I've had my Cap 1400 now for a few months and I've been meaning to write up my thoughts about this subwoofer for a long time. I haven't had what anyone on this forum would call a good subwoofer before but after reading this forum for a few years I came to realise that I wouldn't be satisfied unless I had something from JTR or Seaton in my home. "What if"/"if only" is an expensive thought so I tried to buy as high end as I could to try and save myself the long term expense. I bought two of them, thinking that I wanted to make a purchase once and be done with subs for a decade or so. Fedex "lost" one of them one on the trip to Australia before it even left the US, and then Australian customs charged me the 10% extra for import tax for both anyway. After waiting some time to see if Fedex could find this missing item, they determined it to be lost and offered to shipping for another for free. At this point I just wanted the whole ordeal over and asked for a refund on the second item + its shipping costs. Jeff was so cooperative with the whole experience I have absolutely no reservations buying from him again and just wanted to let other potential overseas buyers know that he will look after you.
So onto the Captivator. This sub is insane. Get one.
I know it's big and will not blend into a room. Get one. Once the lights go out you're going for immersion and enjoyment, do you care for the proportions of furniture or does the experience matter more?
Now I am unhappy with how all other speakers systems and headphones sound. There is nothing I own or anyone I know owns that comes even remotely close to the depth, ease, impact, and headroom that the JTR has. Socially, the Captivator is so good it introduced me to my local neighbours and my landlord. They aren't (or are, in begrudging way) impressed with their vibrating rooms when I feel like listening to my music at volumes that has the Cap shuffling around on the floor, which is more impressive when you consider its size and weight.
This is the first subwoofer I've owned which has not struggled with frequency response or output. I have pushed it past its limits and it's not a subwoofer that can do anything asked of it, but it's so far beyond anything else my speakers are capable of it doesn't matter. There is 100% no doubt in my mind that Jeff is the man to see to rectify the problems I have with inadequate speaker output and clarity.