Originally Posted by SOWK
They can also make you buy stuff you never thought you needed or wanted.... LOL
Example: I went to Lbrown's GTG and ended up selling my "at the time" dream Vandersteen setup...
If someone would have gone back in time and told the younger me I would be selling them for a Pro designed focused consumer speaker (JTR/Seaton) I would have thought they needed to go to a mental hospital.
GTG's are a great time! My first gtg was in Northern Wisconsin, where I got to hear Seation Catslyst 12C's and JTR Triple 12's in a living room, alongside 2 lms 5400 drivers in large sealed cabinets. That was an amazing experience to hear equipment I was interested in, while also first exposing me to the concept of DIY subwoofers.
That gtg spawned into another gtg up north, also in a living room, with 6 lms 5400 drivers. At the time, I thought those 5400 drivers from TC Sounds were the only ones for me, if I were ever to do DIY.
I met members of the Kansas City crew at my first gtg, I traveled there to hear the systems of
, among others. I got the opportunity to hear a JTR cap pro compared to the Seaton Submersive. I had been considering purchasing 2 submersives, and it was nice to hear how they performed with gun shots. I found I did like what having the ports on the cap did for explosions as well.
Attending the JTR open house and the gtg at
exposed me to the impact that horn subs are capable of producing. The Orbit Shifter came on my radar for that 25 hz slam, but it didnt dig deep below 20 hz.
I jumped at the opportunity when
produced his 8 Terraform D18's in a ported design, snagging 4 of them. At the same time, I went ahead and purchased three of his Cat 12c's! After the purchase, I rushed to find a house for them, since I was living in an apartment at the time.
I went ahead and purchased Mackie speakers for surround duty, based upon the recommendation of
. Those Mackie speakers have served me well.
I have always found horn subs to have something that I like when it comes to chest slam. I began to look into getting some horn subs, to combine with my ported subs.
I began to relook at JTR Orbit Shifters. I ended up attending a GTG in MN with
. It was at this point that I discovered DIY horn subs! I liked the Othorns so much that I ended up buying the original 2 othorns built by Josh Ricci. Hearing what those 2 were capable of in my house, I went ahead and got 6 more built, which was a whole adventure in itself!
GTG's are fun, and they can inspire a whole new course of thinking. Not too nice to the pocket book, however!