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Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Guys I updated my list in the second post. Unfortunately it was mostly deletions of subs that no longer exist (Klipsch RW-12D, Epic Empire). I haven't heard, experienced many of the newest models yet.
I changed my recommendation for $3k from "JTR S2 or JTR Orbit Shifter" to only JTR Orbit Shifter. That Orbit Shifter sub is almost in a class by itself - of all the subwoofer gear I've heard, I'd probably take it first. Sealed subs need multiples to be worth it for any bass enthusiast engagement, IMO. In the link I posted above I commented how I'd clearly take my former JTR ported captivator pair over five of my sealed UM18-22 subwoofers properly powered. I think eight of my sealed beat the JTR ported caps, but four or five = no, and the vast excitement for me on the sealed is from nearfield effect, where I can finally experience the effect of subsonic ULF - whereas it's lost when subs aren't placed nearfield unless you have a small room, or excellent boundary gain, or a wooden suspended floor.
Here's a prompt for anyone else to add their list if they want to throw their 2cents into the act. I'll link their recommended list in the first thread like I've done with the others.