Originally Posted by rabident
Yeah, I probably should have just got the JBL subs. They had 4 x 18" spec'd for my room, sitting in corners to maximize room gain. They are passive subs - no amps or DSP in them. But my budget for gear is $100k max. The JL's were a way to save some money, since I already had one and there were some decent deals out there on the v1 f113 to match mine.
Sure, four F113's is a seriously good combination and you can't go wrong that way, but I am fairly certain that turning off room correction in the F113 does not mean DSP is off. Meaning if JL is working in your system, likely JTR (or Seaton) will work as well.
I own a JL subwoof so there is no bashing here, but just want to point out that for movies and a relatively huge budget of 100k, there are better alternatives that will TOTALLY change the movie experience for you, IMHO.
For example my experience of E112 and JTR 1400 is that subjectively, they sound very different from each other, one is mid-bassy, the other is deep-bassy
. Objectively, a comparison of simple, easy to read, compression curves of F113 vs JTR 1400 shows huge difference that is hard to catch up even with multiple F113's. Check the top curve (115 dB curve) at 20 Hz: around 14 dB drop for JL (that is not good for movies) vs the nearly straight to 20 hz curve of JTR (partly why this was one of the best Data-Bass has ever tested).
BTW, if you sell those four F113's, you'll have more than enough for *two* JTR's, either 1400 or 2400 (total cost $4000-5000). Then the difference would lbe truly dramatic imho.
From Home Theater Shack http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...thom-f113.html
From Data-Bass review