Bought four sealed 18" cabinets on a wild hare - Direct me to a driver setup at least competitive or superior to JTR Captivators
Just out or morbid curiosity I bought this guys last four cabinets today.
I have a pair of JTR Captivators that I LOVE now. I'd like to put a sealed subwoofer system together using these four cabs and compare the two setups in depth over the course of a couple months. The set I least prefer will most likely get sold, unless I just decide I want to keep them all and run six subs. The JTR Caps are currently my favorite pair of subwoofers I've ever heard, and I've heard nearly all of the most revered subwoofers -- including a pair of LMS 5400 Ultras at tjhubs meet, and at gorilla83's meet. A pair of LMS-5400's couldn't steal my heart away from the caps... but could four? Are the LMS-5400 drivers still King?
I heard HuskerOmaha's 4 UXL-18's at the last Omaha tour and they couldn't steal my heart away from the Caps either. (Though he was timid with the volume and didn't really show me what they were capable of) Is this a lost cause for me?
Anything I buy should have decent resale value, because I may well end up keeping the Captivators - so I don't want to toss money at the sealed setup that I won't get at least about 80% or so of it back. This is just a chance to experiment some and verify I do truly like ported the best as I think I do.
Any other driver suggestions? I want these four sealed drivers to at least be on the same performance level as the ported JTR Caps. Meaning...I don't want to loose performance in going to a sealed sub setup. My room is about 3,500 cubic feet and after hosting two different meets at my place I know I have very little helpful room gain down low.
Advice? Part of me thinks just hold onto these sealed cabs until we move to another house (we are house shopping for the last few months) and then place them all four in the room - midwall on all four walls like the Harmon Kardon white papers suggest to get the smoothest sound. That setup won't work in my current room because midwall on the right is the fireplace, and midwall on the rear is the walk out basement sliding door. I love the location of the Captivators now, but perhaps in a different home with the Caps further away the air movement wouldn't be as noticeable or engaging, and the four sub setup would be more appropriate? - - - time will tell.
Amps I have available to power the sealed subs:
(2) Inuke DSP 3000
and I'm looking to buy the IPR7500 DSP when it comes out in October.
AVR = Onkyo TX-NR1007
Pictures of room are in sig...
Any recommendations on drivers I should be researching?
My 2011 Captivator specs for anyone unfamiliar -