Hate to quote myself but based upon the Orbit Shifter appearance at Archaea's KC blind sub test this weekend, I thought I'd resurrect this thread.
This quoted post is from June 13th 2010 and is really telling about the Orbit Shifter subs. I'm guessing that those of you who got to experience the OS's run full throttle (or close to it) now get what I was saying back in 2010. There are some other interesting comments here and it is really a product that has to be experienced to be understood.
Sounds like you KC guys had a good time and I wish I could have been there. Thanks for all the hard work and prep Archaea and thanks to all who attended for their comments (Mark and Jeff too). It is great when we get real opinions from real folks and when manufacturers are willing to expose their products to such real time analysis. Well done guys.
(Just read Archaea's comments about broken tile/mortar on his floor above his HT room
. This is really getting out of control when our sound systems can destroy property).
BTW and OT, while you guys were getting slammed with bass I was watching the amazing SF 49ers play one of the best football games I've ever seen. It will be very cold in Green Bay next weekend but it appears the 49ers will be warm and at home. Good luck Eli, it will be interesting.
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Originally Posted by RMK!
So you didn't hear me say that I was done upgrading? ...
Before Jeff left this morning he was running some in-room FR graphs and we decided to take another shot at the Incredible Hulk sound canon scene. I had my Digital SPL meter on fast C with peak hold. It read 127db peak @ LP, 13' from the horn exit. The Integra was at +5 so that's just about all I got.
As we went out the front of the house my neighbor from across the front drive came running up (luckily with a huge grin on his face) saying my god what were you doing? He was in his back yard easily 150' from my HT room and he has a water feature (a stream really) that normally drowns out any ambient sound. He said he felt the LF pulses rushing through his yard! He demanded a demo so this may become the new neighborhood e-ticket ride
It was loud in the room but not REALLY loud. It was wave after wave of slightly nauseating but very clean sound pressure washing over you as the canon pulsed. It appears I am going to have to be very careful with the Orbit Shifters
Crazy yes, but really fun stuff.