Originally Posted by carlm9
Having owned twin Submersive HP's, twin PC-13 Ultra's, the HSU VTF 15, the current SVS PB13 with DSP and the Powered cap on order I have to shake my head when I hear the sealed Submersive can even keep up to a ported 18" driver and that it had more SPL's.
The Submersive's are an incredible subwoofer with very clean output but I don't remember them being SPL giants. For music they were top notch but I always preferred the ported SVS PC and PB13 Ultras for HT. What happened to the Captivator's 127db's I keep reading about? That is supposed to be with the optimum amp that was used in this test model.
Something doesn't sound right hear. I will wait to read more impressions as they come in. Thanks for posting the results, it sounds like you guys had fun. Thanks
I don't know how much you've read in the two threads, but it's been mentioned a few times that the "max" spls are not really "max" spls...stay with me here.
It appears the readings within the table were those taken after the respective owners set up their subs for measurement...and apparently some didn't feel comfortable going past "x" to arrive at or near max output levels.
Many who own a cap have already testified that it will go far beyond those posted SPL's from this past Saturday.
And while I do not doubt the Seaton is a top notch performer and perhaps even the finest all-around sub in this contest, I find it diffcult to believe that it can match the Cap's overall ouput.
Just a couple of inferences, please, anyone who was there correct me if I'm wrong.