Originally Posted by Hopinater
Yeah I'm watching that closely. I like these subs but they are making me nervous. I've never had a sub struggle like this. Its great for hours and then it has an issue.
I sincerely hope that you get that subwoofer issue sorted out!
I wanted to compliment you on your thorough and balanced comparison of the two different subs. They are both excellent subs, and I liked the way that you described them. It makes perfect sense that there would be things to like and appreciate about both of them. And, it makes perfect sense that your Dad and you had slightly different preferences for movie listening. Different strokes and all that.
I have never been all that fond of talking about night-and-day differences in audio. I think that people may get a little carried away, at times, with their enthusiasm for changes they have made. Most of the changes I have made to my audio system, or to my room, have been incremental in nature, or even subtle. And, I have made them over a period of time. Put enough incremental changes together, and the difference might be night-and-day, but I'm usually not in a position to compare things that way.
With that said, though, I think that the Crowson's made your comparison a little less dramatic than it might otherwise have been. What I mean by that is that the Crowson's did exactly what they were designed to do, which was to augment the low-bass, and especially the ULF, TR. And, in doing that, they helped to level the playing field a little bit between the V3601's and the Cap 2400ULF's. I imagine you thought of that, but what could you do at that point?
I think that if you had always been listening to the V3601's, without the Crowson's, and then you suddenly started listening to the Cap 2400's, the difference in the low-frequency response would have seemed even more dramatic. FWIW, I believe that below 30Hz, and especially below 20Hz, we feel
low-frequencies as much or more than we hear them, and that's exactly where the Cap 2400's have the biggest advantage. But, the use of the Crowson's, in both comparisons, would have served to obscure some of the advantage of the Cap 2400's, in that respect.
This isn't in any way a criticism of your comparison. Since you had already been listening with the Crowson's, there really wasn't any other good way to compare the subs. You did it exactly right, in my opinion! It's just an observation for why the difference between the subs might not have seemed even more dramatic than it actually did.
I know that you already know this next part, but I think it's worth stating, anyway. With the subwoofer boosts you are currently using, your Cap 2400's should have a good bit more very low-frequency headroom, where the V3601's probably didn't. So, if you ever did want to demonstrate an even more dramatic low-frequency difference between the subs, you probably could.
I really hope that the Cap 2400ULF's work-out for you. They sound like just what you were looking for.