Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Fairfield, California
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Calibrated flat, 85db across the board, didn't feel the need to go hot a few Db like I did with the ultra/2. Even during calibration I could hear a difference, then had to go out to dinner with friends. Popped in for quick demo before my son has to go to bed. Open Range, War of the Worlds and Blueman group were up. For now it's in the stock tune of 20Hz.
I don't know all the technical terms, but it's definitely a change...in a good way! The PB's are about 3-4ft behind the seating area, during ch5 of WotW I can feel the hairs on my legs move. Never felt that with the ultra/2. In Open Range during the shootout, where Boss is in the building with the shotgun. The ultra/2 would shake the couch with blast through the wall, with the PB I could feel a more powerful rumble and the concussions against my head. I think I hear the biggest difference with music, there seems like there too much bass. Had to turn it down within the receiver, once I did that it sounded awesome. Bluman group's Club Nowhere rattled the house. I'm hear vibrations I've heard before.
The bass feels deeper and definitely faster, also can hear/feel tones that weren't with the ultra/2. I'll do a frequency response tomorrow, tweak it with the on-board PEQ. Good or bad, where these sound there best is close to reference level. At about -12 is where I can really feel the change, at -5 it's awesome sounding.