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post #31 of 42 Old 12-12-2012, 02:27 AM
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Some prefer the SHO-10 to the 888LP so who am I to say they are wrong. I liked my 4 SS 18.2's better than the dual Cap1000's which were the same price so why not.

The OP is talking about a single sub and not muliples. wink.gif
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I don't think it has to do with they money, or size of drivers. Unless thats what matters to you. It should be about your application..,...

In this case, it's a case of WAF meets macho male expectations; quality, drum pounding bass that shoots right through you while blending with the room decor. At times I can be a cretin yet have no problem with this type of conflicted personality. My wife on the other hand suffers from sensitive hearing and anything over -10 and she starts holding on to her temples. In this case, it's about both, my wife's sensitivities and my need for sound quality.

The main speakers can handle 250w continuous and 1000w peak, so no bottle neck in the mains as the speakers are easily capable of reference level sound. The room acoustics associated with the subs are dialed in using a DSPeaker, Anti-Mode, 8033S II and the AVR provided for Audyessy, MultEQ XT. After EQ'g, the subs are final adjusted with a sound meter. Unfortunately, the room and furniture size limits the room to two sealed subs.

The current subs are eighteen years old and designed for another era; early 1990's with a peak level of ~107dB. Of course, this is short of full subwoofer THX reference; 115dB. The intent of the introspection is to decide if I "need" 18" subs or am I throwing away $800.00 as the outer appearance of the sub boxes (18" vs 15") are identical.

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The OP is talking about a single sub and not muliples. wink.gif

For just one sub, I pick the DTS-10 kit. Digs low and hits reference outside at 20hz, piece of cake indoors.

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The OP is talking about a single sub and not muliples. wink.gif

For just one sub, I pick the DTS-10 kit. Digs low and hits reference outside at 20hz, piece of cake indoors.

From what i'm told I would agree.
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It is still king at Data-bass for commercial subs. It wins from 12hz on up as spl is concerned. Until JTR and Seaton are measured by Ricci it remains on top for me.

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It is still king at Data-bass for commercial subs. It wins from 12hz on up as spl is concerned. Until JTR and Seaton are measured by Ricci it remains on top for me.

It's too bad that the last bunch of films are lacking in that department.
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It's too bad that the last bunch of films are lacking in that department.

We can't control that so I just take what I can get. MOst good movies lacked great bass anyways and the less than great films had all the great bass. I still enjoyed watching Avengers and TDKR. At least there was something to feel unlike Battleship.

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We can't control that so I just take what I can get. MOst good movies lacked great bass anyways and the less than great films had all the great bass. I still enjoyed watching Avengers and TDKR. At least there was something to feel unlike Battleship.

Gettin ready to watch the new Total Recall. Hope it has good bass.

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Gettin ready to watch the new Total Recall. Hope it has good bass.

It seems it does, I will watch it tonight!

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It seems it does, I will watch it tonight!

It was a pretty good action flick with a good soundtrack. Had some decent bass but wasnt' blown away (my wife had her friend stay over so I couldn't listen at reference). The audio dropped out twice and came right back on but I heard of other people having the same problem with this disc. Interested to hear how your system sounded with it being as my two HSU VTF 2.4s don't go incredibly low. They can't quite keep up with my SHO-10s but come close.I need to either sell my HSUs and start over and get two 18s or maybe just add an 18 to my current setup.

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