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Old 03-30-2010, 04:07 PM
Elliot Thompson Elliot Thompson is offline
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Originally Posted by pbellsound
I’d think the X8 is a better match for the PL9.0. The X12 has more power and is 220 volt only.
It’s less weight and cost.

Until Ultra, I hadn’t heard or even seen a Studio R amp. Bassmaxx deployed a bunch of X12's
on the SP218 subs on the main stage and in the bubble. They performed as advertised and
sounded pretty good.

From what I understand, Studio R amps are designed to have a longer duration duty cycle,
much like what’s used in Meyer’s self powered speakers.

How they might compare to Thrive is unknown. What I do know is Studio R has full specifications
available and their products are readily available at reasonable cost.

Thanks Paul.

I keep my 5000vz's configured to 240 so, I don't mind the 220-volt requirements.

The reason I asked about the X12 instead of the X8 is due to the new measuring standards many companies are using (burst ratings) and, was curious if the X 12 was on par with the PL 9.0 which are measured using continuous average power or followed the new ratings which is common Lab Gruppen FP 13000 & Powersoft K 10.

Best Regards,
Elliot Thompson
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