Originally Posted by Micksh
Depends... Tell that to the guy (Erik Hanson was his name I believe) who was a USACi SQ World Champion last year with all O/S Audio Art amps.... So for SQ they can definitely keep up, maybe just not pure power output and efficiency compared to now.
Sub stage... it's not even close. You know that. SQ? Sure, but I need more output.
HU... nope. I'm spoiled rotten with iPod and Pandora and BT. And all of the processing. I prefer OS decks, but I make the comprimise due to features.
Front stage drivers falls into the same boat as subs. Tech and materials have gotten better. Look at the LP/Blues stuff. They're still using 20 year old drivers. They're awesome, but there's better.
Nothing like OS highs amps though.