Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Vancouver - ish
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i've sat in on the testing and some of the design of the 18.0C and 18.1. ive heard the JTR but not the seaton.
i like the massive sound of the jtr, but the tuning gets a bit tiresome after a few hours (i think its anechoic).
l really like the sound of sealed designs, but when Nathan asked me to do a blindfold test to see if i could tell the difference between the 18.0 and 18.1..... i could not hear the difference at first. it took about 10 min, but in all honesty, it was the little bit extra air movement from the port that i felt on my legs (i was wearing shorts) that gave it away. the 18.1 is the most tight and balanced ported design i have ever had the pleasure of listening to. it behaves almost like a sealed design.
personally, i would go with the 18.1 for the way its tuned, the performance to sound quality ratio is so well balanced, its just impressive.
other reasons i would go with funk: b/c of the way the owner handles his business (things take time, but good things need time to become good), the logic of the designers (nathan and mark), and the way the machinist's (jordy and glen) handle the design and planning of all the machined parts... they are so anal it's sickening. everyone is just really good to deal with.
yes, this is my tutu, and yes, funerals are appropriate places to wear them... now hand me my scepter