TOTALLY stating the obvious, but OMG, what a difference the Cap is over the Empire. Music or Movies, it doesnt matter. I am hearing and feeling things that I didnt know was going on. Even the wife, who could give a complete crap about LFE, commented and said, the couch never shook before, is it working right? LOL.
Well that's not a fair comparison! Stack two Empires and then you have yourself a worthy comparison!
nope - prolly not even then.
perhaps three or four empires -- I've heard a quad stack of empires at counsil's house --- yeah - that'd probably be about right.
driver displacement, excursion capability, power capacity, Ported efficiency at cabinet tune of 20hz (meaning the cap driver isn't moving much at all at 20hz) vs. empire which is losing amplifier steam and encountering max excursion at that freq.
I've never heard a Captivator but it must rock because my single Empire literally shakes my living room and dinning room. During a couple of scenes in Despicable Me it felt like an earth quake (ok that's somewhat hyperbole...but everything was rattling). It could be the way it interacts with my room. Glad you like your new sub and if I ever need a new sub (knock on wood) I may check out JTR.