Originally Posted by mthomas47
Your bolded statement surprised me. Are you really putting that much elapsed time between your movie watching sessions? I went back to your first post to refresh my recollection of your room, and of your prior subwoofer history, and part of what I believe you are experiencing may be attributable to the difference between ported and sealed subs. Ported subs deliver more overt tactile sensations than sealed subs do. Depending on the subwoofer, they can be much more overt. So, although you are undoubtedly able to achieve very high sound pressure levels, and although you are able to hit low-frequencies as well, the tactile sensations you feel when you do it are very different from what you experienced previously.
The shipping aspect of this wouldn't be a lot of fun, but I think that if you were able to exchange your S7201's for four V3611's, your experience would be very different. Alternatively, if you wanted to sell your S7201's, I think that a couple of Cap 4000 ULF's would also completely change your listening impressions. The four V3611's would have much more low-bass than the two S7201's, and more tactile low and mid-bass across the board. The Cap 4000's would have more tactile bass (combined with lower bass) than anything else I can think of.
For the amount of money involved, it might even be worth a field trip, if someone in your general area has some Cap 4000's, or Cap 2400's, or for that matter V3601's, you can listen to. I think that the experience might be very enlightening.
Unfortunately that is accurate, I'm averaging about 1.3 movies/month. Don't get me wrong I would love to watch more frequently but work tends to get in the way and am either too tired or tied up with other responsibilities during my 'free time'.
I have watched the following movies since receiving my 7201s back in January:
Star Wars Force Awakens
Star Wars Last Jedi
John Wick 2
Jumanji (original 4k remaster)
Of those Tron + John Wick were the only ones to put a smile on my face.
To your point of sealed vs ported. My favorite subwoofer of all time was the Epik Legend- a dual opposed sealed. I was in a dorm room in college that was ~ 8 x 12 but its response that I experienced in that small room is what I have been chasing ever since.
I'm beginning to think that my room may be the culprit. The 7201s measure excellently- I was able to achieve an even better calibration which is flat down to about 6Hz which scalled uncompressed up to ~113dB (did not try pushing them harder), however, the sheer amount of volume there is to fill with the open layout and a mix of 14ft and 9ft ceilings may just be too much for the experience I am after. I would love to do an A/B comparison with a vented super-sub in my room. *Cough* Tom *Cough* please send me 2x V7201 for evaluation
I don't want anyone to misconstrue this as being negative toward the 7201. PSA/Tom offer great products (including the 7201) and support. I was just trying to provide honest feedback to whasaaaab based on my experience in my listening environment. I also need to watch more movies prior to issuing my final review.