Ok, I have had the HSPA500 amp for a day or two so allow me to give you my impressions. I first had a HSU STF-2 10" ported sub. Nice sub but lacked in the 60hz+ arena no matter what I did. Great little sub though...
Since I have been sick with my wife and kid out of town I have had the last two days to play with the TempestX-2 and watch too much media. I am very pleased with the outcome. I am hearing/feeling frequencies I hadn't before. The sound quality is better/sharper and naturally the quantity is far more than I had or even need. But none of this is about need is it...I have a brand new house with a 14X16X(10-11)vaulted funny ceiling media room. Where I previously had bass dead spots there is envelopment. I will now need to work on making things rattle-proof, i.e. sconces in media room, door down the hallway, etc. :hsd:
I continue to push the setup to check the limit but have yet to find it. I recall Kevin mentioning that this 500W will never reach the subs max but I still try to be conservative.
So, I watched War of the Worlds, Transformers, Dark Knight, and Hulk. Now I may not be able to watch movies while my kid is sleeping...:devil: She has been used to the STF-2 since birth but this is another world.
Current settings: I ran Audyssey with the gain on the amp at 60% and haven't touched it. All other settings on the amp are all the way down. Haven't played with the parametric EQ or anything else yet. Not too sure what to do there but I'll figure it out.
Thanks Kevin for a great sub!