Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Vancouver - ish
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I dont know if you can relate, but here goes nothin....
im a bass player (bass guitar - not synth or digital, but honest to god stringed instruments). if by some chance the 25 digs a little deeper, it misses musical qualities within the general concept of sound. so, for me the sacrifice would not be worth the extra few hz (if there are any). even in the HT world, there is amazing music found in the sound effect tracks of your favorite blu-ray... 100% of all sound effects are manipulated in studio, so a man made sound can still be considered music even though it might be a crash or explosion... the studio injects musical qualities, subtle nuances that force you to feel what you are watching. The Gospel of HT Audio; chapter 1, verse 1: If the audio track sucks, the movie sucks, and all bass heads agreed and decided to compile their findings on the data bass forum.
the 18.0C gives you the details of the low end - and this is true of all funk audio equipment, there is clarity and detail in overwhelming abundance.
the sub 25 just gives low end, and misses that little bit extra that makes the hairs on your neck stand up.
dont get me wrong, the sub 25 is a good sub, but the anechoic design premise and absence of superior and stiffer construction materials forces the sub 25 to lack in its musical abilities. to me, its sad to hear something that is forced to underperform.
for that reason i would bow out of a sub 25 and get a solid bamboo 18.0C. bamboo is stiffer and will give you nicer dynamic presence, a better sense of "being right there" regardless of what you are listening to.
that is what i look for in speakers and subwoofers... how real is the sound and does that sound force me to stay engaged with the movie or song? and i make my decisions based on the answer to those questions.