Guess audio video section is now more video. So hopefully thi i roght spot. WAs curuious on peoples thoughts of how these two compare to each other. I currently am running Rev 8's on my tower and upgraded from the pro 80's.
Me n a few guys are outfitting a club(x5) boat with some tunes and came across a couple deals one for the 80's and the other for a single pro 485. We have a Syn 2 laying around we are going to run it with so going 3 some off the Syn 2 is not an option. We are also using the boat on a small private lake to the 3 some would just be overkill and a half and again gonna be a club boat with multiple users so don't want to get crazy. We just slalom on it occasionally in the course.
If you had to recommend would you go single 485 or Pair pro 80's. Pro's and con's of going either way? The tower is an older zero flex flyer that is on an older X5. So there would only be room for a pair of 80's or a single 485 as well as te older style has some weird welds. The 80's would be mounted essentially in same location in the center as the 485 so thinking looks wont be too bad with single 485.
Our initial thoughts are that the 485 is easier on the eears near field but you would lose projection when compared to the 80's. However one guy mentioned the 485 would be seeing close to 400 rms bridged on the Syn 2 so that would kind of negate the projection deference as you would be pushing the 485 with a bit more power on the top end