Archaea Posted May 5, 2015 Report Share Posted May 5, 2015 Not loudest -- the pair of Orbit Shifters still hold that title --- at least in my experience list. carp's was the best, cleanest, most enjoyable, most wowing "bass demo" I've experienced. It might have a lot to do with that particular clip too -- not to discount his setup at all (which is excellent) - but I've been in several rooms now with >=eight 18" sealed, including my own --- and popalock's smaller room with 16 of the same subs that carp has nine of --- so it's not just about the subs themselves - but probably the content as well. The scene was fantastic, and his subs sounded perfect at the playback levels he demoed! As to SPL? The Orbit Shifters were WAY louder. My ears hurt for a month after the OS demo, and I had ringing in my ears for nearly 3 months after that demo. My ears didnt hurt at all the next day after Carp's demo. Pant legs were flapping in the breeze though during carp's demo - that scene has some really impressive depth apparently - probably quite a bit of output below 25hz to get that low frequency air pumping feel - that the pair of Orbit Shifter could never match because that is well below their tune. Carp's demo didn't at all hurt the ears or make anyone in the room put their hands over their ears (that I saw) because it wasn't about sheer SPL volume. It was just excessive, deep, exceptionally enjoyable, clean bass! I need to order that disk. I want to try to replicate that at my house. I sure hope I can replicate it--- if so that will be the new go to demo for any audition at my place. For anyone not exposed to that kind of sound before it'll make you giggle like a school girl. A friend of mine named Thruston who attended the crawl hadn't been exposed to anything heavier duty than a SVS 12" before and he was talking excitedly about the SVS before the demo. During the demo I had as much fun watching him as hearing the demo. He couldn't stop giggling and his face told it all. He said there is no way you can explain something like that -- you just have to experience it. I agree. Apparently d_c played the same clip with his dual gjallarhorns and single 24" sealed in his room - but I missed that demo because I was preparing for my own demo later that night. I would have liked to compare the two experiences between the 9 sealed 18" at carp's and d_c's horn setup. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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