Originally Posted by kwarny
I think everyone defines musicality different. To some, it seems that a max output simulation is enough to determine which sub is more musical. You will see various comments about each sub; negative or positive. I'm betting Carp and I are on opposite spectrums of what we prefer. madpoet emphasizes that his threaten the structural integrity of the house. That may be the most important aspect to him. Some prefer floor transmission. Some want to hear their sub while others want seamless transition. The variables could go on forever.
Thinking of the first paragraph, it would be fun if we had a small GTG where each person brought a pair of speakers, subs, and a few of their own clips just to see what people prefer. The playback volume would not even matter for each setup. Some of us just enjoy hearing different setups.
I do find it funny that the test should of been stopped during the run though. Restart and lower the output of every setup? I remember when this someone sarcastically said he would replace the system consisting of speakers and subs meant for high volume with speakers and subs meant for lower volume and see how everyone reacted. Surely these would both be in their limits
I think some people take these forums too seriously. The GTGs are tons of fun since everyone I meet has a sense of humor. We still get along even if we completely disagree on our audio knowledge. It would be nice if we could have a huge national GTG to actually meet each other and learn each other's personalities. Anything behind the screen seems more serious than in person. Maybe we need more smilies for the forum.
Great post. Great points.
I've been to meets across the country over the years. I agree... always fun, always great people, always great food and drink.
IMHO, there is a striking difference between DIYers and commercial sub owners. When anyone has in the past said something like, "You probably prefer that sound because it's [...]" or "You could probably improve this aspect by trying [...] because it works in the real world by [...]", the response is typically:
DIYer: "Really? I never thought of it that way. Cool, I'm gonna try that as soon as I get home and I'll LYK how it turns out."
Commercial sub owner: "Yeah, you're just an idiot who hates my sub brand and its owner."
That's one reason why DIY bests commercial offerings. DIY always has room for improvement and therefore is always pushing the edge. Commercial subs are perfect and cannot be improved upon in any way (even though the "new and improved" model is always coming soon) and to suggest so is cause for war.