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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.

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Was there ever any question though that there would be that big of a difference wink.gif

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what a difference the Cap is over the Empire.

But the real question is how does it compare with your old Lava biggrin.gif

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Well that's not a fair comparison! Stack two Empires and then you have yourself a worthy comparison!
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Was there ever any question though that there would be that big of a difference wink.gif

Not really, BUT, i never thought that it would be that much of a difference.
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But the real question is how does it compare with your old Lava biggrin.gif

Well since I had duals, it wasnt that much of an improvement. cool.gif
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Well that's not a fair comparison! Stack two Empires and then you have yourself a worthy comparison!

I would have just as easily bought a 2nd empire but I just couldnt find one. Then the Cap deal that I got came along and I just couldnt pass it up.
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for a moment, I thought someone was actually asking what would be better between the two....
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Congrats ratm by the way! of course I still think if there's no pictures to prove it, it never happened! tongue.gif

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Which version of the Captivator did you get?
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Which version of the Captivator did you get?

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I'm glad you like your sub. Having those 10 commandment tablets against the TV like that would drive me insane.
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I'm glad you like your sub. Having those 10 commandment tablets against the TV like that would drive me insane.

UGH, I know. One of the trade offs for getting the Cap I suppose. Stupid Target art section...
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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.

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Holy ****, that's an impressive driver
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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.

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looks like jeff is using the lms5400 ultra basket now. I remember seeing his drivers in house a year or two ago and they looked like an oem fi creation.
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Ratm, nice man! Are you on a suspended floor? I know it's tile but with all that light it doesn't look like a basement.. A cap on a suspended floor has to be nuts!
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Sadly Carp, I live in that armpit of America known as South Florida so its nothing but concrete and humidity. I cant wait to retire from the fire department so I can GTFO of here. smile.gif
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I thought the armpit of America was Groton, CT!
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Groton, been years since ive been there. And Well since I'm from Milford, I'd move back there in a min (if the taxes weren't outrageous).
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That's what my buddy always told me when he was stationed there in sub school (usn), armpit of america!
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I thought the armpit of America was Groton, CT!
Never been to Mississippi, have you. rolleyes.gif

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