you are an animal.
I watched John Wick 3 on BluRay with Atmos at my house tonight with a co-worker. I was telling him about the wave crashing scene in the movie when John and Sofia go to visit her boss at the ocean side coin mint -- how with your 24" behind the couch we could feel every wave shuddering in the couch. When we got to that scene there was nothing noteworthy happening on my system.
Mind you I've got a flat frequency response down to single digits, and I was running my subs probably at least 15dB hot relative to the mains. We were watching the movie at -7 MLV.
I can't absolutely tell you how hot specifically my subs were -- I'd have to pull out my omnimic and it's too late to start doing reference + level sweeps, but I know I turn my gain attenuation knobs up ~ 6 clicks from my Audyssey calibration - then I turn up my subwoofers channel trims up ~4-5dB in the AVR as well, then there is Audyseey dynamic EQ adding a bit too at -7. So probably at LEAST 15dB
After the movie I went back to that scene again to see just how much I'd have to add to get that same feel you had with your movie night. I added +12dB to both sub 1 and sub 2 channels and STILL didn't have the shake you had on that scene. This not only with the 8, 18"s, but with the 12" subs directly ATTACHED TO MY CHAIRS as well - which were borderline too much during this movie.
Don't give me any lip service about how you don't run your subs any hotter than about 3-6dB because all your friends know that's malarkey.
I just want to know how hot you were you running John Wick bass when we watched it at your house?
The bass was great at +15dB through the movie, (the shotgun scene was definitely entertaining) but it wasn't even reasonably close to what you were doing, and in the replay when I turned it up to almost 30dB hot for the wave crashing scene it still wasn't replicating what your setup did - so you were hotter still. Do you really normally run your subs > 30dB hot.