Originally Posted by Archaea
I just noticed stormwind put his comments up. I'd like to see Desertdome put his subjective comments up too! Only a few more now.
DesertDome, I've had the chance to digest some of your work in this thread and its impressive. Thanks for all you did for the meet!
Thanks for your kind words. With my wife having a baby on Thursday, staying up until 2 am Saturday morning with seat to seat testing and other stuff, I felt a little tired by Saturday when the GTG started. After hooking up the subs, making sure settings were correct, and EQing the subs my brain needed a little rest. I just sat down, sipped my root beer, and enjoyed the playlist once it started. I really didn't listen very critically except on a few clips. I also didn't take any notes. I was very impressed by the amount of notes and comments that others were making. I've decided that my time is best spent in explaining the process and showing all the graphs rather than typing my subjective opinions on all the subs.
For those wondering about dual vs single subs, this was first and foremost a GTG. This means it was a way for those that attended to have fun and enjoy some bass. It was like going to a racetrack and trying out various cars. You don't care what they cost or how much horsepower they have. You just go out and run a few laps with each and have fun. With that said, the BIC F12, Rythmik, and eD were listened to since they are currently available, we had access to them, and the owners wanted to compare to more expensive offerings. We did have someone in Omaha with dual Rythmik 15" sealed, but he was unable to attend on our date. All of the remaining sub setups were two driver setups. We had three dual 15" driver setups (Cinema F20s, Submersive, & Turbos), three dual 18" driver setups (CHT 18.2, CHT VS18.1, and JTR Captivator), and one dual 12" driver setup (Danley DTS-10).
I'm not sure how much success we would have had with a maximum SPL comparison in regards to sound quality. There was a ceiling down light that was rattling, a wall TV mount making noise, and other resonances around the room present even with listening at our standard volume level. I've found in my own house that these become even more pronounced and more items begin to contribute to the "noise" in the room that can make louder sound worse. A room that has been built from scratch as a home theater would make for a better comparison of maximum SPL.
I did have access to a GIK Acoustics Room Kit #4 with 8 Tri-traps, but HuskerOmaha's room wouldn't accommodate it. I'm sure this would have helped the sound out, too.