Originally Posted by irishluck73
How do the JTR 118HT and 1400 compare to one another performance wise? Is it a huge jump for the $400?
My list is getting longer but I feel more focused. Spending $2k on a sub seems a bit steep to me but I'm willing to pay once, cry once. Rather than wanting more and more... Although that may be inevitable.
JTR 118HT $1599 5 yr.
JTR Captivator 1400 $1999 5 yr.
Keep in mind that the JTR prices do not include shipping. Shipping to SoCal is $150 for the Cap 118HT and $180ish for the Cap 1400.
The Cap 1400 uses a beefier driver and has double the power vs the Cap 118HT. The cabinet is almost the same.
This is what one owner saw when he visited JTR:
Guess I don't have to tell you which one he took home...
Actually, he ended up with this:
In terms of performance the following is the output comparison between the 2015 Cap 1400 and 2017 Cap 118HT:
The table shows that from 16 to 50 Hz, the 2015 Cap 1400 has 53% to 92% more output... That is huge for $400... The Cap 1400 will give you much more headroom.
Jeff @ JTR said that the 2017 Cap 1400 increased output by over 1db on the bottom end, so the difference is even greater.
If you are a 'pay once, cry once' person, you should go with the JTR Cap 1400 and don't look back.
I paid once and have been smiling since...