Hey Hawaiibadboy, my SZ2000 distorts/rattles when reproducing very low bass at high volume, about 75 dB and above with EQ. Other users have experienced this. No amp. Stock pads. Is that normal? Will a good amp fix that problem?
It has been a long time since i used stock pads and no amp.
The 2 ways of attack for bass is via power (amp) or directed additional power at particular freq's (EQ). Finding a balance between the 2 is the sweet spot. I don't think an amp is optional. Using just an eq to elevate the sub bass is begging for lots of distortion. The cleanest bass hits have been from an iFi in Turbo mode which is 4000mW into 16 ohm. The vids were made mostly with an e12. Anything below that in output power is going to yield less than ideal results. These were pretty much made for juicing. If you amp them and slowly build a mountain via eq and still have an issue then it's the SZ