I playback movies at for all of the subwoofer reviews. These tracks are some of the most demanding tracks available when it comes to identifying weaknesses or causing distress to subwoofers. The fact is that most any subwoofer can do justice with light jazz or pop at room conversation level, provided it is setup right and doesn’t have major design flaws
September 14, 2015 § Leave a comment
The cabinet of the 3X12 is built from one inch thick medium density fiber board. The internal construction features a pair of large cross braces spaced at about the 1/3rd points of the panels and connecting the side walls and front and back panels together rigidly. The slot vent is quite large and features a flared opening for less air noise at high output and it also helps to stiffen the bottom of the cabinet.