Originally Posted by tvuong
At that point, Archaea had a pair of the original JTR Captivators (the pro version). He also just got the 3 Noesis 228’s. Since then, he has moved and currently running a completely different set up. He is running 13 JBL CBT 70j-1 speakers with 8 sealed SI 18 subs and some Crowsons for a 9.8.4 setup
Quite impressive! Archaea is not a metal head like Carp
and usually does not listen as loud as Carp (I think or at least that was my impression).
I had also been to Beastaudio’s place and he also had a very impressive Atmos system with Dantley Synery Horn speakers (SH50?) and four dual opposed 18” subs he built. His system has been changed since then to JBL4722 speakers? Not sure. I remember telling Beastaudio that he does not listen as loud as the other bassheads I have been to. He looked at me and said we are at reference level or a bit over
's settled down lately too. I think we are both getting older and a little more cautious with tinnitus concerns after some of our crazy demo session experiences.
carp has the Crowsons, and the 9, SI HT18 subwoofers
I have the 13 CBTs and 8 UM18-22 subwoofers. I used to have buttkickers, but I sold them off, because IMO, my nearfield subs overhadowed the buttkickers to the point they were unnecessary.
Crowsons are better than Buttkickers but pricier, and I'm satisfied with what I have in the bass/tactile dept.
We've both completely and entirely overhauled our rooms since you've visited last Tony. I'm not sure carp would have one thing that's the same, and I'm in a completely different house with I know 100% different stuff than when you visited. On the plus side I plan to keep what I have a very long time at this point. I think I'm finally settled on audio gear. (save a true 13 channel AVR, and a 4K projector at some point in the next 2-3 years when pricing levels out)
so yeah --- it's time for another visit to KC!
While here you can also hit
's place like carp said for that dual 24" nearfield experience.
not listening as loud as the KC boys? Truth comes out...
Only reference? weak
. (just kidding that's all I do anymore too)
demos at 18dB over reference on rare occasion. He's the wildman