Wow! That is a good review! I'm new to forum, so I need your guys' help. I hope I'm posting in the right spot and that the thread is still active. Anyways, I'm looking to buy one of these Goliath and I'm having a pretty hard time getting a hold of JTR. I've sent them emails weeks ago without a reply. I just called them only to be greeted by the answering machine. So I figured I'd join this forum! I do all of my research here anyways so why not!
I know how much the standard finish captivator costs, but I'm trying to figure out how much in addition to the cost the black oak veneer will be. Mastermaybe's sub is exactly what I'm after since the finish will match my Polk RTIA9's. The sub obviously will ship from Illinois and I live in Kansas so shipping is around $130.00 +/-. I just need the veneer cost so I know how much total I need to get one of these subs. Furthermore, since I'm here, this thing will be replacing a JBL S120PII that I've had for years. Oddly enough my father wants the JBL when I pull the trigger on the Cap. I'm open to any and all advice from you guys so here we go; bare with me as I'm not as skilled as most of you when it come to the super technical aspect(s) of calibrating so that will have to wait until the Cap is in the house.
This thing will be downstairs in the basement. The room is basically a 35x20x7.5 rectangle which nets me 5,250 cubic feet to fill. Now the JBL does an OK job at this, but I have to run it hot with the gain up almost all of the way to get anything out of it in this room. In smaller sized rooms that it's been in in the past the JBL does fine. Will the Cap do a better job of filling up the basement? I have a Pioneer Elite VSX-53, and I have ran the automated calibration which the fronts, center, surrounds, and surround back speakers sound great. It's just the low end is what I'm lacking and I hope the Captivator will make a noticeable difference. I'm pretty darn sure it will, so I'm anxious to get this thing. Any input from you guys would be a big help to me. I know I'll have more questions later, but I need to figure out how much this thing will cost first!
If anyone has purchased one of these with the veneer what was the additional cost????