Originally Posted by Scott Simonian
Unfortunately, yes. The one where they try to hit the 'brown note' using an array of pro-audio style cabs with 18" drivers.
Sure, it could've been executed in a somewhat better manner. However, in pro audio speaker mfg., there's few that can compare to John Meyer. They went at it pretty strong, they sealed the vented double 18s. They arrayed (24)1kw powered 18s, claimed they hit 114dB@7hz, 128dB@32hz (not impressive at all compared to what I've measured in my room), then opened the vents and hit 154dB on multi-octave sweeps.
Sure, if they were going after an all out assault of the bottom octaves they could have approached it differently. Hell, Danley offers up a one box sub that hits into the 150+dB range. Infra? ...no. The big mis-step I remember when viewing it was performing the test outdoors, with no boundaries other than the ground
for as far as the eye could see. Another big mis-step was not hiring procuring the Matterhorn, and the Danley guys. Meyer is a west coast operation, so I'm guessing that had mucho to do with it.
Thinking, .... that was aired many years ago, and since then there's been a nice push downward in touring PA subs corner freq. These days, experiencing the LF a nicely tuned "A" rig outdoors is a wonderful thing. Especially since the kick drum became the new lead vocal
Anyone ever seen any hard measurement numbers associated with the Matterhorn?