No, I have not done the fan mod, I honestly don't know if I am going to. Right now the ep is about 15 ft from lp, and about 4 ft above ear level.. So the fan, doesn't bother me yet. (I may change my mind once the weather cools and we don't have fans running almost all day)
As far as the sound goes, what can I say that has not bin said?
I came from a single cerwin vega lw15, so pretty much anything would be a step up. These are a Ten story jump up. But they are a completely different animal.
The cerwin used to rattle the ceiling panels in the adjoining kitchen something fierce, to the point where I heard that more than the bass. It was a ported sub, that had typical tubby, muddy, undefined,sound. I bought it cause it was the most expensive sub they had at the store in the little sh%t hole town I was living in.
To compare that to these, well there really is no comparison. That would be like a head to head on a road course between a dump truck and a corvette. Sure, the dump truck will cross the line, but not nearly with the finesse and beauty of the corvette.
The 2 dual opposed cabinets, have a much more even room response, than anything I have ever experienced before.
At first, for music the sound made me feel that maybe I had done something wrong, but after some tweaks raising the output level from the avr, and running auddasy, I was astounded by the level of detail, the speed of the transiants, and the overall depth of the sound.
Then the kids and I watched Rango, and the impact of some of those scenes surly put a smile on my face. The next night, hungry for more I rented the last Narnia movie, and again was like a kid once more. The scene where they are in the boat, during a thunderstorm, I thought maybe it was real, I actually paused it to see if I had to run around the house closing windows.
I mentioned earlier that my old sub used to shake things in my house, the new set up, shakes the inside of me. I feel the visceral impact of explosions, the thunder radiates in my guts.
There really is no words to explain how happy I am with these 2 cabinets, and this is before I get the mini dsp online with this setup. I truly cannot wait for that day.