Originally Posted by Cowboys
Originally Posted by dstew100
Great opportunity, way to capitalize on that. Isn't Jonathan a super enjoyable and knowledgeable fella? I really enjoyed his company the day we spent together at the NE GTG.
Glad you had the opportunity and shared the experience. What movie scenes and tracks did you all go through?
Jonathan is awesome. His contribution here is tremendous and he really does know what he talks about. I really enjoyed talking audio gears with him and was very glad to see him in person.
We did quite a bit in the ~ 2 hours span playing those 5 stars short clips that Jonathan has from Pulse, Open Range, Art of Flight, Underworld Awakenning, the bass I love track and a lot more which I can't remember now. Honestly, from memory, my single FV15hp in my room not only sounds good, and deep but also as loud as Jonathan's single Cap in his room. My room is smaller and might have more room gain than his. Too bad you did not have a chance to directly compare your single FV15HP with a single Cap or Submersive when you were at the NE GTG.
Thank you fellows!
As I mentioned in person to Tony, I do not think the Rythmik FV15HP sub gives up anything to any of the more expensive typically recommended subs (IE captivator or submersive) in sound quality. I really enjoy the Rythmik offerings. But I will hold fast to the fact that the JTR ported Captivator has quite a bit more spl...quite a bit more
. Room has BIG part to play in the equation. You are in a smaller room on a wooden floor, my room is larger on a basement slab. The FV15HP is no slouch on the SPL front either, but be thankful your room is easy to drive because it keeps your wallet full! Mark Seaton was at one of my subwoofer g2g's and he publicly stated that he'd been in 7,500 cubic foot rooms that were easier to drive than my 3,500 cubic foot room. As I've shown several times in charts - I basically get no room gain below 20hz with sealed subs, and very little room gain otherwise. I've done some comparisons with native outdoor FR plots with multiple subs from the two g2gs I've hosted and my room's FR response roll off of many subs is very near to FR capture outside. What a bummer eh?
Here is a comparison of the Epik Empire with Ricci's FR chart taken outside, and then one in my room
Here is a comparison of the SVS with Ricci's FR chart taken outside, and then a PB12+ in my room.
Any rate -- back on topic!!! - I really think Brian has made a fine sub and I'm glad you are finding it very much to your liking! I truly don't feel it gives up anything on the sound quality front to any subwoofer I've ever heard. It was a joy to listen to in the 2012 Gorilla83 meet!
I do echo cowboys' point, that Brian should consider marketing/producing an 18"+ servo based sub. Brian, if you make one of those - I'd really be interested in checking it out!