Originally Posted by Jeff Fritz
Back to the thread topic . . .
One additional note on the Arrakis: Since it is a four-way system, the pair's 15" bass drivers do operate as true subwoofers. They are crossed over at 80Hz. Four 15s in my room get, as Andy Payor calls it, lots of "traction." And that would be an understatement.
I wonder if you are able to comment on an 'observation' of mine. (just by way of illustration, I use 18's as my bass driver)
Unlike most audiophiles, you have had the luxury of auditioning many many speakers in your own room (must have been a saint last lifetime and are now getting your rewards!) and also unlike most audiophiles you have seen many measurements of them in the room.
My observation? there is nothing like large woofers (in this case two 15's a side is it?) when it comes to the subjective bass experience.
We can take two systems that 'measure identically' in the bass region, one say having a ten or twelve inch woofer, the other having say two 15's a side (or in my case an 18 each side). looking at the measurements there 'should not be too much of a difference', yet in practice there is just that 'something' about the big woofers.
Has that been your experience? Have you had, for example, another pair of speakers (maybe not going as low as these, but to 30-35 hz even) with more conventional bass layouts, yet the weight and solidity which 'should' be the same, do they differ?