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Author Topic: Buy twice the number of EON518s versus PRX718XLF? Make your case to dissuade me.  (Read 11088 times)

Doug Fowler

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Look man, these guys are right. Any of the XLF PRX boxes are just going to sound much better and about twice as loud as the EON, and take up half as much total weight and a reasonable per box weight. I've used both the latest EON and the 618XLF. The EON sub sounds 'fine', about all I could expect out of a sub at that price, but the PRX is a pro product. Sounds like a different class. The opinion here is unanimous, not sure what you can ask for besides that.

Well, there's nothing metaphysical about _this_.



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The probability of two EON518S coupling indoors and producing a 6dB increase in average SPL and having less distortion than individual units running at the same SPL is very good, even if they are not within one wavelength of the frequency-weighting being measured.  There may be some diminishing return if they are not coupled and near each other in numbers higher than two, but that can be resolved easily by actually putting them next to each other.
Not within one wavelength but theoretically within 1/3 wavelength to avoid cancellation at any listener locations and within less than 1/4 wavelength to get more than the nominal +3dB summation of two random sources at all listener locations.
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Why do people ask questions and then argue when they don't like the answer?
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Why do people ask questions and then argue when they don't like the answer?

There is a large part of the population that only wants validation of their opinion. He is not really asking a question. What he is really saying is, tell me how smart I am that I reached this conclusion all on my own.

Then when the community tells him otherwise he gets defensive.

Sucks for him. But in a way it also sucks for me, because guys like this end up providing the shitty PA's that I have to use night after night. I can't tell you how many times I've walked in to a club to see somebodies "better idea" of a PA system.
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Why do people ask questions and then argue when they don't like the answer?

That's why we've been blessed with the "ignore all messages from this user" option.

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I agree, it is silly. I sympathize with the urge to seek validation of pre-existing beliefs that are not well justified, though. I fell victim to this when I was first here, it is very easy to justify something in your mind when other people are telling you it is OK - so people seek that scenario. In real life and on the forum I now try to consider how what I want others to answer affects how I form questions of them. Another thing on my personal list of weird real life Internet forum lessons...
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If he's my competition, then yes - he should buy EONs.  My PRXs will spank him right out of a job.
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Knowing nothing of either cab.
If 4x eons have same cost and Db as 2 PRX. PRX having lower bass with the only advantage being each eon is 20lb lighter. Wouldn't you take the extra 1/2 octave,deal with the 20lbs and walk to the truck 2 less times?? And why is total box volume a concern,I allways thought is was quality of driver with the correct box around it?
And besides think of concerts would they use 2x inferior gear to get to the same result,just to save weight?
« Last Edit: September 29, 2013, 03:59:23 am by sam saponaro »
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