Originally Posted by N8DOGG
HUH? how is it possible you can barely reach reference with all your gear? I can hit reference all day long with just 2 subs, let alone the whole flock of them. Do you have some sort of giant room??
I don't know why. Maybe it does do it but my CM-140 SPL meter is lying to me? My room is 4000 cubic feet, large, but not ungodly large.
Even with two bridged EP4000's into the two 21's and an IT8k into the LMS-18, each on a dedicated circuit breaker. With everything near max excursion, it struggles to hit those figures at the LP 12ft away at any frequency.
With all 9 going it only measures 110-115db average with peaks approaching 130db; which according to a THX Ref standard... I should be hitting as you said, much louder...
So I'm not sure why that is