From the least knowledgeable participant...
I showed up rather late due to other commitments. I was able to hear the Captivators on the 2 channel set up while Greg was fetching dinner. In the theater I was able to hear the dual Chase VS 18.1 and the DTS-10 with the Growler. Based on what people have said it sounds like I really missed out on hearing the Submersive. Just my luck.
I did not particpate in any of the voting as I wasn't present for most of the day and did not want to skew any results. For what little I did hear, here is my POV for anyone who cares.
I didn't make it until almost 6:00. When I got there I didn't know a soul and the host was out making sure the troops were fed. I walked in on a little 2 channel demo presented by Jeff and Mark and can honestly say I had no idea who they were. I just thought they were a couple guys playing around until Greg got back. Remember, I was the least educated person there.
Mark was educating me about the equipement being used as fast as I could absorb it and you would have never known he was demoing a "competitor's" product during the session based on how complimentary he was. That was first class in my book. He and Jeff truly do work well together.
We listened to a lot of different music tracks and I could not get over how good it sounded. Once dinner arrived I lined up at the hog trough in the kitchen when the others still listening decided to push things a little.
Holy crap! The Captivators with Jeff's 8s could play some unbelievable volume! The bass really hit you right in the chest and it seemed so effortless. I've never heard anything so loud, yet it was still clear.
After dinner we went downstairs to resume the festivities. That's when I heard the CHT VS 18.1s and the DTS/Growler combo. Between those two I have to pick the CHTs hands down. The DTS kicked out some incredible unaudible lows but seemed to have issues at higher volume levels. I was over by the stairwell during the Danley and had my hand on the railing. I could feel it shake in my hand but didn't actually hear much. It was a unique experience to say the least. I'm sure certain passages would amazing as it make your pants legs flutter but it was missing something for me.
The CHTs sounded really nice and would certainly be a great additional to most home theaters, but in the end of the 3 I heard, the Captivators did it for me. I wish I could have heard them in the theater for a straight up comparison as well as the Submersive.
Thanks again to Greg for being a wonderful host and it was a true pleasure meeting everyone else that attended.