Originally Posted by scoobygt68
So I did a google search on that Captivator sub and stumbled upon the Avs forum "who is the king of subwoofers" hana such a loaded question. But anyway I didn't get much into reading about the Captivator but I saw a picture or two and it appears to be ported... so I wonder how its music abilities measure up.
Well, I don't want to hijack this thread, but you should probably check out the threads for the Captivator and other products made by the same company.
Its manufacturer, JTR Speakers, is a small pro audio manufacturer, but an exceedingly well-regarded one, at that. The Captivator is actually used in pro audio settings, as well, if that gives you any indication. Further, Mark Seaton, a near legend here, has been largely associated with the designs of JTR products and remains so, though to what degree I don't claim to know.
Based on the huge amount of reviews here for their subs, as well as the reviews on their speaker lineup, I think you can most likely find a lot of feedback to your question. What I've read has been overwhelmingly positive, and the few owners I've spoken directly to are exceedingly pleased. I just bought a Captivator myself, and it was delivered yesterday. I'll be back in town to hear it next week, so I'll update with my impressions in its thread then.