Originally Posted by basshead81
Well the Conquest is a monster of a sub. I would guess the T-18' output advantage is only above 30hz. In the 15-30hz I am guessing it is close with the Conquest possibly having a edge. I believe Tom Nousaine measured 104db @ 10hz 2m with only 4% thd.
Yeah, I think I've come to appreciate the low-end on the Conquest even more than I realized after another day of calibration and testing. This is an absolutely great sub, and, on the usual mid-bass heavy action films, I think I'd agree that I've gained. But, on the extreme-end pieces (WOTW, Pulse, a select few others), I have found that the sequences that previously shook me to my core are just not as strong as they are with the Conquest.
That being said, it's a definite net positive, as
1) my secondary HT has benefited immensely, as I now have the Conquest and an SVS in there, and it only has 7-foot ceilings (and it's farther away from our bedrooms -- so I can really go crazy
2) my wife greatly prefers the size and look of the T-18, as it's in a room that we pretty much use all day, and that Conquest took up a crapload of space and was a bit of an eyesore.
3) for the vast majority of titles, this will have more punch
Wanted to edit just to add that this is still a friggin' prodigious sub for action movies (probably better than my Conquest and certainly better my SVS/Hsu/AV123/ other Epik sub, though none of those other subs are/were flagship models). I just finished watching Return of the Jedi and Gravity tonight, and this thing packs some unbelievable power. Explosions are house rattlers.