Mark, thank you for hosting. Everyone loved your room and setup. I know Nick and I really like the envelopment of your full sized rears and surrounds from your second row too. Your large space allows for two rows of truly fantastic audio!
You were an amazing host and the food and drinks were ample and delicious! Always a good time. I am a little jealous of all the space you have to entertain guests. There was a decent amount of people there and it never once felt crowded!
I know a few people wanted my opinion on the new experiences... BOSS and BEQ. Unfortunately because "time" literally gets sucked into a black hole at these events, we didn't get around to testing BEQ. But we did have some time with BOSS.
BOSS seems to be able to go from OBSCENE to feeling very similar to a high end Crowson/Buttkicker setup. We started off on the obscene level but quickly dialed it back a substantial amount. If you are just going for giggles the OBSCENE mode is good for a laugh. But it does not offer the start/stop necessary to feel realistic. In my new favorite test scene (John Wick 3 - Lobby Scene Gun Shootout) you felt the vibrations as just a continuous wobbling vs the individual hard hitting gun shots.
Once dialed back to a Crowson/Buttkicker type level, you could easily feel the individual hard hitting shots. It added a ton of tactile feel to his system even though he has 6 very powerful sub's already.
Now I may not be the target audience for the BOSS extreme modes, but to me, the main selling point of BOSS would be you can get a high performance Crowson/Buttkicker feel on 3-4 chairs for about 1/3 the cost!
After experiencing it, and if I didn't already have D-Box and Crowsons, it would be on my very short list of things to add to my system.
So yes I can recommend it to anyone looking to add a lot of tactile feel to their system without having to pay through the nose.
Mark allowed Nick and I to "hear" how loud just the BOSS platform was by turning off the other speakers/subs. And it really is mostly silent! Some basic mechanical noise and you could hear a little out of the woofers from time to time, but nothing that would interfere with your actual audio even at really low volumes. So for users that want that huge bass feel without having to play the system very loud, this most definitely gets my seal of approval.
I am still amazed how detail oriented Mark is. All one needs to do is click on his BOSS guide above in an earlier post. It's pretty incredible the level of detail and time he puts into each and every one of his guides. He even started a Demo Scene guide and its crazy detailed with individual notes about each demo scene and time stamps etc. Just stellar!
But once again a serious thank you to you and your family for hosting us crazy WI group members and the even more crazy IL facebook members!