I watched the Live Free Or Die Hard bluray last night. All I can say is OOOOOOMMMMMFFFFFGGGGG!!!!!!
Let me reiterate........HOLY FREAKING CRAP!!!!!!!!!!
Audible orgasms all around!!! That soundtrack is NUTS!!! From the very beginning of the movie it was great. The scene with the terrorist shooting up the apartment was awesome. Every time he fired I could feel the rounds pulsate through my chest!! The whole movie blew me away. Hell, the scene at the end with the F-35 was too much for words here. First the F -35 flew by....very nice. Then, he started shooting at the semi and took out the freeway. As I watched the freeway collapse down it felt like my ceiling wanted to do the same thing!!! That is a GREAT scene.
Brings a tear to my eye thinking about it. I am sorry, I just can't say enough about them!
Every movie night I have had so far has been completely amazing. The subs just make you feel so immersed in the movie. It's great to see my wife and roommate who don't really care about audio or the project get so deep into the movie watching experience now. Only one problem: Going to the theater is going to be pretty tame in comparison. Eh...screw the movie theaters! I have a great display, killer audio, and the comforts of home! That's why we do this right - that and a slight chemical imbalance!
This sub does sound like a different beast from when I first fired it up. It sounds MUCH better. I think I am getting everything set in pretty good. My wife finished the braiding last night and I will run the wires most likely tomorrow. Also, since tomorrow is my "Saturday" I will run the near field measurements and post those.
For the price of the subs, the amp, and the wood I would put this setup up against ANYTHING doubling or tripling the cost easily. I have heard some high end subs (local high end stores) and nothing compares so far in my experience. This has really opened my eyes.
Thanks for all the knowledge of everyone here and those that helped along the way. This sub is everything I could have hoped for. Also, thanks to Scott at FI for making subs like these available to people that don't have loads of cash. Especially thanks to Thomas W for starting the "Cult of the IB". The descriptions really sold me on the project and made me sell my RL's to pursue this route.
If you have ever thought about going IB "JUST DO IT"!! It will not fail to impress!!