Nalleh....Thanks for stopping by and for the compliments on the BOSS. Your setup and
's setup have been an inspiration to get my creativity juices flowing and thinking outside the box when it comes to home theater. The detailed pictures and explanations of your setups, the blow by blow descriptions of your experiences during different scenes, trying new and different solutions to take the whole home theater experience to the next level.....truly inspiring!
In reading your posts and SBugers.....it was always with thoughts like "yes, this is what I want to do when the kids are through college". Because I always thought it would be expensive to get into the ULF game and single digit TR setups.
But then, after a 10" subwoofer gift from my father this summer, that led to some experiments with placing that sub close to our listening positions as I was playing around. Suddenly, I realized it wasn't that hard to achieve ULF and it really didn't cost that much if I approached my ULF goals pragmatically.
Then, the discovery of a reliable measuring tool in the VibSensor that allowed me to conduct even more apples to apples comparisons using different VNF setups in a controlled environment. I realized VNF, when placed below the listener, delivered the best bang-for-buck. It wasn't even close to any other arrangement I was testing. Because you were not only feeling all the things we normally associate with VNF setups, but you were also physically feeling every mechanical motion of the sub, it's cabinet walls and the entire cabinet itself moving when sitting on it.
I also discovered during my testing when sitting on the subwoofer directly, the addition of rubber isolators underneath the subwoofer took the TR experience to an entirely different level. These were exciting discoveries!
Finally everything started coming together after learning about the insanely low-priced $29 JBL's. Once I seen those, I immediately knew I was going to put them in our back riser as an experiment to see if all my small-scale experiments could be scaled upwards and that's when the BOSS was born in our back riser.
The BOSS truly is an insanely cheap and easy way to achieve unbelievable TR. And, I mean unbelievable in every possible interpretation of the word...lol. Even today, when I sit on one of my BOSS's and fire up a demo scene or a favorite album, a big smile comes to my face...I can't even help it....lol.
And to think, all it took was 6 JBL's at $29 each, a sheet of plywood, some speaker wire, connectors and screws to fasten the JBL's to the plaforms and we were in ULF heaven for every seat in the theater on both rows plus the 3rd row bar....all for less than $250....that brings another big smile to my face....lol.