Listening to the subwoofer right now as I type this post. I'm still getting used to listening to one sub which is WAY out of the norm for me. I've run the gambit of music and movies this new year's eve. One thing I can say is this ONE sub easily gets as loud as both of my Chase 18.2 subs.
They would begin to get boomy at 120db and over. This sub just cruised along with peaks of 125db with more to give. It sounds excellent with every genre of music I throw at it. Doesn't matter if I need deep bass for R and B or punchy, quick bass for Daft Punk. It does it all with finesse and power.For movies it creates a sense of dread and heaviness in my entire room. Now my pair of FTW 21's easily gave room crushing bass but it took BOTH of them to create the same sensation I'm feeling with just one SI 24. I am now chomping at the bit to purchase a second SI 24 so I can have a pair once more.
I don't believe in the one super sub for a multiple speaker home theater setup anymore. But I must say this sub puts out the most spl and room crushing bass I've ever experienced from one single sub.It's bass with Battlefield Los Angeles and both of the latest Star Trek movies tonight was simply astonishing. So deep, viciously aggressive, but extremely articulate all in one strike. I can not say enough positive adjectives to describe how pleased I am with this sub.
It's definitely a high quality sub with a big WOW factor that is worth every cent. It's a master of both the HT realm and the critical ear music realm as well. An audiophile's dream come true blended with the burly, powerful beast every HT enthusiast lusts for. I really, really LOVE this sub. And that says alot coming from me. I've been through many, many subs. And I have a bit of obsessive compulsive disorder so it's in my nature to nitpick things to death so I can find a minute flaw and move on to the next design. I can find no such flaws in this driver.
Not with music, Not with subtle passages, or fast, articulate beats. Not with the dynamic swing of movies such as Tron Legacy nor deep bass marathons such as U-571. This sub has easily dominated every movie and piece of music I've thrown at it with complete ease. The only thing I dream of at this point is what two of these behemoths can do. And I plan to find out soon enough.