Originally Posted by LTD02
brandon, thanks for pulling this together. if you haven't, you may want to coordinate with other gtg hosts in order to put together a strict schedule, because everything always takes twice as long as planned in practice. also, have a plan b for everything in your plan a. can't wait to here how this goes. good luck!
Believe me, this is as much for me as it is for everyone else. I've not been able to compare my sub to anything else that's good (which may also be a bad thing!!) except for high price commercial stuff I've heard in AV stores and that was only for a few minutes each. Based on those evaluations I would say that compared to even the Wilson Audio Watch Dog sub mine is only marginally less in quality. With my new amp it would lay it out on it's back on sheer output and visceral impact. This should be prove positive for anyone who wants to go DIY. The Wilson sub's msrp is ~$10,000. The sound quality is not quite as good, but it's pretty close from what I've heard. My sub total cost including driver, amp, enclosure, shipping, and a couple little extras was right around $500. Of course this is a gross example, but I'd be willing to be that Ricci's LMS or XXX with his amps that would cost still a lot more than my setup would best the Wilson in all categories at a fraction of the cost.
As far as scheduling goes, I'm going to be putting together a dvd with demo material. It'll include some music (hoping to find some good acoustic bass stuff) and some movies for that big bass impact. I'm going to try to put all this stuff on one disc to save time from changing discs too much on my slow loading blu ray player, and to keep the same material for all subs. I'll try to keep it at a max run time of around 30 minutes per sub. If it takes up to 30 minutes setting up each sub then we're looking at an hour for each sub. I'm sure there are ways that we can wiggle on those times, but I'm trying to prepare for that.
As far as the plan b goes, I'll just have to ask Warpdrv and Ricci what, if anything, went wrong up at warp's place. I'm running through the possibilities, and I have backups for everything except my receiver. If it goes out for whatever reason (I don't think it will) we'll be screwed that way. I've got plenty of extra bits of speaker cable, but it's leftovers. I may go out and buy some extra just to have on hand, and I've got some extra cabling for the subs, but once again, I'm going to check with Ricci to see if he thinks we'll need any more past what I have.