SoCal/LAAVA.org Spring 2017 Subwoofer GTG
June 17th, 11AM - until whenever. PM for address & gate code.
CEA-2010 testing - June 10th, 11th & 17th
Room EQ Wizard w/CSL calibrated Dayton EMM-6 Microphone.
I would like to have most if not all CEA testing done prior to the GTG. We will be able to use JTR Cap 1400 (2015) & 118 to correlate data to data-bass.com
. Please PM me if you have a sub you would like to bring for ground plane testing
My downstairs is an open concept. The Den is directly adjacent the Breakfast/Kitchen Areas with large openings to an Office, Dining & Living Rooms and all of upstairs. I feel like it is the perfect space to evaluate ported subs. I have a 32" wide threshold ramp and the narrowest entry is 44" wide for wheeling subs in and out.
In this space I currently run dual Seaton Sound MFW-15 Turbos which can be described as smaller, 15" versions of the JTR Captivator 1400. We should have no problem pushing the limits of these single ported 18" ID offerings:
JTR provided Captivator 118
Captivator 1400 (2015) - @chucky7
PSA V1801 - @bulls
Unfortunately, while HSU is local they have no plans to release a 18" sub.
I am of the belief that the room affects listening much more than sub brand. However, in my limited testing of the Seaton MFW-15, PSA S1500 & S3000i their characteristics at the limit can drastically differ. I am going review past GTGs for scorecards for grading each ported system. I also plan to provide a very capable sealed system for level-matched, blind A/B testing of ported vs sealed in the downstairs Den.
My upstairs media room is a work in progress. I have bass-traps & acoustic panels currently in production by lasoundpanels.com
. It may very well be complete by the 17th. I should be able have a MFW-15 Turbo upstairs to compare the sound in the two rooms.
I will be updating the thread with pictures and measurements over time. I am wide open to all suggestions.
I'm hoping attendees are willing to contribute $5 to offset the cost of catering.
I am inviting the following insiders to attend the GTG:
LA Sound Panels