So I went over to Jbrown's and also met Chalu and Warren there.
We listened to the Pioneer VSX-21TXH receiver and a Sherbourn PA 7-350 amp, and then the Sherbourn with my 105 and XSP-1 in analog XLR direct mode.
and of course the quad ported UXL-18's
and also a ported ho-15
We ran out of time before we could achieve all that we wanted to.
We had to transport $9000 worth of equipment from my car into joe's basement, that took about an hour by the time we got everything hooked up and running.
We listened to Rihanna Stay on the JTR's and the Tempest 12's, and then some bass tracks at a low level.
We then opened REW and unleashed the UXL sinewaves on my term-lab:
and then spent some time with the HO-15 and then optimizing the inuke6000DSP settings with a umik.
Then spent some time talking and getting to know each other.
Then we unleashed HTTYD upon the UXL and term-lab.
We stopped here for fear of breaking Joe's house or upsetting the wife or the cops.
The quad ported UXL's had a good 14db of headroom above and beyond this in his room;
the inukes never complained, I don't think we ever got past the second or third LED (it had a lot of horsepower still under the hood).
With my help we were able to extract another 10db out of the UXL's at 13hz for the GTG on the 19th (and as I said, the sub still had 14db of boosting-headroom beyond that if he wants).
I couldn't tell you what the Pioneer sounded like because Joe's screen was in the way masking the details at that exact time; and we ran out of time for any critical listening to be done nor did we get to analyze the PQ of any electronics; nor did we get to testing the 103 or umc-2. But we will if I can land a perm job in Vancouver.
We discovered that Joe has 6%THD on his power line. The highest I've ever seen measured to-date coming out of a wallsocket.
I think that Brown, Chal and Warren have all gained an TRUE understanding of how painfully loud my TL score of 131db@62hz in this vid actually was. (am I right?)