Originally Posted by carp
Did another demo yesterday for an AVS member. What is it with this hobby? Everyone I've had over for a demo has been very cool and this was no exception - very nice guy. I knew I liked him when he reacted by seeing my albums on the wall and stating that Master of Puppets is his favorite album.
Anyway, he is interested in upgrading from dual SVS 20-39's to dual SI 18's with flat packs so he wanted to hear my subs. However it seemed to me like (I could be wrong about this) that he was even more impressed with the Noesis. While listening to music he said he has heard Wilson's (I can't remember which model) and they didn't sound as good or have the clarity of the Noesis.
We did go nuts with the subs on a few scenes and it has me questioning why I want more headroom. I used an even steeper house curve than I normally use and I think I'm at the limits of my room as is. My back wall is flexing so much I'm surprised it hasn't cracked. If I ever do add more subs it would be to experiment with nearfield placement.
I recently bought these http://www.parts-express.com/buttkicker-ri-4-pak-medium-kinetic-furniture-isolators-set-of-5--300-9462
to put under my front row love seat. So far I cant tell much of a difference but I want to try the under 15 hz stuff using a LPF on the minidsp and see if I can feel anything. Last time I tried that all I got was bad noises from the house but I didn't feel anything (I also need to try the same on the second row riser).
Sorry for taking so long to reply...just got back to MN. Thank you again for taking the time right before Christmas Eve to have me over.
I was more impressed with the Noesis; not to say the 8 SI 18's weren't impressive
. I have listened to the Wilson Watt Puppy with Watchdog sub, many, many years ago. And while it's impossibly to fully recall audio from that far back, I can remember how impressed I was with them. That being said, the 212 just blew me away. Which is exactly what I told my wife. I loved the movie demos, but man those things sound so clean with music.
The movie demos have made me question going with just 2 sealed 18s in my basement....I honestly don't think it will be enough. I'll start with 2, but I know I'm going to want more.
Hope you and your family had a Merry Christmas. Have a safe New Year!