Originally Posted by Alembicjeff
Math was never my strong suit, but are there really TWENTY TWO, TWENTY-FOUR INCH SUBWOOFERS in this incredible home theater?
I would really like to hear more about the bass performance, and what led you to your subwoofer choice. Gravity must have been AWESOME!
Math? Me neither!
So there are 6 UberSubs (infrasonic subwoofers) behind the screen. Each Uber houses (2) 24" drivers which face each other in one enclosure, so (12) 24" drivers in all.
Then there are (2) 24" drivers under each center seat in Rows 2 & 3 (one driver under each seat). So a total of (14) 24" UberSub drivers.
In addition, there are (8) KYD SHOC24 subwoofers in the side and rear walls. The drivers in them are 13.5". The SHOCs are a KYD/JL joint product development that’s made by JL for KYD on a limited production run basis.
So that's where the 22 subwoofer count comes from.
Bass performance: Pants flappingly intense but not strained at all. They energize the room in a cushion of low frequencies, and they respond very quickly. During the design phase, I told Keith I am a mid bass fan - I love infrasonic bass, but I really need a mid bass cushion. I also wanted those 2 subs under the center seats. He ran tests and found that they didn't affect the overall sound field negatively, so we put them in.
I wanted this because years ago I had one of those refrigerator-sized subwoofers from Snell, laying on its side, directly behind my couch - and it was awesome! I also had a Triad sub to the right of my TV, but it was the Snell that made "Jurassic Park" scary.
"Gravity" _is_ awesome. It' the first film I put on as a demo, not only for subwoofer performance, but also for the delicate Atmos soundtrack which sounds stunning in my theater, partly because of the extremely low noise floor in the room. Every single micro detail is rendered perfectly.... It's just amazing.