Thanks for a great seminar and my back doesn't even hurt! I'll be expecting to see my graduation certificate in the mail in a few days.
Well first things first. I have to admit that even with measuring I wasn't sure the sub was going to fit where Vik and Big said it was going to go. Before we started moving the behemoth Big double checked the measurements and reassured me (and himself I think) that this was actually going to fit behind the screen.
Vik and I under the close supervision of Big moved the sub into the theater without any issues. All of us then in a multistep process lifted the sub up and into position and with some slight persuasion, fenegleling, and a wiggle here and there the sub slid neatly into place, just like Big and Vik said it would. So what does one do with a newly place sub in awesome theater? Stand back and admire your work. No! Not by a long shot. What you do is hook it up and give it a test run!
After Vik went about and gathered the appropriate home theater paraphernalia and brought it into the theater we hooked it up and boy did we ever give it a test run!
This is one of those types of subs that is actually an experience or an event, it is truly impressive and it is hard to actually put in words what the experience is like. Now mind you with only the sub running and no other audio is it extremely difficult to figure out just how loud we were playing the sub and with no other reference or calibration except the LFE track it was hard to get a true perspective how this sub will integrate with the other components of his system, but let me tell you that the low end of the spectrum will be well covered with this beauty.
We sampled quite a few examples of heavy LFE scenes from Cloverfield, Black Hawk Down, Inception, Terminator Salvation, and maybe a couple of others that I can't think of now.
Holy Mother Mary of Pearl! This thing really ROCKS! The LFE washes over you in waves and it physically hits you in the chest to say the least. Like I said this is an event. The riser had insane vibration as Big, Vik and I noted and many of the construction supplies were vibrating about. The will not be a need for butt kickers in this theater, that vibration will translate right up the chair and to your backside! Well all were grinning like kids at Christmas with the results. The whole thing actually has to be experienced to be appreciated! IU has a seismometer on campus and I'm sure if they look at the drum on today's date at sometime around 4 or 4:30 they will see a slight seismic shift in the Earth's crust! That I'm sure of.
As Big stated the sub plays insanely loud and we had no idea how loud we were really playing it. A walk through the house indicated (at these volumes) Vik will be sharing with the family and his neighbors his love of LFE! I will say that I think at this point we were at or above reference in my estimation and according to Vik the sub was dialed all the way back. This thing is a beast and with the other components coming together and some good calibration Vik is going to have an incredible sounding and capable setup for sure.
Getting together with Vik, and Big it continues to remind me how great this forum is. In my experience there are few areas of life where people come from so many different walks of life and backgrounds and yet can sit down, share, contribute, and enjoy this passion that is home theater.
All I can say about Vik's sub is I want one!