Originally Posted by craig john
I can certainly understand the allure of the bottom 2 octaves. What I don't understand is your seeming devaluation of the other 8.
Admittedly, I haven't experienced the Jamo speaker set. Nonetheless, I predict the Captivator will so overwhelm them that, in short order, you'll wish you had more speaker.
Either that... or you totally overbought on the sub.
Archaea did say: "The Captivator is bored to tears at those levels."
He also said: "You'd just have a lot of extra capability in the subwoofer."
Not that I am devaluating. I think good 7.0 speakers can be found within the $500 range for movie watching
(The Jamo is a good example) or at least to my ear anyway. I mean I can go to someone theater and tell if a good or bad sub being played without seeing it, but it is a lot harder for me to tell if the other 5.0 or 7.0 speakers sounds better from one another. I know I would never drop a grand on a pair of B&W using it for movie. I rather spend $2k for a great sub that I know I can tell the difference and it is there to stay for a long long time without me asking those what if questions. I have been following those Captivator and Submersive thread/shoot out and I believe most if not all the folks who attended the GTG at Carp's house speak very highly about his eD Cinema speakers package (~$1700ish) that he is using along with his dual Submersives (~5k). If my math is right, he is about 65% spent on subs and 35% on his 5.0 speakers and he is even thinking about upgrading his dual Submersives to a pair of Captivator 2 seal which cost even more. Now I understand that his eD speakers are a whole lot better than the $500 speakers package. The bottom line is I have $2k to upgrade and do not see myself using it for speakers and keep my HSU VTF2. I rather keep my speakers which sound good to my ear and get the bad boy sub. Upon futher measurement, my room is ~2700'^3 and I am just afraid the Captivator will tear it
Thanks everyone who replies/votes so far.