I've got 5 18''s in my system & I run the low end ~ 8 dB hot, so I think I qualify for the "Big Bass Club". I don't listen to my system at 130 dB however. If your subs are playing at 130 dB your mains should be outputting at least 120 dB unless you like your sound unrealistically bottom heavy. That overall SPL level will indeed cause tinnitus if the levels are sustained. I just wish that someone had pointed this out to me before I had damaged my hearing.End of lecture.
3/4/14 at 6:50am