Quite simply, the 24" driver was the reason I decided to start this company. As you would expect of such a large woofer, it produces prodigious amounts of visceral bass at levels beyond the capability of existing subwoofers. The most surprising thing when I first heard the driver was to learn it was playing up to 100 Hz yet was so clean and tight. The 18" and 24" subwoofer drivers were developed with a focus on reproducing deep bass that is present in today's movies, yet most people do not realize how much sound information they are missing; even surprising movies like Toy Story 2 and How to Train Your Dragon have very deep bass. With an 80 lb magnetic motor these subs are able to start and stop the mass of the subwoofer cone incredibly quickly. With so much magnet force, when the sub is supposed to move, it moves, and when it is supposed to stop, it stops. So while this subwoofer was designed with the focus of deep bass found in movies, it is a powerful, quick, and articulate subwoofer just as capable with music but at output levels that far exceed normal subwoofers.
Yes. The Mariana 24SR can be positioned horizontally (37.7" wide) or vertically (28" wide). However, if the side table option is selected, the standard position is horizontally.
There are two types of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) in this discussion, amp DSP and room DSP. Our subwoofers do indeed come with DSP but they are meant for the manufacturer to optimize the subwoofer to the amp and to the enclosure. We use the built-in DSP on the amplifier to ensure the Mariana subwoofers play deep (below 10Hz in room) and yet are clean and nearly flat to 180 Hz. Another aspect of DSP is to integrate the subwoofer into the speaker system and room. The bass waves from a subwoofer are very long and will interact with a room; a different location for the sub could result in quite different output results. For this reason, we absolutely recommend some form of room-correction or similar DSP to ensure a subwoofer of this capability is fully integrated into your theater. Our subwoofer does not have this type of DSP so you will need to rely on your receiver or an external DSP system. We have experience with different room-correction and DSP systems so please contact us if you have questions.
These are not inexpensive subwoofers and we'd rather sell you the best sub for you or none at all than to have an unhappy customer. If you have any questions at all, please contact us so that we may help you choose the correct sub for your situation. There are many criteria that come into play in choosing a subwoofer such as room size, music/movie listening, sub placement, room DSP capability, and many others.
The amplifier used in Deep Sea Sound subwoofers is incredibly powerful, capable of producing 4,000 watts for several seconds as needed by some of today's demanding music and movies, which is much longer than most amps, even professional concert amps. This much power is able to destroy almost any woofer if used incorrectly. Depending on frequency and volume level, some synthetic signals (sine waves as an example) can be played for minutes while other settings could burn up a voice coil within a few seconds. My recommendation is to keep synthetic signals to moderate volume for a short period of time. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.